ALL HOOKED UP & READY TO ROLL IN THE MORNING…BECAUSE OF A LOW POWER LINE OVERHEAD I PUT THESE BOARDS ACROSS DRIVEWAY TO STOP ANY TALL VEHICLES FROM DRIVING IN
It has been a very stressful day for us. I woke up at 4 a.m. & our little Motormouse was very, very, sick again. It has been a difficult day. We plan to leave for Ontario first thing in the morning & we’re hoping we can get our little Mouse home OK. She is not in pain, just stopped eating again & may have thrown up some blood. The Vet had said the next stop for her would possibly be surgery & we do not want to put our sweet little 15 year old Motormouse through that ordeal. Our hearts are very heavy tonight.
Because it was the last day at Arizona House we were up early & hit the decks a running. I won’t go into detail about all the things we had to take care of but I can tell you we did get our electrical problem solved:))
WE WILL MISS THIS FLOWER BLOOM ON THIS CACTUS KELLY BROUGHT HOME FROM A NORTH RANCH GARAGE SALE
MIKE over at North Ranch left us a comment this morning informing us of a garage in Congress that was pretty savvy about Motor Home problems. We had tanks to dump so slipped over to North Ranch & took care of that plus topped up our propane tank. On the way back we stopped at the B & B Garage on highway 71 in Congress. In less than 5 minutes the fellow had solved our electrical problem. There is a re-set button located (hidden is a better word) up front in the engine compartment on the drivers side. He tested a few wires with a tester then reached around behind a conglomeration of wires & said, “try that.” ‘Success’:)) Kelly hollered out the window that the interior lights were on. It was $10 well spent for us & what a huge relief to have that problem solved. We now know where our re-set button is……do you??
RE-SET SWITCH IS LOCATED BEHIND THAT MESS OF WIRES IN OUR 2003 DAMON CHALLENGER
While traveling, we leave our fridge on propane as well & it cycles on & off like the water heater. We may be wrong about this but we’ve always thought the automatic refrigerator ‘igniter’ was electric & on the 12 volt system.
WE ARE LEAVING A SECURITY DETAIL AT THE HOUSE
Had to make a quick trip to Wickenburg to return some hardware store stuff that we had not used or were wrong electrical parts, etc. Returned a few things to the Alco store as well & came away with over $50 in refunds.
Mike at North Ranch had lent me a garden rake a few weeks ago so we dropped in on the way back from Wickenburg to return the rake. Pat wasn’t home but Mike was busy in his shop reloading bullets. He & Pat do a lot sport target shooting. Mikes a great guy & it was nice to see him even if it was only for 20 minutes. We knew the Motorhome was warm inside & we were anxious to get back & be with our little Motormouse.
RESTING TONIGHT WITH HER TOYS
We managed to get all the house windows covered with a collection of curtains, wraps & Mexican blankets. Drained the hot water tank, turned off the electricity, checked that all windows were locked, etc. Our little Arizona house was all set for it’s long summer hibernation. Can’t wait to get back in October & continue with our creative property plans.
MANAGED TO FIND ENOUGH MATERIAL AROUND THE RIG TO COVER THE HOUSE WINDOWS
Our home in Bayfield will be needing a lot of attention when we get back so I will be focusing on that in the coming days. Always a big yard clean-up this time of year & I don’t mind doing that. Keeps me busy for a few weeks & I need that. In another week or so I will be feeding Birds & doing battle with pesky Squirrels for another 6 months.
PROPANE AT NORTH RANCH THIS MORNING
We are not big Birthday or Anniversary people here but somebody had a Birthday today & it was not me, Pheebs or Motormouse. Putting this in the blog tonight may land me in some very big trouble.
HOPE OUR TEMPORARY CACTUS GARDEN SURVIVES THE SUMMER
It was very sad earlier this evening as I walked through the house taking many photos for our records. I was sad, the house was sad & it just seemed like the few pieces of furniture we had managed to gather together were all sad as well. But, I have a head full of great memories from this past month & I know from experience that once we turn the key Saturday morning & get the big wheels rolling, my mood will change & I will once again be up for the challenge of the journey.
LAST PHOTO TONIGHT TAKEN FROM OUR YARD LOOKING WEST:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of little old ladies running around with tattoos?
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.