the Trash vitae

Trash is the editor-in-chief of an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializes in books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others.
This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

diet time for Trash

Went to the doctor yesterday for my once a month checkups. Since my surgery two years ago I went over a year and 6 before weight gain became a problem. I normally weigh in around 220-230. 2 months ago I weighed in at 251. Yesterday I weighed in at 264. Believe me I can feel it. So it is diet time for Trash. 
I exercise frequently by walking 2-3 miles a day. However my eating habits need to change.  NO more fast food and no more junk food. At least for now.  I need to get back down to my ideal of 230.

Friday, August 4, 2017


Last week we made our reservations for our first 3 month stay an RV resort.  We went up last Saturday and the wife and kids are excited. We are in the foothills for seclusion but within a few miles to the nearby town. We also have a convenience store liquor store across the street. Plus we are only 1/2 a mile from the Public transit so I can still maintain employment while we work the kinks out of our new home.

Camping world is a few miles away as is the Dodge dealer in case I need them. Therefore it should be an ok scenario. Thanks to Mrs T for doing the research and finding this place.  It is a tad expensive but for the convenience we will manage. At least having the security of vendors nearby takes a strain off my mind.

I am beginning to hate living underneath the landlord. I hate living by others rules. I am beginning to hate nosy people. I will be glad to regain control of my family's existence.

This weekend a trip to Camping World, MicroCenter and the RV yard is on the agenda. We need to pick up some needs and luxuries for the son and the RV.

On a geeky note I updated my ipod  to iOS11 and it seems to be ok. There are a few glitches I have notice. Thus the reason i don't put betas on my primary devices.  Siri seems to a bit more intuitive in early testing and Maps is getting better. Lets hope that the final release is as good as the Beta.

Secondly we will be looking for a WIFI BOOSTER while at CW and MC. My Tmobile hotspot is good for me and 1 or two devices but for the family we need a booster for the existing wifi. I have been researching this and have found a few potentials. GOing to physically look at the this weekend.