It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Change Of Plans Due To Flash Flooding.

Our Location today is at the La Posa South, LTVA, Quartzsite, Arizona.

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Listening to the pattering of the Rain on our roof throughout the night helped us to sleep but once I felt totally rested and there was no Sunlight peeking through the Window Shades I had to check the Time. It was nearly 8:00 and the Rain seemed to have intensified. I started my usual routine getting things ready for breakfast before sitting down to do some Cryptograms.

The Normally Dry Wash behind our Trailer
When Kathy joined me at 8:30 she kiddingly suggested that I install Pontoons on the Trailer in case the water got too high. As we were going to sit at our Computers she was the one who noticed the Water was flowing in the Wash that is normally dry behind our Trailer.
About yesterday's Earthquake.
Checking the Comments to yesterday’s Blog I needed to clean out some Spam before continuing my reading. Someone mentioned that they did not feel the Earthquake that both Kathy and I felt yesterday but that is totally possible depending on what you are doing at the time. Immediately after it happen Kathy checked On-Line where it was verified that an Earthquake had just taken place in California about Fifty Miles away.
Flash Flooding Advisory..
By 9:00 Al the Service Manager at Bill Alexander Ford in Yuma had called to say the Truck checked out okay and was ready for pickup. We said we’d be there around noon but seconds after hanging up the Tab for The Weather Network started flashing Red. When we checked it out it showed Flash Flood Warnings for our Area and especially part of Arizona 95 that we would be driving on. There are several sections of that road that warn against Flash Flooding and we have seen how fast it can occur. We decided to call Al to tell him why we would pick the Truck up tomorrow instead.
Where the Wash behind our Trailer ends up at.
After I got a few outdoor pictures and headed back in we decided we needed to get a few things done and one was the Laundry. While I sorted and pretreated some stains Kathy busied herself making Chicken Sandwiches with Olives on the side for lunch along with Mandarin Oranges and Cookies for dessert.
Water across Arizona 95.
Having heard that the Laundromats in Quartzsite were jammed with others thinking the same as us we decided on going to Blythe as we have many times in the past. We weren’t surprised to see the Washes in the LTVA flowing heavily but were surprised when the water was flowing across Arizona 95 just north on our area.
Tyson Wells Road Wash.
When we reached Tyson Wells Road the traffic going over the Interstate was backed up over the hill so like others we drove past the Vendors Area. Traffic was slowly making its way through the Wash that was partially flooded. Those same washes will be used for parking for The Big Tent Event that begins this coming weekend.
The Rain looked like Fog on the Interstate.
Once on I-10 the traffic was flowing as if they were travelling on dry pavement. Hate to think what could happen. Further on as we were going through the mountain pass there was plenty of mist in the air from the Rain that looked more like a heavy Fog.
When we arrived at the Blythe Laundromat there were plenty of Washers to use and lots of people that were busy folding their clothes and leaving. Once our clothes were finished drying we worked together folding everything so we could leave as the place was starting to fill up with more like minded people.
We stopped at the Ace Hardware where I picked up a few Stainless Fasteners because they sell them by the pound there making it cheaper then anywhere else especially in Windsor.
Sunlit Mountains from I-10.
Even though we got groceries at Walmart on Sunday we stopped at Smart and Final to pick up a few other items. They sell Cereal in the same sized boxes as in Windsor which means we won’t be running out every couple of days.
Tyson Wells Wash on our return.
There was still plenty of road mist on the return trip on the Interstate. Going by the Tyson Wells Vendors Area there were some that preferred causing tidal action rather then driving sensibly.
Coming back into La Posa South.
Clouds hanging over the Mountain.
After getting things inside Kathy made up an Asian Style Salad while I grilled some Precooked Spare Ribs for supper along with Mixed Berry covered Yogurt for dessert.
While we were doing the dishes Al from Bill Alexander Ford called explaining to us that Ernesto the Mechanic was going away but had hoped to get paid for his work before he left. (Different pay system then I recall.) So we arranged to pay it over the phone. Minutes later he called back saying it was declined.
Actually saw Blue Sky right before the Sunset
Calling our Credit Card Company and explaining what had happened they asked the Security Questions to verify this was not an act of Fraud. As soon as they Okayed the Transaction we called Al at the Ford Dealership to tell them to try again. When he answered he said the payment had been approved. That Security System is set up to protect us but it can be a pain sometimes.
Tomorrow we’ll be bringing the Truck Home. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you the opportunity to commit more.

Mark Twain, American Writer


  1. Hopefully by next week we will see some sunshine again. I think you guys need to celebrate when you get your truck back.

  2. Life sure is exciting for you two!

  3. That's weird that they wanted you to pay so Ernesto could get paid..unless he's a contractor and not a "real" employee of the Ford dealership..hmmm. That weather is something else everyone's getting. Good luck, hope the truck is truly fixed this time..I'm sure your wallet is hoping so too!

  4. I've never heard of paying someone based on when you pick up your vehicle. That is bizarre.
    Seems like you folks had a lot more rain than we did down here in the Yuma area.

  5. Seems to happen once a season, but that was a lot of rain! Love the smell of the creosote plants after a rain...

  6. You sure got hit hard with rian there. As long as it doesn't rain anymore by tomorrow it should be good and dry with only a few puddles. Best of luck with the truck and yes it is weird about how Ernesto get's paid