Staying warm looks like it will be my gold for the next week or so, at least in the evenings and nights, the days are still pretty nice. 7pm update; The chill of the evening is on and the Wave 8 heater is keeping me toasty
Today my knee is acting up pretty bad, the worst in a long time. Not sure what I have done, maybe over did things on the exercise side, or maybe the stretching that I have added back just lately, is not setting well with it. Some pretty sharp pains with it today. I sure hope this passes! Should my knee give out now, it sure would take a lot out of my life! I will be laying off of it in ever way ……. no exercise or stretching for a few days and hope it gets better.
Just hanging out sure makes the day go slow, I want to go walking but I best not
Hanging out at the RV today I seen this coyote pass by, but it kept a fair distance. I would have love to gotten a closer shot, but it was not having that person with the clicking thing come any nearer! LOL
It is cold this morning, as expected. This kind of weather makes me think about going to Mexico for the winter. The day is bright with lots of sunshine so at least it has a nice look to it :-) even if it does feel a bit chilly. Mind you folks, I know in the big picture this is not cold at all, but for here it is chilly.
I took a little stroll this morning and took some pictures while I was out. I added 10 photos to the Quartzsite set. They will be the first ones in the set till I add more.
If you go to the set you will see these pictures or just click them here // Fiber, there is a fiber cable running through the area and I wish I could connect to it :) // In walk7 picture you can see my RV // walk6 picture is some rocks on top a small hill that have lots of color to them //walk 4 and walk5 just fun to look at // Quartzsite, you can see Quartzsite in the center of the picture, it is not very big // walk3, again you can see my RV // walk2 and the looking up shots are just more fun. // Here is one of the looking up shots
The Saguaro Cactus, like the one above and below, are here in this area but not too many of the big ones like you may see in other parts of the state. The one above is here and is maybe 20 feet, the one below was taken in Maricopa and it was at least 40 feet high. They are kind of a neat plant and can be really big, up to 40 to 60 feet. I have been around the Maricopa County, AZ area where they are huge. The Cactus Wren just love them. This picture is a few years old that I took in Maricopa.
Hey, I was looking up then too :) I am a birder sometimes and I like looking up!
As expected! Last night the wind blew like mad and rock my RV a good bit, nothing new, but it has been a while since I felt the wind that hard. Unfortunately it brought the cold weather right in with it :-( and it is still windy today too. I guess tonight will bring the really nippy cold air. The weatherman says in the 30s for tonight and maybe below freezing the next couple nights, not my kind of RVing weather, I’ll just fire up the heater and wait it out. Most all RVs have furnaces built-in but us boon-dockers don’t get to use them because they are such power hogs. Most dedicated boon-dockers have either a blue flame heater or one of the Catalytic heaters, I have the
Wave 8 Catalytic heater and it will keep me pretty toasty during the cool snaps. Update 5:30 pm; The heater is running and it feels mighty good, I can see I will be burning a lot of propane over the next few days.
When using an open flame heater in a RV one must be sure to keep good air circulation in the RV because the area inside a RV is small and the air can deplete quickly, so a vent or a window must be partially open while the heater runs.
This morning I took a little trip over to Parker to do a little lot of shopping at Walmart. I am stocked up pretty good now and should not need another big store trip for a while now. Sure hope not after all the money I spent this morning! The cost of living is wearing me out as it is everyone.
Exercise has not happen today, the knee says “take it ease old dude!” So I am listen. Yes, yes, my body parts talk to me, LOL! I did sneak in a little stretching today, nothing special but I am slowly starting back. Not sure how these colder days are going to go for my exercising, the cold don’t encourage me to get outside, but I am sure I will be out some. I like being out some each day and even more on other days, being out is good.
Tonight I am debating as to rather I will run heat all night or get the place nice and warm and then go off to bed with the heat off and pull on the cover. The latter is fine till it is time to get up, brrr! So I can see me now, jumping up in the morning and lighting the heater and jumping back into bed till the place warms up, LOL! I can feel the temperatures outside dropping as the evening wears on.
I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.57mi, time: 55:20, pace: 21:33min/mi, speed: 2.78mi/h.
The above part of this post, posted from my Thunderbolt phone with the WordPress for Android app.
Well I have done a few chores and a little exercise, what more could a day demand? Some of life’s older parts are good I surely have other things I could be doing but I see no hurry.
For chores, I did my laundry …….. Well I guess that is about all the chores I’ve done, I told you life was good, right? Exercise was a short walk today, just over two and half miles and that is enough for today.
I may take a ride into Q later today and look around for a thing or two I need for the RV. That is with the truck, not the bike.
On the weather ……. The wind is starting to pick up a little and I am betting this is the leading edge of the colder temperatures to come later this week. Looking at the monthly averages the temperatures are going to be way below their normal for the next week or so. Some cold snaps are expected here this time of year, we’ll just have to put up with it and wait for that nice warm weather we like so much to come back, the weather we are here for Mean while today is a fine day, a little wind but the temperature is great.
I am debating when it is that I will hit the road, today, tomorrow? Not sure, let us see how things feel as the day goes. Maybe I’ll start putting away a few things and see how that feels LOL. I can’t just plan something ….. The notion to do it has got to be right, got to have the urge!
Update: I did get the urge here is my new location. When = today
I got a couple of things done after getting here, one; I picked up a new vent for my RV and replaced the broken one, and two; I broke over and brought a propane tank so now I have an extra one again. With the cold weather coming it will be good to have the spare tank. I kept waiting to run into a deal but I had no luck on that I am sure now that I have one I will find them all over the place! LOL. Also today I went online and paid my bills for the month, that is always fun ……….. not!!!
The trip to Joshua Tree was a nice little trip and was something different to do, now what?
Tomorrow I need to do a few chores, like my laundry and maybe look around for some good plywood to finish the solar panel job.
Here is the new bird of the week, this is a young Blue Jay and the picture was taken in KY.
Ready for my walk. We will take off here in a bit and after two days of not doing much I am raring to go. I miss my exercise when I don’t do it but I did need the rest, the old knees where not happy with me and they may not be after today either. But I do like a long walk now-and-then. It is cool this morning and overcast but I am going in my t-shirt and shorts anyway and hope it warms up pretty quick. If it don’t warm up I guess I’ll be walking a little faster, LOL.
I’ll map this walk with my app MapMyWalk, and post it when I get back, I am hoping to get in at least ten miles, but we’ll see.
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I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 11.27mi, time: 07:49:11, pace: 41:38min/mi, speed: 1.44mi/h.
The above part of this post, posted from my Thunderbolt phone with the WordPress for Android app.
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There where a few very hard miles in this walk, lots of climbing.
Here is a shot from today’s walk, my walking friend (Elaine) is in there, can you see her? The size of things out here don’t have justice done to it by these pictures. Here is the link to my
Joshua Tree National Park set and the last 6 are new. Link to Photo Stream, same pictures, first 6.
P.S. new bird tomorrow.
It is about 9 am and I am up and kicking, although not all that high. Life is good. Okay, I am going to get the old dude weather thing over early today : shock: It is a tad cooler than I like and there is some of that old humidity that I so dislike, all of which gives me a constant little shiver, brr. I always feel cold.
Afternoon 1pm; Still cool and now overcast, this weather makes me sad! LOL. Say, do you think life is pretty good if all you have to do is to complain about the weather? Okay I feel better now, I can move on to something else in my blog
I have updated my apps today on Google Play. I had a lot of apps that I no longer used and you can delete them by going to the play store click on show all apps and then hit the x by the apps you no longer want Google to save for you. One needs to do this now and then because after trying out a lot of apps that list gets kind of long. I think I am like most other folks I have a lot of apps but there are only a few that I use a lot.
Also today I have played around with my Android browser ( Dolphin) because the update to Google’s new OS Kit-Kat(4.4) has broken a couple of things in it. Well, let me rephrase that, the Dolphin update for the new OS Kit Kat is what broke the plugins/and other things. One, the pinch-zoom no longer works the same and two, my Lastpass add-on disappeared. Lastpass is important to me so I had to find a workaround. The problem was some old themes I had install for dolphin many moons ago. These where themes I had installed through the Google store and not add-ons, so it took me a while to figure it out. So ….. If you use Dolphin and you have updated and lost your Lastpass addon go to the play store and uninstall any themes for dolphin you have installed, and it will let the Lastpass app work again. The pinch-zoom thing is something I just have to live with because I see no way to get the old way back. After some support help from the folks at Lastpass, they tell me that Dolphin will be getting a new update soon, to fix things.
Exercise; I added a slow walk to my day. I was out for over an hour but just kind of strolling along and taken a few pictures. At least I was moving a bit. I need to move some to help loosen myself up, I get mighty stiff if I don’t keep plenty of movement in my day. I am slowly adding back a little stretching, and it is much-needed. Here is one from my walk.