Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tweak revisited

Day 162

Does George have a......
.......crack in his record?

I'm forever doing Blog posts about tweaking. Why is that? Do I have a crack in my record?

Here is the thing about tweaking. Tweaking is simply making something better. Improving something. Addressing something that bothers, and changing stuff so that thing no longer bothers.

It could be anything. For example, awhile back I noticed that people who I talked to on the phone eventually made an excuse to break off. Several people did that. For a long time, I just accepted their excuses. Then one day I put that on my Tweak List.

At first I had no clue. Then one day I was on the phone with a very good friend. She said to me, "I have to go now. My puppy has to go for a walk."

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Day 161

Empty Tank!

This morning, I got out of bed at a little passed 6am. Inside Scampy, it was sooooo cold! 55℉! Touching our Wave3 catalytic heater to see if it was on, I found that the heater was cold!

I went outside to check our propane tank's gauge. Wow! Our propane tank was empty!

I keep a close watch on our propane tank's gauge. Last nite there was propane in the tank and the gauge was in the green. How could we have gone empty so fast?

Immediately I thought, Propane gas leak!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Day 160

First Aid Kit

Yesterday, while driving in Santa Cruz, I passed a guy who had been riding his bike. He was now sprawled out at the side of the road. An accident victim. 
After viewing this man, I made a decision to put my wound care experience to good use. My plan is to build a first aid kit with the many components necessary to help accident and disaster victims.

I'm going to buy the dressings, bandages, medication and other things that my research provides me is needed. I'll lean on my good friend, Pete Olson, who was a paramedic for a couple of decades, to help me [Pete's pic holding his guitar is on the upper right of my Blog].

Monday, October 16, 2017

Doing stuff

Day 159

The Joy of Tweaking

How does a person keep deliriously excited with their life? Year after year. Never bored.

For me, the answers are:
➜ To be completely aware of what is going on
➜ To be sensitive to everything in my life
➜ To have as a goal, to improve every single thing [ie: from relationships with others to my new solar panel]

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Day 158

Breakfast With Johana

Johana and I have a date to meet at the Santa Cruz Diner. This is a big event for me because I do not see Johana often because we live far apart.

We spent several hours together. From 8am to 2pm! Gotta love that!

Our conversation spanned from what goes on at her job [Computer engineer] to the building project that Johana is doing on her home. And of course, Johana spent about an hour inside Scampy visiting with Baby Boid and looking at all of my projects.

We have made plans to get together again in a couple of days to go for supper together!

Man-O-Man! This has been a very special day for me! 

Johana with Pussy Cat Nome in the backyard

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Day 157

Burn Wound News!

Do you remember when I got 2nd degree burns when propane gas exploded as I was lighting Wave3 catalytic heater? That was the morning of September 15th.

This morning, all of my wound dressings have been removed! All my burns are healed! One day shy of a month.

I am a fast healer!

Friday, October 13, 2017


Day 156

Buying Stuff in an Emergency

On the morning of Monday, October 9th, I became involved in an emergency situation. While driving south on Highway 101, there was an electronic sign over the road stating:
Highway 101 Closed at Willits

Where's Willits? Pulling over to the side, I pulled out my paper map. There was no internet to look up Willits [At that time, I did not know why the internet had failed].

A California Highway Patrol car stopped behind me. The CHP guy advised me  that a fire halted traffic on Hwy 101 at Willits [120 miles to the south]. Also, CHP advised me to go no farther south and to stay in this area for a few days. And, trying to go east to I-5 would take several hours due to fire equipment and heavy traffic.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fixing stuff

Day 155 


Our wakeup alarm sounded at 6:45am. However, it took us 1-1/2 hours to get ready this morning. We were stalled by our clothes hanger bar coming loose and all the clothes falling down. Whatta mess!

Also, it took about 10-minutes just to find the rubber end cap for the hanger bar! Because that cap decided to hide amidst all the fallen clothes.

First things first
We must first determine what caused the bar to come loose:
➜ We found that one end of the bar was mounted at a small angle downward which made it easy for the bar to fall out of its mount.
➜ Also, the bar itself which adjusts to fit various closets, was not secure. The expansion screw inside, slipped easily.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Day 154

Humboldt State Redwood Forest

The Scampy RV Team headed out from our Fleener Creek Overlook Camp. We have made our Nite Camp here for two nites. It’s a peaceful and lovely site!

Internet challenged
For the time being, we have an internet connection. We want to head toward the Town of Petrolia. With an internet connection, Little iPhone knows the way to Petrolia.

 However, that internet connection is extremely spotty. Most of the time, there is NO internet for us!

We were able to copy/paste our Blog from Notes to Blogger for 10/09. But NOT 10/10. We phoned T-Mobile support for help, and their help was good for us for about 20 minutes. Then, nothing! After that, we have not had any connection for the rest of the day. 

So, we are continuing making Blog posts using our Notes app.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lost Headlands

Day 153

Dear Readers:
On the morning of Monday, October 9th, many fires in California caused Highway 101 to close at Willits, CA. Because of the fire, all the major carriers ceased to function. That meant no internet.

I continued to Blog using Apple's Notes app. My Blog post below, is my Blog for October 10th.

Around 11:30pm on October 10th, my T-Mobile internet connection turned on!

Right now, it is the morning of October 11th.