It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Got More Accomplished, Another Campfire and Meeting the Furkids.

Our Location today is Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A. 

Still recovering from the nights of lost sleep it felt good to just lay in bed and cuddle for a while this morning. For most couples that sounds easy enough but for a couple that both wear a CPAP Mask to sleep it’s a treat. The fact that it was still cold when we eventually left the comforting warmth of our Bedsheets made us want to stay there just a bit longer. 

After getting our morning reading and chores finished it was time to get some of my outside chores completed. With the electrical work that I’ve been doing winding down my first outdoor chore was putting many of my tools back into their designated spots. There was another adjustment that I made to the Inverter Safety Breaker Switches that I installed. I had posted how disappointed I was that the Inverter had been a Single Phase unit and not a Double Phase like I had thought we were getting. This morning by adding a simple Jumper Wire on the Inverter side of the Breaker we now have our Double Phase Inverter. What that means is we are now feeding both sides of the Power Bar in the Electrical Panel from the Inverter. If you don’t know what you are doing and install the Jumper Wire on the wrong side of the Breaker, the next time you plug into a Power Post sparks would be flying. If you are not sure how it’s done have a Professional do it. 
Plugged into Solar Power.
I’d just started drilling brackets for our HD Antenna Mast out at the firepit when Kathy called me in to lunch. It was fun having the drill plugged into the trailer and not running a generator. All our power is being produced by the Sun.
Cloudy skies most of the day.
Kathy had been trying to figure out a banking issue that we’ll have to call on Monday morning. Since it was still cold she made Macaroni and Cheese to help us warm up. 

Back outside I was nearly ready to start mounting the Antenna Mast to the trailer but needed some fasteners. I was going through my Organizer Bins in the rear of the truck bed when our closest neighbour Wayne stopped over to talk. We were exchanging information about travels and work on our trailers as if we were old friends. Before we knew it an hour had passed and we both had things to do. Before he left I invited him and his wife over for a Campfire that we’d planned on having later. 
Mashed Squash in the Bowls, Butter and Garlic Noodles with
Atlantic Salmon.
I was just about to assemble the Antenna Head to the Mast when Kathy called me for Supper. Time flies when you are having fun. Kathy had Mashed Acorn Squash with Butter and Garlic Noodles to go with the Atlantic Salmon we had for our Supper. Everything tasted wonderful!  
While Kathy washed the dishes I set up the wood up in the Firepit while there was still daylight to see what I was doing. By the time Kathy joined me outside I’d gone back to mounting the Antenna Head to the Mast itself. This was really making her excited because that means we’ll be able to watch Television soon, which is something we haven’t done since leaving our site in McGregor. Once the Coaxial Cable was connected the mast was raised in position and fastened to the Rear Ladder of the trailer. I plan on adding additional bracing. 
Kathy had the Campfire going by the time I had my tools put away for the night. We were enjoying the fire but our neighbour never came over. There was a heavy cloud cover which made seeing stars impossible and we were beginning to feel the night dampness. Just as we were about to go inside for the night Jim and Barb came walking out of the darkness with their Furkids Daisy and Dakota. We started talking where we left off the other night of places where we all plan to go and where we’ve all been. The dogs were getting restless so they headed off for Home. We’ll be seeing them again if not before we leave on Wednesday when we return.
We have lots to do before we leave but it can change in an instant. Isn’t Retirement Great! Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.


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Your wedding cake was decorated with Cheez Whiz.


  1. That campfire sure looks nice and warm.

  2. Kathy sounds like a GREAT cook. Does she rent out?? I seem to have more disasters than good meals!

  3. I can't believe you haven't watched TV since hitting the road. We would go crazy not watching our sports teams.

  4. Awesome sunset and fire pics, the colours in Arizona are so beautiful. I noticed you were from Windsor, I was born there and visited with my grandparents there for many years. Small world...looking forward to meeting you at Q...
    Sue Green (Lornes wife) A place called away

  5. Always love the sunrises when we are parked in the desert. Especially love watching the shadows as the stretch across the desert floor.

    Stay safe.

  6. We haven't had TV since we started back full-timing. That will change soon.
    You are so talented in all the things you can do with your rig!! It is awesome that you are totally off grid with your solar!!
    That is a great fire!!