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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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Monday, December 24, 2018

Errands, Settling In, Losing A Love One and Merry Christmas Wish.

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

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It felt so wonderful waking up to Darkness and Silence. It wasn’t even 7:00 when I headed downstairs this morning but I felt totally rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep. Going through my usual routine I was opening the Window Shades and getting things ready for breakfast. I even had the chance to turn on my Computer before a Glaring Light started appearing over the Mountain Range to the east. I enjoyed getting a few shots as the Sun appeared to start our day.
I managed to get all my morning reading done before going upstairs to open the Bedroom Day Shade as a gentle way of waking Kathy. She requires more sleep than most of us but we had things we wanted to accomplish this morning so we had to get started.
Cutting through a wash saves you from a long drive around.
We were out the door shortly after 9:30 with the intention of going to RV Lifestyles for some RV Supplies but when we got there the Gate was locked unlike last year when they had been open on Christmas Eve.

Turning around we headed up to RV Pit Stop where there was a line up of people getting their Propane Tanks topped up. Still having a Discount Card left over from last winter by having Two Tanks filled this morning got us that much closer to our Discount.

Our next stop was the Road Runner Market where we picked up a few food supplies to tide us over through the Holiday.
A Unique Camper.
Our final stop was to visit D.J. for some Firewood. We have been getting large amounts of Firewood from him since we first came out here so he gives us a good deal. This young man is normally busy hand splitting the wood when he is not helping customers load their vehicles. He is located just east of the Quartzsite Museum.
We'll have a few Campfires.
Back Home in La Posa South LTVA after getting the groceries inside I climbed up to the Roof to clean and tilt our Solar Panels. Since the Sun is at such a low angle in the sky the best way to charge the Batteries is to change the angle on the Panels. This also gave me the chance to inspect our Roof. Just from Road Vibration there are a few Screws that will have to be tightened and sealed.
By the time I was back on the ground Kathy called me in for lunch. We shared a Ham Sandwich with some Coleslaw and Cheese Sticks. Not a big meal but enough to hold us over.

After lunch as I was getting ready to unload the Truck when Wayne came over to discuss issues he was having with his Macerator and rinsing his Black Tank while being “Off the Grid”. I explained how I used our Grey Waste Water to clean out our Blank Tank and have never had any issue with build up.
Solar Panels up and Firewood  under the front of the Trailer
When Wayne saw that I was about to unload the Truck even though he has a very bad back from a Traffic Accident he dawned his Gloves to help as much as he could. We’ll probably be having our First Campfire of the Season tomorrow and He and Sue are invited as is anyone that stops in to visit. We don’t have a Humongous Fire but enough to keep us warm while visiting. That means we’ll have quite a few fires this winter.
I finally set up our Weber Q so we could use it. It hasn’t left the Basement since we left Wildwood. Knowing that Kathy had me grill a couple of nice Boneless Pork Chops while she cooked up a Potato and Carrots as sides. Because of some of her Medications he also served us each a Glass of Sparkling Alcohol Free Fruit Juice as a way of celebrating the Holiday.
After cleaning up the dishes we went on our Computers to see what we missed during the day. That was when I found my Uncle Bob’s Name where I didn’t want to see it. He had been too sick to see when we visited back in October but this was a real shocker. He had inspired me to chose things I did in life when my father didn’t have an answer for me.

Not being able to reach my Aunt Anna’s Phone Number I called my cousin Jackie. She told me how sick he had been for the last month and that he had passed on Saturday morning. Jackie had never experienced this kind of loss before so I tried consoling her as best as I could. She advised me to call her mom in the morning.
Not as Colourful as last night.
Kathy and I would like to take this moment to wish all our Readers and Their Families a Safe and Merry Christmas. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
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  1. Sorry for your loss, Rick.
    Merry Christmas to you and Kathy.

  2. So sorry for the loss of a loved one.

    Looks like your settling in nicely and ready to get some rest with your friends around a campfire. Merry Christmas

  3. Merry Christmas to you both. I'm sorry to hear about your uncle.

  4. It's especially hard to lose a loved one at Christmas. Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

  5. So sorry for you loss.
    Now you have a Merry Christmas

  6. Sorry to hear about Bob.
    Wishing Kathy and you a Merry Christmas.

  7. I guess we need to appreciate every minute. Merry Christmas to you and Kathy.

  8. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Merry Christmas you two! Have a great day.

  9. Very sorry for your loss. Merry Christmas to you and Kathy and take care of yourselves.

  10. Sorry for the loss of your uncle.
    Merry Christmas to you and Kathy.

  11. So sorry to hear about your uncle. Merry Christmas to you and Kathy.

  12. Merry Christmas to you guys! Love you both and send our condolences to Richard on the loss of his uncle Bob. Sorry to hear of his passing. xoxox Love Kevin and Miss and the boys.

  13. So sorry to hear about your uncle’s death. Hope a call to your aunt gives her comfort.
    Merry Christmas. Enjoy the desert.

  14. So sorry to read about your lose. Sounds like he played an important role in your life.

    Hope you and Kathy enjoyed a Wonderful Christmas Day.

  15. Sorry for you loos. Difficult to get news like this but even more so at this time of year.