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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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Problem On Propane Repair, Cleaning Pits, Grilling Supper and New Years Warning.

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

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With the continuing cold spell we are presently experiencing I immediately turned on our Blue Flame Heater this morning. There was just enough light beginning to show through the open Window Shades that I could see where things were inside the Trailer without turning on the Lights. After doing my usual morning prepping I settled in on my Computer.
The Weather Network showed we actually had a few degrees more than the family did back in Ontario and the slight breeze we were getting was from the south. When Kathy joined me downstairs we had a Lite Breakfast before bringing our Coffee/Tea over to the Computers. After seeing most people outside all bundled up we just kept ourselves busy reading and researching on the Computers.
For our early lunch a nice hot bowl of Split Pea With Ham Soup along with English Muffins with melted Cheese on them all topped off with a Chocolate Pudding Cup for dessert. Someone on a comment noticed we eat a lot of Cheese and the reason is to help maintain our Bone Density which is something seniors have to watch. Eating Cheese Sticks is also handy when hiking or even as a late snack.
Around noon I headed outside to do a little Maintenance and more setting up. After replacing the Empty Propane Tank with the Full One I started to replace the Old Automatic Propane Regulator with the New One. Getting the Compression Fitting disconnected was no problem but when it came to removing the Pipe to Compression Fitting from the Old Regulator there was no way it wanted to come out. Having been together for at least Four Years Brass and Aluminium are practically fussed together. Since today was Sunday and the RV Lifestyles was closed Wayne offered to take apart his spare unit for me but instead I’ll pick up a Connector tomorrow.

Kathy and I both like to leave any site that we use cleaner then when we arrive. The other day she spotted a Firepit behind our Trailer closer to the Wash that was filled with Nails and Screws. Somebody had burnt old Pallets and didn’t clean up after themselves. Using our Floor Magnet Kathy collected nearly Fifteen Pounds of Scrap Metal from that Firepit. She now feels better knowing that Nothing or Nobody will injure themselves around that Firepit. She found other Pits in the same condition a little further away so I had to restrict her to One Firepit a day.

I also managed to check all our Battery Connections making certain that they are tight. Don’t need loose connections that could arc and start a Fire. I installed our small Windsock helping us spot the Trailer from a distance. Then using our Stiff Rake I graded where our Patio Mat would sit so no Sharp Rocks would pierce it.
With only a high of 52 F (11 C) even the slight breeze we had from the south seemed to penetrate our bones. We had the door to our Trailer closed by 4:00 to conserve any warmth inside. For supper I grilled some Hamburgers on the Weber while Kathy made up a Pineapple covered Cottage Cheese dish for our dessert.
With tomorrow being New Years Eve many people like to go Parties. If you do and you have any kind of Alcoholic Drinks do yourself and anyone else on the road a favour “Don’t Drive”. Spend the night, have a Designated Driver, take a Cab. It’s better to “Arrive Alive” then to get in an Accident that you would regret for the rest of your life if you survive.

Kathy and I want to wish all our readers a Safe and Happy New Year. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Good advise Rick! I myself quit going out on most holidays now a prefer the safety of my home to those who just don't learn.

  2. The weather looks a little chilly there. We are back in Florida so it's been nice and warm here.

  3. Wishing Kathy and you a Happy New Year and safe travels.

  4. How nice to clean up that fire pit. You probably saved many flat tires!! Happy New year to you both!!!

  5. Happy New Year to you too. I am looking forward to celebrating this one in the Travel Trailer again. Just don't know where we'll be. All the best!

  6. Happy New Year Rick and Kathy, all the best for 2019!

  7. Burger looks delicious! That was sweet of Kathy to clean out the fire pit..always amazes me why people burn stuff like that and then don't clean up after themselves!

  8. Happy New Year to you and Kathy. Very thoughtful of Kathy to clean up the mess left behind.

  9. Happy New year to you both as well. Don't feel too bad about your weather, we are much further south than you and woke up to 62F here in Mazatlan.