SOME DAYS ARE JUST MORE SNOOZIER THAN OTHERS AROUND OUR HOUSE
No. 1 - I’m thinking it was in Colorado somewhere a month ago on our journey home that I heard a sharp snap on our rig’s windshield as a passing truck went by. Later noticed a stone chip high up on the driver’s side. No. 2 – Started up the rig’s generator a couple days ago, it ran for about 15 seconds then shut down. That is designed to happen if an RV’s gas tank is down to a quarter. Prevents a generator from running an RV’s gas tank dry. Checked our gas tank & it was just below half. Oh-Oh. No. 3 – Had forgot to plug the Big EEE into electricity & noticed our solar batteries were critically low after a number of cold cloudy days. Generator was out of gas so the only way to get those batteries charged up right quick was to fire up the rig’s engine. Well if I have to run the engine we might as well go somewhere, right? Aha, I had a legitimate excuse thinly disguised as a few good reasons so I took the numbers 1,2, & 3 excusons & turned them into one big good darn reason for Pheebs & I to get in a few road miles this morning & head ourselves off to Goderich.
STONE CHIP CAN BE SEEN TOP CENTER
First stop was the gas station where we threw a fifty dollar bill into the gas tank bringing the tank up to slightly over half. Next stop across the road was ‘Speedy Glass’ to have them check out the ding in the rigs driver side windshield. Said it was fixable & to bring it back Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. Bonus, another chance to drive the rig somewhere:)) Right beside Speedy Glass is McDonalds so I hopped over there for a coffee & carrot muffin to go. Pheebs & I split the muffin on the way home & got us a big mess of muffin crumbs everywhere. No problem because the rig is due for one big clean-up anyway. Weather has just been to crappy for us to get out & get the interior all ‘spic n span’ again since arriving home from the Southwest. At home later I hit the generator button & the gennie fired right up & kept running so it’s good to know that our gas tank has to be nearly half full for that generator to have enough fuel to work.
OUR 5 SEASONS ESTATES PARK IS LOCATED IN THAT FOREST ON THE LEFT
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TURNING INTO OUR PARK…THAT NEW WHITE HOUSE WITH A 2 CAR GARAGE ON THE RIGHT IS FOR SALE IF ANYONE’S INTERESTED…AT THE END OF THE ROAD YOU CAN SEE A PINE FOREST ON THE HORIZON & THIS IS WHERE WE WALK MOST EVERY MORNING
Hooked up a couple garden hoses & cleaned a lot of sludge out of our front yard frog pond. Topped the water up & tomorrow I’ll hook up the pump & get the pond’s waterfall going for another season. Sure is lots to do each Spring but it keeps me busy & busy is a good thing for an idle mind. Hauled a big utility trailer load of pine needles to our recycle area with the Libbygator this morning so it’s nice to know everything works well there. Got the Liberty’s manual out this afternoon & figured out how to shift the automatic transmission into 4 wheel drive etc. Had never done that with an automatic before. Basically it’s the same procedure as the Wrangler except instead of using a clutch pedal for neutral one pulls the automatic gearshift into the neutral position before re-engaging the gears. Next I gotta read up on the procedure for towing ‘4 wheels down’.
TOPPING UP THE WATER LEVEL IN OUR FRONT YARD FROG POND…THIS KIND OF POND IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IN CONGRESS BUT MAYBE ONLY HAVE THE SIZE
It’s been nearly a month since we have been home from the Southwest now & I’m doing pretty good so far. Haven’t been bugged by that usual hitch-itch wanderlust thingy yet. Usually after being in any one place for longer than 2 weeks I get pretty antsy about moving on to see & do something different somewhere. Actually sometimes the more I think about it I’d say a little more stay at home contentment would be welcome for a change. Sure would make my days less gnarly if I wasn’t always thinking of places I would rather be other than the place where I actually am. Summer travels are really not in the cards for us anymore. We had thought of a trip to British Columbia or Canada’s east coast where Kelly has never been but the harsh reality is simply the costs involved of doing those trips. Keep in mind with the expense of a house here in Bayfield & another one in Congress Arizona funds have a tendency to get stretched a little thin at times & we are forced to prioritize. And priority one is to never have to spend another winter in Canada!! We do hope to do a few shorter trips this summer but unfortunately we will not be doing any long ones like we once thought we could.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( An expert on whales was telling friends about some of the unusual findings he had made. "For instance," he said, "some whales can communicate at a distance of 300 miles." "What on earth would one whale say to another 300 miles away?" asked a sarcastic member of the group. "I'm not absolutely sure," answered the expert, "but it sounds something like this: 'Heeeeeeey! Can you hear me nowwww!?!'
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
So glad you are doing fine...wish I was...If I could just get this hyper parathyroid under control...More blood work to do...You sure do live in a beautiful spot!!ReplyDelete
I count every day we are able, physically and financially, to travel as a treasure to be enjoyed to the fullest. Seems like the two houses have taken care of your destinations at each end. They are both special in their own way. Now if you could stretch out the going and coming a bit longer each spring and fall you will have it made!ReplyDelete
I cleaned our pond out too! I hear you about wanting to be on the road.ReplyDelete
I have realized that I often think of where I was and where I want to go.....then I pause, and realize I am missing where I am. A common dilemma with us Humans I think.ReplyDelete
we too find it very hard to stay in one place, and right now its been almost 4 months, but soon we be back in out house, not going to far yet, but at least back into our house.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to go for another drive in our coach.
Most of the time just having plans in place helps overcome the urge to move on "right now". You have 2 lovely places to live... as well as traveling the routes between. Best of all worlds!ReplyDelete
Since you didn't top the tank, I wonder if it's the gauge that reads high and not that you need half a tank for the genny - in either case, it's definitely good information to have about your rig. I love your forest, even with all the pine needles to haul off each year. The lake pic is beautiful - and cold!!ReplyDelete
Even short trips should satisfy your hitch itch. Pond looks nice.ReplyDelete
Really like the pond, I guess if you had one in Congress it would just dry up in the summer? Or would you have someone keep it full for you?ReplyDelete
I love the comment about thinking of places to go and missing where we are at the moment. I'm going to try to remember that when I am sick and tired of the heat in Sacramento!ReplyDelete