Perfection arrives on a Tuesday

Saturday, November 22

I know, I know, I’m a slacker.  I haven’t had any inspiration to write a blog entry the past few days.

Bridget and I are still at the same boondock near Roosevelt, Arizona. 

We like it here!

1-P1010523Globe is about 25 miles away and has everything needed in the way of services and supplies.  Globe has a Wal-Mart, Safeway, and Fry’s.  I zip over to Windy Hill Campground to take showers and fill the water jugs.

The weather is great and it looks like it will continue that way.

So why haven’t I written a blog post?

Gee.  It’s hard to develop a story line about cleaning the refrigerator.

Or reorganizing cabinets.  Or vacuuming the Imperfect Tow Vehicle.  Or any of the other  puttering I’ve done around our campsite.  This is the puttering time of year.  I’m trying to work up the ambition to do the annual waxing of the Best Little Trailer.  I’ll probably be ready to do that by January.

Bridget and I drive roads in Tonto National Forest in order to walk new trails.

One day we climb to a very high place from which I take the photo below with my camera’s zoom.  I can hardly see this couple with the naked eye.  Evidently they know that keeping fishing lines apart maintains marital peace.

1-P1010598Not much fishing on Roosevelt Lake at this time of year

Another day we take a drive across Salt River.

1-P1010549 Bridget and I walk a rafting access road to the almost dried-up river.

Today we journey into Globe and I talk with Duane at the body shop.

My purpose is to take another look at the premises in order to plan where I will park the Best Little Trailer while the Imperfect Tow Vehicle is made perfect again.  I’m pleased to find Duane at the shop this Saturday noon.

Turns out I won’t have to camp at the body shop!

The door arrived from the salvage yard on Friday.  Unfortunately it’s silver, not white, and therefore will need to be painted.  That will be done on Monday.  On Tuesday I’ll drive from our camp near Roosevelt Lake to the body shop in Globe to arrive at 9 a.m.

Duane says it will be ready by the end of the day!

This makes me very happy.  If it had been necessary for us to spend the night at the body shop, I wouldn’t tow the BLT back to this camp.  I like this camp, and now I know Bridget and I can stay here through Thanksgiving weekend.

For that I’m thankful!

From the body shop Bridget and I motor over to the laundromat ($10.75) up the street.  Nothing unusual to report there.

I’ve developed the habit of adding Calgon to the washing machines at laundromats.  Traveling from place to place I don’t know the hardness of the water in any particular area.  Calgon takes care of that.  Clothes come out brighter, whites are whiter.

Okay.  That’s enough home ec . . .

1-P1010589-001I did get a giggle out of watching a guy try to enter the laundromat carrying a basket piled high with laundry. 

He tried to  balance the laundry basket with one arm in order to grab the door with the other hand and pull it toward him.  Realizing he couldn’t do that, he set the basket on the ground, pulled the door toward himself, propped it open with his foot, picked up the basket, and jockeyed his way in.   (I would have held the door for him, but I didn’t get to him in time.)

Hmm… must be a laundromat newbie…

Anyone experienced with laundromats knows you turn around, stick out your behind against the door, press backward, and you’re in!

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