It's about time.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Found A Blood Donor Clinic and Still Searching For Fasteners.

Our Location today is Casa Grande, Arizona, U.S.A. 

Once again, we both had a great night’s sleep and even though Kathy still has her Sinus Infection it isn’t bothering her as bad as it was and she hasn’t taken any Antibiotics which means that along with just taking over the counter medications her own Immune System is fighting the problem. Not being in much of a hurry to do anything today we even slept in until nearly 8:00 MST this morning before getting up for breakfast. 
When we finally got on the computers the first thing I did was to check the Outside Temperature. The Temperature here in Casa Grande, Arizona was 41 F (5 C) when back in McGregor, Ontario the Temperature was 45 F (7 C). To think we came south for the Warmer Temps. 
We had finished our morning reading before I remembered to call the number Kathy had found to United Blood Services in Phoenix. When I explained about finding addresses for Donating Blood Online that were no longer valid, all Donna could do was agree with me about removing or editing those invalid Websites. After giving her our present Zip-Code she was able to find a Blood Drive that was taking place in a building right next door from the Medical Blood Lab I’d gone to yesterday on Florence Boulevard. She even managed to book me an appointment for 12:15 MST today. 
We had an early lunch so that we wouldn’t be starving by the time I got done. Kathy brought a new book she was reading and decided to stay in the truck away from the possible crowds there might be inside.  
Even though I had filled out the Personal Information Form Online to avoid having to do it at this location it still fouled up the same way it happens back in Windsor. Shortly after I started making my 104th donation an earlier donator had an issue with the room spinning and a loss of balance and it all had to do with not drinking enough liquids today. Then to add to the excitement the Fire Alarm went off. Since we couldn’t go anywhere they simply sealed the room off and waited for the alarm to stop. When I got back to the truck Kathy was wondering why the Fire Trucks had come and gone. 
Our next stop was Walmart where we had a few things along with food to get. The walking felt really good. 
Driving up the road we stopped at Home Depot where I once again struck out on getting the three/eighths Electrical Locking Rings that I needed to fasten the Solar Panel Cables into the Junction Box on the roof of the trailer. The associate did recommend trying the ACE Hardware Store just up the road from our RV Park. 
Heading up Florence Boulevard we soon came to a Police Road Block that seemed to be detouring traffic from a four or five block section of the road. There was no visible activity happening so we’ll have to try and find out what happened Online. 
We easily found the ACE Hardware Store and after explaining what I needed they tried their best to help me out but to no avail. Kathy did find a longer Shower Hose to replace the short one that came with our Oxygenic Shower Head.
Kathy was really starting to get disoriented by the time we left the store and she had been drinking plenty of liquids so the only thing we could think of was she was overly hungry since we had eaten an early lunch. Since there was a Taco Bell across the parking lot we walked over to have our supper. Their menu is quite different than what it is in Canada. The U.S. Taco Bell outlets do not serve French Fries in an effort to make their menu Healthier. 
We got Home just before the sun set again today and after getting everything put away we sat down at the computers. A comment from Charles on last night’s blog post said there are No Pull Through Sites at Casa Grande RV Resort. Since we are in fact parked on one of those sites but I wasn’t sure how many there were I went outside and counted. There are in fact Fifteen Pull Through Sites not far from the office but the remainder of the sites are considered Back In. I mentioned how small the patios are on these sites. If you have a neighbour that opens his slides that patio is much smaller. It’s a good stop over park but too tight for our liking. 
Tomorrow is our last day here before we move on to Quartzsite and we’re not quite sure what we’ll be up to. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
No pictures taken today.
Picture from our Files.
Taken by Kathy.

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  1. Quartszite is certainly commonality in all conversations down here, we hope to see you there at some point!

  2. Try Fred's Bolt and Nut shop on Pinal Ave. Take a left at the light on Pinal and it will be on your right. I believe there is a school across the street.

  3. I didn't know donating blood could be such an adventure. Goodness all that excitement would definitely get the blood flowing.

  4. We do love the southwest and are hoping to head that way in January. I will say this about Florida though it is warmer then back home. Safe travels.

  5. Quartzite is an experience alright, although we did find a couple of spots a long way off from the crowds.