That’s right – NUTTIN’ NUTTIN’ NUTTIN’ !!!
Just been laying low.
I’ve been back in the Yuma area now for almost two weeks. It took several days for me to get ‘settled’ as I had many errands/chores to do.
First up was Bennie as he was pretty desperate for a grooming. He was one little Dirty Desert Dog !
And he came out all sparkly and clean and WHITE again – for a short time. LOL
While I was at Petsmart I got him a new collar……yes, to add to the dozen or so collars he already has. Pretty spiffy huh.
This one lights up in the dark which is good for when I go out with him at night.
Oh, My tired little guy.
The weather has been pretty much picture perfect and Bennie and I go for a couple of short walks each day.
Bennie makes friends wherever he goes.
We did have two days with very strong winds. My awning is secured with the sun screen which is nailed into the ground.
So when it’s windy I don’t have to worry about the awning flying over on the roof. Yes, That did happen to me once before. But the winds were very strong and the noise from the awning kept me awake the first night.
So the next day I decided to put the awning back in. Again, once before I had tried this however with the wind gusts I couldn’t do it myself and got myself into quite a situation hanging onto the awning strap for dear life looking around for help !!
So this time I got smart and didn’t even attempt to start it until I could find someone to help me. I saw a guy just behind me so I went to ask him if he would help me. No problem of course as fellow RV’ers are just the best sort of Folks.
When he came over to my rig I said something or other and he said “Yes, I know, I follow your Blog.” HUH ?? And then he went on to say “As a matter of fact, I was your neighbour across the water from you the whole Summer.”
Well you could have knocked me over with a feather. My jaw dropped. Who is this perfect stranger ? He sure didn’t look familiar ?
Well it turns out it’s WANDERIN WILLY, who unfortunately doesn’t Blog anymore. He saw me pull in and recognized my rig and Bennie but didn’t want to drop by as he felt he would be disturbing me.
You know it’s windy when your tire covers look like they are painted on.
He said he knew I kinda like to keep to myself, which is somewhat true, but I certainly would not have minded him (or anyone) dropping by for a visit.
Anyway, We had a short and very nice chat and I hope to chat with him again.
JIM & SANDIE arrived a few days ago but are not in the same area as I am. So I’ve only had one brief visit with them. The road to where they are parked has long stretches of sand and I nearly dropped the bike several times the one time I did ride down there to visit.
I also went to the Casino one evening with TOM & DIANNE for dinner. That was really nice getting to know these great Folks better.
Just hanging out on my ‘back patio’ reading.
With the winds I got my first opportunity to put PAUL'S tip into action. And WOW, what a difference it makes. The awning topper is protected from tearing and no more awful noise from it flapping around.
I plan to make that as a regular part of my set-up routine in future. You’re bound to get winds here in this area at some point.