Out of Propane again……..

But this time I think I really am out, it wasn’t the wind blowing out the pilot.

I’ll have to go to town to fill my propane. I took a cool shower this morning, that’s when I noticed, no hot water but the sun had heated the water, it wasn’t too cold and was a quite tolerable. I’ll go in next week, no rush because I have my cabinet doors down to refinish and reorganize my space and can’t travel without the doors back up, what a mess that would make driving down the road.

Becca said something the other day about the friendly-ness of the people in RV parks. She asked, where, in what community can you stop by and call out ‘Hey there, where have you been, how are you’ through an open door and get a friendly response.?

Not in an apartment, not at a home, where else? I think in part it maybe the fact that we live as much outside, as inside our RV and the respect given to each other. We can usually assume that if the door is open it’s okay to say hello especially if contact has been made prior in a friendly way. I have not come across a single rude person here and while I am not the most friendly person in the park, I value the these relationships and confident that I can stop to say hello, . if the door is open.

My car stopped making that noise I’ve mentioned. Don’t know why, nothing has been done to it, should I just be glad or try to find the answer?

A mechanic once said to me, “Kathy, in the human body sometimes the body takes care of itself and heals, that’s not what happens in your car it just gets worse.”

Words to reflect on, or words to ignore? We’ll see what happens next. Really the car drives just fine and the noise is gone… for now.

Tomorrow there is a guitar concert in a near by Hillburo I want to check out. I saw it in the 4 page Sierra County Sentinel newspaper I picked up the other day. (I miss holding the newspaper paper in my hands though I am up to date with online news). Not sure how often it is published, I think just monthly. Local, school and community news calendar.

I’ve checked on line and see it is 25 miles distant and tickets are just $5 .

A little culture can’t hurt.

Thanks Frank!

It’s getting really hot but hasn’t been windy for the past 3 days and Frank came by today to add 2 more coats of rubber to my RV roof. He says it looks fine and should be good for another two years, that is how often you need to refresh your RV roof. He’s a good guy after all.

I thank Frank for another reason, he is teaching me about pot. I’d tried pot a few times with no effect at all until a few months ago when with my friend Robert I had a most disagreeable reaction. I think it was the third puff I took that changed my opinion about pot. It really did have an effect but not one I would want to repeat. I felt I could not control my legs, very unsteady everything shifted in front of me and I was not in control, scary feeling for a woman used to being in control at least of herself.

I’m told that this can happen with newbies especially if you are not in a controlled situation and we were not, we were out walking by the lake. It was a unsteady scary walk back to my RV but it passed in 15-20 minutes and I was fine.

So why would I pursue this?

I have reasons.

I am hopeful that if I could manage to use pot instead of my IC medications I could stop at least two medications I have to take to keep the interstitial cystitis at bay. I doubt it would heal my sick bladder but maybe control pain because the medications I have to take don’t heal the bladder either and only help to prevent pain some of the time, but one med raises my heart rate so I have to take a pill to slow it down. I could be pain /medication free. If pot would do that for me it would be all good.

Yes, I could get medical pot probably, I don’t know what is involved to get it or how much it costs and yes it is still illegal in NM but won’t be much longer (I’m told). It doesn’t seem to be a big problem to get it, I’ve been referred to a source I’m going to check out. I don’t think anyone really cares whether you smoke it or not. I’d rather not smoke it but need to learn what are the options. I will continue to research, thanks Frank.

Has anyone Else not gotten their Tax Refund Yet?

Or is it just me? It’s not that much but I was looking forward to it, filed in March y nada.! Should I call someone? IRS2Go says it’s ‘being processed’. And reminds me that it is updated only once daily.

Anyone know why we have a chin? Interesting article I read but no one seems to know why, what are they useful for and how silly we would look without at least one and the second pseudo chin is never referred to but what about that one? Usually reserved for us mature folk. Don’t look down, ever.

The wind has been so strong for the past few days that I have not taken my car in to check what is making that awful noise, I’m afraid to drive it in such gusty wind, so I’ve been painting on this canvas paper that I may sew together to use as wall paper in my studio. I have 10 pages of 16×20 canvas sheets full of flowers and other stuff. The studio will be unfinished on the inside until I figure out what to do so hanging stuff on the walls seems like a plan to get started. Can you tell I’m excited to get started? It’s too dark now to take photos to show you what I’ve spent the past three days housebound painting. Just fun stuff.

Outside all my stuff is flat on the ground from the wind but my flower seeds are growing and I should have a nice crop of flowers soon if the wind doesn’t destroy them before they sprout a few more leaves. I’m wondering if this is what to expect here in NM, is it always so windy, is this a regular seasonal thing? I guess we are fortunate not to share worst weather events taking place across the states, floods, tornadoes, fires.snow, I think this is a good place to be considering all that. I’ll try not to complain about wind.