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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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

More Research, Getting Things Packed, A Pleasant Visit and Neighbours Leaving Tomorrow.

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

Even with the windows and vents open last night it was almost too warm to sleep. The only added benefit to that was when you don’t sleep at the start of the night you sleep later in the morning when the temperatures are cooler. This morning we got up at 7:30 Arizona Time to 64 F (18 C) comfortable degrees and there wasn’t a flicker of a breeze.  
Once we’d finished breakfast, our morning reading and chores we still had more to take care of. Kathy had more research of places to go and things to see that she keeps reading on other Blogs. If everyone was traveling in the same direction that we will be and we had more time we could see it all but just not this trip. We will see what we can and the rest will have to wait until we get back in the fall.

When we arrived here in La Posa South on March 2nd we dumped our tanks and took on Fresh Water. We have since added Fresh Water but had not emptied our tanks. Kathy noticed an odor was starting to come from the Black Tank when flushing so she suggested not waiting until we leave on Thursday. When she mentioned that I started wondering if the liquid in that tank was evaporating because of the high temperatures we were getting. Not wanting to take the chance I figured Twelve Days was the longest we’ve gone without dumping so today was the day. 

Because we use the Green Bio-Degrading Packets in our Black Tank everything seemed to flow quite easily. With more room in our Blue-Boy using our External Gate Valve I did a single Grey Tank back flush into the Black Tank. When all the tanks were equalized with Grey Water I shut all the tank valves then opened the Gate Valve to drain the hose. By adding waste Grey Water into our Black Tank if there is anything stuck to the bottom it will be loosened by the Grey Water allowing it to come out the next time the tank is emptied. This also meant I would only make a single trip with the Blue-Boy today since we’ll be Dumping when we leave anyhow. 
By the time that I returned from that chore Kathy had already made Turkey Wraps for an early lunch. She also had a list of places she wanted us to stop at that was making my head spin. It was just too much to take in all at once. The heat was building inside the trailer so as soon as I suggested sitting outside in the shade to read Kathy readily agreed. 
Replaced Taillight.
I still had things that needed doing today so I would do a little then recover from the heat sitting with Kathy in the shade. I remounted and secured both our Fresh Water Barrel and our Blue-Boy on the Bicycle Carrier on the rear of the trailer. Next. I replaced the Tail-Light on the Bicycle Carrier I broke while taking the Tandem Bike off the carrier.  
Kathy enjoying the cooler temperatures outside.

The last thing I did was climb the Step-Ladder and remove the Lens on the rear Security Light. We are wanting to convert both these lamps to LED so I needed to see how many LED Waffles would fit. I now know that four would fit but three will do the job just fine. 

By 3:30 I had to stop and join Kathy in the shade to cool down because I was just getting too hot. We had decided to just have a light supper so Kathy had already pulled out a couple of Hot-Dogs to defrost.  

We were just relaxing enjoying the breeze when a black Jeep slowly pulled up in front. It was Tom and Deb Duchaine from Celebrating the Dance coming to visit. We last saw them at their camp on Plomosa Road. It was as if we hadn’t seen them in years and our conversation picked up right where we had left off. They were giving us even more ideas of places that they were sure we’d like. We talked about the Coyotes, the way the Moon appeared the other night, the Trails further back in La Posa South, a Mining Operation visible on the mountain side from our site and about our changing our minds on the Wind Generator because of the Noise Factor.  
They offered to take us out on the trails tomorrow in their Jeep but we still have lots to do. They were heading to town for dinner but since ours was defrosted on the counter and we’ll be having supper out tomorrow we again had to pass. There was one thing we all agreed on and that was to meet back here in Quartzsite next fall. It wasn’t until we were watching their taillights driving away that we realized we hadn’t taken any pictures. 
Enjoying our supper outside.
I started the Weber Q and as soon as Kathy gave me the Hot-Dogs started grilling them. Kathy warmed up some Baked-Beans and sliced a Tomato to go with the Hot-Dogs. Then we ate in our Camping Chairs outside so we could look at the mountains while we ate. It wasn’t until we finished eating that we realized we had just missed the setting Sun. I still got a few late pictures. 
We also noticed our neighbour Wayne and his wife Sue packing up their trailer. I went over for a few minutes to say Safe Travels and See You in the fall. Wayne will be stopping off in the morning with Contact Information before they start their trip back to Washington. 
These were all of tonight's changing Sunset.
Tomorrow we still have a few things we need to do before we leave on Thursday so it should be a busy day. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration 

Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. 

Just common sense and love will do. 

Myrtle Auvil, American Writer

1 comment:

  1. That is the best part of this life, you can save things to see next year 😊 We always have way more places to visit in a year than we can actually see!