Life is funny, as well as by “funny” I absolutely mean “unpredictable as well as out of control.” The expression says that occasionally you have to laugh to keep from crying, so I find myself laughing a whole lot to keep the sadness at bay. Just several weeks ago I had a sweet numerous story beach house in the suburbs, with a swimming pool in the backyard as well as 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 village dump… You just never guess what sort of curve balls life will pitch to you. In our suburban house, I had an amazing temperature control plan that responded to a flick of the wrist. The thermostat could be pre-programmed, so that the heating as well as cooling would always come on at particular times. In our washroom as well as family room I had radiant heated flooring, to keep our tootsies nice as well as sizzling on cold days. If for some reason the Heating plus Air Conditioning plan went out, I had a sunken fireplace in our kitchen, as well as enough wood split for more than two Winters! These days the only cooling I get is when there is a cold snap, which can be lethal when you live outdoors. Thankfully cooling is not something I need to worry about entirely often, so I can keep our focus on things love food as well as water. At least I have a firm grasp on the skills it takes to light a fire, because separate from an open flame on the riverbanks I would have no source of heating on cold evenings.