Friday, January 14, 2022

Day of rest

 This morning I think Yuma was tired from yesterday's activities too.  He slept in till 9 o'clock same as me.  It was overcast out but already 60 degrees.  They are calling for another 76 degree day with partly cloudy skies.

We took our walk and then laid outside for awhile as Nick was still sleeping.  The flag makes quite a bit of noise when the wind blows and it wasn't long before it picked up.  

My tape job didn't hold the flag in place, so once Nick got up and we had breakfast, it was time for a little flag adjustment.   When I get to town someday soon, I'll get eye bolts to run through the piping so I can raise and lower the flag quickly.  For now I drilled a hole through the piping but just ran a clothesline rope through the top and bottom to hold it and Nick put it back in place.


Can't raise or lower just yet, but soon.  Wasn't long before the winds were at 20-25 mph and the flag was flapping furiously, so had to go up and tie the flag down to stop the pulling and noise.

As we soaked in the sun, I was wondering why the sparkers on my burners weren't sparking to light the gas burners.  I am using matches and getting tired of it.  They worked earlier in the trip, so something has changed.  Went inside and took things out from under the sink and started my investigation.  

Now, don't laugh!😁  There was a plug wire coming from the sparkers and when I pulled it I saw a wall plug at the other end and under the sink area was an electrical outlet.  Plugged it in and the sparkers sparked.  Told you not to laugh!  I guess I had unplugged it earlier in the trip while working on something under the sink and failed to plug it back in.

Gave Yuma his first bath today.  He was way overdue, but I just wasn't up to it while fighting the big gremlins.

Around 3 o'clock I decided one more small project.  I have two older AGM batteries I didn't turn in when getting the new ones.  I also have a 600 watt inverter and two 100 watt panels that I have been carrying around but not using.

Time to put them to use.  I placed the solar panels outside close to the window where I have now placed the two batteries and converter.  They are on the floor near my table and where I have placed my TV.

 I am going use the power from this setup to charge all my personal stuff like phones, cameras and laptop plus run the TV and Dish at night to save on my new batteries to make sure the fridge makes it through the night.

Right now the electrical wires are not cut to size but when I do it will look more organized.  I was also thinking of keeping an eye out for a cabinet made of oak to fit the décor that I could place everything in so it is out of sight.  Can always use more junk hiding furniture 😅

It wasn't long before I had to set up the Dish to watch Gold Rush and White Water, so got my first use of my new setup right off.  We had burgers for dinner and now time to finish this blog, have a little pudding and whip cream and call it a night.

Thanks for stopping by.

17 comments:

  1. You had quite a time with the flag. It's a good thing Nick could scurry up top to make adjustments. Yuma may not have liked his biffy-baffy, but he's happy now to be a clean boy. Good luck to you and your teams this weekend! No cacti pictures yet.

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    1. Next week we'll be back in the Cactus. Yuma is so happy to be clean finally. My NE plays tonight. Hope they win.

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  2. Nice picture of Nick on top of the motorhome.
    Enjoyed your pictures of yesterdays exploring/hiking.
    Glad to read you have everything up and working.
    Enjoy your football watching weekend. Say hi to Cathy, Shane, Nick and Yuma for us.

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    1. Said hi to everyone. Hoping NE wins tonight or I'm out. Glad to have the big problems out of the way.

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  3. I think that's called a Nancy! Glad you got your sparkers working. Enjoy the football today. I'm going to pick one game this weekend and run my generator to watch.

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    1. You said it "Nancy" 😃 Those sparkers not working were a pain in the.... We have no sun today so generator for us too. Let me know who you picked to keep you honest 😀

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  4. I'm not laughing😂. No but seriously good thing it was just something simple. Looks like Nick is getting a bunch of sun and I'm sure you both are! It'll be nice to have the extra setup to run the tv, phones, etc!!

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    1. Yes Nick is dark. Comes naturally to him with his dark complexion. Liking it as we watch all these games on a cloudy day.

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  5. Love the picture of Nick and the flag! Nice it was that easy to fix the sparkers. Enjoy your games this weekend! Hope you have some appetizers to munch on! :)

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    1. We're looking for a relaxing weekend watching football. It was time for a simple fix.

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  6. I concur, it's a great picture of Nick with the flag. Very Patriotic! :)
    Glad you figured out the 'oops', we all have them!

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    1. Took me awhile to look under the sink but finally. Nick saves me from having to climb up there.

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  7. what a greet picture on the roof looking with the flag.
    Interesting wiring with your spare batteries and inverter. I don't think Osha would be amused tho.

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    1. Thanks Jeff. Yes, my wiring could use some cleaning up for sure. Next project on my list.

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  8. You are getting to be quite a battery expert. The only thing I know about batteries are how to put them in a flashlight.

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    1. How did you make it thru all those years of boondocking without battery problems? This fridge will kill me yet.

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