I am back in Visalia, CA. ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN!!! It has been getting hotter and hotter and drier and drier. We have had only one short shower since March. So, the water council has asked us to use less water because it is so hot that people are using more power to run their air conditioners The water people will use their own generators a couple of days a week so the grid can pull more power to cool off the hot people. Sharing!
Did that make sense?
So basically we need to use less water – yes the Colorado River and all the lakes she feeds is in grave danger – AND now we are to use less power. Less power / less water. My kind of song. Totally doable. Makes sense right?
And because I like things to be measured it is 15% less water and use it at night.
As I write it is 109F/43C. So dog and I are not going outside today. My walk was fast this morning.
In three weeks I am wandering back to Home Base, The Farmy. I am going to focus on planting trees to cover all my travel. My jungle is my personal carbon sink. It’s been a while since I was at the Farmy but this is how my life is now. I am going to keep going round and round all my families so I stay in touch with everyone. The string on my balloon has been cut.
I refuse to conform. I am involved with my families now. Right up to the neck. And they don’t all live down the road so I am back travelling. I am so looking forward to seeing Our John and the farm. Next in the rotation.
I have a new part time job! Working with and tutoring for a new company that is beaming reading tutors into classrooms to address literacy struggles in our young ones. One on One online reading tutoring for 15 minutes every day. Same kid, same tutor, same time, every day.
I can take this job anywhere and teach from anywhere.
This is another job I can get passionate about! Reading fluency in 1st to 3rd graders in 2022 is roughly 30% behind previous years. In the US some of the schools were closed for almost 18 months and I am up for supporting the teachers and these kids any way I can!
As well as the teaching there is a lot of daily paid training, because I naturally create teams, I have collected a group of new tutors into my own team to work on stuff, we zoom daily as well and I feel plugged back in! It is great to be back in the game.
Bio-needs is my new word! “Remember to take care of your bio-needs.” Awesome!
Have a great day!