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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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Missed The Links, Updates That Saved Money and A Dusty Day.

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

Last night I barely got the Blog posted before midnight and by doing so forgot to add the Links to Tom and Deb’s blog Celebratingthe Dance which is something I always do when mentioning anyone from Blogland. It wasn’t until the middle of the night when it came to mind but as soon as we were on our Computers this morning I immediately corrected that. Sorry Folks and Safe Travels we’re hoping to see you again for another wonderful visit before we leave. 
This morning's Sunrise. The clouds stayed all day.
Even with less blankets on it seemed we couldn’t get comfortable last night. Either we were too hot or on the verge of freezing. Getting out of bed there was no welcoming glow seeping in around the Window Shades as the clouds were so thick the Sun struggled to be seen. The good thing was that the Solar Panels were still charging our Batteries so well that by 8:30 we were able to turn on the Main Inverter and start charging anything else that had a battery to charge. 

It was also around the same time that our Windsock went from hanging limply to holding steady at the end of the pole with winds gusting above Twenty MPH. Looking outside as the ATVs and Side-by-Sides went driving by there was plenty of dust in the air enough to keep Kathy a prisoner inside the trailer for most of the day. 

Once our morning reading and chores were finished Kathy busied herself double checking our Bank Statements making certain that nobody else is using them. 

When we first headed south last November we had an issue with our Rand McNally GPS before we reached Nashville. It needed updating which we had ran out of time to do before leaving McGregor and our Unlimited Data Plan. The only option we could see was buying another GPS as a backup system. When the first two Garmin GPSs that we chose would not work, we ended up with another Rand McNally GPS that worked fine while we were in the Nashville area. We were in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth highway traffic when it decided to stop guiding us through that maze so we made it out by using the old Highway Signs. We made it to a Walmart for the night where Kathy struggled to enter locations before our original RV GPS started working again the way it was supposed to. 

Since we have a different MiFi plan with Verizon that gives us more data then we are presently using I thought I’d upgrade at least one GPS in an attempt to make it easier to use. Since we had paid for Lifetime Updates on our RV GPS once it was connected to the Computer it took nearly an hour with Forty-Six Updates and it looked like we hadn’t moved the data counter. Shutting down the MiFi and restarting it the Data Usage was the same as before. Going for broke I connected the newer Trucker’s GPS that comes with Lifetime Updates. It took longer to get connected because it needed to be Registered before it could be updated. When it got started it took about forty minutes for a total of One Hundred and Forty-Nine Updates. 

Having updated both those GPSs there was less than A Quarter Gig of Data Usage. This is a contracted MiFi that really uses little data. When we first entered Michigan on November 3rd the Verizon outlet only had the Pre-paid system for sale. With that system, we constantly fought to get Online with it, and it used Data like there was no tomorrow. It’s bad when you can say you are saving money by being on a contract. 
Another Wrap with Clementine Oranges and Oreo Cookies
With the dust still heavy in the air this afternoon Kathy busied herself Reading while I was solving my Cryptograms. Kathy made Spaghetti and Meatballs for supper and the Wind finally died down just before the Sun set over the mountain tops.  
Spaghetti and Meatballs with Parmesan Cheese
There are things we want to accomplish before we leave for Tucson but the High Wind looks like they might be back tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

The World's Great Proverbs 

Rome was not built in a day.


  1. I have to add to your proverb today which says "Rome was not built in a day" and I always add "but I was not the foreman". Be safe.

  2. We like parking in La Posa South and are looking forward to it, when we head back this way. The one bad thing is it can get dusty though at times.

  3. Yes the dust would certainly keep Sherri inside. We are not to happy with the wind but when we are in Colorado for the summer we have to put up with a lot of it. The winter on the coast is just about the same so we have learned to deal with it. Stay safe.