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Baby steps to the grocery store

April 30th, 2017 at 09:52 am

As I near closer and closer to my build completion, I decided to make my first trip outside my driveway, and to the local 24 hour grocery store.

The temperature here was atrocious, peaking at 90F today. Being in the car was very uncomfortable during the day, and I felt like a vehicular vampire, hissing and avoiding direct sunlight wherever possible.

However, as the sun set, things started to improve. I fell asleep around 8pm in my car, mostly from boredom, and slept until around 3am. I had to pee, so I went inside the grocery store, used their restroom, and bought some essential items on my way out.

This being my first time out made me hyper-aware of my surrounding. I watched the employees and other shoppers outside to see if they noticed me before exiting the car. I am sure nobody noticed, and even if they did, I could they would even care. Still, I just couldn't shake that feeling of paranoia. First time jitters perhaps.

Technically speaking, everything worked out well. I still have a few things to iron out, but I need to consider taking that road trip as soon as I can, as the heat is starting to get atrocious.

Finally, I learned that beef jerky is a bad idea because, aside from being pricey, they are also very salty, and that causes me to drink quite a bit of water, which makes me have to pee more often, which is inconvenient. I have to cut down salty foods in general.

3 Responses to “Baby steps to the grocery store”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Ugh! It's so hot here for late April, I really can't quite imagine how you did it. The car stays on to provide some air conditioning right? I too would have been hyper aware.

  2. Tabs Says:

    Yes, that's the seemingly ironic upside. Even though the space inside the car is prohibitively small, this actually works out well for the car's air conditioner to keep te space cool.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    sounds like an interesting experiment.

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