Monday, January 28, 2019

Getting Back To Normal

We're getting back to normal. We finely got the new bed frame from our wood guy! It only took 3 months! 
The new hinges do a great job of holding the bed up.
  He did a nice job. The only bad thing is, he's still making a cabinet for the garage. One can only guess how long that will take. 
Brad, Doug, Roger and I got it in the bedroom. 
It just fit through the door way.
Finished product!
And we got our table back.
I made a batch of Jerky for a house warming party.
 Looks good.
My Mom sent me a puzzle for Christmas. Now that we have the table set up, I started to work on it. It took me 5 days to get it done. It had over 1000 really small pieces.
Done! It was a ton of fun putting it together. Thanks Mom!
We went to the Big Tent Show in Quartzsite with Bill and Marsha. Marsha liked the little Sugar gliders.
But it did bite her, though not very hard.
We stopped at one of our favorite places in Quartzsite, Beer Belly's. Then we had lunch at Grubstake. 
Got this cool picture.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
 Joey cooking some Shrimp on Bill's Mini-Max.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Water Works

Some friends from Saginaw made their way down here. Bill and Marsha. I worked with Bill at B&K. They couldn't get in our park so they're at a different park not far away.
We took them out to breakfast and Bloody Mary's the first day. Break them in right.
Bill drove over 600 miles a day to get here! Saginaw to Yuma, about 2300 miles. That would kill us. I like 150 or less a day. ;-)
Then the next day we went to West Winds RV Park for fish dinner. We sat outside by the heaters. The food was good but we miss Lake Perch. I've never found Lake Perch anywhere in our travels.
The weather has been the coldest we've had in 4 years. One night it got to a record low for us of 31. The highs have only been in the 50's. But it won't be long and it will start warming up.
Peggy and Lois had Irish Coffee on Christmas day.
We got a new water filtering system. $65. Filters in a black box! 
You can't drink the water here. To make water safe here you have to have a Reverse Osmosis system. We've always used the Camco Blue water filter and you have to replace them every three months at a cost of $30 for the two pack. And you still can't drink it! 
If you're at a place that has half way descent water this new system can last a year before changing the filters and they only cost $11 for the two pack. I tested the water before the filters it was 800 PPM and after filters was 500 PPM.
We use this water tester. It can tell you the "Parts per million of dissolved solids". If it's over 500 you shouldn't drink the water. I like to keep it down to 300 before we drink the water. 
So, in the south west, we buy bottled water to drink at a cost of 50 cents for 5 gallons and it's tested at zero PPM. That's a little thing you have to watch in your travels. In Saginaw, the water was considered some of the best in the country.
Got a nice Christmas picture of my Mom, Connie Terry and Patty. 

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Some dead Chicken and some Brussels Sprouts.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.