"We all live in a white mitsubishi, a white mitsubishi, a white mitsubishi"
I started singing that a few days ago...maybe i have gone mad. Who knows. Yes we are still alive. I haven't been able to update because I work 10 hours a day, 6 days a week and the library isnt open on Sunday's and i havent had any battery for over a week! But today we have a day off because it rained all weekend so no oranges to pack....which we were secretly happy about because we are exhausted!
Anyway winter officially started in SA on Sunday so the weather is freezing. Well not UK freezing but it is cold. Especially in the mornings uhh when we have to get up at 4.35 to drive to work...it is then freezing in the packing shed so the only clothes i wear all week are my tracksuit bottoms and a hoody....plus my high vis. I look so lovely, so thats why there are no fashion posts at the moment! The van at night actually keeps very warm with the two of us living in it, but as soon as we get up its so cold. But thats what you get for choosing to live in a van.
Living in it hasnt been too bad...until we started to notice that we have both lost so much weight, literally i am all ribs and hips, its so gross. Joe is wasting away, we joked that we will be yellow and like a skeleton when we came home...but i am starting to think that we actually will be. I am putting this down to not eating meat at all. We live of stews and soups in a can, some have meat in but like one or two pieces...so you know. They are also maybe 400 calories per can so we are getting no where near the recommended daily intake...blah blah. For lunch at work we have crackers and cheese, things that we can keep at work because we have no fridge. Oh and porridge for breakfast with water because milk is hassle living in a van. So basically eating nothing. Although as we have lost weight we justify it by going to Dominos and Mcdonalds like 3 times a week...so bad. But it still isnt making a difference...oh well. I know that when i come home, my mum will be like "you're too skinny" "where's Joe" and all that. Jealousy. But no hopefully when we return from England we will be able to sort the food situation out or we'll be bags of bones. I also do not think that how exhausted we are helps with everything else. But what can you do.
In other news...Joe made me a ghetto shower out of tarpaulin and a camp shower, (see below) but we then found out Renmark rec centre do casual showers for $5 (which end at 4.30 so we have to rush from work) so we arent as gross and dirty as we were last week...yaay improvement.
We found our little night stalker...meet Percy the possum. He is so cute and fluffy, i just want to cuddle him, but he is still making horrendous noises all through the night. Thanks Percy. I think he has a girlfriend (or enemy) shes living in the tree opposite. He tends to poo outside our door so i think he wants to come in and cuddle but he does scare me a little. See i have gone mad, i have a possum called Percy who sounds like Darth Vadar.
What else is new....we bought new duvet set for our bed, because the other one had a weird stain on it, think one of us wet the bed...but neither of us remember doing it, so it must have been Percy. There is literally no other explanation. But yes we replaced that because we are no longer poor...the set is from Big W and cost us $19 for the sheet, pillow cases, quilt cover and cushion cover....for which we had to buy a cushion, but that was only $5 so all good. We also replaced the lovely (ugly) blue curtains that i so lovingly made last year, with some brown ones that i found in the reject shop for $30, they are proper home curtains so are insulated which i think it helping the van to keep warm. As they were too long we cut them in half and sewed them on to the front two windows. It looks much nicer and keeps the sunlight out a little better.
6 weeks until we come home!! Oh and Joe has a disaster hair cut because the hairdresser cut all his lovely long hair off so now his hair looks like the beginning of a mullet...he looks like Jim Carey in ME myself and Irene.
This is me....
Bye for now.