PHEEBS CHECKS OUT THE BACK YARD
THIS IS TUESDAY’S POST…..We are having trouble with our Internet signal. Tuesday it just went dead. Kelly’s been on the phone with Millenicom & in desperation this morning I went against my better judgment, put a ladder up to our porch & climbed myself up onto the roof. Put our Wilson Sleek antennae on a high point. Kelly immediately got an internet signal. Slow but we got it. I’m typing this Wednesday morning & we have an electrician here right now troubleshooting why our electricity went off Tuesday night in our living & dining room. These old Cowboy houses are notorious for their wiring. And yes I will get that header picture changed shortly. We have been soooooooo tired:((
It was somewhere well north of Flagstaff that I first noticed a slight tickle in my throat. Knew right away what it was & this morning I woke up with a sore throat. Kelly’s cold had made the leap.
Not sure if it was the Roosters or the Owls that woke me up this morning but by 4:30 I was up & out the door with Pheebs. Right away looked for the Constellation Orion Jean & there it was straight overhead & slightly to the South. I slept in the house on my comfy Queen size bed & Kelly decided to sleep in the rig one final night. Said she wanted to clean her room first.
Noticed on my house walk around Monday night we again have a big hole under the foundation in the same place we had 3 Skunks when we arrived her last year. I’ll set up the Critter Cam & see if we have an Elephant living under there. I suspect Skunks
I’M GOING TO DIG DOWN A COUPLE FEET & PUT WIRE MESH IN ALONG THIS SECTION
Re-met some of the neighbors this morning on our walk. Nice to walk out into the desert again & it was cool enough not to have to worry about Rattlesnakes. Our neighbor around the block killed 2 of them near his house 3 weeks ago. It’s still hot enough here for them to out in the middle of the day. Our neighbor’s Shirley & Lou did a fine job in looking after our place. Said despite an excessive amount of rain this past summer our house never sprang a single leak. Thanks for that new roof on my bedroom Jean:))
Kelly held up fairly well today but the congestion in her chest was really evident in her coughing. She did not get a good night’s sleep so hopefully tonight sleeping in the house will go better. If that congestion does not clear up she may be forced to see a Doctor.
I’m afraid the long journey & Arizona’s heat combined to knock the stuffings out of me today (Tuesday). Managed to clear a Pack Rat nest out of our shed, get a couple loads of laundry done & carry in all the food stuffs from the rig but that was it for this guy. Energy drained away by mid morning & I spent most of the day in my recliner in front of a fan. Don’t get me started on the word….HOT
Having a difficult time with our internet signal again this year. We do have a signal but it is very weak & then it quit altogether Tuesday afternoon. Signal has always been weak at our location in Congress but seems slower than ever. We have our Millenicom device in a Wilson Sleek to boost the signal but it’s barely enough. My Monday post took nearly an hour to publish.
ED…..we plugged a small 400 Watt Inverter into our cigarette lighter to charge up our computers. Would only work if the engine was running though. I could have started the rig a couple night’s ago to publish my post but Kelly had gone to bed & I did not want to take a chance on waking her up by starting the engine. And no we were not traveling with full dump tanks. We had dumped the gray & black tanks in Sturgis a couple days previously (as mentioned) & we were traveling with about a quarter tank of fresh water. This wasn’t our first time on the road you know. Hope that clears up the confusion for you.
OUR 75 WATT & 400 WATT DOUBLE PLUG INVERTER & MY SOUVENIR FROM CORNER GAS:))
We tried to gear ourselves down this morning. No need to have the rig emptied & cleaned up the first day here. We are both still tired from our 2 week not so swell trip down here. Going to take a couple days for the dust to settle. Did manage to get our satellite dish set up & were lucky enough to hit the bird with our first sweep. I do the dish set-up & Kelly does all the programing set-up. And I see I forgot to include a groaner in last night’s Groaner’s corner as well as altitude drop down the Yarnell Hill. GAELYN thinks it’s about a 2,000 foot drop from the Colorado Plateau to the floor of the Sonoran Desert.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A retired man who volunteers to entertain patients in nursing homes and hospitals went to one local hospital in Brooklyn and took his portable keyboard along. He told some jokes and sang some funny songs at patients' bedsides. When he finished he said, in farewell, "I hope you get better." One elderly gentleman replied, "I hope you get better, too."