Nothing happening right now except waiting, waiting, waiting. It is not my favourite activity. Mist, well, she thinks that waiting is just another excuse for a nap.
I work at occupying my mind with pleasant thoughts; thoughts that focus on what is right in the world. One of them concerns cooking at the camp. We do not want to put or leave anything of value at the camp. There are portable rocket cooking stoves on the market, that are a marvel, using twigs for fuel. Now, one thing we have in abundance at the camp is twigs. However, the price tag on the rocket stoves is high. I considered getting one for Attila for his birthday, but decided the cost was just too great, and that we would not leave such a valuable item at the camp. “Aha,” I thought, “maybe there is a DIY version of a portable rocket stove.” And you know, there is! Portable is a bit of stretch though, because the economical rocket cooking stove consists of four concrete blocks and a small grill. It can be left at the camp, as it resembles, and actually is, a small pile of concrete blocks. The plans are loaded onto my computer, and Attila is picking up the concrete blocks this week. I will look for a grill at the local dump. So on our weekend, which is Sunday, we will either temporarily setup the rocket stove at Grandpa and Granny’s house, or carry the four blocks through the bush, to the camp, and setup our first cooking stove. I even have an old kettle, and some old mugs to leave at the camp. I will be able to serve tea to company!
A tip of the mug and cheers!
Date: 7:32 AM EDT Thursday 5 June 2014
Pressure: 100.9 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Wind: NW 13 km/h
“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.”