Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020
We hope all of you have a great 2021.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
To a greater or lesser degree this pretty much is how this year has been for me, well everyone.
Be safe on this New Year’s Eve. Beans and I will be.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Quartzsite is in La Paz county Arizona. La Paz county has 1341 reported cases of the coronavirus with a total of 33 deaths. This among other reasons is why I like where I am for this winter.
Here’s my story from yesterday’s shopping trip into town. I am in Family Dollar with my bandana well in place. There is about one out of four shoppers not wearing a mask. It made me wonder was there a sign on the door ‘Mask Required’? I forgot to look but will next time I go. Every place has a sign so there must be. Family Dollar just doesn’t have the enforcers as does say a Walmart. So one of the spreaders is this overweight white trash woman in her late 30’s or 40’s covered in tattoos all over her exposed arms and chest. She is wearing a stretched out black tank top so I see more than I ever wanted to see. About the third encounter with her going up and down the aisles she coughs, snorts and sniffles then remarks to her friend “I think I might have the flu.” I am more concerned about catching someone’s cold or flu bug than the coronavirus. I don’t mind wearing my bandana for that reason. They walk among us.
Outside on the bulletin board I saw this, the second thing I wish I hadn’t seen.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
This gentleman is like many who come to Quartzsite each year. They rent a space and set up shop selling whatever they have to sell. His patch of desert dirt is close to a main intersection of traffic as far as Quartzsite goes. He paid $2000 for this spot which is good for the entire season of Sept. 15 through April 15. If you look at it as rent, well $2000 for seven months is a good deal. He has electrical hook-ups with that price. He was screwing down his display cases to the table when I was there browsing through his
junk merchandise. He told me that last year someone walked off with an entire display case. I said that I couldn’t imagine someone bold enough to do that in broad daylight but he said they came in at night. Well I wouldn’t mess with him day or night for he was packing a gun on his hip.
Now this woman has a great idea for making some money. Bless her heart for I don’t even like to shop for myself. And then to consider giving her a list of things to pick up for me at Walmart, geez I have a hard enough time deciding what to get when I am there how on earth can I tell someone else?
Saturday, December 26, 2020
The white cord is sixteen feet so long and we use that in the forests where it shows up well against the ground. The blue cord is a fish stringer I found long ago. It is braided nylon cord, about ten feet long and doesn’t collect stickers or thorns so is it used in the desert. Beans pays the bell no mind as it tinkles along behind her as she hunts. No, I wouldn’t just put a bell on her harness. Would you want that noise around your neck so close to your supersensitive ears?
Friday, December 25, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
It is not uncommon for me to have three books going at once: the kindle app on my iPad, the kindle itself and a hardcopy book. I picked this up at a used paperback book store near the house while I was incapacitated the last two months. It is a big book as you can see and would keep me entertained for a long time I thought. Well unlike other Stephen King books I have read this one took me awhile to really get into, like page 481 of 1131. Also, when I began the book I discovered page 25/26 had been ripped out! Boy was I miffed! Who rips out a page from a book?
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Monday, December 21, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
While we were away they built a ramp alongside the new trash dumpsters. That was nice of them. This will make it easier for me to see what kind of treasures lie within.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
It was a long day with a few construction delays but we finally made it out of California, across the Colorado River and into Arizona at Parker. I ate a early dinner then did an extensive shop at Walmart. Next was to fill the propane tank and then fill up The Little House on the Highway. By then it was almost dark. Quartzsite is about 25 or so miles south but I was tired (Walmart will do that to you) and going any further can wait another day. Besides, it is a narrow two lane highway scary enough in the daylight and I don’t need that kind of excitement just now anyway. I have had enough adventure for awhile. When we arrive I will fill up with water, select a place to call “home” and we shall be set until next year.