This is what happens when you get old?

I’m 29.

My thinking framework is completely changing.

Things I used to be against, with every fibre of my being, are now looking appealing.

I used to make SO much fun of people who camped in a trailer. “It’s not camping unless you are in a tent!” I used to shout. Now I flirt with the idea of camping in a trailer. “It’s just because it’s easier with dogs”, I say. But is that really why?

Then there is the grass. It’s been over 30C for more days this summer than I can remember. Grass is dead everywhere. I’ve flirted with the idea of putting my sprinkler on to water my back yard. I even have a sprinkler. If I could find it, I’m quite confident I would have used it by now. What is happening to me??

AND THEN! Yesterday I bought the 3rd last air conditioner in town from Leon’s. A nice Whirlpool 5300 btu model. Oooooo baby I love it. It’s going to be 33C plus humidity for yet ANOTHER day in a row, and it’s forecast to be this way for the next 10 days. I just couldn’t do that to my dogs. I had to buy them an air conditioner. Yeah, that’s it. I bought it for my dogs. And oooooh man it’s nice to be spoiled. I slept with a blanket on, and you?


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

One Reply to “This is what happens when you get old?”

  1. Yes you are racing to old age! What a whossh you have become. Once an outdoor person and now a????????
    Before you beat yourself up toooo much enjoy the airconditioner because before you know it you will have to turn on the heat!
    Have a great day. I will be sweating it out moving Coopers today…………………………

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