What a run it has already been into 2016! HAd to drop out of school as you know, and have been actively looking for work, and finally found a few leads. Some of these items may even lead to full-time employment, or at least a decent stream of contract work.
It was super cold the other day as you know, dipping down to -40 degrees, and it has finally warmed up a bit, so that is a total bonus.
I have been biting my nails alot lately, and not too impressed about that, and forgot my jug of milk at the grocery store, so I have been a little low on dairy products in my diet. On the upside, I have some varieties of meat that I got from my Uncle at Christmas, and over the last couple days I have been doing lots of fire cooking. Some of my most recent chef-creations have been ribs, roasts, and four-cheese steaks, so that has been good.
I am also surprised at how much snow has fallen over the last couple weeks, and I had to get out and plow the roads to make the trails more accessible.
So far I have been in good spirits for the most part while dealing with the hardships of brutal cold, and limited diet, and missing my schoolfriends and student life, and have been getting back to nature.
I recently set some rabbit snares, and coyote snares, so I am hoping to possibly up my trapping game and get some pelts on the stretcher before the season is out.
I have also considered relocating to the southern climes, and recently looked at places on Vivanuncios, the local kijiji for the Americas, where you can find rentals and other things of that nature.
While I doubt I am going back to the Southern Climes, it does add a little spice to my otherwise totally wintered atmosphere at present, and here are a couple tease photos to remind my readers about how big and vast the world is for those who are willing to take a chance and see it:
For example, imagine converting this patch of land into a winery or tequila or tomato or dope farm?
NOw that would be a change of pace!!
I have actually walked on this beach, and have seen these lots for sale, and must say that in the wet season, it is pretty much a quagmire with tons of bugs, rats, snakes, and cactuses. It is entirely fierce terrain, however, if one were to get some concrete and establish a raised cabin, it may prove to be a fancy hacienda!!
Often, the problem with making purchases like these is that foreigners can get ripped off because they dont know the regulations, and others may take claim to the land. It can be quite intimidating to see a large militia roll up and give orders to evacuate, so it is often to get some good lawyers before even considering a deal.
While the climate and the fishing is one of the reasons why I think of mexico, I also miss the ocean, and the idea of having a spanish girlfriend, and learning more about the culture and language, and think how I miss that place.
However, I am also interested in going to new places, and finding new adventures, but for the moment, I will be sitting in the shack dreaming, and being as patient and content as possible until I achieve some goals and overcome some of these, hopefully temporary, hardships.
In the meantime, thanks to all my fans for the likes, and shares, and support, and I hope everyone is having a good time whatever they are doing.