Groceries

Tuesday May 31st 2016

When I woke this morning the fog was so thick I couldn’t see the other side of the field. I delayed my departure until the fog lifted. There was no need to navigate route 2 with low visibility. By 8:30 the field was bathed in bright sun light so I was free to get underway. Other than heavy post holiday traffic, the trip was uneventful.

I took advantage of the good weather to get more outside tasks accomplished at the house. In some ways it was to warm to be working outside. The temperature got to the high 80s in the shade. I don’t want to think about how hot it was in the direct sun light. Tomorrow is supposed to be a seasonal normal 70.

On the way back to the RV, I stopped for groceries. Given the amount and type of storage I have in the camper, I need to shop for groceries more often. My refrigerator is huge. It has more storage space than I had in the house, but my cabinet space for food storage is small and awkward. I have to be careful of what I keep on hand. In particular, I can only keep multiple supplies of things I use frequently.

The other big constraint is the size of the packages I buy. Cereal boxes need to rest on their sides and big cereal boxes won’t fit at all. For some things like pancake mix or instant potatoes it is easier to buy the single serving packages. I’ve thought about transferring items to other containers like canisters, but ones big enough to hold a whole box of cereal won’t fit in the cabinets.

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Example of how I need to pack in the groceries. This is one of 4 similar cabinets dedicated to food.

What all of this results in is compromises. I shop differently and store things in different ways. These are small concessions to make this lifestyle work. Over time, I’ll try different locations and different storage options. Someday I may find a better solution.

Back at the RV this evening it is beautiful weather. There is just enough of a breeze to cool things down. The stream beside the RV has returned to its pre-storm flow level and the geese family continues to patrol up and down the stream.

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