This morning was another normal day of waking up to sunny skies and warm temperatures. Poor Dolly back home is getting ready for bone shivering cold for the next week along with most of the nation east of here.
Later in the morning after breakfast I went to the Dollar Store near Salton City to pick up a light I saw there the other day, but when I went inside and saw the line at the counter I decided I didn't really need it that bad.
Yuma likes riding in the Jeep so took another tour of Salton City down near the sea. Went into a sub division and was shocked. The area had been built with dead end canals so that everyone could enjoy the water in their backyard. Unfortunately, as you know the sea receded and left them with an ugly and stinky ditch.
When I got back to the White Lion, I had several things that needed to be repaired so decided to get on them.
First, I had a tear in my awning at the seam about three feet long. I had the tape and today there is no wind so time to geter done!
Thought if I fell, it may help my neck even more 😄. I don't think even Yuma believes that.
Don't try this at home!
The second thing that really needed attention was the RV right side bumper.
It was about to fall down on that side. They had screwed it on and the bumping around had pulled the screws from the fiberglass. Should have used bolts. I only had one bolt so replaced one of the three screws with that bolt and all is good for now. At least I can get off this bumpy road I'm on to the highway without fear of leaving my bumper in the desert.
Had a date to visit at 4:30 with a long time commenter, Jeff. Jeff (Ruffin it with Rufus) and his wife, Fran came over the mountains from San Diego to camp in their RV at Peg Leg near Borrego Springs for the weekend. Perfect opportunity for us to get together and become acquainted.Interesting. Jeff uses an old clothes dryer barrel as a firepit. Works great! Just throw in the wood, the smoke goes up and the heat comes out all the holes around the barrel.
Had a great two hour visit with them. Jeff had a plate of snacks for Yuma, so now Yuma has another people friend👨. He also made friends with a young dog too.When we got home I started on my post for the evening and will a sandwich for dinner and then hopefully, I can catch Gold Rush before I go to bed. Otherwise, I'll catch it next Friday.
Have a good day. See you later.
Sounds like a nice visit with friends. That area is back on our list after reading your last few blogs. We were sad when Rockhouse Canyon Road closed but I think we would enjoy being parked out in that area. Plus, Tom would be closer to one of his favorite pie places, Julian...lol Glad your neck feels better after your fall.ReplyDelete
Thanks Deb. I think the area across the road from Rockhouse would be fine. I think there was snow in Julian. 😀Delete
It was nice you were able to meet Jeff and Fran. San Diego is a beautiful area. I an see Jeff has a new fan in Yuma! Yuma's new canine friend seemed like a happy fellow. Lobe the clothes dryer drum idea for a fire pit.ReplyDelete
Yuma likes anyone that feeds him 😀 that other dog was just a year old. Big fellow. May try out the propane fire pit at the game tomorrow. May be able to use in the tent to keep us toasty.Delete
Ummm even "I" probably wouldn't put my ladder on a table!! YIKES!! Oh well, if it works, DO IT!! I seem to have a slight problem just the same as your bumper ... and strangely in the same place. It's not going to fall off, but yes, they put screws in the fiberglass.ReplyDelete
After some thought, I could have done the repair more safely, but it did do the job. 😀 There's probably a reason they use screws. And I might find out why when the fiberglass breaks. 😞Delete
Doug, Doug, Doug!! I'm surprised Dolly hasn't chastised you for that performance with the ladder on the table! You need better shoes too for doing that kind of job! LOL You scare me and Bill has and will get scoldings if he ever tries something like that!! Even Yuma looks worried! Glad you were able to fix it though and happy for the message "Don't try this at home!" hahaReplyDelete
I used to have a dryer drum back in the 80's for fire pits. They are wonderful. Looks like a lovely day, I'm so jealous!!!
I thought about changing out of my slippers but then it slipped my mind. I had never heard of using the dryer barrel. Works great.Delete
Investing in a taller ladder would be much safer. That reminds me of pictures I saw of developing countries having workers risk life and limb to get er done.ReplyDelete
Dryer drums are made of Stainless Steel so they'll last forever.
Be Safe and Enjoy the freedom.
It's about time.
After thinking about it I could have opened the ladder all the way and done the job more safely.Delete
It was great finally meeting you and Yuma. Those couple hours around the fire ring went too fastReplyDelete
I’m going to take your advice and try using a table to extend a ladder
Thanks Jeff. It was great meeting you and Fran finally.Delete
Fran asks As an insurance professional would you cover a broken leg from falling off a ladder placed on a table in the desert?ReplyDelete
Yes. They cover stupidity 🤦Delete
I'm not going to mention the ladder. Look at that Yuma making new friends. He's so good at that. It's so much fun to meet people in person. And I see wine! Looks like another beautiful day!ReplyDelete
You've got an eagle eye for wine 😀. Being from San Diego of course they are happy hour wine connoisseurs. I had coke 😞Delete
Dude!.....What W_ _ were you thinking when you pulled that shade tree mechanic act with the ladder.ReplyDelete
That's the problem Franklin. I wasn't thinking 🤔Delete