STAYING WARM ON A COLD ARIZONA NIGHT
I guess it sometimes takes those bad weather days to make us really appreciate the good weather days. And, we sure are appreciating some great weather days at the moment. We hit 65F under warm sunny skies again today. Perfect:))
MOST PHOTOS TONIGHT ARE PULLED FROM MY FILES
Jeanie & Ray came over from the Ranch this morning & tackled the broken water pipe in the properties pump house again. There are no plumbing supplies to be had in the whole Valley but Ray was able to scrounge enough bits & pieces to attempt a fix. Jeanie thought out, designed & engineered the project & Ray did most of the assembly & construction. I was there for moral support & comic relief. For the best part of 3 hours a lot of PVC pipe measuring, gluing, cutting, fitting, re-measuring & some grunting took place until all was in place & ready to be tested.
THE SECTION OF TODAY’S FIX THAT HELD >>
Jeanie hit the pump switch as Ray slowly opened the main water valve in the pump house. I was standing about 40 feet away at the time when I heard a Ka-splooooooosh & saw a spray of water arcing through the afternoon air. Too late, Ray jumped back from the wall of flying water as Jeanie hit the kill switch on the water pump about 20 feet away. The pipe had separated at a ground level connection & that was that, nothing more to be done. Game over for today until another major part is found.
KINDA FLUBBED THE FOCUS ON THIS ONE BUT IT SHOWS WHERE THE WATER PIPE FIX SEPARATED TODAY
A GOOD DAY FOR CLEANING MOTOR HOME WINDOWS
One of the Hardware stores in a neighboring town said they have a plumbing shipment coming in Tuesday so Jeanie & Ray plan to get the piece they need & be back for round two. There are still many people without water in the area. We are lucky to be in our Motor Home with water & washroom facilities.
Missed my photo group today but felt it was more important to be here in case help was needed with the water line fix. Hey, I was able to hand Ray the saw once….
We have re-thought our drive up to Maricopa to look at some real estate & will return that simmering pot of ideas to a rear burner until next time we try to get a handle on our future. If we didn’t have to return to Canada in March we could stay busy & live free right here where we are for a long time. There are other opportunities open to us at the moment so we do have some thinking to do regarding our future & where we want to spend it. And, enduring winters in a freezing cold snow oriented environment is not an option!!!!
Is it just me or does it seem like the days are getting longer. 6:30 here & still light out. Reminds me of a late April Spring evening in Ontario.
Looks like Joe & Nancy from RVing BEACH BUMS have been on a mission to see Missions over there on the west side of the mountains in southern California. And a nice drive to boot along the Pacific Coast Highway.
We’re not sports fans here at the Bunch so we didn’t watch the Super Bowl game but we did switch it on to catch the half time show. Didn’t take us long to switch that right off again. What a poor excuse for talent that was. Just another example of how music has declined over the years & will continue to do so. It’s all about money & marketing. Absolutely no talent needed. Same can be said for the chunky blonde singing the national anthem. Again, no talent required, just a voice akin to fingernails on a chalkboard & all the boppers go bonkers. Sad state of affairs in the music industry these days compared to years ago. Nuff said!!
Welcome to a couple new Blog Followers to day. I have seen MERIKAY'S name out here in Blogland for awhile & it’s nice to have her drop by. DnD 2015 comes in as our 225th Blog Follower & I see these folks are Harley drivers. Welcome aboard everyone:))
And what music do I have in my headphones tonight……early 60’s:))
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GROANER’S CORNER:(( And a few thoughts on aging……………
-I'm not aging, I just need re-potting.
-By the time you find greener pastures, you can't climb the fence!
-You know you're getting old when you stop to think and forget to start again.
-I have a million dollar figure -- but it' all loose change!
-My idea of cleaning the house is sweeping the floor with a glance.
-Take my advice, I'm not using it!
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