Did I tell you………

WOO HOO

Frank added electric power to my studio. So I have a fan, lights and even an outside light, it’s too hot to do more to it now my ac isn’t strong enough to combat the 100 degrees heat until I add interfacing……can’t find the right word….you know what I mean….

Anyway, he did a fine job, he had to dig a trench for the wiring in this heat. I’m pleased.

It’s quiet here, too hot to spend much time outside until late evening, then I sit out listening to music and have a glass of refreshing white, sometimes I’m joined, always welcome to come and exchange stories, listen to music.

A new addition to my “kitchen” it will be useful and doesn’t take up much space, I roll it down the aisle when I ‘m not cooking and sleep next to my veggies, I cover the drawers with a napkin to avoid fruit flies.  It works fine for me.

I’ve ordered some new Indian fabric to sew a  summer weight quilt/cover for my bed and curtains.  100% cotton .  I have a light cover that I’ll sandwich between two sides to fit my mattress.  It looks like it’ll go with the colors I have on the walls, 5 yards, I hope I have enough for curtains or pillows.  Becca laughed that I was already changing up things but what I have now will be used again when I tire of the new.  This keeps me busy and involved……..at least with myself.

Can’t seem to put the photos where they belong. !!!

Hail on Roof

OH, I have to tell you what happened yesterday! We had a fierce hail storm, and I think everyone in the park was thinking about my roof, or rather the leak in it. Frank got here just in time to seal the leak before it started raining and the hail falling. Thank Goodness because it would have been a disaster for me and GG, I would not soon forget. Frank will come back to do a more permanent fix and he will fix my air conditioner and power up my studio.
I hope.
Other park people here don’t have as much trust in him as I do, but I like talking with him, he’s an interesting old guy from Germany, (but not as old as I) he has 9 doberman dogs (puppies) is an electrician, and says that if he falls off my roof he will land on his feet as he did gymnastics in Germany and can still do his flips…..or whatever. Then I noticed he had a bottle of beer in his hand I wasn’t sure if he had it while up top but I wonder if pot is not his only habit.
Oh well!

Tomorrow morning I go to El Paso to pick up my car finally, that will take up the morning and then I want to take GG in town to fill my propane tank and learn how to set up the connectors to a separate propane tank as back up so I don’t have to move GG whenever I run out of propane. So today in preparation for the move I replaced the cabinet doors that I’d taken down in frustration when organizing my ‘pantry’ (so the doors wouldn’t fall on my head) putting them back up was harder than taking down but it needed to be done or everything would fall out whenever I turned a corner, …….I hope she starts, I haven’t started her up in quite a while.

I have a new acupuncture client, sciatica problem, I hope I can help him but he has had the problem a while, may take some time.

I haven’t done much with the studio yet, just moving stuff over there. The building protects my plants from the wind if I keep them behind it and that makes me happy so maybe they have a chance. I hope to see morning glories climbing up the wall and sunflowers and zinnias should be blooming soon if I can protect them from the wind.

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I’m feeling enthusiastic about the changes I’m making, I have lots of ideas in mind for both GG and my studio and excited to get on with it now

It will be good.

I got the call at 7:30am

I will be there in one hour!

OMG the building is finally here!

it’s huge and tall and I love it!

now to organize my stuff, I have messes everywhere but that’s okay I have all the time I need.

My photos aren’t uploading as they should and besides I’m beat, too much sun and wine combo today, we had to celebrate, right? So I’ll do better tomorrow as I get busy on the inside which will need insulation and drywall eventually so I can add AC and electric, poco a poco.

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.

OOPS I Forgot to Empty the GRAY WATER TANK

I used a lot of water yesterday while making dinner and cleaning up.

This morning my shower was full of brown water.

YIKES

I thought the worst of course, afraid it was not gray water that was floating my shower rug but looking closely and sniffing, I realized it was wash up dishes water and ran out to empty both tanks.

With a sign of relief, I see the water draining and the ring of oil from my pasta sauce and soap suds clarified it was from the gray water tank.

I didn’t know that would happen, did you? But of course it’s obvious to one who thinks, where else could it go? I don’t remember to empty my tanks daily, now I will, glad it wasn’t the black water tank.

I guess the same could happen, but up the toilet.

The Temperature is Rising………

Almost time to turn on the AC, though I still needed my electric blanket two nights ago, it was chilly.

It’s a beautiful Day in Caballo.

I couldn’t sleep all night, really, not a wink, got out of my bed reluctantly this morning blurry eyed and tired but I had to get hold of Frank, it’s a beautiful day, no rain nor wind, to do my bendito roof. He says he can’t do it until Thursday, weather says Thursday will be windy. Well see what happens tomorrow, will he come, he said he’d try.

Or will I be really PO’d?

I couldn’t sleep because I spent hours online looking at storage sheds at home depot. I have decided to get one and now I’m anxious to get it done, my massage chair looks pretty comfy. and I want it inside my little studio where I can play at being an artist and perform illegal Acupuncture ( for free of course).

I’m trying to help Becca start up a website, not that I have much more experience than she. I’ve been ‘trying’ to make websites for awhile now on many different sites with very little success but not really trying too much, maybe that’s the reason of little success, but what is success related to websites? I guess it would be how many people read you…..OTHER THAN family and friends. I love it when I see that someone has found me other than from FB, right here for example. Oh oh, Becca gave up, we’ll try again after a good cry.

I’m making a thank-you dinner for the guys (and wives) that helped me while I was gone and kept my flowers alive. I’m thinking spagetti and I’m making a meat sauce in my insta pot.. I really hope I don’t mess it up, I’m making it now. I have both hamburger and pork but could have used more tomatoes, I’m hoping the slow cooking will meld the favors. What a mess it is to cook in my tiny kitchenette. I should have taken pics, you would have laughed, but I’m getting it done. I have too much food here, I plan to cook I have what I need and then have a B&J sandwich with a glass of wine!……..what’s wrong with how I spelled spagetti?

Too Early to pack up my Electric Blanket and Heater?

I’m so happy to be back in NM and GG.  Visiting is nice, coming home is delicious.

It was chilly this morning but not so chilly that I used my heated blanket, or my heater.  Mid May I want to put away my warm clothes and every winter protection item and prepare for the summer heat that will present other concerns.

It’s still windy here but my Smart cart was great and we traveled 775 miles with no problems, she started  and went into drive easily as it should,  remember in Dallas it took a tow to the shop to find nothing wrong.  Just a smart car thing I suppose.  I drove right through with breaks for gas and arrived before it got dark which was my goal.  I didn’t pay attention to my milage because it doesn’t matter how good or bad it is to me, I’m still going.

Frank came by this morning, we are waiting for a good day to do my roof.Can’t be too windy or rain. Must be completed in the same day.  His vertigo seems to have gone away, good news.

My new faucet was installed, looks great, Thanks Dan

We still have plenty of updates to complete, poco a poco.

My plants survived thanks to Becca.  I want more plants, I want a morning glory to climb my RV, that would be so cool but the surface of GG is smooth so that might not happen.

 

 

 

I miss GG, my Gas Guzzling RV

I’ve been here a week, I’m going home tomorrow, I did good here, my sister is recovering and I think this is due to my interventions more than anything and that makes me happy, and if she does what I told her she will be 100% fine. ..

I need to see how things are going with my GG, while I’ve been gone. I know the roof isn’t done, apparently Frank is having problems with vertigo so getting up on my roof is not a good idea.

My new faucet has been installed and I’m told that I will love it.

My plants may or may not be thriving, at least one, probably the jade plant, has not survived. It was a bad time to leave them but when I get back I’m going to get working on my patio to make my out door room with plants and a comfortable reclining chair and an big umbrella for shade

I have a plan that maybe I shouldn’t tell you about and may be wrong thinking but I’ve decided to look at my finances in this way. I’m 76 in pretty good health don’t have anything that is going to kill me anytime soon but I am old, so I could go any time or stay another 10 years or even more! Yikes!

I’m going to buy whatever I need to be comfortable. I don’t mean to spend crazy, I don’t need lots of stuff…besides I have no space to put ‘stuff’. I will get what I need for comfort without worrying so much about the cost and will use my credit cards liberally. I used to pay my cards off each month and never paid interest on them but why should I do that now in my situation?. I could die with credit card debt. You know that when a person dies your primary debt is first, your credit card debt is the last thing to collect on and often is not collected at all. ( I googled this!) If that is so, should I care to always be up to date with my credit card bills, at my age? Besides I have insurance that can be used for this debt. when I’m gone.

My son questions my ethics.

What do you think about this?

I feel liberated!

Just kidding, I can and do pay for my comforts they are very simple, all I want are some planters to garden in, a shady space to sit comfortably, maybe a massage table or a low table to practice my acupuncture massage skills on friends in a comfortable space.

I’m not a big spender and am happy with where I am and what I have, but there a few changes I’m going to make as far as comfort goes,

I can’t wait to get started.