FILLING OUR WATER JUGS UP AT THE GAS STATION IN ELFRIDA TODAY
The good news of course is how the weather has miraculously turned itself around. I think we had one of the best weather days since arriving in Arizona back in November. We hit 65F today & there was warmth in the air. Amazing how we can go from bone crushing cold just a couple nights ago to a sunny warm breezy T-Shirt kind of day today. And, even warmer tomorrow:))
NO MORE COLD WEATHER PLEASE………
OK, here’s the bad news. Still no showers. Ray slipped over this afternoon & was able to remove the broken water pipe in the pump house but realized a second end piece fitting would be needed & he didn’t have that piece. Ray & neighbor Charles headed off to a nearby store that sold plumbing supplies but there isn’t a piece of PVC pipe or related couplings to be had in the whole Valley. These past two nights of record breaking cold have broke water lines for miles & miles around & all the stores are totally sold out of pipes & fittings. Bottom line…..we still have no water. We are on a backlogged list for a plumber now but it could be sometime next week before he can ever get around this way. Even his answering service was maxed out. So, what to do.
Boon docking is our natural & preferred way of traveling so we always have a bunch of water jugs handy for refilling & it’s old hat for us to scare up a water source somewhere. This afternoon it was a water hose behind a small gas station in Elfrida. Kelly slipped into the station & asked if we could get some water & the owner said, “sure go ahead.”
FILLING OUR WATER JUGS TODAY
With 8 full jugs of fresh water we slipped back out to the rig & dumped them into our main water tank. Do we have a water pump to transfer water from those jugs to the main tank? Yes we do but sometimes it’s easier to just use a little elbow grease. We have enough water on board now for showers in the morning & how do we decide who get’s the first shower? Easy, we used our tried & true method for making decisions like that. We arm wrestled. Kelly will be having her shower first in the morning!!
HEYYYYY……..JUST FILL THE JUGS WILL YA!!
Because of this recent broken water pipe development we may change our travel plans slightly by moving our departure day up a bit so Sunday we will begin organizing & packing things for travel. Not exactly sure of a destination yet but we may roll up around the Marana area northwest of Tucson & Maricopa just southwest of Phoenix.
GETTING THE SMALL JUGS OF WATER INTO THE BIG TANK
In our travels these past number of years we always keep an eye on real estate prices in different areas. Sometimes we drive out to look at different locations & properties. It has always been in the back of our minds to someday find a secondary winter property somewhere in the Southwest. We noticed Fellow Bloggers JOHN & BRENDA from Alberta Canada recently settled on a place near Maricopa Arizona. A quick check on the internet this morning showed us it was an area we have been through before. It is centrally located to all areas of the Southwest we like so much & the prices for 3 & 4 acre lots with homes on them are unbelievably low. In fact, we were totally shocked at how much prices have dropped since we last looked at properties southwest of Tucson a short two months ago. It is definitely a buyer’s market out there. Anyway, we just might drive ourselves over that way & have us a look around before heading further west. We’ll see how it goes.
Joe & Nancy, over at RVING BEACH BUMS have just switched over to the Blogger format & Live Writer. We met them in Sunizona Arizona a week ago on their way to Pebble Beach, California. They are volunteering at the upcoming big Pebble Beach golf tournament shortly. Joe & Nancy are new to Blog Land but not RVing. These folks have done a lot of traveling & volunteering across the country. Their home base is Virginia Beach. Might want to drop in & say, Howdy:))
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