Monday, November 10
“Are you ready to get up, sleepyhead?”
Our day begins as usual.
I lift Bridget off the bed and she staggers outside to do her business. I make a pot of coffee. While it perks, I step outside. The first rays of sun appear from behind the mountains.
As I gaze at the lake, a smug sense of satisfaction wafts over me.
No other campers are nearby.
Ha! We have the best campsite in Cholla Campground.
I coveted Cheri’s campsite to such a degree that I conspired with her to coordinate moving into the site as soon as she vacated it.
Yesterday, after we say our goodbye-and-safe-travels, Cheri pulls out in her van with Tony the tireless yorkie aboard.
Immediately I fire up the Perfect Tow Vehicle.
I zip out of the adjoining site and into the one Cheri just left. I back the Best Little Trailer into position and here we are!
Bridget and I walk a short trail near our camp.
Although Bridget still limps upon getting up in the morning or after a nap, she doesn’t seem to experience pain. Her enthusiasm for a walk encourages me.
After several days (well, weeks) of sloth, I’m fired up to accomplish something today!
I sweep out the Best Little Trailer. Then I extract the long-handled brush from the back of the PTV and prepare a basin of water. Scrub-a-dub-dub with the brush and the floor of the BLT is washed. I dry the floor with an old towel. All this takes less than ten minutes. I’m tempted to quit for the day. Well, I AM retired.
Okay, now the curtains!
I set up two basins on the picnic table, one with detergent water and the other with rinse water.
I’m pleased how easily the dirt washes out of the curtains.
Say what you will about polyester, it does wash well.
Once the curtain panels are washed and rinsed, I thread them back on the rod, and, with the help of the picnic table and camp chair, set them up to dry in the Arizona sunshine.
Once the curtains are dry, I carry them on their rods into the BLT and up they go. Nothing like newly laundered, bright white curtains to give a fresh look to
a room a home.
Okay. That’s enough work for one day.
I have a book to finish!
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Tuesday, November 11th, is Veterans’ Day.