#shedlife Update

Um. Hi? How is it already more than a week into June? The last few weeks have passed in a blur of washing dishes, waiting tables, mowing lawns, and working around the shed. While this isn’t quite a crazy adventurous live-in-the-Jeep-and-climb-mountains-all-the-time summer, so far I’m happy as a clam being home in little old Ridgway and Making Stuff Happen.

#shedlife is treating me quite well. Summer in Colorado has arrived which means upper 40s and low 50s sleeping temperatures in Ridgway; with a big old cuddly dog that’s about perfect! Friends have been super kind about offering up showers and laundry. Thanks to my #vanlife background whipping up a meal on the two burner is no big deal (plus I eat at the restaurant when I work a lot). Between work, the library, and the park, bathrooms have been no big deal.

Mostly, it’s good to feel like I’m home.

Shed reading

I’m going to have to splurge on a lantern of some kind for evening reading. After a long day of working and on rare occasion, hiking, after a half hour or so I’m usually nodding off but it’d probably be helpful to not be propping my flashlight up on my shoulder. I’m eyeing either Goal Zero’s Lighthouse or Lighthouse Mini… I’ll probably be pulling the trigger on something in the next couple of days so if you have thoughts about these two or something else, give me a shout soon!

In addition to everything else, I’ve been moving some dirt around and making things happen in the garden; update on that coming really soon. Sprocket has really taken to his property he stays but sits and intently observes anyone walking past us.

Sprocket

One step at a time, things are happening and I feel really great about what’s happening. Just please, remind me of this in October when I am very sad about my low hiking level this summer. Sprocket tries to guilt me everyday.

sad puppy

5 thoughts on “#shedlife Update”

  1. For several years I’ve had a Coleman dual florescent rechargeable lantern and it has worked well and gives plenty of light. I’ve replaced the light tubes one time and got them at Walmart. Not sure if this unit is still available but newer models are available at Walmart and sporting good stores. It also has a metal handle to hang it up if you like.
    Just a thought.

  2. Hey Beth, good to see your busy and happy Ol’ friend… Just happens I bought and have been testing a pair of solar lanterns, I love them… They are made by Enigizer and can be found on Amazon… Short and fast solar charging or use batteries, either way you get hours of excellent light perfect for reading, cooking by, in-outside lighting what ever…

    A very good investment of tight dollars….

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