I was in Quartzsite for almost FOUR weeks. By far the longest time I’ve stayed there – and of course we all know it wasn’t by choice.
Finally, a few days ago, I left Quartzsite and am now back in Yuma. I feel like I’m back in the world. LOL I could have left much early than that as I felt quite confident and safe that my recovery was such that I had no fears of going solo again.
Some of the Gang hanging out having their morning coffee.
But I took the extra few days to get a few things done and to make sure everything was working as it should with respect to my solar/battery upgrades. I am pleased to say it is and I’m sure I’ll be able to get several days of non-sunny weather (when I head North) out of this battery bank.
I also got this Motion Sensor Light to put over the front door and I’m loving it. It comes with a 200W LED Bulb which alone is around $20 – $25 – so well worth the price.
I started to install it and carefully removed the old fixture and all the goop around it. Despite being very careful look how part of the paint came off !! GRRRR Not worried though because the new fixture is much larger and covers it. Otherwise I’d really be PISSED !!
The existing wiring confused me a little and TERRY came to rescue and had it done in no time.
I also wanted Lee to go over a few things with me re the numbers I should be seeing now. All is in order. He also tested my ‘Phantom Draw’ and at 1.5 AMPS he said that was a little high but not bad. There was absolutely nothing left on so we couldn’t figure out why it was a little high.
Never did get to ride with Mike and Julie but they finally got their bikes out. They are staying in Q for another couple of weeks so I’m sure they will get some great riding in !
What was left of the Group went out for Dinner the evening before Terry and Jeri were pulling out. The place was busy so we sat outside while we were waiting for our table. Not too shabby that you can sit outside in the gorgeous Arizona sunshine at 5 o’clock in the evening in early February !!
Jeri and Terry pulled out – carefully as this was the first time they were towing that particular vehicle. Wisely, they did a few loops around first. The picture is poor because I took it from inside though my dirty window !
Now that I’m back in Yuma I have a number of things to catch up on. Bennie is desperate for a grooming – as am I.
The weather here is picture perfect with the daytime highs being in the High 70’s to Low 80’s. I haven’t even needed the heat on at night so far.
Oh, And I’m not even going to talk about how much I’m EATING !! Lots and lots and lots of desserts ! I’ll be in competition with the Goodyear Blimp if this doesn’t stop soon. Appears that if my mouth cannot have nicotine it wants sweets !! LOL