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.

Thinking about my RV Roof…..

And I’m wondering  have I  been foolish to trust a man with my money and roof repair.   I’ve discovered that the man didn’t show up to do the work,   actually I still trust that he will get it done, maybe not on my timeline but on his.  He works for the owner of the park part time so I ‘m sure he’ll  come back,  I don’t think  he would lose his job for only $100,  He knows I’m gone and probably assumes he can do the work whenever before I return.  Though we did agree he would do it a certain day.  I asked another friend  to do some exterior work, that I wanted a make over, he just smiled and pointed out some areas of difficulty.   Seems like I’ve run into some people who only see difficulty where I see possibility.

The devilbladderbitch found me this morning and so I stayed home with my son instead of seeing my sister.  She looks good but shaky and weak from her experience in the hospital.  Tomorrow I’ll check in with her and maybe do some shopping.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2aba

 

I wrote the above a few days ago and since then my sisters problems have  became a huge headache, literally she tried all the usual things to relieve a headache without  effect, it was looking like another trip to the ER looking for a answer to this ongoing headache that didn’t let her sleep   rated on the pain scale a 9! But before deciding to go to the ER I wanted to try to see if needling her would help. With the combination of acupuncture (so glad I brought my needles) and deep myofascial release massage of her shoulders and scalp we brought the pain down to a 2-3. Tomorrow I’ll repeat the treatment and I think she will be fine.. So happy to use my skills!

“You know Mom , that car is not made to use on highways…..”

I just completed my long trip to Plano TX to see what I could do to help my sister after her rough bout in the hospital.  The car did fine but the wind  did make it a tiny bit shakey, I  held onto the wheel tight when the wind blew gusts  or when the 18 wheelers flew by.  It was fine until my google map app  stopped  giving me verbal directions in Ft Worth I got turned around for awhile.  No worries I just let my son know I was delayed and filled my gas tank just in case I had to wander  about before my directions  made sense.

I probably should have stopped to sleep so that I would not have to find my way in the dark but if I had not gotten turned around I would have arrived at 8 pm which I thought was a good time to arrive it not being dark until then.  I don’t like driving in the dark especailly when not familiar with where I’m going.  I think most old ladies would feel the same about it.  I left GG at home having her roof painted and possibly some work done on her exterior. I am trusting my new friends to not drive off with GG while I’m gone as they have the keys to everything I own.

I’ll take a different way back home, I didn’t like driving through parts of west TX because of the oil smells  and boring flat scenery and I don’t remember that being a problem when I left here, must have taken a different route then.

So I’m back in TX for a week or so staying with my son who asks “how long” and spending my days helping Shar who needs a super bland diet making a grocery list for Carl to buy bland groceries.

Shar has all the stuff I couldn’t take in GG so it’s fun to see my stuff without needing to pack it up, and chose a few things, some of my books, and my Panama Birds Mola (it will look great in the RV) and some fabric to play with. And  a few more books.

 

 

A Change of Priority

Today I was to take my RV into town for the roof repair as I mentioned before.  Roof repair takes priority over everything when you live in an RV and the expert that does the work is in high demand.  But this morning I got some news that demanded an even higher priority so when my battery was dead this morning,( my fault) to take it into town it seemed like a signal to stay put and I stopped  thinking about my roof.  We are a big family, I have 5 brothers and 2 sisters. when news of  emergency surgery on a sister was announced we all wanted to go help her.  Happily the problem was (hopefully) resolved via a scope so her down time will be much less and less painful for her.

Plus I found a local man who can do the roof right here where I’m parked..while I’m gone.Everyone here has been so helpful I almost think I should go and let them work on my RV while I’m gone whether she needs me or not! No, I’m going anyway just to see she is ok

I have a fridge full of good intentions, sweet potatoes, leeks ( I thought they were…….something else.) green beans, and cabbage & carrots.  I put them all in my instapot and made soup and used the hand blender to make a smooth stew that tastes really good,  so good that I put the coliflower and carrots in to make another soup, not sure how those vegetables mingle but I will eat it and feel very good hoping that the bladderbitch approves.

 

late note….no she did not approve, i think it was the leeks! damnation!

HAPPY EASTER from New Mexico

1WuXVzgCTn6RHOYGxBxwUw_thumb_28a3It’s late in the day to wish you Happy Easter, you probably  have been to  church or met up with the ‘easter bunny by now.  Do you have family traditions you follow?  Since leaving Panama we haven’t  celebrated holidays as we did.

I just came home from the group here in the rv park, they have a special meal to celebrate the holidays with a pot luck dinner.  I usually just bring wine.  Cooking is a challenge just for myself, much less able to prepare something special for the group.  Pretty lazy right, I just serve myself a small plate to compensate for my laziness.  It’s a nice group of people but even here there are hurt feelings between residents, I guess it’s like any small town, everybody knows everything about everyone’s coming and going’s     I find it best to mind my own business. Works for me being the loner I am now with few social graces…….I snuck out without even an adios, rude, but I did say I was sneeking out early to those at the door does that count?  No, I’ll apologize when I go to pay my rent.

Tomorrow morning I’ll go to Elephant Butte to have some work done on GG, a new coating for the roof and a few other minor concerns and help I need, at least I don’t need work on the propane as that problem is resolved. I’m having a problem filling my fresh water tank I saw somthing on utube about this and seems like an easy fix, I need to sanitize it and fill with water, the water just flows right back out as it’s filling, some sensor I guess and how the heck does one add bleach, with a syringe??  I want my new faucet installed, hope what I have works and a ledge  created for my painted Mexica pot to sit on. I’ll have to pack up everything again.

I may make a quick trip to north Texas,  I guess I’ll go in my smart car as I don’t have a trailer  to tow the car  behind the RV yet,   I didn’t expect to go anywhere so soon. I don’t remember wind being a concern in Tx but now I get weather updates for high winds in Plano, important info for either the RV or smart car. I can leave the RV here no problem.  Oh Oh I don’t have my new plates for the smart car, they are in Plano ‘TX, think I can take the plate off the RV for the trip? Or have them send here before I go anywhere. Yes I’ll get my son to send them to me now, what if something happened and I had the wrong plate, could be a problem!

ciao

Can I Resin in my RV?

I had some small panels to paint on and thought to see if the old resin I have is still good. So I painted some of my fanciful flowers on the panels

Resin is tricky, at least for me, needs the right temperature, not too cold and if too warm starts reacting to fast. My small space is tough to find a level place where I don’t need the space to move them until they dry in about 12 hours. I see bubbles. None are masterpieces to be sure but probably sell-able at the flee market for a couple $$ or $. The painting of only colors I like and it’s a good size for an RV, I’ll probably keep it, looks nice on my cubby, maybe that is what I should do, just paint colors.

I’m just babbling here, sorry.

My green thumb is getting itchy. Not that I have one, it’s more of a wishfull-thinking-ness on my part but I do try. I feel I must. Not sure but I think I’d better get to planting my few seeds before it gets too hot, not sure what a summer is like here but I’d love to see some morning glories climbing up my RV. I need to get another long pot and I’ll use my paint esel (sorry I can’t spell right now) for them to climb on.

And oh yes I want another Mexican pot to use inside, I think I wrote about my idea to use one between my bed and my kitchen but now I’m thinking why not put another one along side the window for more stuff in an L shape. Maybe with a plant light I could even have some plants or herbs right there. Need to go back to Mexico soon……………when I have money. Anyone else still waiting for their tax refund?