COULD THIS BE A DESERT SUNFLOWER??
Y'know, this Quartzite place isn't so bad after all now that the desert is cleansing itself of all the multi tired RV rigs. Two more of our distant neighbors left this morning & I would say compared to a couple weeks ago when there would have been close to a thousand rigs out here, the desert has cleared itself of 95% of it's noisy & sometimes messy inhabitants. Sun is shining, the mesquite trees & creosote bushes are showing their greenery & more Saguaro cactus are visible with each big rig departure. Clear views across the desert floor to surrounding mountains is quickly becoming uncluttered of big boxy looking road vehicles. This place is now not so bad, not bad at all. Why oh why we ever came here at the peak of festivities in previous years is beyond me. Just took us awhile to get smartened up I guess. This Sunday is the last day for a bunch of vendors in the Tyson Wells area in Quartzite as they pack up their wares & fan out across the country heading for other special events, galas, & festivities. Bye guys & have a good year.
CARRYING FIREWOOD IN HER LEFT HAND, CELL PHONE IN THE RIGHT…..THIS GAL IS TRULY A MULTI-TASKER
Nice desert walk this morning & we dragged some firewood back for a campfire. Kelly had a few more things to see in Quartzite plus pick up a vent cover for our refrigerator vent. The original cover had deteriorated from the elements & was basically in shards up there. I had one of my favorite kinds of mornings listening to a favorite CD of mine 'Sons of the Pioneers. Caught up a bunch of wayward emails & sat outside in the quiet desert soaking up some warming rays of sunshine. Just me & the furry guys doing a whole bunch of nothing:))
Our Delorme GPS tells me we are at an altitude of 1,162 feet here south of Quartzite & that's quite a drop from the high desert at the ranch we just came from where the altitude was over 4000 feet. Definitely warmer here in these parts for sure. I can see where this GPS thingy is going to be a real challenge for me. Did some more reading today but am having trouble understanding the overall concept. And what is this Geocaching all about & how does all that stuff work!! Has it got something to do with paying cash for a General Motors 1989 Geo?? That might not be a good thing!! Geo Schmeo, I'm still having trouble turning the darn GPS thing on!!
HEY, WATCH OUT FOR THAT MOUNTAIN PEAK!!
Is it just me or are the days already getting longer:)) Kelly was back with the generic vent cover about 2 & the cover was obviously longer than the previous one which put into question whether it was going to fit between the solar panels. So, up the rigs ladder I went with the vent balanced on my head. Amazingly enough the vent fit into place perfectly. Thought that kinda odd but then was really surprised when the screw holes of the new cover even lined up with the holes in the vent. Now, what is the chance of that!!!! I even managed to remember the correct type of screw driver for the job instead of having to climb back down again. The fact I even remembered the screw driver in the first place was somewhat of an accomplishment in itself. Wow, was I on a roll or what!! Another amazing thing happened when I was actually able to screw the vent cover down securely without breaking something or dropping one of the screws off the roof. Yep, some days just seem to somehow be better than others alright & I considered that little job today to be a major accomplishment in this ever mechanically challenged world of mine. Yay Al, you go guy:))
NEW REFRIGERATOR VENT COVER TODAY
Two nights ago about 6:10 p.m. Arizona time someone sent an email to our Aboss emai account. At that precise time Verizon dropped our connection & that email never made it in. It was lost ,so if anyone sent an email Monday night about that time can you resend it.
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"Yes, Dad, what is it?" "Don't be nervous, son, do your best and just remember, if it doesn't go well & something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife for the rest of your lives!!"
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I think geocaching is where you hide junk you don't want in the wilderness, then post the latitude and longitude and other people go out, find it and think they are winners! It used to be called "littering" before we became so techno-oriented!ReplyDelete
Nice job on the vent cover - at least you didn't fall off!
Al & Kelly, Been so busy over here in Texas at our RV park that I've had to just now catch up on two to three weeks of your posts. I almost cried thinking of how difficult it was to say goodbye to Belle and the gang.ReplyDelete
I am so envious of your desert tour. Hub and I are dying, no, anxious, to retire from this activity of running the Park and moving on to some gainful occupation we can do while traveling. Soon as hub retires from his day job we're going to follow your lead and head for the desert. But don't worry, you don't need to send out the furry army to keep your solitude...we'll pill down the road QUITE a piece. You guys crack me up...and I'll use the same scheme with my ankle biters when we set up desert house. Good luck with your GPS, still trying to figure mine out.
We second Rick's comments 100%. THose mechanical repairs are often best left to experts -- like Kelly! Good job getting it done yourself.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had a day of fortunate events... Getting the vent on with no problems... However we know just what you mean! LOL Looks like things are going to get peaceful for you now... YEAH!!! Have fun & travel safe!ReplyDelete
Good heavens, don't tell me you are even considering whatever it is that geocaching involves. After you, Rick may even try his luck at it!ReplyDelete
Man...I'm envious of all that sunshine. Bill and I are running out of DRY clothes....LOL!ReplyDelete