9 , 1981 Tuesday From Gonzo!s Appalachian
Got up about seven thirty, ate oatmeal, and prepared to work on
the rock pile. Charlie and I were to work on the pile, moving rocks
from one spot to another behind the monks house, but we were
first instructed to pull weeds, honeysuckle, etc off the hillside.
I was supposed to work four hours to pay for my two nights, but ended
up quiting about a half hour before. It was awfully hot, plus it was
really boring work.
a spaghetti mug-o-lunch for lunch, after which I went to see if
my money had come in. No it hadnt. Decided to call Mom but
forgot she wasnt going to be at work and ended up talking
to my brother Carl instead. Later, I bought a few select groceries
and then went to the Trail Café. I had a few dollars left
and I ate a trail burger with everything ($1.95) and two large pieces
of pie for $.55 each and topped it off with a scoop of butter pecan
ice cream. That left me with about four dollars. Went back to the
grocery store and bought a few more things after all,
what good is four dollars where were going? Now only one
dollar and ten cents left.
John Smart arrived at the hostel this afternoon and later in the
afternoon he fixed Quiche and gave me some. MMMMM! Great stuff.
(How to make? Pie shells browned. Eggs & milk, cheese, mushrooms,
greens, 450 degree oven for approx 15 minutes, 350 degrees for another
half hour.) I also went wading in a cold stream a little ways from
the hostel. Later on after I had gone to bed, everyone else went
to the abandoned Hot Springs and snuck in thru a hole in the roof.
I lent Sandy my watch to get up.