Our Location today is Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.
Something strange happen last night after we went to bed. The temperature stayed in the mid forties instead of the lower thirties like previous nights. That may not mean a hill of beans to the kids and our friends back in Ontario that are dealing with piles of snow as well as very frigid temperatures but it did to us. Having made such allowances for colder temperatures we had added extra blankets which meant instead of staying warm under the blankets we kept tossing them aside in order to cool down.
All that added up to our sleeping in later so we didn’t have breakfast until after 8:00 MST this morning. Having accomplished getting the Solar Panels charging the Batteries with all the Safeties in place yesterday we weren’t in a big rush today. There is still more to do such as installing the EMS and Its Monitor the Remote Monitor for the Charge Controller as well as replacing a couple of the Rocker Switches in our Control Panel for the Security Lights
This morning we got caught up on our morning reading on the computers and indoor chores. It was while I was doing my indoor chores that I realized that while Visiting, Exploring, Shopping and Working on our Solar Panels and Charging System another Indoor Chore needed to be done our Laundry. I got the laundry sorted while Kathy made us an early lunch. With it being just over a week since it was last done I figure there would still be half the afternoon to get more work done on the trailer.
When I walked in to the Laundry Room there was no-one else there. After getting three wash loads going I started working on my Cryptograms. Once I had things transferred to the dryers I brought the delicates back to the trailer to dry on the bar in our Shower.
Kathy was still busy making reservations for a day of Jeep Tours in the Desert when we are in the Sedona area in January. She figures that even though we plan on returning to the area next year, what happens if we can’t. With that way of thinking her new term is “Do it Now! Why Wait!” so we’ll be busy this January.
Back at the Laundry Room others were starting to get their washing going as I folded the clothes from the first dryer. When I opened the second dryer I was in for a big disappointment. The clothes were still damp and cold but looking at the filter they had been through their cycle just not the one that I’d chosen. Transferring them to another dryer I returned to the trailer with the folded clothes.
I headed back ahead of time and the clothes were ready for folding. I talked with Larry and Mary who have now been Fulltiming for eight years. We compared notes of how we each downsized before hitting the road. The biggest thing that Larry misses is having a shop to work on some of his projects. I mentioned that just less then a week ago, but mentioned to Larry today, “You just have to work around that and adjust your work habits”. Their son and daughter-in-law who are in their mid thirties have just this month become Fulltimers as well.
After I’d put my clean clothes away, dumping our tanks and then gathered a few tools from the basement that I’ll need in the morning it was time to start making supper. We kept it light while Kathy cooked a Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout inside I grilled a couple of Turkey Dogs on the Weber. Everything tasted great!
|Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potato, Turkey Dog with Salsa and Cheese|
Something else Kathy and I planned on attending this year that is now being advertise is the Third Annual Blogger-Fest. This is a chance for Bloggers and Followers alike to meet the people behind the stories we read. Lorne Green from the Blog A Place Called “Away” has stepped forward to organize it this year so if you are in the neighbourhood on the last weekend of the Big Tent in Quartzsite feel free to stop by and say Hello.
With slightly warmer but damp weather tomorrow I hope to get more work completed. If not, we’ll be up to something else. Isn’t this RV Lifestyle great? Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!
It’s about time.
Words of Inspiration
If we are to judge of love by its consequences,
it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld, French Writer