Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Well, I returned the serpenntine belt today and they credited back to my account but I can't find my debit card. Let me tell you, that's bad. Tomorrow will be another rip the van apart. The only blessing of not owning much is that there isn't many places to look. I remember taking it out of the usual spot and can't remember for the life of me where it went.
Its still another week until I get paid. This is painful and we shall see what plans work out. I am blooming broke without many options. I am now ahead on my homework, some moreso than others. We shall see how that works out as well.

A pic of Texas Canyon, AZ outside of Benson AZ and the above pic is a field in CO. I took some more and thank you to my readers for patience. My internet signal is normally weak and my phone says it sends pics to my blog but it hasn't worked yet. I have also spent a good deal of time on schoolwork and studying.

I have been staying northeast of Tucson between Tucson and Globe. Apparently Oracle (which I am staying near) is the 2nd most dangerous drive according to my host who has been awesome. Still waiting on my VA to come through, they say July it starts coming in and I can't wait. And of course I can't find my debit card at the moment.

Anyways, there is an awesome bagel shop in Oro Valley AZ called Einstein Brothers. If you get a chance to eat here, enjoy. They have great customer service, are part of the Starbucks drive through and the place in a great environment with 1 dollar bagels. I added honey to my wheat today and had some pb crackers this morning. The numbers are in, since becoming veg, I have lost 13 lbs so far that have stayed off. Keep in mind the numbers vary, but that's without much other effort. I am hoping to start training for a marathon after a working gig in MT and then start school again in Jan.

So I drive in to the outer north edge of Oro Valley to get on the bus (one of the best in the nation) and ride to school from there. A day pass is 3 dollars and I do it one to two times a week. With traffic and gas and wear and tear plus no AC in my van and the sensor telling the radiator fan being non functional, its nice to not have to worry about overheating. Once I get my money, the van gets fixed and then I am debating between getting a trailer now or waiting until after I get done in MT so I have more money and the MT drive won't have the gas mileage loss.

I think the trailer so its not tied to mechanical repairs wins, I can keep my current van and have a nice home for me and the cats that can be parked but I like front to back access so a bigger conversion van is also a consideration. Whatever I choose must have AC, heat and room for me and the cats whom I miss.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

After being homeless for a week and dealing with the constant stress of parking, I am now good to go staying an hour north of tucson. I attempted to go to school but the traffic was too much for my van, she started to overheat so I found a park and ride that is much closer. And for a three dollar day pass is easier on the wallet. The time takes about the same either way but I can do my errands all day.
Last night I went to class and got some work done but before I drive back north, I wanted another day to actually get ahead and focus. So I parked close to my ride park spot and got another day pass.
Hopefully today I can get a full day in and get caught up with my homework. I got last weeks done and it took me 2 hours. 4 hours today and I will have next weeks done.
Vandwelling has its benefits. I was able to park, ride the bus, sleep, wake up and get on the bus today. I didn't have to drive back to the Boondocks and waste my gas.
I also love sprouts and got some tofurkey and vegan ice cream which has lasted me today and yesterday thankfully. One lesson, don't drink diet coke before bed. It makes for an mp3 late night lol

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Things have been quiet lately so there really hasn't been much to discuss. Just waiting for my stipend to kick in so I can get the van fixed, pay off some other bills and see about something big, but I will leave that a surprise for later.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

So I stepped away from another heavy interest group and boy the changes. Which brings me to say since leaving a stable home lifestyle, I have found I feel almost in another world. Activities, email groups, local community all gone. But there is a different community not, new challenges, and new people.
I have lost quite a bit of weight as well. Some from daily challenges and some from the heat and some from just lack of hunger. Quite a bit in the face, some in the stomach, ect. Its a wee bit crazy. But its nice and not fast enough although scary in its own right.

Monday, June 6, 2011

okay so not sure what I have posted so here it goes. I got to Tucson on the 18th and it was good until the van gave me a scare. so I finally got to Tucson, and got a rental room. Long story short, I paid for a month with deposit. He kept my money, no lock on the door, and attempted some other things not found here. I then found out he was a felon with a drug problem. and I got evicted bc he wanted more money. I then vacated and spent the night with the neighbor of craziness. then 4 nights of homeless stealthing it, dealing with the heat, ride the bus a long time and counterproductive to school. Then I posted on vandwellers as I had called several agencies and shelters asking if I could park there. walmart is even a no go. So someone here offered and its been a real treat. I have a bed now, not quite done yet but for now. Its more comfortable being on a bed but I will be dumping the mattress and sticking to my sleeping roll. It doesn't look as spacious and head room not so much. But I can store some bags under the platform and around it. I am going to narrow the bed as well as its a bit wide for the space. Shucks, I liked the stealth on the floor, easier to move and get around especially getting dressed. But the bed is still nice so its give and get. I am debating yet and will give it some time and we shall see.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I wanted to write this post on what life is like for one anorexic, no names will be mentioned in this post but it is related to reality.
Wake up, think about the day, calculate walking, calories burned and then set limits. The past week per day has been 1130,1160,1120,880, 410 and today 1130. Walk at least 3 miles daily with last night being logged at 15, yes you read that right. Now a trip to Wendys involves staring at the menu and googling calories and then eating could easily consume 2 hours because to inhale would be against the rules. Grocery shopping involves calories calculation and how long the food will last. A running tally of cals is kept for self notes, but there isn't a problem so she says or maybe there are deeper troubles.
I can't imagine life like that but wanted to share and this is round two, its a relapse from several years ago and she says its out to play. I would recommend if any of this seems real, get help. It doesn't take long to take hold and recovery can take years. You don't have to be skinny to have an eating disorder.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

so I gave my roommate 375 when I moved 2 weeks ago. Now he is being words I won't use and attempted things I won't discuss here, so I spent last night with the neighbor and today I am looking yet again. We shall see how the options pan out and that's if things work out. I just worry in general. But spending the night with a cat was a huge plus. I will never be around folks that don't have pets. This is one of those my daddy warned me situations. Well lesson learned and having lived there 2 weeks I am out 255 which means I have little left. some posts are happier than others and today this isn't one of those.