Are those geese I hear honking?
This entry is for Tuesday, September 13th. It’s one in a series of entries posted late due to no internet connection on my Verizon wireless card.
I get out of bed and look through the screen door. Yes, geese! Mist is rising from the lake. I sneak outside. The sun is about to appear behind the mountain peaks to the east, and a full moon is poised above the peaks to the west. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before!
I fry up a pair of eggs in my cast iron skillet.
I decide today is a good day to go to Angel Fire and get some things done, instead of running off to another campground. First we go to the laundromat. Unfortunately it’s the only one in town which means the dryers are set so they don’t get very hot. Also for a quarter you get eight minutes, with the last two minutes for “cool down.” I don’t want cool down, I want my laundry dry and hot! After adding several quarters, my patience runs out and we leave with a basket of damp laundry. Oh well.
Next I go to the library for internet.
I find out that I have another document that I have to print and fax in order for the registration to be completed on the Casita. I try to find out what my next payment on my credit card should be, but in order to establish online account information, you need to receive a phone call. Which I can’t do. Oh, rats.
I can hear the crew wailing!
They sure do know how to wail. Their wailing goes through the PTV and through two entry doors of the library. After making blog entries and writing emails, I hurry out to the PTV. The crew is not happy. Bridget looks like she’s about to faint, and Spike starts chastising me with angry barks. Okay, guys. Enough already!
Because this is a tourist town, the supermarket is in disguise.
The exterior looks like a hunting lodge. I never would have found it if I hadn’t asked the librarian. It’s undergoing extensive remodeling and is a total mess. However, I’m able to find the most important items, so I’m happy.
Shall I leave tomorrow?
It’s supposed to be really cold and rainy. I can’t decide. I’ll let tomorrow give me the answer.
Sue & Crew,
That’s a great looking campsite! If it’s not overcast wherever you are tonight (Thursday), look for Jupiter close to the waning gibbous moon shortly after moonrise. Should be a beautiful sight. Especially with minimal light pollution.
BTW, do you take requests? I would love to hear your assessment of the Casita now that you’ve had (a little) time to experience living in it.
I am very happy with my Casita. I don’t have any big complaints. The kitchen faucet spout is too low. It needs to be the high kind so you can pour water into a glass or pan when the sink cover is in place. The only other thing is the anti-slip tape on the shower floor is coming up. I’ll have to take all the strips up and remove the adhesive . . . someday.
I LOVE the refrigerator. It cools well and it automatically changes from ac to dc to gas, depending on your hook-up. I LOVE the lights (12v). They’re everywhere. So when you need light in an area, you only have to turn on one light because it’s positioned right where you need it. The a/c cools fast and is quiet. The heatstrip makes it cozy in no time at all. The white fiberglass counter and sink area is easy to keep clean and shiny. I’m comfortable on the bed using the cushions, although someday I’ll probably have to invest in a mattress. The Fantastic fan is fantastic. You can turn a dial to direct it to make the room cooler or warmer. The shower works great. I could go on and on . . . I LOVE my Casita! Plus it’s cute.
Definitely cute! I never tire of your photos of the Casita and the PTV! I think I’ll call the factory next week and ask that they omit the non-slip strips. I’ve never liked those things. I’ll be having the high-rise faucet installed at the Brazos Bend New Years gathering shortly after I pick up. (Larry Gamble from Little House Customs does this mod, which I’m sure you know).
Thanks for the assessment. I’m so glad you are pleased with your home!!!
Cold and rainy sounds like a great day to snuggle in and relax with a good book. You’ll be surprised how much heating water for tea will warm up the Casita. It will be interesting to find out what you did.
Heating tea and frying eggs is all it took on a damp, cold morning with no electric!
I really enjoy reading about your daily adventures. Before I retired a couple of years ago, I was a JH principal. I just told my wife that you remind me of one of my favorite teachers. Btw, we are also full-time rvers traveling with a dog and a cat. You might want to check out Ghost Ranch near the Rihana reservoir since you are in the area. You can camP at the ranch or at the nearby corps of engineers campground. Let tomorrow decide :-).
Thanks for the compliment. It’s always a pleasure to hear someone enjoys reading my blog. I’m curious about how long you’ve been fulltiming and what your rig is. I appreciate you writing here.
We have been fulltiming for almost 3 years. We have a 35 foot gas motor home – a Newmar Mountainaire, and pull a Toyota Matrix behind. We park it in south TX every winter and travel the rest of the year. We also write a blog – travelwithwhippets.blogspot.com
Thanks for responding, Roger. I’m going to look at your blog to see why you go to south TX in the winter . . . I’m guessing family.
You are set up very nicely for fulltiming.
You seem to be doing just fine with out hook ups.
I love rain and fog as long as it doesn’t last to long.
Can’t wait to see where you park next.
Skype might be the answer for you. You can get a phone number from them that you would answer and get messages from on your computer. You can talk, for free, computer to computer anywhere in the world. You can call phones anywhere in the states for I think something like $30 a year. I don’t know what they charge for a phone number but just google them to get all the info. We just talked to our son in Mumbai, India for 30 minutes for free. It’s a great service.