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Monday, February 11, 2019

Filling Our Propane Tanks, Giving Some Advice and Batting A Thousand.

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

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When we went to bed last night the Wind was flapping the Slide Cover over our bed so hard that Kathy didn’t think that she’d be able to sleep. I simply reminded her that she could wear her Earplugs to solve the problem. We both managed to have a good solid nights sleep but because we were late going to bed we were also late getting out of bed.

It was nearly 8:00 when I got downstairs and opened all the Window Shades. There wasn’t a Cloud in the sky and according to the Charge Controller Monitor the Sun was already sending energy to our Batteries through our Solar Panels. Looking over at our neighbour Ken’s Flags they were hanging limp without any movement.

I’d done quite a bit of reading on the Computer by the time Kathy joined me downstairs. As we sat down to have breakfast Ken’s Flags all started flapping from the North Wind. When I explained that if we tried to use the Propane side of the Water Heater it would set off the Propane Detector Kathy was doubtful. To prove my point I turned it on and within Ten Minutes the Alarm started going off.
Checking the Amazon Package Tracking it indicated that the least important Package at this time should arrive later today. I also reminded Kathy we had to get our Empty Propane Tanks filled today. While she rearranged our Linen Closet I started making Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch and added a Yogurt Cup for dessert.

We were out the door by 12:30 heading for Quartzsite. Even though I had planned on getting the Propane filled first Kathy suggested checking for our Packages.
There was no room to park there so we went next door at a Pottery Shop. Every time we have been there in the last Three Years they have always been closed but not today. With the door wide open we went inside to check it out. We spoke to the owner who said she buys most of her Pottery from Local Artists as well as importing some from south of the border. There are Three Large Rooms to her shop filled with beautifully decorated pieces that are actually reasonably priced, but there would be no place to display them in our RV.

We walked over to Quiet Times to find the place packed with customers. Standing in line to get a Package of her own was Diane from the blog Living the Dream. She and Steve were around the corner doing their laundry. When we mentioned picking up Packages the woman standing behind her reacted in surprise that you could do that there. We pointed out the familiar Green Business Card on the counter so that she could use their services in the future.

Kathy had been looking around and appeared just as I was told One of our Packages had arrived by USPS. That was a surprise considering the Quartzsite Post Office had returned a number of my packages for no practical reason last winter. I mentioned there were more coming by Fed-Ex so a quick look revealed another Package there as well. When I commented that “Two out of Three wasn’t bad” they suggested we come back before 4:00 because that was when their Fed-Ex Ground Deliveries would arrive.
This Helicopter was just flying by.
We headed over to RV Pit Stop to fill our Propane Tanks. There was a line up when we arrived so that gave me the chance to untie the Tanks and put them to the rear of the bed. We were waved around a parked RV and had our Tanks filled and paid for before the person was back in his Truck. I just moved ahead so he could leave then refastened the Tanks for transportation.
We headed up Main Street and found the new K&B Tool Building. Even though they have their location in the Vendors Area by the Big Tent this location is still seeing lots of business and they hope to keep it open year round. We found a few things that followed us Home that even their other location did not have.

We then walked over to Ken’s Discount Groceries. As Kathy was checking the Aisles for things we could use I noticed Ken limping. I inquired if he’d hurt his leg but he said that pain just started radiating up his heels. Having suffered from Planters Fasciitis years ago I described the feeling and treatment but also a quick remedy, Shoes with better Arch Support. When we checked out he thanked me for the information and gave us a discount.
We parked right in front of Quiet Times and waited about Five Minutes before the Fed-Ex Ground Delivery Truck arrived. The courier brought Two loads of Boxes in and Kathy said our Package was one. She waited in the Truck while I checked. Sure enough it was and we were Batting a Thousand today.
Back Home while I unloaded the Truck Kathy started making a Salad to go with the Pork Chops that she had me grill on the Weber. We had our Salads eaten before the Pork Chops were ready.
When I unpacked the Boxes she was surprised how big the Wind Generator actually was. I need to contact the Amazon Vendor because there is no Wiring Diagram only assembly instructions. I’ll need to create a short Mast for the mount but we won’t need is a Heavy Gauged Extension Cord like originally thought.
Kathy holding one of the Generator Leaves.
Wayne our neighbour is curious how I’ll be mounting it because he might do the same as us. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. I can't wait to see how your wind machine works.

  2. Looking forward to seeing the end result! Another busy day for you two!

  3. Sure glad you got your propane filled going to get pretty cold again and more rain. Of course it can alway miss you out there.
    Going to be interesting to see how you mount this and hear about how it works