Life is funny, plus by “funny” I undoubtedly mean “unpredictable plus out of control.” The expression says that sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying, so I find myself laughing a whole lot to keep the sadness at bay. Just multiple months ago I had a sweet multiple story home in the suburbs, with a swimming pool in the backyard plus a propane grill on the porch. Now I live in a tent, on the banks of a river, about half a mile up river from the neighborhood dump, however you just never assume what sort of curve balls life will pitch to you. In our suburban house, I had an amazing climate control plan that responded to a flick of the wrist. The temperature control could be pre-programmed, so that the heating plus cooling would always come on at certain times. In our lavatory plus bedroom I had radiant heated flooring, to keep our tootsies nice plus sizzling on frigid days. If for some reason the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C plan went out, I had a sunken fireplace in our home office, plus enough wood split for many winters! These days the only cooling I get is when there is a frigid snap, which can be lethal when you live outdoors. Thankfully cooling is not something I need to worry about legitimately often, so I can keep our focus on things prefer food plus water. At least I have a firm grasp on the skills it takes to light a fire, because without an open flame on the riverbanks I would have no source of heating on frigid mornings.