Pros and Cons of Fulltiming

Nesting Zombie

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I’ve just got a little Camping twin tub that I’ve got from Argos I think I paid around the £80 mark for it about 3 years ago!. The early ones had a crap weak motor but the later ones stand up to frequent use well.
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Sooo,
As with most things its better to try & turn any perceived ‘Con’ that some might have of the Long Dark Cold winter Nights into a ‘Pro’ in Some way. & with that in mind it’s often about-
PREPARATION
So, over the last cpl of days Ive Been doing some work for someone (Chainsawing, Garden & Outbuildings Clearing & such like) & been rewarded by way of not only being given the Norm of a cooked Evening meal a day, Electric hook up & Water refilling for The Nest, A small amount of Pre agreed Cider & Donut Tokens, & my Promise of Not Eating them (Until Z day !). BUT ALSO getting a bonus of Two baskets of Dry Kindling, An Unopened liter bottle of 10/30 Diesel Engine Oil, & an Unopened bottle of PINK Antifreeze (Happens to be the same as The Nest has got in). Even some Screen wash, a Brand new Double teir Aluminium Step & Believe it or not a Return job to come back & do some External Decorating in the Spring & ANOTHER job of Garage Clearing for their Neighbours so they are now in my Diary to help mould my route nearer the time.
WOO WHOOO 😊👍.

So am now going to Give ‘Nesty Flu’ a quick Sweep & Clear Out, Even Get it Set for The next burn. Give The Nest a good Clean & Vacuum while I can, Fill up & Dump all that’s needed Then early night maybe a movie.

OH I LOVE MY LIFESTYLE CHOICE!
 

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What I consider a MASSIVE con in my chosen lifestyle is when advice like THIS -
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Is given out 😡
 

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So EVEN in this cold spell i think that this is a definite ‘Pro’

I’ve got around 2 days work left here at this site, Then Leaving at Crows fart On 15th for Boxys MOT & MAJOR all Bells & Whistles Service for a day or so if I EVER get a price back from them. Then 3 days ish to meander My leisurely way to the next job, A day or Two of ‘Settling in, Then Working from 22-02-21 for around 3 weeks or so Recommissioning of Pool, Hot Tubs, Sauna, Tennis Courts, Green Houses, Clearing of Cattle Grids, Fencing & Repairs & other General Grounds Works / Maintenance on a private Small ‘Estate’ I worked on many times previously before returning BACK to Wales for another TWO month work here starting 29-03-21.

Sooo Will be working down my checklist-

All due Payments received in Bank——————
HMRC PAYE Paperwork to Next Job Site Office Copies Made————————————————
Email confirmation of next position, Payment Scale & Means, My Driving Licence, Bank Details & Start Date received ———————————————
Clothes & Bedding Washing up to date————
Boxy Safe, Roadworthy & Legal———-————
Boxy Full of Stores, Water, Gas, Fuel—————-
Boxy Empty of B,Gr,Ge Waste————-————
Boxy Engine, Lights & Tire Checks——————
Boxy Stowed, Gas off, Unplugged, Pitch Cleared, Goodbyes said & Ready for Travel——————-

I fill my typical year with around 6-9 of these kinda jobs depending on mood & length of individual Taylor made engagement working typically 6 days a week when engaged that takes me ALL over the place, But nowadays I limit myself to just the UK, & my Work Diary is active until February 2022 filling the gaps with plenty of Travel & Wilding in between.

I SIMPLY LOVE MY LIFESTYLE, My growing Client base, The Characters & People I’ve met, that has been built on Reputation, Reliability, Responsible Lifestyle Behaviour. You Reap what you Sow.

ENJOY
 

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Right, I better get back at it, I’ve got LOADS of Cows Arses to clout !....

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Yes I know, I Know,,,But I’ve got 80 of the Buxxers to Drive by Hand into the waiting Stock Lorries.
So got my trusty length of Blue water pipe in hand & away we go.
 

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A typical day in the life of a Full Time Livaboard Means that EVEN AFTER the days work is done, Chores like Clothes Washing is waiting!-
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& it has to be done tonight as Tomorrow I’ve got 50head of Sheep to put in that field & they might eat my Undies 😳
how to you get your washing AIRED....and finished drying properly.........you need a clothes line and pegs set up..to let the wind blow thru them........then a nice warm fire or heating to finish drying properly..........dont wear them damp.......
hope you get good weather tomorrow for the shepherding.........
 

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mind, if one of those sheep stray into your van.....you will have a woolly walking blanket............and some good meat to last a month....
 

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So Another PRO in the typical life of a Meandering Fulltime Livaboard is, the sense that you’ve actually ‘EARNED, That Tank of Water, Black, Grey, General & Recycling Dump, The Nights Stay, Maybe even a Meal & Or a bit of Electric while doing a few jobs for someone.
It’s Social, Helpfully, Fulfilling & gives sense of Purpose or ‘Being’ if you know what I mean ..🤔

This morning I’ve Unloaded & stacked a load of seasoned wood for someone. Had TWO cups of Coffee & a Bacon butty supplied 😊
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ANOTHER Pro is having the opportunity to nose around Old Dilapidated Farm Outbuildings & Barns & finding forgotten things just dumped in corners -
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(Yes, I have got permission to use pic)

This might be my next Camper if I get any problems with Boxy 😳
 
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