Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022
This guy moved in nearby three days ago. No generator so that was good. But occasionally I could hear his radio music. Yesterday I had had enough. His loud talking on the phone made my mind up.
So we moved back over near where we were before.
Like what else do I have to do?
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Sunday was a good day (well they all are usually). I decided to clean house. I take out all seven rugs, shake and sweep them. Then I sweep the linoleum floor. I swear I collected an entire cat-full of dirt. Then I wipe the floor with moist sanitizer household wipes and put it all back together.
Nice to have a clean home.
Beans started out her day sunbathing in the morning sun. She is real good about hanging around while I have the door open cleaning. She’ll go in and out numerous times during cleaning.
School bus conversions are not all that unusual to see out here. They come in all sizes. This one appears to have once been a touring bus which is a bit different. I personally would not one. They most likely do not get great fuel mileage. I’d imagine upkeep and maintenance could be slightly costly. Parts too not all that available. I don’t really know. The other thing is the places we go and stay a large bus would prevent us from doing so. Wide open places like the desert is not a problem. Many RV parks do not allow them. Well I wouldn’t want to stay in an RV park anyway. Now if this was your permanent home as many are staying here for six months in the winter and moving up north to some property you might have in say Montana for the rest of the year then a bus makes a lot of sense. That is a whole array of solar panels above the roof.
Friday, January 14, 2022
“Come on Beans, lets go home.”
At the RV I turn around and see she’s still back there sitting down now.
“Beans, come on. Beans! Come home. That’s it, just sit there and ignore me. Beans! Come! Want some treats? Treats! Come on Beans, please. Yeah, just look around like you don’t hear me.”
Finally tired of playing this game I get up and walk on out there. Halfway there she gets up and high-tails it past me running back to the RV and jumping up inside.
Ha ha Dad! Made you get up! Ha, ha, ha.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Yesterday morning was very pleasant, nice temperature with no wind.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
I went to Family Dollar yesterday to get some kitty litter. A not too bad of a line to stand in, around a half a dozen or so. While waiting my turn I looked around. Right there behind me is this mask-wearing, multi-vaccinated woman standing right up my butt ignoring the social distancing markers on the linoleum floor beneath her feet. Thankfully I had my backpack on or she would have been even closer.
I could have given her a snarky remark, coughed in her face or something but being a non-confrontational person I did nothing. Actually I didn’t realize she was giving me the full court press until I was at the checkout so it was just a matter of paying for my cat sand and getting out of there. Had I been aware earlier I most likely would have switched on my sarcasm button.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022
I was going to leave replies to a couple comments on the Good Boy Zeekie post then decided to make a complete post on the subject.
It was October 2016 and I was preparing to leave for the desert for the winter. I felt it would be Sinbad’s last adventure with me. One evening he was sitting next to me in my chair as he always did while I read. He jumped down, went over under my desk and laid down. He never went over there. I went to lay next to him. Two hours later he passed away peacefully.
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Sunday late morning I pushed myself to go grocery shop. No sense in putting off any longer something that had to be done eventually. I rode Gracie into the face of a cold breeze to town. When I returned home I discovered Mr. and Mrs. Generator had left while I was away! I could not believe our good fortune. The evening before while reading I could hear loud music coming from their way. I was contemplating a criminal act, possibly a felony.
I am always amazed as to how much I can carry on the little bike. I am careful to not buy more than I can pack. I thought this time I may have exceeded the limit but I made it. The green canvas backpack I picked up at the flea market years ago. The guy wanted five dollars for it. I couldn’t pass that up although I already had a smaller backpack. This one has proved to be wonderful for packing in purchases while out on the Honda 90. It has White Mt. R.D. Inyo N.F. stenciled onto it. White Mountain is where the bristlecone pine forest is in the eastern Sierra mountains of California. I suspect it belonged the Forest Service although I don’t know what R. D. could mean.
The black and blue nylon bag is a compression stuff sack for backpacking. I picked it up from eBay back when I had these dreams and desires to do long distance backpacking. Well that never happened. I thought my investment was a waste. Now in this lifestyle and having the trail bike the bag has proved to be very useful for this very reason, packing the groceries home.
The camo bag on the side is where I store the stuff sack, bungi cords, water bottle and a few tools.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
I was awake before sunrise. Couldn’t go back to sleep. I gave up and got up. After a wash-up, coffee and bagel, and oh yes, feeding a cat, the sun began its show. I stepped outside for a photo.
The generator was already running.
Friday, January 7, 2022
Just the day before I make a post about how this is a wonderful neighborhood. I’ll probably jinx myself writing that. Sure enough. These people move in across the way the next day. Look just above the mirror on the bike and slightly to the left. First thing they do...start up a generator. Now you may think they are far enough away that it would not be an issue. Sound carries out here. If the wind is from that direction (and it was) the sound travels even farther.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Looking to the south, no one except that small white speck in the distance.
I apologize for not having anything more interesting to post. There is simply nothing going on. The weather is warming up. In fact Friday is supposed to top out at 72 (22.2c) degrees. Nice!
I have been putting in time each day doing the final edit for this year’s eBook. I hope to have it published in a couple of weeks. You will see it here first and as usual it will be FREE to download.
Meanwhile if there is any special requests as to something you would like to see or know about in our way of life, leave it in the comments and I will see what I can do.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Yesterday was not as chilly and the wind was just a breeze. A good time to get out and about. To make it meaningful and gathered up my unburnable trash and would drop it off at the dumpster.
I stopped twice on along the way to pick up a beer can. See it?
When I crawl out from bed the first thing I do is fire up Mr. Heater. No surprise there.
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Saturday night it went below the freezing point, down to 29 (-1.7c) degrees.
Here is how we combat the cold.
The screen door has some in place. The bottom portion is a recent addition this year.
If I shut the slide-out it seals off that gap enough that there will now be a ten degree difference between the inside and outside. There is a rubber seal all around yet shutting it tightly makes a lot of difference. So that Saturday morning it was 29 outside, 39 inside. That is the difference between life and death for me. Also, if I remember to do so, in a hard driving rain I will shut the slide-out. I have experienced wet carpet where the slide travels inside if I do not shut it.