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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Still Waiting For Warmer Weather and Giving Kathy Relief.

Our Location today is La Posa South LTVA, Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A. 

Our bodies are slowly starting to get used to getting to bed earlier, allowing us to sleep more soundly and letting us be awake before the Sun comes up in the morning. The cold windy weather we’ve been experiencing since our southern trek has also made us feel like we are constantly cold and that was why we came here to get away from the Cold & Wet Snow. At least for the better part we got away from that White Stuff. 

Trying to keep our battery usage down during these Dreary Overcast Days has also been high on our priorities. It seems that since we lost our battery power the first time while in Lake Havasu the batteries have struggled to remain fully charged. Having to run a Generator almost on a daily routine has become a chore that we didn’t want to have nor do we enjoy the sound of it even though ours is quieter than most. 

This morning as we sat enjoying our breakfast we both cheered as the Sun started breaking through the clouds because there was an instant change in the charging status on our Charge Controller Monitor. Kathy had some cooking to do inside while I went outside checking the Oil and Gas on the Generator.
Getting the Blue Boy ready to use.

It was also time to drain the tanks so by the time I’d finished that our Blue Boy had gotten quite a bit heavier. I was fortunate that when I got to the Dumping Station there was only one other person there finishing up with their chore. 
Kathy had made a couple of great tasting Chicken Wraps for our lunch along with a Salmon Macaroni dish along with a Fruit Cup to fill our hungry stomachs. The Hot Cider drink also helped to take some of the chill out of our bodies. 
What the skies looked like the majority of the day
Since we headed south for our Winter Travels I haven’t had the time to take care of Kathy’s feet. Back in McGregor Mary from Healthy Heals would come to our Home every month to do that for Kathy and it was covered under our Health Care Benefits. Due to her Diabetes and past problems with Foot Infections was how Kathy qualified for such a service. After I asked permission to watch Kathy’s treatment I observed how Mary was tending to Kathy and asked quite a few questions so I’d do it properly. When we travel in the U.S. I take care of Kathy’s feet until we get back to Ontario. With my having been busy working on setting up our Solar Panels Kathy has been silently Suffering instead of telling me. It took nearly an hour to help her out but Kathy is now saying that her feet feel much better.
The sky started to clear just before Sunset.
Most people that are here in Quartzsite are walking around with jackets and look to be comfortable. When you have Raynaud’s Disease the slightest chill makes you feel like you are freezing. Maybe that’s why the heat in the Casting Plants never bothered me throughout my Career. Even in the summer the heat doesn’t bother me but drop the temperature below Sixty and my feet feel frozen. With the winds that we have been experiencing lately you might not see me outside too much because I am just too cold. 

The weather guessers are calling for more high winds tonight and tomorrow and then we’ll be seeing a lot more of the Sun with higher temperatures in another week. We are so looking forward to that. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.


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  1. You probably won’t be able to avoid the additional charging with the gen set. Living full-time for 13 years on our boats where we were self-sufficient we know how hard it is to keep up with the power consumption on a daily basis. Typically we ran our generator an hour at breakfast and an hour or two at dinnertime. Kudos for Kathy.
    Her meal ideas are always interesting.

  2. Although we had a battery bank of 8 - 6V batteries and managed to reach full charge before 1PM most days we did use our generator when we needed to run the vacuum, so probably for about 20-25 minutes every morning. Other than that we managed quite nicely. Arizona has winter just like back on the Northern Ranges, I always figured the last half of December, January and into early February any day above 18C was a bonus. Beats -30C and a foot of snow though. Once winter we spent those months in Florida and it was much warmer but away to humid for our liking, so AZ it is.

  3. We find that we run our generator for an hour when we get up for the Keurig and then around or just before supper hour we turn it on until bed time. We like them charged up to 12.8 or so when we hit the sheets.

  4. Hope the weather predictors are right and the warm weather is just around the corner.

  5. I am so glad you were able to help Kathy with her feet. I'm sure she feels much better.
    The weather has been awful everywhere. We had a day of tornado warnings. Very scary stuff. The last few days it's felt like spring and today it's chilly again. Oh well....
    Stay safe and enjoy that sun when it does return!!

  6. Sheesh, with your cool weather you would think we were travelling with the Beglaws?!! We thought it was just us who brought on the cold travelling weather!! Stay warm!!