Our Location today is La Posa South LTVA, Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.
After enjoying all the Fresh Air outside yesterday because of the Seventy plus degree temperatures and more of the same when our Friends joined us for our Evening Campfire we struggled through the remainder of the evening to keep our eyes open. Kathy snuck off to bed while I was still uploading our pictures and was fast asleep before I joined her between the covers.
It was minutes after 7:00 MST when I forced myself from the comfortable warmth of our Bedcovers knowing we were losing two more of our neighbours this morning. I got everything ready for breakfast, got dressed in street clothes, opened all the curtains and turned on the Weather Network. A look out the window and I didn’t see anyone outside so I checked my E-mail.
That was when I heard an Engine Noise and looked over to see George and Suzie's RV and Car had disappeared from their site. Looking out the Dining Room Window I could see them slowly heading towards the Dumping Station before they hit the road. Their final destination today will be around the Salton Sea in California.
That was also around the time Kathy was getting out of bed asking me if I drugged her water bottle. Fresh-Air should be Banned, not only is it Addictive but it makes you Sleep part of your life away. Hearing that we had missed seeing our friends off on their next journey Kathy immediately got dressed even before I finished getting breakfast on the table.
We had our Cereal eaten and our Morning Medication taken and as we sat at the table talking and having our Morning Coffee/Tea we heard sounds from outside. A quick glance out the side window showed that Mike and Dee were almost ready to go. We couldn’t miss wishing Safe Travels twice in a morning so we grabbed a sweater and almost ran out the door.
Mike was in the final stages of Hooking Up the trailer to their truck but Dee was gone. We don’t like disturbing anyone when they are hooking up because if they forget to do something it could result in a Disaster Down the Road. Just then Gerry and Melinda came walking around the back of the trailer with Dee who had been giving Timmy his last walk before they hit the road. It was sometimes comical when we were talking as it was as if Timmy was trying to talk to us. After Hugs and Final Pictures, they were soon on their way hoping for a short line at the Dumping Station before heading off towards Salome.
We all went back to our trailers where we got to finish our now cool cup of Coffee/Tea. Kathy needed to print some Bank Statements up so after I set the printer up I started to finish my inside chores. That was when the printer started spitting out pages of print from a Blog we follow but Kathy wasn’t looking at it and wouldn’t have printed what was coming out either. That used enough ink that I had to replace the Cartridge. After restarting the printer up again it began spitting out the same material. I first pulled the power from the Printer than had to Delete it from Kathy’s computer before she could print what she wanted to and not what the Printer had decided to do. Kathy said “The Printer is Possessed”.
It was lunch time by then so we settled in for a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. It wasn’t much but we were quite Satisfied.
Since it had been nine days that we had been sitting here comfortably it was time for me to dump our Trailer Tanks but since we aren’t leaving just yet I had to use our Blue Boy. I started practicing a technique when we had our Avalanche Fifth Wheel on how to Flush Our Black Tanks by using the Waste Grey Water. Using a clear Forty-Five Degree Elbow at the Discharge Waste Pipe I can see how the tank is draining. When you Drain the Black Tank the first thing to go is all the Liquid sometimes leaving quite a pile behind. If this is not cleaned out it could eventually harden and plug the tank. On the Elbow, I also use a Twist-On Gate Valve so once I completely drain our Black Tank I Shut the Gate Valve and open a Grey Water Valve that then Floods the Black Tank by using this waste water. When the tanks are Equalized I Shut the Grey Waste Valve and Open the Gate Valve until it is completely drained. The Process is repeated until there is no more Grey Waste Water to use and each time you see more Black Tank Waste being discharged.
|Dee, Mike and Timmy off to their next Adventure.|
Today the Black Tank got quite a cleaning. We have been careful not to over use our Fresh Water. We have learned tricks to Recycle Our Water as well but after only Nine Days I hauled Two Twenty-Five Gallon loads to the Blue-Boy Dumping Station and there was still more Grey Water that I left since we’ll be leaving here next Monday or sooner. In the meantime, we’ll try harder to minimize our Water Usage.
After I got cleaned up Kathy and I walked over to Gerry and Melinda’s Trailer at 3:00 for Happy Hour. We had a great time exchanging life experiences and they also passed on some tips they use to cut down on Waste Water. When you are in an RV Park hooked up to Full Utilities you don’t realize how much water is used on a daily basis. When you are Boondocking you learn to be Conservative or it takes more Work to clean it up. Tucker got in a few appearances but after a few pets he’d go back in his tent to help cool himself down in the Shade.
Just before 5:00 we headed back Home where I Grilled a couple of Foil Wrapped Potatoes and a Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast that we shared. Kathy also made a nice Mixed Bean Salad as a side.
Even though we are relaxing we still have lots to get done before we hit the road again. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!
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