Wednesday, January 27, 2021
So the day started out quite nicely. We got up to sunshine and blue skies and even though the temperature was a little chilly at 39 degrees, seriously no complaints. We know what real cold is. Even though there were things we want to get done today there was no big rush. We enjoyed our coffee and an early lunch our goal was to pull out around 1 o'clock to go take care of dumping the black tanks and fill our fresh water tank. In between we started to get things ready for a move. Even though it is a short one I still like to get things off of shelves and stored especially when Tom is in here alone. When I am along I can at least get up and catch things...😊
We discussed the "plan" while enjoying our morning coffee. Once Tom was on his way I would take a ride out to see if either of the two spots we wanted to move to were available. If the spot we really wanted to park in was open I would just park put out our chairs and wait for him to return. The back up plan, if this did not work out, involved me taking a ride to check out a couple of more places we had talked about and once Tom was done having his fun at LaPosa South he would just park and wait to hear from me. All sounds pretty cut and dry does it not?
With everything done Tom started the engine and hit the button to retract the leveling jacks. Nothing and I mean nothing happened. So he started the troubleshooting, checking the fuse etc...there is a list. Nothing worked so then he started making phone calls to get some help from someone who hopefully could fix our problem. One guy would not come out to BLM land, another does not work on hydraulic jacks, another's machine said leave a message but also said he was backed up a week with jobs. By then it was getting late and we did need water so Tom headed in to get that. Tomorrow he will make a couple more phone calls including one to hopefully find someone to come out and pump out our black tank. So that is the short version of today's fun.
One nice thing in all of this our neighbor came over to see if there was anything he could do to help. Then later stopped back to see how things were going. A nice gentleman who as he left turned and said, if there is anything I can do just ask. Living this lifestyle as any of you who have read this blog for a while know was our retirement dream. One of the best but unexpected things about this lifestyle has been the wonderful people we have met along the way. Some have become what we hope will be lifelong friends. Others like this gentleman have just come in our lives for a moment but all have reaffirmed how many truly wonderful people there are in this world.
So no pictures were taken all day then around 5 o'clock I decided to take a short walk and the pictures below are from that walk. Just some fun pictures from around our site.
Taken with the Photo Illustration Effect on my camera.
Sometimes using the Photo Illustration Effect is a fail.
Today I did like this one and the one above.
As I sat this evening watching the sun set I looked across at
this Saguaro standing tall looking at the same sunset.
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