February 1st 2020

Brrr it’s a crisp 41 or 4 degrees this Saturday morning here in the desert near Quartzsite and the forecast high is for the low seventies or twenties, after a big day yesterday today will be a relaxing day. Again I have the boiler on to take the chill off of the coach. The batteries are good this morning yesterday was one of our best solar harvests and I’m expecting to have a good day today with nothing but sun in the forecast.

Mr. Sam has expressed his displeasure with being left alone all day yesterday, he has regressed from that independent cat that wondered into our lives a little more than five years ago. He has turned into a cuddle kitty, oh he will put on a good show…but he still needs to be cuddled after he wakes up and just loves to be held and petted. Well it was a good day for Mr. Sam as he made it outside a couple of times today to enjoy a beautiful day in the desert between his naps…

Today I decided was a good day check one more item off my todo list and to clean the barbecue, it was just due for a good cleaning, it’s about six months old and has done a fair bit of cooking, before the comments start…I do clean the grill after each use with a scraper and brush, this barbecue has been a good choice, after cleaning today I barbecued pork chops for dinner and I also cooked a tube of breakfast sausage patties, to be warmed up for breakfast for the next week or so. This cleaning involved the removing the burners and removing the crusties from the bottom of the que, cleaning the scrap tray, and scraping the bottom of the grills, it doesn’t cook any better, it just looks cleaner.

Our electrical system is working the way it is suppose to, (and I had hopped) we use power as we normally would if we were plugged in, oh there are a few restrictions like no air conditioner, but we try to avoid areas that need a lot of air conditioning. So every night we use up about 220 to 250 amp hours of battery and everyday the panels recharge the batteries to allow us to do it again. We have (well to clarify Miss Laurie has) made bread with the bread maker, used the instant pot, and tomorrow will make chicken wing dip in the oven, all without the need of the generator. So today by about 2 pm we topped off the batteries, the solar controller, finally made it to a float charge. To day our solar system brought in about 362 amp/hours while the day before the harvest was 418 amp/hours because we were recovering from a cloudy day and our bread making, but neither effected our normal living…just like being plugged in…just saying.

January 30th 2020

Fake News?

As we watch the evening news, there seems to be a plethora of scams, and there is no end to the people that just seem to hand over their hard earned money to scammers, that spin some of the wildest stories I have ever heard, like seriously if someone calls and tells you to move all you money to an off shore bank account there should be so many bells ringing and alarms going off, but it still happens. So if you want to give away your money just private message me.

We then seen an amazing Mexican tunnel dug 70’ under the ”wall” and it is a mile long, it has an elevator, ventilation, electricity, like seriously that’s some serious engineering, just imagine the amount of red tape and bull shyt that would be involved in digging a one mile long tunnel seventy feet deep here…just saying

The world is trying to recreate and analyze the horrific helicopter crash that killed nine, here is the reality the pilot just got disoriented in the fog and flew into a hill, it’s a tragedy but let’s let those affected morn in some peace.

Then there is the whole Chinese virus outbreak thing that has the world running for cover, we see lots of masks out here in the desert, but it’s all about protection from dust not a virus. Why does all this shyt come from China, thats why I always avoid all the packaged food that is prepared in China, i have always wonder why so much of the frozen seafood at the supermarket is packaged there, don’t believe me, just look next time it will be either China or Vietnam. This is now apparently worse than the sars out break about twenty years ago, it seems to me it started in China also, then everybody says don’t you want to travel the world, quick answer…NO!

Then of course is the whole impeachment thing, I’m not really sure what to make of it, but in true political fashion all the layers from the Clinton impeachment era that said lying about have sex was impeachable but lying about everything else is ok now…as I always have said I have no direct skin in this mess either way but like why can someone not stop this man from saying stupid things, until the citizens make their choice again in about nine months, if he is doing as great as his supporters believe than he will be re-elected of if he isn’t that he will be voted out and the country moves on to 46. Either way this has not been a trial by definition in any ones world, as any vote seems to be totally partisan, so why did we have this political show (trial) when the outcome was a for gone conclusion?

And of course there is the big game is this Sunday, the 49ers and the Chiefs is being played in Miami, I think we have seen most of the super bowl ads already, I’m just hoping for a good football game, and maybe some decent officiating this year, after last years failures… I know I may be expecting too much from the NFL, but I can hope can’t I. We also have the Phoenix Open golf tournament this week as well, always an entertaining tournament, with the crazy 16th hole, with huge crowds…great to watch but I wouldn’t want to be there in the crowds.