Return of the camo quilt…

It got positively chilly yesterday. I got home from the water run, changed out of my new pants and gun burka, put on my usual summer ain’t-goin’-nowhere shorts and sleeveless shirt, and pretty much immediately recognized my mistake. It rained off and on most of the afternoon, only in chilly little drizzles. Outside temperature was low-sixties which has to be some kind of record for mid-August. I boiled water for dish washing for the first time since May.

Bed covers for this time of year are normally a thin sheet – more to keep the bugs off than for warmth – or maybe that and a winter flannel sheet. The quilt Landlady made for me several years ago was long since stored away under plastic…


…but it came out yesterday evening, as a couple of sheets were definitely not going to cut it.

Having long since gotten over the wearing-camo-everywhere thing, more and more the quilt gives me a “kid’s racecar bed” vibe I could kind of live without. But as the only such artifact anyone ever took the time to make just for me, just because she wanted to, I’ll probably keep it close for the duration. I’m not typically rated worthy of that much effort. 🙂

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8 Responses to Return of the camo quilt…

  1. randy says:

    I love handmade stuff like that, especially when it’s made for me. When I was in the hospital, one of the ladies at my mother’s church made a small knitted throw blanket for me. For many winters I would drape it across me in my chair. I treasured it until I finally wore it out.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just found a website “terraformtogether”. You might find it interesting. These people are also in Arizona building an off the grid community.

  3. Robert says:

    Sometimes it ain’t the material thing, but the intangible that came with it that we treasure. From what I’ve seen on this blog, Joel is worth the effort. Or a really, really, good liar, er, I mean storyteller. 🙂

  4. Malatrope says:

    Ditto, Robert. There are so many blogs or YT channels out there with people who pretend they are building a cabin in the deep, deep woods, but who never turn the camera in the direction of the suburb they are right up against. Not the case with Joel! He shows us all the different directions, and he is as honest as they come.

  5. Dave Mansfield says:

    Show me your gun buka, i am intrigued.

  6. doubletrouble says:

    Joel- do you have a woobie?

  7. Joel says:

    You mean a poncho liner? I have an old stained one in the Jeep I use as a ground cloth (and emergency blanket.)

  8. Joel says:

    Show me your gun buka, i am intrigued.

    It’s just a halfway-presentable shortsleeve work shirt, nothing worth photographing.

To the stake with the heretic!