YoucandoitBabe is Back Home

Got my ‘youcandoitbabe’ smart car back today and all is well but geeze the roads in Texas are terrible. You don’t notice it so much in a bigger car but the drive home wasn’t as pleasant as the drive up in the big loaner car, the roads I’ve driven on in NM are much better.

Monday I’ll drive GG to Truth or Consequences to do errands and fill my propane. finally!

Friends have come to my assistance yet again!

I can’t thank them enough for their willingness to give me a hand or show me how to do stuff. I am a pretty independent person, mostly willing and usually unafraid to try something new or face difficult challenges, but having willing neighborly hands available makes a huge difference in life and fine living.
Today Becca and Dan gave me a rod to place across the cab to hang clothes when I’m not traveling, this allows me to use the one closet I have to use as a pantry, which I sorely need. So instead of trying to find my groceries in these upper cabinets with doors that won’t stay open while I look for what I need I’ll have a proper pantry with shelves. It’s the little things in life worth while, not the big hard challenges that we face because we have to, its small moments and satisfying pleasures that make us smile.

I discovered a new storage space, funny how I’m finding out more about GG still after living with her for 8 months. Yes! It’s been 8 months, ownership in a year in August. We will have to celebrate! Maybe I’ll make a Panamanian dinner for my friends with ropa vieja, arroz con algo y platanos. Or patacones. Always interesting cooking in my tiny kitchen but I managed with spaghetti so I think it will be fine. oh yeah, and flan de la casa.

Old Friends Are Best Friends, New Friends Are Grand!

Sometimes you just need an old friend’s help.

I love my RV but she’s old, needs care and redesigning some aspects of her will improve   my Quality of Life. Very Important to me.

My problem was keeping things where I put them while I am driving.  Everything tended to crash about making driving a very scary affair, imagine you hear stuff sliding about and book cases tipped over and you have to turn a corner and stuff moves again.  Turning corners is the worst! Of course I did use bunggy cords where I had a way to connect them to something solid.  Velcro failed me as did the white hooks I invested in so many devices to hold stuff but nothing worked that well until Jose came and  solved the problem.  I’m not sure but we (I) may have to face a problem that is the result of solving problem number one.

I’ll tell you what was done.

Jose made one side of the RV into one long table and added a board to the wall of the RV into which the bookcases could be screwed into, making them very secure.

This RV is only 22 feet counting the cab so all the working parts are located under something else.  The fresh water tank is under the table just built.  On each side of the water tank are two boxes that we aren’t sure what is in them.  Maybe the water pump could be under one of them.  The water heater is on the other side under the bed,  (since I’ve fallen twice from my  ‘loft’ I’ve made my bed downstairs!). My water pump works now but I don’t need it when I’m hooked up, hope it keeps working when I need it and doesn’t need replacing cuz that could be a problem if its under the table Jose built as I don’t think he’ll be back to take it all apart !

An amazing friend I hadn’t seen in 12 years  came from Austin to Truth or

Consequences NM  to help me.  Thank you José, much appreciated.


New friends are a blessing, meet Robert, my neighbor,

making new friends at  this time of life is very special, why? Because you have less time to waste.