Monday, January 29, 2018

List of Bloggerfest Attendees

Quick is no where in my lifestyle.  I am just now getting organized to post the list of the folks who attended Bloggerfest.

George & Susie Yates    Our Awesome Travels

Red & Kay Smith   Blog readers from East Texas

Paula/Shadowmoss   In the Shadows

Steve & Jane


Rick & Kathy   It’s About Time

Tome & Deb  Celebrating the Dance

Bob & Stacie  Maxx Trails

Dave & Cheryl  Our View From Here

Pat & Bill  Chilling With Patsy & On Our Way

Shirley & Ken  Seeing America With Ken & Shirley

Doug Laning  & Yuma   MissAdventure Travels

It would be nice if I had managed to provide links to everyone’s blog, but that would have put this post off another week they way I’m going.

I started the Whole 30 food elimination diet yesterday.  I have succeeded for a whole day so far.  I am not doing it to lose weight, but to see if I have a reaction to any foods I tend to grab to eat.  This will hopefully force me to actually buy real food and cook. 

I ran up to Payson yesterday to get my inflatable kayak out of the storage unit and visit with Mom.  A friend I met at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous is also staying in this area and invited me to go kayaking this week.  I did get hungry while up there.  Nothing Mom had to offer was on my diet.  I went to Walmart and as I walked out with my small bag of carrots I did whimper a bit walking by the table staffed with Girl Scouts selling their cookies.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Location Added

The last post ended up ugly since I copied it from Live Writer rather than retype it.  At any rate, here is a new banner for BLOGGERFEST!!!

Turtle Lady goes home, and BLOGGERFEST IS COMING

(I couldn't post this from Live Writer, so I'm trying posting via email.

This morning I took Turtle Lady to the airport.  Her flight was 45 minutes late leaving, but she is winging her way home as I type.  The time flew by.  She brought a book to read while here, I had my knitting.  Neither one saw any attention at all while she was here.  Rubber Tramp Rendezvous was fun, even though everything I touched seemed to break, starting a few days before Turtle Lady even got here.  We are already making lists of things needed for next year.


​(Trying to post pic via email...)(unable to post the Bloggerfest banner, same issue others are having with Live Writer and Blogger…)

It is this coming Saturday at the Ramada inside the La Posa South LTVA that is a couple of miles south of Quartzsite on 95.  I will be there a bit early.  My plan is to get to Quartzsite around 10am and run around the Big Tent as it is the last day for it.  Then I'll go out to La Posa South to the Ramada or shelter house as I usually call them.  There should be a sign at the turnoff to the Ramada once you are in the LTVA.  I left the signs in capable hands to be set out.  Smile

Bosley and I may sleep until then.  It has been a whirlwind of activity for the past couple of weeks.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Jim Dixon to the rescue again.

When we got back to shore power today the outlets still didn't work. The microwave light still did. The 12V was working, at least for the time being. No electricity from the wall outlets, even on the shore power. So, I did what I usually do when I'm out of ideas. I called Jim Dixon. After some troubleshooting over the phone he mentioned the GFI switch in the bathroom. It was indeed tripped. Reset that, and all was good in my world. Jim strikes again.

In a few days I'll work on the rest of it, but it seems that most of my generator issues may be resolved. Not sure about the coach battery.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Added to the list

Several things have broken this trip. My solar panels blew over. Luckily only one ended up with broken glass. It turns out that my generator is putting out 110V, but most of the sockets aren't. The microwave does work on generator, but it doesn't sound healthy so I'll wait until I'm back on shore power to check it out more. The display never worked so I didn't realize it works until I opened the door while someone was helping troubleshoot the generator.

I have a long list of stuff to cruise YouTube for directions on how to fix. Door latches, generator, furnace fan that wouldn't shut off last night and is also losing a bearing from the sounds of it. And maybe the coach battery as it got run down to almost nothing last night. Which is why I was in a hurry to set the solar panels back up this morning...

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Charged up finally

I have been not posting from here in Quartzsite because not only have I been non stop busy, but I've had issues with keeping my phone charged and connectivity in general. My AT&T Mobley hotspot quit working. Luckily it is the aftermarket power supply that died. It is done for until I get back to civilization. My other hotspot works, but the tower is jammed so access is slow.

Around Thanksgiving Home Depot had a sale on solar panels and I bought a couple of 100W panels. Once I got here I got the rest of the parts and I now have a way to charge my coach batteries as well as using the two USB ports on the charge controller. Just in time as for some reason my generator no longer gives me 120V electricity when it runs. I'm guessing it also is not charging the batteries. A friend checked it out as best he could, but I see a trip to a shop once I'm back.

Turtle Lady and I (mostly her) gave a talk on hammocks yesterday. It was well received. I am now totally spent from everything. I'm seeing a trip to town for a shower and to cruise the flea markets.

I went to K&B Tools to get some things to pit the solar stuff together. I was told they are no longer in the tool business (?) And are moving to being a RV supply place. Parking is already difficult in that area.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Food storage.

I came in the motorhome yesterday and Turtle Lady had found a solution to storing the fruit. Normally a mirror hangs there but I take it down when I move.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Catching up

I was basically sick for a couple of weeks. Not horribly sick like a lot of people, for which I'm grateful. Just sick enough that I sat on the couch with Bosley and didn't go out unless I had to.

Turtle Lady flew in on Monday to go to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous with me. We had planned to drive to Quartzsite on Tuesday, but the storms were forecast to move through, and we had shopping for groceries to do. I made the command decision to put the move off to Wednesday. We had great fun hitting Costco, Ranch Market, the 99 cent store, and Walmart. I have more food in my fridge, shelves, car, tied to the roofs (ok, maybe not that far) than any other time. At least since the last time she and I went shopping together.

Wednesday morning we headed out with Turtle Lady driving my Mazda and me driving the motorhome. We stopped at the Chevron station to gas up, get propane and air up the tires on the RV. It took awhile as I had to move the RV around for each step. Finally I started to drive out and saw Turtle Lady running after me yelling that the Mazda wouldn't start. Que a detour to buy a new battery.

We did get here and friends had found a great place to set up where we can run the generators in the morning for a half hour or so.

Tomorrow we head back to Payson in the Mazda to overnight at Mom's. My friend will take care of Bosley, making sure he is fed and his ears scratched so he doesn't feel abandoned.

And so another day winds down here in the desert.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Made it

I'll give more of an update tomorrow.

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Headed to Quartzsite, sort of.

The motorhome is gassed up, propane topped up, tires aired up. Then the Mazda wouldn't start. Once we have the new battery in, hopefully we will get on the road.

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