The day before yesterday Reggie, Roger and I roll into Blythe.
We head over to Right Space Storage to pick up the rest of my Amazon order. I’m anxious to see if the boys’ new Puppia Soft Dog Harnesses fit.
Turns out that the one I ordered for Roger (S) fits Reggie, and the one I ordered for Reggie (XS) would fit my pet gerbil, if I had one.
I didn’t know dogs were made that small.
I would have had Roger’s correct size if I’d pulled up my previous Amazon orders. The size on the tag of his orange harness has faded away.
Anyway . . . .
Fast forward for a moment to see Reg in his new harness!
“Roger, get out of the way, honey.”
“C’mon, you guys. Quit foolin’ around for a minute. Sit. Sit!”
This will have to do. Once the boys start playing, they don’t want to stop!
You can see that Reg’s harness isn’t adjusted correctly yet.
Okay, back to opening packages . . .
I did order something else for Roger. (Ahem. He doesn’t know about it yet.)
It’s the Anti-Bark Dog Collar.
With us living in almost complete isolation out here in the desert, there’s no need or opportunity to use the anti-bark collar. I hooked it up to my inverter with the enclosed charge cable to check that it works.
Then I put it back in its box to store for a later date when we rejoin civilized society, assuming we will. NOTE: Although the collar can be set for shock and/or sound, I plan to use the lowest vibration setting only.
Also included in this shipment . . .
A pack of RV Stabilizing Jack Pads. I don’t use them as they’re intended.
I put these things under a tire when the Best Little Trailer needs a little lift on one side. They’re heavy duty plastic and last a long time, at least under the tire of the lightweight BLT.
Here’s an illustration of my one, old pad with chocks.
(Ignore the dirty wheel rim and canine pee stain on the tire. Classy, eh?)
I’d still have the ones I purchased years ago if I hadn’t “donated” them to the next RVer pulling into our campsite in North Shore Campground on the Noxon Reservoir in Montana last July.
I like having two different kinds of stakes.
No, not rare and medium rare. Stop thinking about the griddle!
Okay, I’m talking about stakes to hold down the blue mat. I have a collection of long stakes. I use them when we’re on sandy or spongy ground and/or where there are strong winds.
They hold well, but can be the devil to hammer into solid ground.
The new stakes are shorter and easier to drive into the ground.
Prest-O-Fit Rug Stakes – Pack of 6 These replace the ones that were bent while being pounded into solid rock or were misplaced. I’ve found them sufficient for most ground and wind situations. I also like the metal “washers” that accompany them.
Another thing that I bought . . .
A replacement for the BLT’s spare tire cover which is discolored and has a rip. Ugly. More about that in a future post after I get the ambition to face the struggle of putting it on the tire.
Last but not least . . .
For my new griddle: DozyAnt 12 Feet Propane Tank Converter Adapter Hose, connects to 20 lb. propane tank.
It’s easy to hook up to the big tank. (Remove the regular connector — green– and screw on the hose — black).
And easy to hook up to the griddle.
By the way, those of you who ordered griddles?
Thank you! I know you will love yours!
Be sure to have the tank and griddle turned off when you make these hose connections. Then open the tank to fill the line before turning on the griddle. You probably know that but sometimes the obvious is overlooked.
The hose is an important item — no more itty-bitty canisters to buy — and the 12-foot length gives flexibility for the location of the table.
For now anyway. I already have another item in mind.
Being my usual frugal, aka penny-pinching, self, I didn’t order the cover and bag set when I ordered the Blackstone griddle, tool kit, and melter/steamer cover.
I thought, heck, I’ll throw something over the griddle for overnight. And I’ll figure out a way to store it in the Perfect Tow Vehicle.
Hmmpff! I don’t need no fancy cover-and-bag set!
I get the griddle and my attitude changes. Here I have this nifty griddle “kitchen” set up on my outside table with its cute, red-checked oilcloth, and I’m gonna’ close it up by throwing a towel over it?
Those of you who have seen my camp photos during the past going-on-seven years know that I like a neat and pretty camp. Therefore, I’m going to spring for the Blackstone 17 Inch Table Top Griddle Carry Bag and Cover.
I figure all this stuff is an investment in enjoying my home and my life on the road.
Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the previous post! I appreciate the griddle recipe suggestions (Feel free to share more!), as well as the applause for my first attempt using the griddle — what one clever reader dubbed my “un-burrito.”
I expect there will be more un-whatevers in my griddling future. I look forward to every one of them!
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