Wednesday, January 17
Today is the day we prepare for moving camp tomorrow. I have several items on my to-do list, but first the crew and I need to exercise.
We get a later than usual start on our walk because of my lengthy coffee-in-the-sun, my lengthy bath and my lengthy time online.
Ever notice . . .
. . . how some days everything takes longer than usual?
The late walk is okay because the cool temperatures of early morning are still here. I love a walk in brisk air.
Reggie and Roger seem to feel the same way.
We walk to Midland Road and into the LTVA entrance.
I don’t know why there aren’t as many RVers here this year. At the most I’ve counted twenty rigs, spread out over a wide area. Some days there are only about ten rigs.
This camp near Blythe has been a good one.
The visits with Del and his crew are fun and add another dimension to our days. We will miss them. Maybe we’ll return in a month or so before setting out on 2018 travels.
Who knows? I don’t have any plans in place for this year.
After looping around the camping area, the boys and I cut back to Midland Road.
Roger and Reggie interpret pavement as playground.
Being on the 30-foot tether, the boys can stage a very wild and ferocious “Battle Of The Canine Warriors.”
Fortunately there’s hardly any traffic on Midland Road and any vehicle can be seen and heard long before it arrives.
“You’re enjoying this day, aren’t you, big boy.”
After lunch we’ll go into town . . . I’ll stop at the Verizon store to find out how to open my bill.
It’s frustrating that I never can get it to open. The only information I receive is what comes across on my Verizon jet pack, since I halted paper billing a long time ago.
I’ll stock up on water at the vending machine, pick up more Mexican foods to stockpile (much variety in Blythe, good prices, too), and snag another jumbo, rotisserie chicken for the boys’ breakfasts.
After that we’ll come home and visit Del and his dogs. Later on I’ll start packing up. Maybe get the hitching and dumping the tanks done and then have an early start tomorrow. It’ll be fun going down the highway to a new camp . . . .
Oh, here they go again . . . .
When I know a camp is long-term, I tend not to be as compulsive about putting everything in its place. I tend to nest. Hence, when it’s time to move camp, there’s more to be done than when we’re rolling from camp to camp in spring-summer-fall travels.
I wait for the boys to tire themselves.
“Well, may we proceed now? I have things to do.”
All the stuff I was going to do today?
On the way to town I have to pull over, of course, to watch the ewes and lambs, take a few pictures.
The to-do list?
I don’t get past the first item on the list — the visit to the Verizon store.
Turns out the problem with my phone wasn’t me, as I had thought. Somehow the phone was set up incorrectly and I wasn’t entered as the primary owner. Thus access to billing information was repeatedly denied. It looked to me like an unsolvable password problem.
At times the life of a sheep looks pretty damn good.
The young woman charges the phone for me.
She gets in touch with the main customer service office and they allow her to fix the glitches. We also wait for several updates (software and apps) which collected over the years during which I never turned on the phone.
I’m in the store for a long time. Through the storefront window I see the boys waiting impatiently in the PTV.
When we return home I let them run.
Off-leash they go, straight over to play with Skeeter and the rest of their pals. Del’s dogs are just as excited as Reggie and Roger because they, too, have been waiting impatiently, aware of the delay.
Thursday, January 18
Okay, back to the to-do list. Maybe tomorrow we’ll be ready to move camp . . . .
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