This post includes photos of camps I’ve enjoyed with my crew over the past seven years. Longtime readers may recall the location of these camps. New readers may recognize the landscape or other clues. Do you know these places?
As usual, I update you on happenings around our recently purchased house.
Monday, July 30, at home in Arizona
The past few weeks the crew and I wake before daybreak each morning. Today, around four-thirty a.m., Reggie, Roger, and I leave our pallet on the floor and pad down the hall to the kitchen.
My feet are bare when I step into something wet.
“Wha? What is this? Did somebody have an accident in the night?”
I flip the light switch and stoop to examine the floor.
Oh, no. It can’t be. Darn. I don’t believe it. Yep. That’s what it is. We have a leak.
I check the air conditioner vent above and the floor below.
No way that’s condensation. This here is a puddle from last night’s rain. Hoo-boy. The roof leaks.
Pushing my concern aside . . . .
I let Reg and Rog outside and put water on the stove for coffee. I fix the boys their breakfast plates and the morning routine proceeds. For distraction, I take my coffee to the computer, go online, and read stuf
Well, Mike will be here soon to work on the roof. At least it leaked at an optimum time.
I set the stepladder next to the puddle. Mike arrives, opens up the vent, finds where the water came in, and reassures me he won’t leave until the repair is made.
Around one o’clock, Mike and his helper clean up to leave for the day. Before going Mike tells me to call him if there’s a leak. I’ll know soon because it rains every afternoon and/or night now.
“I don’t think you’ll have a leak but in case you do, don’t worry about bothering me. Call.”
Tuesday, July 31
Around two in the morning I wake to the sound of wind and rain. This triggers an automatic response necessitating a quick trip to the bathroom. While occupied I remember the roof leak.
Oh, geez. I’m gonna’ take a look . . . .
Hmm . . . No water on the floor and no water on the ceiling. Thank God. And thank you, Mike.
“It’s nothing, Reggie. Go back to bed, honey. It’s too early for us to get up.”
~ ~ ~
I tackle the first project of the day!
Yesterday I unpacked everything and set up a work area on a big piece of cardboard in the dining room.
I got my camp chair from the front porch and a step stool from the laundry room.
Today, after another read of the instructions . . .
“Okay. I can do this.”
The instructions and diagram are easy to understand and the assembly goes fairly quickly.
I think I’m done when I realize I put the handle on upside down. I fix it.
Time to try it out!
“Okay, Reggie. Here’s your bed. I’m going to put you in first for a picture. Sit right there. Stay. That’s a good boy, good . . . .”
“Now you get in, too, Rog, okay? Oh, Roger. . . Come back!”
Roger ducks through the kitchen and around the corner to the sliding glass doors . I pick him up and bring him back. Reggie has jumped out. I put them both in the cart.
They look depressed.
“Gosh, it’s just a cart. I’m not going to haul you off to the salt mines.”
Sheesh. Bridget would be thrilled with this ride.
“Perk up. It’s not that bad, guys. Here, let me show you how it rolls . . . . Roger! Stay in, sweetie!”
“All right. One more photo and we’re done. Look up here for me. Good.”
And there they go!
I pull my new cart around the backyard.
For the fun of it!
NOTE: I’ll post the camp names here. — Sue
LATER . . .
#1 Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA
#2 Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ
#3 Mittry Lake, Yuma, AZ
#4 Fossil Falls, Rose Valley, n of Ridgecrest, CA
#5 Absaroka Mountains/Wiggins Fork River, n of Dubois, WY
#6 City Creek boondock, Tushar Mountains, nw of Junction, UT
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG!
To see products recently purchased by readers or to browse and shop at Amazon, follow any of these links:
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
Stainless Steel Clothes Hanger
Digital Convection Toaster Oven
Merrell Men’s Jungle Moc Slip-On Shoe
Arizona Benchmark Road & Recreation Atlas
Plant Based Protein Powder, Chocolate Fudge
Here’s my cart at Amazon:
RVSue and her canine crew is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.