Sunday December 31
Terry is working on a new
silver belt buckle template.
This is Sat. late afternoon.
We sat outside and listened to A Prairie Home Companion.
Friends Bob and Linda from
stopped by when they saw our fire
and we sat out till after
dark around the fire talking about living this life, and how we each
do it in our own style.
Slowly moving our chairs closer to the fire to keep warm.
It may be AZ in the desert
but at this time of year when the sun goes down the temp drops right off.
We met Bob and Linda on
the internet. I like the phrase on our main site Hitchitch.com
People sharing with People...
What the Internet does Best!
Each doing their own thing
in all types of RVs.
In Q in the BLM you see
all kinds of people into the lifestyle..
All looking like they like
it, from tents to high end MHs. And we all wave, and say HI as it is the
not the type of unit you
use, to fulfill your dreams in, that matters.
Terry showing off his belt
buckle he is working on. Notice how old pallets burn so well.
A vender an Main St. selling
small tractors. I hits me how many people will want to
haul one of these back up
north behind their RVs. Some look like antique, so might be a market for
We are staying home in the
5er and not going out. Q is not a big party town. Will watch TV
and usher in the new year
if Terry can stay awake that long. He sez the NY ball drop is at 10 our
He thinks he can make it
till then. Big of him don't ya think. What a party animal.
At least I hope we don't
have to worry about gunfire at midnight like we had in south Texas.
Might be a few people in
the BLM running their generators a little past 10 tonight. Most people
in trailers are so far
apart and have Honda units
that are super quiet. MH units might be a bit louder but who cares.
has a New Years Eve special from 8 to11 AZ time on PBS
great since we are big fans.
UPDATE: At 10:20
PM AZ time we saw the ball drop in NY citry and GK is still on PBS
with his show from Nashville,
Extra Dry Chanpagne is
Oh... and did also say cheap!
3 for $10
Terry is heating up the
French Onion Soup and other goodies.
He did such a great job
on it last week I asked for it again..
Monday January 1
day A New Year...
And the leftovers from the
We got up, went for a paper,
and Terry fixed great omlets.
Watched the Rose Parade
and just relaxed.
Fixing great steaks for supper
and watching bowl games.
That's what people are supposed
to do, RIGHT.
So tomorrow we can see how
fast we can break our resolutions.
Tuesday January 2
the rest of the world goes back to work, us fulltimers get up say the holidays
just don't end.
the town motto goes Everyday's a Weekend in Quartzsite.
big events for the day was to deal with some insurance issues.
when I backed into someone in early Dec. And calling the library to renew
got our mail forwarding and and wondered why the envelope was so big.
sent all new license plates for the truck and 5er and just tags for our
are always asking what the fees are for South Dakota and I can never remember
now that I got got the bill. I bet I would remember if the fees were high
2003 1 ton dully long box was about $55 and the 2003 HHII 5er was $122
old low mileage 1994 Grand Am was $30.
like a good deal to me.
up till after 2 AM (love boondocking and with AGB bats for power) last
Office Accounting 2007 (FREE) 208 Meg
can also send for a free CD which I did, but when I want it, I want it.
So download I did.
night on a sat system you can get good download speeds. True broadband!
you get it downloading a satellite internet system can fly. It is the up
and down delay that can kill you.
has to talk to a satellite 22 K miles up when you send a commond
and then back down 22 K miles down
the receiving station and on to the regular www network, then the ground
station sends back up 22K miles
then back down 22K miles to you. Think about that. You know how that works
when you watch TV news
they are talking to someone on the other side of the world and there is
that delay between questions.
I don't know what type of connection you have, but 208 M is NOT a small
99% it brought up another window and all I could tell stopped responding.
I was livid...
it took, and I was able to install it.
it get JAM Affiliate Manager installed on a SQL database on my hosting
struggling with this one.
OK so why? What am I doing? Setting up affiliate software for the distribution
of ALARM IT
stuff is expansive and we all need to protect it. This is an easy way to
keep it safe.
we got the good steaks we got the 4 pack so tonight we are going to have
the last two.
me tell you the ones we had last night brought back that taste of steaks
past in IA with that corn feed beef taste.
tonight right after a shower, and now watching the Orange Bowl and also
recording for later,
and Boston Legal we are going to eat good again.
I am again at 12:45 PM still at this tube. Getting a referral link up for
Tioga George to look at.
Wednesday January 3
Some fun New Year
quotes I posted to another site I do.
to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
age is when you're forced to. ~Bill Vaughn
resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:
rise above the little things. ~John Burroughs
who breaks a resolution is a weakling;
who makes one is a fool.
Year's is a harmless annual institution,
no particular use to anybody
as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks,
friendly calls and humbug resolutions. ~Mark Twain
the midwest I offer this post...
In the MidWest Now...
in this New Year...
is now time, as we know, to get back to WORK.
beloved Christmas tree is in the drive with tinsel and good cheer trying
hang on, but now mostly just blowing in the breeze. The dried pine
give the snow covered ground the only hint, that this was, and will be
covered lawn, come next spring.
think it was a good tree, and wish it would be picked up soon, so we don't
have to watch it be less
how we treasured it in our home.
did party hardy to welcome in the New Year. Didn't You!
is a passage we humans like to hold on to.
many of us, (in the midwest) our self worth is how we manage to cope with
the winter season.
personal challenge each year to be up to the task of survival, and the
for our families and bringing home, through a snow storm ,the nessieties.
in a small way that we, like our ancestors, can too measure up,
make it on our own. Knowing that spring will be here soon.
we think, is the time to look toward the next season.
all we are just gods creatures, who look to the sky and stars,
a cold winters New Years night, scanning for a spiritual understanding
what our own short lives are all about.
date changed, but nothing happened to change the world.
we now must just continue on in trust that things can be better, or at
least trust in ourselves.
trust too much, and give up their minds, and others trush nothing, and
have nothing to trust in.
if trust, is the same as faith?
I now read my entry, I wonder was it insightful, or just ramblings of nothings.
is that, what a blog is and is not? A diary that maybe should be
locked, and not read by anyone,
now a diary (blog) online, read by everyone.
Thursday January 4
snow in AZ and yesterday I guess I longed for the holidays of long past.
is a new day and here we go with the big events about to happen in Q.
Terry rode the bike from
the BLM long term camping where we at to get some silver from
Altamont Jewelry Supply
who moved from The Main Event to a new metal shed in Tyson Wells.
His place is on the right
in the lineup (below pic) of stalls with roll up doors. Nice new disgs.
The last two, on the right,
stalls are where, if you have ever been here, (Hi Jenny in Canada)
are where Lamm's Produce
used to be. They were just added on going south to the drive.
This is the south side of
Tyson Wells looking north. HWY 95 is just to the right.
In the above pic Terry took
of the Kettle Corn vender in Tyson Wells.
I told him to bring home
Carmel Corn... He got a picture but no corn.
Things are getting busy
with even cars backed up at times on main street.
A BIG difference from
just a week ago. Guess we got accustomed to this place being
deserted like when we got
here in late Oct.
One thing we did forget is,
not to try to get fuel on, or near, the weekends as it is backed
up at the stations. Would
you believe people would stop here in Q or fuel, instead of crossing
over into CA just to the
west. Oh.. and save 60 - 70 cents or more for a gallon of gas.
You should see the back-ups
at the Flying J station less than one mile from the CA border on I-10,
on the way to Blythe.
And the big trucks have
to idle down down to 55 going into CA and here in AZ they can go 75.
You do sort of want to get
out of the way of the big trucks when they come into AZ from CA
as they like to kick
it up the cruse from 55 to 75.
Friday January 5
by your roving reporter
I have been slack in my reporting
of late, and Ron has has to carry the day for the last few posts.
Tonight I'll try to keep
Last night the clouds rolled
in late, and we got the tiniest bit of rain. I could see the damp
spots this morning
where the water has run
off of the trailer and truck. With the cloud cover it stayed
warmer last night and
we could tell it as the
furnace did not run. A very nice respite from the cool nights we
have been having.
Of course the nice weather
did not last, by mid morning the wind kicked up and along with the
gust came the
blowing dust. It was
also a cold wind out of the north, and made for a less then perfect day.
I was going to
say a miserable day but
that would have been an exaggeration.
The people with the miserable
days are up north in ID, MT, WY, and Co. Here we are just inconvenienced
Went in to the Rock Club
this morning to teach a casting class and ended up with five in the class,
one more then I would have
liked, but with a bit of luck made it through by noon, and everyone
went home with a nice casting.
Saturday January 6
day broke clear with NO strong big winds. A bit cool but as the day went
on it warmed up. I (Ron)
in shorts... Exclaiming if I dress this way IT WILL get warmer.
Terry Do's were on the list
for today... so he had to install a light in the cabinet area in the kitchen.
We got tired having to find
a flashlight to find things under the sink.
This is the main food storage
area. So we are looking here many times a day.
We had company today.
On the left are Jim &
Sherri Reed and Terry in the center and their friends Jack & Nita
on the right. The have been
following our blog for some time. WOW... and Jim and Sherri
are big on fly fishing and
like to read where Terry has been fishing.
We just had to get a picture
with them in front of the tomato plant.
It was fun meeting them
and we hope to meet up again and have a big campfire.
We could talk for days about
each others travels.
They are with the Boomers
BOF with the Escapees club. If I heard right.
I had Terry make a better
hanger for the tomato plant so it would hang
higher up in the
basement of the 5er. Notice the bucket handle is not used anymore.
Now we may not even have
to take it outside, but just open the door for the southern sun exposure.
Sort of a 5er basement plant
hot house. It has been cold and it is not doing well like if it was in
of the midwest in the summer.
BUT that is the challenge of the growing a tomato in AZ in winter.
Next to it is our Geranium
plant. It has been doing well, but we just pinched off the flowers.
A pork roast with saurkraut
and potatos is in the oven and a Harry Potter movie is on
(Terry loves Harry Potter
stuff) and I am on the net updating this and my other sites.
Also working on a affiliate
link on our main site, for people who would like to help us promote
IT units and get paid for it. More