More yard sale stuff. Newsletter work. Gizmo eye drops.

I spent some time this morning getting out some more items for our yard sale tables. These latest ones included the Iris home automation kit I bought but never used, a Schlage remote operation deadlock I tried but did not use, and a 36-volt battery saver unit for golf carts. I bought the latter when we still had a 36-volt golf cart but we soon after bought a 48-volt golf cart so did not need it. Those three items are being offered at great discounts from their price new. I had two customers today and brought in another $4. Continue reading More yard sale stuff. Newsletter work. Gizmo eye drops.

Look back: Newfoundland. Motorhome cleaning. Interview. Delicious supper.

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Humber Arm on the west coast of Newfoundland. This is where the Humber River joins the Bay of Islands.

[Note: Occasionally I will introduce photos from the past showing places we have been.] On August 22, 2011 Elaine and I (and Kerby) were traveling on the island of Newfoundland in Canada in our motorhome and visited the area of Humber Arm, where I took this photo. The Humber River is a major fresh water stream on Newfoundland’s west coast and this arm or bay contains mainly fresh water from the inflows of the Humber. We stopped and walked the stony beach you see in the photo and enjoyed looking at the many boats anchored there. The Bay of Islands and the Atlantic Ocean lie beyond the point in this photo. Continue reading Look back: Newfoundland. Motorhome cleaning. Interview. Delicious supper.

Landscaping edgers. FCOC rally dinner.

A trip to Lowe’s this morning yielded some concrete edging blocks for our front yard and some paint to use to make them fit in with our house. We bought 24 of them and I started painting them, six at a time. I got half of them done and will finish the rest tomorrow. Next week, we will hire Andy to install them along the sidewalk out front; they will help to keep the gravel and rocks from wandering onto the sidewalk as well as to dress up our front yard. I won’t show them to you until they are installed, though, to keep the scheme a mystery. Continue reading Landscaping edgers. FCOC rally dinner.

Ad sales. Newsletter out. FMCA.

Cheryl Ringer stopped us in our golf cart this afternoon to tell me she had just come from 3A Automotive Service on Hatcher, where she had some work done. Cheryl talked with the manager about advertising in our newsletter and he seemed positive, so I followed up this afternoon. I left him a copy of the February issue so he could see what it looks like and it sounds like he would be interested in advertising. Way to go, Cheryl! Continue reading Ad sales. Newsletter out. FMCA.

20 degree difference. Back in Phoenix.

Yes, we experienced an environmental shift today! We’ve spent the last week and a half in Wyoming and Utah, and experienced a great difference in temperature and weather from what we would have had in Phoenix. You’ve seen me write about rain, snow, mud, freezing weather, and wind over that time. And yes, we did have some good weather during that period. The last couple of days we’ve seen high temperatures in the mid-70s, which has been very comfortable. Today we returned to Phoenix and temperatures in the mid-90s. We enjoyed that and took advantage of it by going to the pool  this afternoon. Continue reading 20 degree difference. Back in Phoenix.

Cocos is so-so. In Flagstaff AZ.

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Big storm over San Francisco Peaks on our approach to Flagstaff from the north

We had a good travel day today, with cloudy but good weather almost all the way to Flagstaff. As we approached Flagstaff on US 89 we could see heavy dark clouds over the San Francisco Peaks, and I thought I saw a couple of flashes of lightning. But there was no rain until we got close to Flagstaff, and only a very light rain as we turned in to J&H RV Park just outside Flagstaff. But as I was hooking up at the site I got some rain on me for a while; it went away as soon as I was done! We have been at J&H before and liked it, but have gone elsewhere because of the cost and because some spaces are not satellite-friendly. But it was all I could find and we were lucky to get a satellite-friendly space this time. We’re only here for one night. Continue reading Cocos is so-so. In Flagstaff AZ.

In Beaver UT. Still no web site.

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Looking down Echo Canyon along I-80, coming from the rest stop

We headed out of Rock Springs WY this morning around 9:00, starting on our way back to Phoenix. We took I-80 west to Kimball Jct, then got off on US 40 to go to Heber City. We stopped there beside the road to have our lunch, then headed on further and onto US 187. We should have gone further, for there are some nice scenic spots along Deer Creek Reservoir where we could have pulled off for lunch. Maybe next time, if we can remember. Continuing on, we got on I-15 in Orem and continued south to Beaver. All told, the trip today was great. Great weather, smooth sailing, made good time. We will head south from Beaver tomorrow. Continue reading In Beaver UT. Still no web site.

Server problems. Jo Behrman. Shane. Shauna and Casey.

The last 24 hours has been very frustrating! Right after I finished writing and publishing my entry last night a problem developed at the web server and my web site has not been available. That means that that even though there was a post to Facebook, people could not reach the story. I made a chat session with Arvixe tech support last night; that tech could not solve the problem and bounced it up the line to a higher level. But no response. Two more sessions with tech support today and still no resolution, though the last one did more testing and made the priority high when he bounced it up the line. I am writing this tonight using the server on my local laptop; this works fine and I will find a way to be able to post these stories for access until the problem gets fixed. Continue reading Server problems. Jo Behrman. Shane. Shauna and Casey.

Kyle, Ashley, Brycen. Less wind. Mud again. Slowwwww.

Elaine, Brycen, and Gizmo

Kyle, Ashley, and their baby Brycen came over for a visit this evening. Kyle is our grandson; Shane’s son. We brought with us a box containing a bunch of albums of old family photos from Elaine’s side. Kyle had said he wanted to have them and go through them, so Elaine had several months ago gone through them all and marked as many as she could that were not marked showing the names of the people in the photos. Kyle is interested in family history, so he is a good one to keep those photos. Tonight he and Elaine went through the albums and Elaine (and I to some extent) helped him learn who the people were that he did not know. This will be fun for him. Continue reading Kyle, Ashley, Brycen. Less wind. Mud again. Slowwwww.

At Rock Springs KOA.

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OurHous on site 67, with White Mountain in background. An early “RV” in the foreground.

We are back at one of our frequent stops – the Rock Springs-Green River KOA– in Rock Springs WY. This is the city from which Elaine and I moved to Phoenix in 2000. We have family here: Elaine’s sister, Jo Behrman; son Shane Ogden and his wife, Johnna; son John Ogden; and daughter Shauna Ogden Dockter and her husband Casey. So we come back often to visit with family. But this area was Elaine’s home for almost all of her life from around age 6 to 2000, and I lived here from around 1979 through 2000 except for when we lived in Lewiston ME from around 1986-1990. We will be here for a week. Continue reading At Rock Springs KOA.