Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Noon, Jan 16, 2010

We have finished about 10 days on the desert and all seems to be going well, almost. Two days ago, we attended a SKP function in the afternoon where about 200 people were. The end result is that Sandy developed a sever sinus problem, which we think is a result of being in the wind (light) and the dust. Any way, for the last 2 days, she has been a real couch potato! She hasn't run any races today, but she appears to be better.

We have 5 Winnebago rigs here this morning. Two others left earlier for a park in town, softies. The area here is amply filled with RVs. We could problem double the number that is here without really crowding anyone, if they would all park reasonably.

We normally have been boondocking with other like minded boondockers, most of which have solar or a very small generator. Today, we find ourselves as members of a group, where no one has solar and the generator is fired up at the drop of a hat. I guess I'm showing my age, but I don't like the sound of a generator (unless it is mine!) This morning, it was sever overcast, so we decided it was not even a poor solar day, so we fired up the generator (for Sandy's benefit) this morning for an hour. In so doing, we now have the batteries fully recharged, plus the sun is out, so with all of that extra power available, we fired up a small inverter, just running the two computers and the wireless module. Life is much better now.

For the last 3 days, we have been getting a very short email from daughter Beth who (on short notice) is in Paris on a business trip. It sounds exciting until she laments that they have been meeting from 9 AM to 10 PM, in the hotel at the airport. You don't get to see many sights that way. (I remember those days well and am happy to see someone else doing it.) She is intending to take one day off before she returns to the U.S.A. She has been working Wednesday through Saturday, she is touring Sunday before returning home. What happened to having the weekend off? It is called dedication!

Before the word-smith police get after me, I'd better wrap this one up!

Life has been good to us here in the desert!


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