Monday, February 18, 2013

WHAT HAVE I BEEN UP TO ?

Not much I can tell you that.  Had to search the old brain and my pictures to see what I could come up with for a post.  Resting, EATING, reading, EATING, laundry, EATING, groceries, EATING and walking (LOTS).  Yup, The exciting life of a full-time RV’er.

But I did get my bedroom door fixed ! It had come off its track and there was no way I could figure out how to get it back on.

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You get TWO PAT’S at something and they were NOT giving up !!  Lots of grunting and groaning and many tools taken out.  You will notice Bennie right there front and centre helping as always !

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Turns out it was a combination of TWO problems.  The part that came of the track had rolled way back into the ‘pocket’ part and not reachable until the door was completely taken out.  The second part was the other ‘track part’ was wedged into the channel thingie such that hammering was involved in order to get it out.  Nope they were NOT giving up.  I said many times I’d have put a saw to it !!  And the damn thing would have gotten ‘da flick right out the window !! LOL

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There was nothing much Rita or I could do but sit back and watch.

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One day a knock comes to the door.  Who are these strangers ??  They quickly introduced themselves as Chris and Frank and told me they have been following my Blog for years but have never commented.  They knew I was at the VFW and wanted to meet me.

What a lovely couple they are and I hope to see them again.  They are from Kamloops, B.C.

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Another rig at the VFW.  I am always intrigued with the different rigs people travel in.  One thing about this one is that he has MAJOR solar power !  I saw several panels on the roof and he even had two portable ones outside.

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Another day I decided to go for a run to check out some possibilities for my next ‘home’.  Stopped at a Rest Stop off the I-8 for lunch and quickly realized that I had forgotten to take Bennie’s leash with me.  I always have several bungee cords in the saddle bags but as you can see they didn’t work so good.  Good thing he was more interested in my lunch so he didn’t move.

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I had heard that lots of rigs park at the Quechan Casino (hereafter to be simply called the Q Casino) so I stopped by there to check it out.  WOW !  There had to have been hundreds of RV’s there !!

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I spoke with someone sitting outside and was told it is FREE (we like free), stay as long as you want etc. etc..

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I also wanted to check out another 14 day limit BLM place behind Pilot Knob.  I knew there was one down Sidewinder Road but was told there was also another one.  It was about two miles down a gravel/sandy road (try to avoid those with the bikes) but it was doable.

My 14 day limit was up at the VFW yesterday and I was ready to move anyway.  I’ve never liked the VFW very much but it is convenient.  This time I didn’t mind it so much.  I found most people had solar (hence no generator use) and even those that didn’t have solar were very considerate with their generator use.  An hour or so in the morning and then at night.

Well I moved just in the nick of time !  Someone pulled in on Saturday and the generator (one of those awful really LOUD ones) was on the entire day and right up until 10 o’clock at night – that’s the time they are not allowed to be run.  The following day same thing.

Now I’m getting settled into a new spot.  You’ll just have to wait for my next post to see where I am.

9 comments:

  1. Isn't it wonderful to have friends to help out. Many talented, determined folks out there. Sounds like you are feeling better and that's really good news.

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  2. I think that Freddy and Delcie are at Pilot Knob. The road behind the resort is easier to ride than the one in front.

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  3. Free is good! Can't wait to see photos of the new homestead.

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  4. Sounds like yer also feeling better.....I know about not having Bennie's leash and having to use bungie cords(in NP last summer)LOL!! Take care and ride safe!!

    HB

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    1. Ha Ha I had forgotten about that. But it wasn't in NP, it was when we rode up to Port Dover !

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    2. You are sooo right, now I remember!! That was a fun day with my buddies as well. Take care.
      HB

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  5. You are looking great! I am sure glad that Bennie was there to help. He always make sure things are done right. If this wind will stop we will be off to California.

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  6. Way to go! Eating and resting is good after having been down for counting. Build up your strength!
    Hope you find a good spot without that special NOISE. A few days ago we had a 5-wheel around with a noisy generator. Luckily they left again after 3 days.
    And good that you found help for your door!
    Isn't it amazing how many great folks there are among these RV'ers! If life in general could be like that. The world would be a better place :))

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