Monday, January 2, 2017
It got cold last night. Down to around 38 degrees and in the MH it felt like an icebox. Luckily, Yuma and I had a couple of sleeping bags on top of us, so we slept warmly.
Speaking of iceboxes, when the temperature got up in the 50’s around noon, Yuma and I made the trip up the road to the ACE Hardware store in search of a propane hose.
The gentleman in the store was very helpful and got me all setup with the a good rubber propane hose and several fittings. My $10 estimate was actually $40 by the time it was over.
While driving to the ACE Hardware, I pulled over and took this photo of the Tucson Mountain range North of Tucson. I believe the one with snow on top is Wasson Peak.
When we got back, Yuma sat on the comfy sofa while I grabbed my tools and crawled under the MH to replace the hose. It was a lot harder putting it in than it was taking it out. By the time I was done, my whole body ached from the horrible position I was in under there.
Now the moment of truth. I drove the MH just up to the corner to the service station and they put 12 gallons of propane in the tank. I left it in the off position till I got back to my parking spot. Then I turned the gas on and ran around to the other side of the MH and crawled under to see if I could hear or see a gas leak.
All was quiet. I then went into the MH and turned on the burner on the stove and I got a flame. Fantastic! Then I went over to the icebox and turned it on to make it a fridge once again. Waited for a few hours and checked the fridge and sure enough it was getting cold.
This is great! I can make coffee in the morning! Haven’t had any coffee for a week now and that is long enough. I can make bacon and eggs in the morning, too. I can bathe in warm water! Life is good again!
When you are a boondocker like me, propane and charged batteries are King! Now I have both and can move on with my travels. Things are looking a lot better than they did a few days ago.
My neck and arms were so tired, I took a two hour nap this afternoon. This evening we went to Burger King and brought home dinner because I was too tired to cook anything. This winter vacation is getting to be too much work.
See you later.