Day 73: T-28 days

Nine broken down boxes have arrived at my house. They are staring at me in challenge, daring me to do something about them. Tonight, I will meet some of their challenges.

Today was fairly productive, though the onions in my main dish salad are too strong. I identified the items I still need, and cannot find in the local stores, and ordered them through REI – gaiters, silk liner socks (so I can doublelayer my feet – silk on the inside, wool on the outside. It helps prevent blisters), and two compressible stuff sacks for my sleeping bag and tent, so they won’t take up as much space in the pack. I still need to pick up some first aid supplies, extra memory cards for the camera, and sunscreen, but I can find those anywhere.

I pulled out and thawed some frozen blueberries and some frozen raspberries, pureed them in the blender, and am making more fruit leather. I did have to add a lot of cornstarch to thicken; hope it turns out all right.

I suppose I should be grateful for the extra hour of daylight, but it’s too soon yet. Maybe tomorrow. I need to do some common household chores anyway, so I might end up walking in the dark all the same, or not at all. Today’s Sunay, anyway, it’s supposed to be a day of rest. It looks like tomorrow I’ll be running all over Omaha after work – plus I have that physical in the morning, whee….


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