Saturday, August 12, 2017
Monday, August 07, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Now that we have affirmed that Live Writer works, I guess I’ll write a post. It won’t have a picture because I’ve been putting off taking the picture all day and if this is going to get written and posted today it won’t have a picture. Don’t try to make sense of that.
I started some sprouts last night. I’m using the new, improved sprouter I bought last year, or whenever it was. The mix has all kinds of weird named lentils and other odd legumes. So far nothing is showing any sprouts. Forget the hype about sprouts in 24 hrs with the new, improved methods, I guess. I’m kind of relieved about it, actually.
I started a new pair of socks. Actually I watched most of Judy’s YouTube of how to do Judy’s Magic Cast-on. I’m making up the pattern as I go since I know how many stitches I used last time, and the pattern I’m using this time is for bulky yarn. I’m using worsted yarn and needles 2 sizes smaller because apparently I knit very loosely. I’ll probably end up starting over a few times till I figure it out. I meant to have the picture of the first few rows in this post. I have to get that far in order to do that.
I’m still shredding paperwork. I’m finding paycheck advices from 2005, and contract paperwork for a house I ended up not buying as well as all the buying and selling paperwork (a lot) for each of the houses I’ve bought and sold. I’m making some progress.
It rained again today. The Monsoons are here. The temperature has dropped nicely. I may survive.
Friday, July 07, 2017
I have been using my phone to do most of my blog posting as I can just send an email and it posts. Only 1 picture per post that way, though. I now have good portable internet, so I decided to try posting from my computer a few weeks ago and had issues. I now have time to troubleshoot. I’ll try posting a picture with this to see if that was the problem, or if it was just a temporary glitch.
This is a random picture of my sprouting seeds. I need to get back to sprouting. Now to see if this will post. If you see it, then it means I need to get going on stuff to post about. I’ve always known that is my blog is (even more) boring, it means I’m just sitting around vegging too much.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Sunday, June 04, 2017
Take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels make you crazy
While there we took part of one day with my Uncle and put flowers on the family grave sites. At one point I remarked that we seemed to come from a long line of granite. Alone with visiting my grandparents and great aunts and uncles graves we went to the small graveyard where my Dad is buried and where Mom and I will end up. It is a nice place on a small hill.
My Aunt and Uncle also live in that small town, and I walked back and forth, the only member of my family that walks instead of driving to get between the two places. It is maybe 3 blocks. I saw another Class A motorhome parked along the side street on my walk. As my time there continued, they stayed as well. Doc and Erin finally were cornered on our last day there and I waxed on and on about various links and get togethers and forums for full time RV’ing. If you are reading this, welcome again. Sorry I’ve been too out of it to answer your comments in the previous entry. I did not go up to Ferris', I would have called first to verify if they had a dump facility, but decided in the end to just get a spot with full hookups that night.
My Aunt took Mom and I up to St Jo so Mom could visit some friends. One friend who timidly answered our knock thought we were missionaries. Our dress should have told her otherwise, but she didn’t have on her glasses. Once she opened the door she recognized Mom, and we went in and had a nice visit. At the complex where Mom used to live before she moved to Phoenix we did the same thing, just knocked on the door unannounced. It turned out there was a potluck lunch going on that day, so my Aunt and I left Mom to visit and we went to Taco Bell. A trip to a thrift store where Mom bought a small Singer portable sewing machine (she doesn’t like my computer controlled one) and I bought shorts, and I was done with touring around. Mom and my Aunt went the other direction and visited family the next day as well.
After 3 days it was time to head further north to MN. The entire way from AZ to MO I fought a strong gusty south wind. The morning we were to start heading north Mom looked out at my Uncle’s flag and noticed that the wind had shifted to the east. Of course it had… I drove the entire 520 miles up to Mille Lacs that day. Every time I’d stop and check the weather there was a rain icon for the next day. I’m used to living in a desert. Rain while driving the motorhome seemed more scary than just continuing to drive.
We stayed there for 3 days. We were fed well, and enjoyed the visit with Favorite Neighbor and her son and daughter in law. These folks have treated Mom and I like we are family and it was nice to visit them in their home. We got a driving tour around the lake, and took Favorite Neighbor out shopping one day. I hope they can get back down to Mesa again and have time to stay for awhile.
We left Tuesday after Memorial Day. It took 4 days to get home again. I was like a horse heading for the barn door.
The first night we stayed in a Passport America park in Guthrie, OK. It was nice, and only $18 with the PA membership. The next night I stopped at another PA park on the east side of Amarillo. It was ok, and only $12.50, but there were no amenities. We didn’t really need any as it had full hookups, but Mom said she would pay if we went back to Oasis on the the west side of Amarillo. I went for an evening walk and was waved over to a group that was grilling. These guys were linemen who live in their 5th wheels near the job sites. They said there were maybe 25 guys and some wives. More due next week as their kids got out of school for the summer. I was given a bottle(!) of root beer and could have had supper with them. Really nice folks.
The last night we went back to Enchanted Trails in Albuquerque. With the PA membership the price was only $18. Why didn’t they tell me the other times I stayed there about the PA price? I had intended on trying the RV Park on the other side of the interstate on the way home, but the PA price was so much cheaper that I went back to Enchanted Trails after all.
I was totally trashed when I pulled into Payson. Thoughts on the trip in another post.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 06, 2017
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017
I have had a few low energy days since I got back from Bloggerfest. I did not take any pictures this year, so I waited until Croft sent me his. He is still having issues with Open Live Writer, so I’m going to test posting a picture from my computer. One of me, of course.
I think what I did to fix the issue of not being able to post pictures was that I uninstalled and reinstalled the Open Live Writer.
I applied for Social Security last night online. Now I wait to see how the new world way of doing things works. I also started doing my taxes online this morning. On a related note, I now have a hotspot in my RV so I can get online in the comfort of home.
I dropped my smartphone onto the asphalt while taking things into Mom’s this week. I now have a new phone. I’m working on getting it all set up. These things take time. Just stuff going on, and I’ll try to get out and try the new camera in this new phone to make some hopefully more interesting posts in the next few days.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Onward to the Q!
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Friday, January 27, 2017
From Lorne and Sue’s blog:
Todays blog is going to provide a nudge to everyone concerning BLOGGER FEST 2017. Remember it is this Saturday from 1 to 5 at the Pavilion at South La Posa. If you get to the gate we will have it marked from there on. The GPS coordinates are 33.62478 114.2115. You don't have to write a blog to come. Even if you just read blogs of the RVers, come down and meet them in person. There is such a wide variety of people doing blogs and they all will share their time with you. Can I ask any of you bloggers out there to post the following on their blogs to let everyone know it is happening. Thank you and see you there.
I’ll be there early. I have the previous signs in the trunk of my car. Hope to see EVERYONE there!
Monday, January 23, 2017
I posted a fuzzy picture from a seminar at RTR about a home made solar cooker. One of the presenters later posted a link to a large number of different DIY solar cooker plans.
If you go to Main Page it gives a lot of information on the state of solar cooking as it is now. The previous link is an archive link. I had the question of ‘but does it work?’ and the answer is YES. The simple one I took the picture of was up to around 200* in the time it took to make her talk. An enclosed oven style (made from a box) will get to 300*, and a commercial built one will get higher.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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