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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Monday, March 27, 2017

Relearning How To Use Things, Slowly Getting Organized and High Winds Getting Higher.

Our Location today is Dream Catcher RV Park, Deming, New Mexico, U.S.A. 

After posting our Blog last night we both spent time getting caught up on reading other evening Blogs we follow. Before we knew it we were way past our normal bedtime. Being certain that with changing to our Winter Bedsheets yesterday the cooler night-time temperatures wouldn’t be a problem and they weren’t for Kathy. I was perfectly comfortable for the first couple of hours but then my Raynaud’s Disease kicked in and my arms felt like two ice sticks. The problem was that I had worn a short-sleeved pajama top to bed and that was enough to make my arms cold which meant I spent lots of wakeful moments trying to warm them up. 

Kathy had made the statement when we went to bed that we’d probably sleep in and we did. It was almost 8:30 MDST when we got up. The sun had already started warming the inside of the trailer and it was already at 59 F (15 C) as we sat having breakfast. We discussed what we wanted to accomplish today before we started our morning reading on the Computers. 
By 10:30 Kathy had also started making a Meat Loaf. She had to take a few minutes to remind herself how to use her Convection Oven since we’d been “Off the Grid” for so long. 

I headed outside to start filling the latest Organizer that we purchased at Harbor Freight. It was hard to believe how many bags of supplies I was carrying down inside of one of the Toolboxes that I had to carefully place things into the Organizer to make it all fit. The way these Organizers are made they have three different sizes of bins inside that can be moved around to whatever configuration you want. Fortunately by having a few of these Organizers I could also switch the size of bins with others to make it all fit better and keeping like fittings with like fittings. 
Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage with added Potatoes
with Grapes for Dessert.
Kathy called me in for lunch around 12:30 and we were having the Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage. Kathy never serves a dish a second time without making adjustments so the way it tasted the other day is not how it tasted today. It tasted much better! 

I was back outside continuing my organizing while Kathy was inside Vacuuming and Dusting our Home. Three months of desert air blowing dust through our Home, no matter how often she cleaned the next day it was just as bad. Today she thought that she is starting to win the battle. 

There were numerous things that ended up in the garbage while the supplies were placed in the Organizer. I was slightly shocked when I went to lift my Toolbox because for the first time ever I was able to pick it up using only one hand. I’ll need to make a few more changes before everything is organized the way it needs to be. 

All afternoon we were experiencing Wind Gusts up to 32 MPH and the noise from our Slide Toppers and the Bicycle Cover were becoming extremely annoying. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for Rain and Wind Gusts of 39 MPH or better so Kathy asked me to tie them down like we did while at Dome Rock BLM near Quartzsite. Instead of using the Ladder like the last time I simply used a broom to pass the ropes over the corners of the Slides and used the tension of the toppers to add tension. With Kathy’s help we added extra Bungee Cords to quiet the Bike Cover from making noise. 
For supper we had Meatloaf with Asparagus
and a Fruit Tart with Cool Whip for Dessert.
We also packed away our Weber Q so it won’t be wet when we leave on Wednesday. The inside of the trailer is much Quieter this evening so we hope we won’t have too much noise tomorrow. 

Lots of the RV Travel Blogs that are we reading are friends that are in areas that are not only being affected by High Winds like we are but are under the threats of Tornadoes. We hope you make it Home Safely without any serious problems. We both have three Weather Icons on our Computers to keep track of the Storms ahead of us. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

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Everything you won at a fair is hanging from your rear-view mirror.


  1. Enjoy your time there and watch for those high winds and dust storms. The weather here is wonderful , and we always watch the storm warnings, are used to them now.

  2. Its for sure these RV's are a magnet for dust.

  3. We, too, have already learned to watch the weather for warnings. We are glad not to have slide toppers, we hear others parked beside us flapping away. We made a good choice there.

  4. Our new rig doesn't have slide toppers and that is a good thing as far as I am concerned.

  5. There are a lot of RVers we know at Dream Catchers. Stay and extra day if the winds are bad.

  6. Sounds like you have been busy organizing, Tom still has that chore ahead of him. I am guessing it will get done sometime this summer.
    It seems like everyone is getting hit with the high winds. We are staying put here in Quartzsite and extra day because of the wind. Stay safe.