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 1, 2019

Cold Start Of A New Year and Getting Ready.

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

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We hope that everyone had Safe and Happy New Year Celebration.
Sue, Wayne and Kathy at last-night's Campfire
After coming inside from the New Year’s Eve Campfire Kathy and I had another Hot-Drink in an effort of shaking the Cold Chill we had gotten while outside. It helped a little but Kathy headed off to Bed long before I had finished writing the Blog. Even with our Blue Flame Heater turned up a little the only way we warmed up the least little bit was to go to Bed. Turning the Heater down only slightly so we wouldn’t be shucking the Bedding didn’t help to warm us up through the night.
Warmer at Home.
When we woke this morning we were still Cold. That never used to happen when we were younger and raising Families. The temperature that used to only required us to a Jacket now needs Layering of Clothes in order to survive. Looking out the Windows we didn’t feel so bad when we saw most people outside walking in the Bright Sunshine all bundled up. A little later we saw Wayne outside and he was dressed in Long Pants, with a Sweatshirt, a Jacket, Hat and Shoes. For him to be dressed like that it had to be cold.

Knowing that I would be working on the north side of the Trailer where the Cold Wind was coming from I kept myself busy inside until after Lunch. Kathy toasted a couple of English Muffins and spread some Cream Cheese on them to go with our Chicken and Wild Rice Soup for lunch along with Yogurt for our dessert.

Since the Truck had blocked some of the Wind for us at the Campfire last night I worked on it there getting ready for the afternoon activities. Since the Truck will be going to the Ford Dealership in Yuma under warranty of its recent repairs I wanted to empty all our Waste Tanks and top off our Fresh Water Tank first. Unfortunately I had yet to set up our Macerator so that had to be dealt with. It needed a quick lubrication along with setting up a very Stiff Transfer Hose.

Wayne brought over a brochure about a Local Attraction that Sue had told us about at the Campfire last night. We talked a slight while longer but since the Truck was now set up on the north side of the Trailer where Winds that were gusting to 30 MPH I was silently starting to freeze again.

At the LTVA Dumping Station there were Three RVs ahead of me and Three more showed up behind. That didn’t take long but when i moved to the Fresh Water Filling Station to fill our Fresh Water Barrel I was directly open to the Wind.
Our Fresh Water Tank could only take half the Fresh Water Barrel but since we want to be ready in case the Truck is gone for a while I’ll add more in the morning and we’ll probably take Hot Showers to warm up tonight.
I was again chilled to the bone when I went inside. Kathy cooked a Herb Noodle Dish along with Corn and Pork Chops for supper. After washing the dishes we had a Hot Chocolate in an effort of trying to warm up.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed it’s a quick fix tomorrow. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration

Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.

William Shakespeare


  1. I'm begining to wonder where is it that we really are. We had snow last night and it was quite cold all day. So ran to the store early this morning to get ready for possible more of the same.

  2. Hope things go well with the Truck tomorrow and it is a quick fix.

  3. I hope your truck is fixed quickly and under warranty. It is definitely cooler and the wind makes it seem even more so.

  4. Noooooo ... the desert is supposed to be WARM!!!!! lol

  5. 34 here this morning in AJ also. Way too cold. Good luck with the truck.

  6. WOW 34°, here in Florida we had 80° and people in the pool.
    Hope they find the problem with the truck.

  7. Too bad it is that cold there, always find it almost 10 F warmer here in Yuma, lower elevation.

  8. With these kinds of temps down in the southwest I keep wondering when its going to warm up. Maybe when we get there? Stay warm!

  9. Hopefully the truck is a quick fix. Like you we are wishing for warmer weather soon and less wind, much less wind would be nice.