Saturday. At least I think it is Saturday, according to my pill box. I resume my odyssey of continued self punishment. I still travel one week ahead of the cooling weather. Currently sitting north of Quartzsite at Plomosa Road, called Quartzsite/Bouse Highway on some maps. Yesterday I did scoot to Bouse, slowly because of the winds, to dine out with a 1 PM breakfast.
Upon arrival here on Tuesday to await a few degrees temperature drop in Yuma, I installed the replacement UCB to re-establish my contact with the world via satellite internet, only to discover that I was in an tech funk. Email, Facebook, Kindle, Netflix and blog overload. Only the completely passive XM reaped some interest. So I may largely abandon FB for a while.
No pics here. Just a flat desert waypoint on the way to Yuma. Temperatures look favorable, so tomorrow will see me moving to the casino near Yuma from which I will launch my visits to the dentist in Algodones for some repairs and a checkup.
I hope I do not encounter any automatic weapons! My usual attire is worn jeans, a tattered t-shirt, scruffy facial hair, matted hair and a cloud of trailing dust like Pig Pen from Charley brown. In other words, I look like I traveled from the south instead of from the north. Not likely to attract attention.
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, Plomosa Rd.
Craggy Wash ain’t much. Craggy Wash is a risky drive for large RVs, especially if towing. I had to drive into the wash 2.5 miles before locating a place that I could turn around and park, after detaching the scoot trailer. A nearby van camper named Clyde gave some assistance un-re-attaching the trailer after watching to be sure I did not back into his van. I am not a good backer. My door is getting a little worn from hopping in and out of the RV when I have to back unassisted.
After getting parked, I immediately discovered that my satellite equipment suffered an electronic failure. Since my brokerage account is all-in the market, this could be financially disastrous. After a wait until Monday circuit board to fix the problem was delivered by overnight UPS, and was picked up on the wat from Craggy Wash to be installed at my next stop.
I parked near, and probably accelerated the departure of, Clyde the van camper. Clyde was an interesting character, a programmer that dropped out of the corporate world after his employer went bankrupt in the 90’s. We had somewhat a kindred experience, except that Clyde is a minimalist that took the low cost, low tech route, and I, well, am burdened by dragging around so much ‘stuff’ that Barth can hardly get up a hill.
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, Lake Havasu AZ
I am traveling back to Yuma on Wednesday. I have a couple of issues regarding my dental work in Mexico. One crown has fallen off. I think the tooth was marginal to begin with for a crown, so I hope it can be stapled to stay on.
I managed to break the lower partial while eating. I am not sure if it was an inherent flaw or operator error.
I did simple mental comparisons with expensive moho driving vs. auto driving. By the time I factor in a triple days motel expense, lodging for Annie (AtD, Annie the Dog), the moho would be more practical. Since the most urgent thing was accomplished, I may just keep driving when my dental issues are taken care of.
Tags: Yuma AZ
Things needing attention at home (to remind me, not you!):
Medical procedure (ugh!)
Scooter license test
Work on satellite system
Lot’s of laundry
Lot’s of cleaning
Annie the Dog laundry and summer cut
So, just sayin’, I guess the next stop is at the house before it gets too hot there. Things to do, people to see.
Tags: Yuma AZ
FLASH: Obama will issue exec order to overide the abortion clause in the health bill, as Dems refuse to delete the clause from the bill.
“That is not the rule of law. That’s the rule of man. One man can sign an executive order and one man can repeal that again, the president of the United States,” said Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. “So for those of us in the pro-life movement and the — and my Democrat friends who are pro-life, that doesn’t cut it. A executive order is not something that is permanent law.”
Is the Stupak pack totally stupid? When no one is looking, about midnight on Christmas Eve, as an example,Obama can and will erase that promised exec order, assuming that he will write it at all after the bill passes. Then the bill takes over the abortion law.
But then why would Stupak and cronies believe that? It is not like Obama has ever reneged or lied about anything!