This morning I woke to a gorgeous sunrise – sadly it didn’t last long as it’s a very cloudy day and COOL. By Noon it was still only 54F/12C – Brrrr
Jamie & Mudder were are Harbour Freight the other day and picked up this wicked electric fly swatter for me. It was only $3.00 ! Those damn flies don’t stand a chance now !
While at Q I picked up two of these very cool, LED, motion sensor lights. Great to use while boondocking to save your battery power. They were $10.00 each and I’ll be picking up a couple more of these when I go back there.
The two LED ‘work’ lights below are not motion sensor but at two for $10.00 they are a great deal. I use them in the garage at night instead of having to turn on the overhead light.
The great thing about these are that they have a hanger (as you can see) but also that little round thing in the centre is a magnet. So you have two different ways of hanging them.
I wanted a way to refill those little one pound propane cylinders (which is illegal in Canada – pffft !!) and read online where I could get them here in Yuma. My Mr. Heater Big Buddy propane heater uses these small propane cylinders and that gets to be quite expensive – to say nothing of all of those cylinders going into the landfill. At Wally’s here in Yuma you can get two of the cylinders for $5.12. At Wally’s in Canada the same two costs $7.99 !! Being able to re-fill them now costs me 30 cents per cylinder – well that is according to my brainiac EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT.
I got this insulation quite awhile ago to do all the ‘outside walls’ of my cupboards and closets. Hopefully that will help when in colder areas.
Hauled all the clothes out of that closet. Interesting thing to note here – I have not once worn any of these clothes in this closet !
Cut and placed the insulation on the outside wall. I used a few small staples to hold it in there.
I only did one closet today – didn’t want to over-tax myself !!
JAMIE GETS BUSTED !!
In the middle of doing the insulation I glance out the window and see Jamie tearing around the pond in his car. Where was he going to or coming from (I wondered). Really didn’t give it much thought at the time.
Shortly afterwards the POLICE show up !! And I hear him saying something about a license ??
What oh what has our young man gotten himself into now !!?? “Oh Mudder, Where did we go wrong raisin’ him ??”
I look out the side window to see where the POLICE CAR parked – and saw this….
WHEW !! It was only the ‘fishing police’ people checking to see if he had his fishing license. All is well !!
BACK TO MY DOOO – DADDDS
If you have any of these solar patio lights you know they come with these little plastic things that you are supposed to put in the ground. Well at Quartzsite the ground is so hard I broke/bent several. There was no way they were going into the ground.
Using those HUGE nails (or whatever they are called) was suggested to me. You can really pound those things in the ground.
The base of the solar patio light fits beautifully over them…
Another purchase made while at Q was a sun screen that attaches to your awning. A MUST while in Arizona.
These screens come in a multitude of sizes and several different colours. I chose the black as I felt it blended in better with the rig’s colours. I also got the 8’ x 10’ size as I didn’t feel it necessary to have the entire width of the awning covered. Cost for that size was $28.00. You then have to buy the tabs & ‘s’ hooks that slide right in the channel of the awning. Those were $9.00 (I think) for a package.
I saw that Jim had his secured to the ground using tent pegs so I got me some of those.
The added benefit of this is that the awning is now very secure should a sudden wind storm come up quickly in the middle of the night. This happened to me last year !!
Finally later in the day it got warm enough to sit outside. Jamie scored big time in finding some wood just down the road and I immediately put it to good use making a little fire for us to enjoy.
It turned out to be a beautiful night and we were able to sit outside until almost 9:00PM.
P.S. I probably bought more gizmos and gadgets that I’ve forgotten about !