party's over as they say when the big tent starts coming down for another
year in Q. Many of the RV dealers have also started to move their units
to more distant vacant lots to try again, to fool some of the people all
the time into buying an RV form a flyby night source. Now am I being harsh.
Time yesterday to put up
that extra shelf in the bathroom closet. About a foot from the top.
Just right for placing my wireless router, D3 satellite controller and
7000S transmit and receive modems. I instructed Terry where to mount it
and I came back later and moved the units. That way we didn't try to tell
each other how to do it. Seems we both like to be the in charge person
and don't do the gofer thing well.
Now room for more stuff to
be stashed in here.
Power cords take up all the
room, see on the left. Nice location as the dish is right above this area.
A very short run of cable on the roof.
Went ahead and ordered the
below ladder from Amazon today.
I have a hell of a time
with their order system to take an order from me when we are in Quartzsite.
It verifies addresses and
wouldn't take the street address of where I want it shipped. Sez invalid
street address. It insists I enter the PO Box #. Well last
time I did that (only entering the PO Box) they sent it UPS (a very small
package) and tried to drop it off at the post office. They refused it.
There is no home USPS delivery in Q. The order form will only take a PO
Box # for Q so I also enter in the second line the street address and leave
off the word Drive. Have I lost you yet? I think Amazon uses the
USPS data base and gets confused when it finds a address that the post
office doesn't deliver to. Anyway the shipping label now has both the PO
Box and physical naddress without the word Drive. on it, so hope the UPS
person will find us. The last time after talking to the local postmaster
she suggested hiding the street address on the label like I just did.
The last time Amazon over nighted another item to me the very next day
when I pointed out their crappie ordering system.
Telesteps 1205 Black 12-1/2-Foot
300-Pound Duty Rating Aluminum Telescoping Extension Ladder, Black
Telescopes up or down from
just 30 inches to 12.5 feet.Weighing only 23 pounds.
I did not want a big step
ladder hanging off the rear 5er roof ladder. So we went with this. Not
cheep but sometimes you just go for it and not look back. After all
how cool is black. And with 300 lb rating I might even be able to use it.
Now after all the trouble
getting this ordered Bank Of America just called from their fraud detection
dept. and wanted to know if I ordered this and also my website hosting
charges (paid for two years online) on my credit card. I normaly use my
debit card. They are right on top of things. Bet that's why the head honchos
want their bonuses.
I'm trying to spend to keep
the economy going.
Friday Feb. 6
Patty and Peter write...
For their address in Quartzsite
to receive Amazon stuff they use.
Patty or Peter
Address , Box ________
Quartzsite, AZ 85359
(the zip of where their PO
Box is at in the annex PO building which is 85359
and a physical Street address
zip of 85346)
My Box is at the main PO
so it is 85346)
This is how the postmaster
suggested they do it.
My take in all this is the
local UPS driver knows every back side street in town (I've talked to him)
so if there is any kind of address at all on the label he will find it.
Now I can see I've lost you
again. And for most who the hell cares... right? But if I can help just
one person get their package sent out correctly from Amazon it's woth it.
You ordered that special toy, you wnat it now, not lost in shipping.
You just can't win... Just
got a email from Amazon saying my ladder has been shipped via USPS not
Saturday Feb. 7
by Chocolate What a way to go....
Derek and John brought over
a whole plate of these brownies. Lucky to get a picture before they were
all gone. They were just oozing with goodness. WOW. We didn't touch them
right away as we were going out for supper.
John drove, and we all went
to the Grubstake for their Friday night Fish Fry. Or should I say Feast.
"WHAT HAPPENS AT THE GRUBSTAKE, STAYS AT THE GRUBSTAKE"
The slogan is just like
a city in the desert a little further north of here...
Why didn't I wear my Grubstate
T-shirt last night.
Last year I got excited
and bought a Grubstake T-shirt. I never buy tourist junk, but this was
The back side and below
the left front.
Now to think
I had this T-shirt in the closet and then didn't think to even wear it
when we went back to eat this year. We had a nice chat with the owner and
it would have been nice if I had worn my T-shirt. We expressed to him we
were not just the 10 day big tent crowd, but full winter season visitors.
After a beer or two it's surprising how you try to network the locals.
Me sucking up, not a pretty sight.
Tonight looking at my email,
I notice the latest issue of RVtravel.com by Chuck Woodbury
Went to his web version
and looked at one of his lead articles about Quartzsite, and about the
RV bargains he found. I had never questioned his articles before but what
he wrote I had to reply to him. Following is his article and
RV bargains in Quartzsite.
Desperate RV dealers?
Driving through Quartzsite
the other day, I saw RV after RV for sale at RV dealers lots that line
the main drag of town. Huge Class A motorcoaches less than a few years
old were priced in the $90 thousand dollar range (some were more, of course,
but there were a whole bunch for less than $100,000). More modest motorhomes,
a few years old, 32-36 feet long, were as low as $29,000. None looked like
junkers. They all looked good.
Now that the town’s giant
annual RV show has come and gone, and the local population of RVers has
dwindled dramatically, it’s my guess that the local RV dealers are scrambling
to get rid of inventory before the brutal heat of summer when the
population is mostly lizards. To me, judging from the “Big Sale” and “Liquidation
Sale” signs I saw, and the large number of RVs with low price tags (mostly
motorhomes), it sure looks to me like there are some incredible deals right
reply comment to him....
RVs are all moved out town from the temporary sales lots by the first of
March. Only one permanent RV dealer is open year round in Quartzsite.
they may have lower prices but where do you go for after the sale service
next month when all that is left is a vacant gravel lot where you bought
can the expert of RV newsletters be so unimformed about the happenings
NWS radar at 8:50 PM tonight
It has been raining in Q
all afternoon and at times being moderite rain. I had inserted here downpours
that would be a streach. Police radio talks about the washes running high
over HW 95 north of Q. Parker, AZ had their Desert Races today
and from the police radio reports not much fun with the race route (which
actually runs in the washes) getting washed out in places. But for the
rest of us fulltime winter visitors it was a nice change of pace as one
can get tired of one perfect day after another. The air is so freash in
the desert after it rains.
To see a NWS radar loop of
the whole country all at once go to http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/full_loop.php
Every NWS weather radar
in the whole country displayed at the same time in motion. Very
So check out your weather
and have a great Saturday night.
By the way. Terry put a pot
roast in the oven. It was a toss up between that or chilli. I didn't want
the huge amount of beans he sneaks into his batches, so voted for the roast.
400 sq. ft. in a 5er can get kind of tight after eating chilli beans. Someone
find the bottle of Beano first.
Since it was a rainy day
Terry got busy and baked a bunch of Potato Rolls.
This is before the first
went in the oven.
We got emails for the recipe
so posted it also...
1 C warm mashed potatos
3 T stick margarine
1 med egg
1 C potato water
1/3 C powdered milk
2 T sugar
1 pkg yeast
3-4 C Flour
Peel boil and mash potatoes.
reserving the water the potatoes were boiled in. Add the margarine
and egg, mix well, gradually stir in the potato water. Stir
in the powdered milk and sugar. Allow mixture to cool to luke warm
then add the yeast. Allow mixture to set for fifteen to twenty minutes
for the yeast to bloom. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough,
allow to rest for fifteen minutes, turn out on a floured board and knead
until smooth and elastic. place dough in greased bowl, cover with plastic
wrap and allow the dough to double in bulk, punch down, form
into rolls place on greased baking sheet and allow to rise until doubled
in bulk. Bake in preheated 350Deg. oven for fifteen to twenty minutes,
rolls will be golden brown. To keep the rolls from being over browned
on the bottom use double baking pans.
Enjoy and please let us
know how they turned out.
An after picture would be
like the brownies above, not much left for a picture.
He took a dozen over to
John and Derek and they got right into sampling them as the rolls were
still warm from the oven. Yes you can bake in an RV oven
and get great results. Terry does it all the time.
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