Living simply in the wild

Lessons learned thus far

Lessons learned thus far…in Chelan

1. Things take longer here: we still do not have Internet.
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2. It is one of the cleanest lakes in the country. And feels like it is one of the coldest!

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3. Shake out clothes before dressing: creepy crawlers tend to think these are their homes at night.

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4. Have fun: if you don’t enjoy something, what’s the point.

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5. It doesn’t rain everywhere in Washington: 90s-100s with an annual rainfall of around 11 inches.(that’s not much rain folks).

6. When they say its going to be Windy: believe them. That wind rushes down the hills and mountains like something fierce.

7. Be humble: especially when someone offers you a full bedroom set plus drawers full of other items for $25.

 

8. Get creative: decorating a home with abandoned items can be fun.

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9. Plan ahead: when the nearest grocery store is 25mi away and the closest target is 55mi away there is no such thing as a ‘quick’ errand.

10. Know where the fly swatter is at all times: those darn creepy crawlers are everywhere.

11. Make sure all bolts are secure before testing the zip line: just ask David how sore his behind is.
12. Be quiet while gardening: the wildlife will visit you.

13. Don’t trust the locals: the tap water tastes bad.

14. Raspberry plants will attack: don’t bother trying to corral them. Let them go where they please.

15. Watch your step: the wildlife isn’t courteous about where they lay their turds.

16. Learn to share your home: creepy crawlers will reside there no matter what you do.

17. Kasen wakes up with the sun here. He hops out of bed at 6:15am, grabs the nearest pants, throws them on, gobbles down cereal, and is out the door by 6:30am.

18. Bats don’t just fly at night.

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19. Bring extra water on hikes: Kids spill things. Lots of things.

20. Don’t swat at every bug buzzing by: your day will be consumed. Have I mentioned the creepy crawlers?

21. Slow Down: you won’t enjoy anything while moving so quickly.

 

 

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2 responses

  1. Amber

    I’m so excited to visit after reading more of your lives there!!! I could however soul sister do w/o the creepy bugs! Give the boys my love and my hello to David! I still miss you everyday and although life is crazy busy I never forget you!

    Your Soul Sister Forever,
    Amber

    April 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    • You know where to find me 🙂 yes, I could deal without the creepies too but they just aren’t up for leaving. Get a date and a ticket ASAP! There’s some fun wine festivals here in the fall

      April 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm

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