Finally I have some good news to report about my new tow vehicle. There are so many headwinds to face, thanks to easy financing by the Federal Reserve and more restrictive regulations coming from Washington, DC. I have complained about these trends before, so today I want to discuss this on a different level. Let's think of it as an example of problem-solving in general.
There's no point in pissing and moaning about these negative trends because I can't do anything about them, other than work around them as well as I can.
Even though I have fewer options for tow vehicles compared to the past, I have more options than other campers.
Depending on how you categorize these tow vehicles, I have a half dozen options. None of them are terrible. So what is the basic approach here? So far, I have always thought myself half to death by trying to come up with one more option: one magical, exciting, new option that revolutionized the situation -- something that I had somehow overlooked.
This approach seemed so irresistible. But it produced nothing. Finally I faced up to the fact that this was just juvenile romanticism.
Look at what I was doing to each of my half dozen half-decent options: I was immediately assassinating them with a 'yea, but...'
What if I actually acted like an adult, for a change, and accepted these half dozen options as being the 'hand of cards that I have been dealt', and tried to improve one or two of them, instead of running off to escapist romanticism about a whole new option? Well, I did it, and it worked: nothing radical, but a noticeable improvement of what existed before.