Sunday, October 30, 2011

Deming, NM again

We left the casino early this morning, like at 7:30 AM.  For some reason neither one of us could sleep long, so we were both up by 6 AM.   The good news of that is that traffic was light on the road and no wind.

Right now, it is way past our bed time.  I just realized as we were getting ready for bed that I hadn't kicked out a blog and I try to do that, especially when we've moved.  We're at the Escapee's Dream Catcher RV park here in Deming, NM, which is a typical RV park.  But for now, it is only half full, so lots of empty spaces around us and I'm not complaining.  We like it that way.  We're here for two nights.

Tonight when Sandy wanted to wash the dishes, we couldn't get water out of the faucet.  It seemed that our old problem of a leaky valve down by the water pump was leaking air again into the inlet side of the pump and then the pump can't get enough prime to really pump water.   The valve is a switch for adding anti-freeze to the system should we want to winterize it the motorhome.  We don't use it that way ourselves.  We use the inlet to draw water in from the barrel on the farm while parked their.  Anyway, we'll try to find a replacement tomorrow after we return from Mexico.  Then of course, there is the problem of crawling inside of the basement to change it out.

This afternoon, we went to the park ice cream social in the club house at 4 PM.  I love the ice cream, but it sure ruins any need for dinner.  And the ice cream servings are not small.  So Sandy took a nap and I guess I may have also dropped off some.

I was reading my book  on Napoleon Bonaparte and I'm in the area where he came back from his first expulsion.  He returned to France, reclaimed his position, created an army of  200,000 or 300,000 men and proceeded to go attack the British in Belgium.  He was badly beaten again and ended up getting thrown out of France for good and exiled to a distant island.   Sandy and I  visited the battlefield outside of Brussels several years ago, thus my interest in the details.

Monday we go to a Mexico border town to get some Mexican vanilla, which Sandy loves to use in the kitchen.  The locals here say that it is a safe town and that they go often.  So if we don't make it back, you know what happened.  Hopefully, we'll be back soon enough so that I can get the part I need to fix the air leak in our water system.

(It is not a problem, just another opportunity to learn what is in the system and how it goes together.)

The Old Farmer's Advice:   Don't corner something that you know is meaner than you!


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