Aug 212017
 

I’ve been looking at the past few months of posts on the Fritter and realized this is not what I want this blog to be about.  I’d rather be discussing islands, sunsets, boats, minimalism, and fun stuff instead of me suffering interminably here in this shit hole.  It’s not fair to you fans who come […]

Aug 172017
 

As August winds down I am finally getting serious about what my next adventure will entail.  I’ve begun looking in earnest at ads for places to live in Hawaii as well as possible boat options in Florida.  If nothing changes with the current progress of my loved one’s recovery, anytime after Labor Day I can […]

Aug 102017
 

Over a month now since the fall from grace but things are looking good for the person doing the falling from said grace.  Physical therapy 3 times a week is doing wonders.  A walker is still needed but a cane is in the near future.  The pain is subsiding, no thanks in part to the […]

Jul 312017
 
The Journey Continues...

Some of you may remember Julia from the old blog, Journey To Minimalism.  When Julia and I first made contact by way of some comments on the Fritter she was stuck in a go nowhere job, saddled with a mortgage, and generally was unhappy.  She found the way to true salvation through minimalism, unsaddled herself […]

At Least The Food Is Good…

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Jul 302017
 

I have been eating well, as anyone who notices my growing waistline can tell.  If there is one redeeming factor about this area is there is plenty of good, fresh food around.  Corn on the cob, a long time favorite is now in season along with peaches.  We made homemade applesauce last month, always a […]

Jul 252017
 

It’s been 2 weeks since the fall from grace but the good news is, patient zero is coming along very well.  Physical therapy has been the order of the day.  The hip is hurting but there is actual walking (with a walker), getting up and down, climbing steps, and other exercises.  Coming home later this […]

Jul 182017
 

The good news is said relative is doing well following a losing battle with gravity.  The hip has been repaired and said relative is now in a rehab facility for physical therapy.  Results have been good so far and things look optimistic for a good recovery.  The injury was bad and it will have an […]

Jul 142017
 
Sidetracked...

If you have been wondering where I have been, and judging from the comments and web traffic, you haven’t, I got a little sidetracked this week.  It involves a bit of math and science.  Here goes: Take 153 pounds plus 83 years old, divide by a 2 x 4 throw rug, and multiply by the […]

Jul 072017
 

Today I got the word.  I am officially homeless again.  Just another urban outdoorsman with no purpose in life.  Doomed to wander the planet aimlessly.  No place to lay my weary bones, no shelter from the rain and cold.  Destined to die alone in a wooded clearing which reeks of cat pee. The landlady in […]

From One Season To The Next…

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Jul 062017
 
From One Season To The Next...

The 4th of July is over, and with it comes the changing of the season here in this apartment.  The stars and stripes are now gone and replaced with the colors of summer.  Little flags, patriotic candy dishes, and red/white/blue geegaws have been replaced with butterflies and flowers.  Summer is officially here. Just a few […]

Jun 272017
 

A few meanderings. It’s been almost two months since I came to this shithole and I still have 2 more to go.  Other than financial, this has been a horrendous mistake.  The weather is bad, I’m bored out of my skull, the weather is bad, I’m putting on weight, the weather is bad, I can’t […]

Jun 172017
 

Recently I was sent some links to a couple of YouTube channels of people who are into simple living.  One is called The Boss Of The Swamp and the other is Cheap RV Living.  They both espouse many of the same things I preach about here on the Fritter.  Simple living, no debt, minimalism, making one’s own […]

They Are Never Happy…

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Jun 112017
 
They Are Never Happy...

One thing I noticed over in Hawaii is how the people who live there are pretty much happy all the time.  Sure, every once in a while you see somebody mad about something, usually financially related, but for the most part, people in the islands walk around with a general feeling of contentment and happiness. […]

Jun 052017
 
Something Not To Look Forward Too...

You all know my minimalist lifestyle.  I began a minimalist journey some 17 years ago.  I went from a house full of shit, complete with mortgage, along with other assorted toys and debts, to little more than a bag with a few scraps of clothes, a laptop, and a phone.  I’ve been hardcore minimalist now […]

May 312017
 

3 weeks so far in the land of the walking dead where the sun never shines nor tides never reach and it’s becoming more obvious, despite the financial advantages, I am not going to be able to stand staying here until Sept.  I’m bored out of my skull, I miss the warm tropical breezes, and […]

The Land Where Dreams Die…

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May 212017
 

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. – R.S. One Robin Sharma came up with this quote.  It now serves an honored place with 670 some odd Fritterisms, (collect them all!) and inspired this here post.  I don’t know if Mr. Sharma was ever in Central Pa. but this quote […]

May 142017
 

So, I’ve been back in my most unfavorite place on the planet for a few days now.  The jet lag from the trip hit me pretty hard.  My sleep patterns are all screwed up.  In fact I am writing this post at 2:00am on Sunday morning as I can’t get back to sleep.  My digestive […]