Saturday, November 12, 2016

Looking for diamonds in a haystack.

A strong genuine effort. A rewarding day. Books were going for five dollars per bag, and I filled mine past the brim. I stretched the plastic bags until the books cost twenty cents each. I woke up early and was the first on the scene. I skip hardcover fiction, and scour under tables, and check every DVD in the place. I open up boxes, and sit on the floor, and make neat piles according to size.

I sat back in the van and drank more coffee and looked at my custom map. I zoomed in on my location, and checked the markers, and made a plan of attack. I identified nearby sources, and made the rounds until late afternoon. I get in the zone, and forget to eat, and lurch around like a zombie. I'm making money and getting things done, and celebrating maybe too much.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What are your plans heading to Florida? Are you going to hammer down and drive directly there or are you going to do a slow trip down and do some exploring along the way? Are you taking your Diamondback bicycle or one of the folding bicycles?

Chris Harne said...

I suppose I intend to go at a slower pace, unless it's cold, in which case I'll be in a hurry. I'll probably take the Diamondback, 'cause I'll miss it if I don't. I plan to bolt a bicycle rack to the van's back door with U-bolts. A "trunk rack" type setup isn't compatible with that door, and I don't want to lose space inside. It's less stealth that way, but with all the windows and vents on the roof, I think I crossed that bridge anyway.

Kat Santry said...

Hi Chris, I'm so happy to see you're still rolling around and writing! I followed your tiny house blog for several months a couple years? ago, during my get-outta-town phase and let's-build-a-tiny-house-in-the-woods. I'm so glad you're out there. Cheers!
#vanlife, although I'm presently living in a sweet ass old apartment in a small New England town by the water with my sweethearts (man, cat, and dog) I look forward to catching up with your perspectives!
-Kat

Chris Harne said...

Thanks for saying hi!