Monday, January 31, 2022
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
Sunday, January 23, 2022
A couple of months ago my only table knife went missing. I suspected it had slid off the counter then down the crack between the bed and the wall where it would be very hard to reach. The bed is bolted down and the things under the bed are packed in like Tetris pieces. And even if I were to move that stuff out of the way, reaching to the wall requires getting down on my back in the slightly narrower than myself space between the bed and cabinet, scooching over, getting my head under there, trying to see what I'm doing with just one eye and r-e-e-e-e-e-e-a-ch-i-n-g…
Well, I finally got tired of spreading things with the back of a spoon (even though it works better than expected) and did the unpacking part. Yup, there it was, up against the wall, out of easy reach. Then I had an idea. I got off the floor, found my potato masher and... yeah, that made reaching a little easier. I have my knife again.
Sometimes accomplishing stupid little things makes me feel like I totally have my act together.
Friday, January 21, 2022
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Sunday, January 9, 2022
There I was, on a hilltop south of Lake Havasu City, when an email arrived. Said email notified me I had a bit of business to deal with in Quartzsite.
Sigh. Best laid plans, et cetera, et cetera. So I drove back, did the thing that had to be done, then found a boondocking spot off Plomosa Road.
I had relocated to Lake Havasu City for cell service that wasn’t clogged by a few hundred thousand other people like me. I had also gone for a change of scenery. Now I was back and cell service was still unusable, except in the wee hours when sensible folks were asleep. I couldn’t stay there.
I flipped a coin this morning: heads = Lake Havasu; tails = Yuma; edges = somewhere else. I fumbled catching the coin and it bounced out of the van and into a tarantula hole. I decided I preferred Yuma, if only because I had just made the drive north (and back) a few hours before.
Now I’m back where the land and the bandwidth are much less crowded. Yeah, this is a good place. Especially after making a stop in Los Algodones for tacos.
Friday, January 7, 2022
I’m going to move from Quartzsite for the next five days. Running cheaprvliving.com requires a lot of online time, and the bandwidth is too clogged here. I expected that.
So maybe Shea Road near Parker, or one of the places just south of Lake Havasu City. I’ll be back for RTR. I’ve volunteered for traffic control.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Monday, January 3, 2022
Sunday, January 2, 2022
The package of dehydrated corn chowder mix looked really good. Just add potatoes, chicken broth and heavy cream. I could handle that.
But then I realized the portions called for in the instructions added up to more than my pot could hold. Even the leftovers would be too much for any of my containers. I would have to do some arithmetic to cut the size.
I could hear some former teacher chuckling smugly, “See, you will have to know how to convert ounces to cups, and decimals to fractions.”
I replied, “I have apps to do that for me, neener neener neener.” I had to guess on the dry mix, though. Better to add too much than too little. Thick soup is good.