If I didn't mention it yet, here you go. If I already mentioned it, sorry for the repeat. I've signed up to get re-certified as a Wilderness First Responder. I'll be attending the classes November 7th - 9th at Olympic College in Bremerton, WA. The classes in Bremerton mean a short commute for me, not much for travel expenses, and I get to sleep in my bed each night.
I've taken out my textbook and my notes from the week-long class from almost two years ago. I'll be studying up from essentially now until the class. There will be a written and practical exam at the end.
Separately, it is getting time to find some viable land parcels. I want to have my ducks in a row when it comes time to pull the house building/home ownership trigger. A co-worker has some extra acres. I'll be looking at those. I'll also be looking at other areas.
I'd like to have a few acres. I don't like having neighbors right on top of me. And, if the land has some contours to play with, some singletrack would be nice. Perhaps a pump track as well.
This coming weekend there will be a home improvement type expo at the fairgrounds. I'll attend to get the low-down on all the newest technology. I'll incorporate as many energy efficient techniques as I can in this place.
I hope to bring the home building thing to fruition next summer. My fall back position is to buy something existing. What I know for sure is I'm tires of apartment living. Having my own place set up to my liking would be so much better.