First, thank you to everyone who had commented, ’shouted out’ and sent emails with good wishes for Stu and I. It is really appreciated and I made sure Stu read them as well.
Few miscellaneous ramblings & musings for today…..
Thought I’d pass along a great blog named “Tyler’s RV Tips” - written by Mark Polk’s son when he was six. It’s fun reading and oh so true…out of the mouths of babes.
On Sunday some blog reading friends, Mike & Janna, rode over from their home about 70 miles away to meet me. They arrived on a gorgeous Honda Shadow (hope I’m remembering that right) and after introductions we sat and chatted for over an hour. It’s always great to meet new friends, especially ones with so much in common. They hope one day to be able to travel with a toy hauler but settle for simpler travel now. Turns out we have mutual friends, Ellie & Jim and Doug & JoAnn, definitely a small world. They were all in the same park in Tucson last winter…Mike & Janna left before I arrived and visited though.
Speaking of small worlds, turns out the husband in the rig parked beside me was one of the folks that worked on my solar installation last February in Quartzite. In these photos, he’s the one in the plaid jacket working on my battery installation. He thought I looked familiar as did my rig. When he came in to pay for an additional night, the campground owner mentioned that his was the rig parked next to mine. When he went back he looked up and noticed the solar and it all clicked. We both got a good laugh out of that one!
We’ve had several wildfires in the area recently, one to the north of us was put out fairly quickly. A new one started two days ago close to Townsend, MT, about 50 or so miles from here. We could see the huge plumes of smoke over the ridge and have been keeping up to date with the news since the wind comes from that direction. We had a severe thunderstorm alert yesterday but all we got was wind…not a good thing. The temperature has dropped from 90 to the 70’s and we are due a rain tonight or tomorrow. Hoping it comes and helps the firefighters put out the wildfire.
Keeping busy in between work days by finishing up the boxes of stuff to be shipped to Maryland as well as what I will be giving to my daughter in Denver. I can’t leave anything liquid inside so there are a lot of open items (cleaning, laundry, etc.) and well as the contents of the pantry, refrigerator, freezer that will get passed to her. Since she’s setting up a new household post divorce, it will come in handy. She will also be the recipient of my car so I don’t have to worry about putting it on consignment. One less thing to worry about.
Last major item is 4 totes full of paperwork - receipts, instruction books, etc that I have to go through. I’m way behind in entering things into Quicken so once I’ve sorted & tossed what I don’t need, then will spend a couple of days getting Quicken caught up to date…just in time for a tax appointment. LOL! It never ends….
Till next time - keep on rollin’,