Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Boid



Baby Boid and George

7am - Baby Boid is no longer afraid. He allows me to pet his blue chest. I may also hold him gently, with my thumb and index finger. But for now, only while Boid is in his cage.

In the pic below, Boid is eating his seeds from his seed cup while I am holding that cup. Eventually, Boid will eat his seeds from my hand.

Boid eating his seeds





11:30pm - Scampy got frozen
After the replacement hitch was installed in Little Honda, we returned to Lone Wolf. We asked permission to park Scampy on Twayler's site for awhile [It's against Park rules to park vehicles in storage on RV sites. That's why we needed permission]. 

When we went inside Scampy, we noticed straight-away that the kitchen sink spout had come loose and was now lying in the sink's basin. When going to screw the spout back into the faucet, it wouldn't go!!

What had happened was, the water inside the faucet body froze and expanded enough to eject the faucet. It would be necessary to warm the faucet body to melt that frozen water.

Electric heater warming faucet body



1pm - Poor internet access
From Twayler, there are two methods of internet access:
  • Dish Network
  • iPhone using the Personal Hotspot. Provider is Cricket
Our Dish MODEM is pretty much not functional. Dish is sending a replacement MODEM.

The iPhone Personal Hotspot is likely an Apple thing. The iPhone has to go to an Apple Store for repair. Googling "iphone personal hotspot problem" finds this solution:

"On the iPhone that provides Personal Hotspot,
tap Settings > General > Reset > ResetNetwork Settings."


It's necessary to Reset Network Settings every single time in order to get the Personal Hotspot to work! That is NOT right!

The thing is, right now there are times when a try to make a Blog post does NOT happen for an hour or more because of failure to access the internet. Bummer!


2:30pm - Scampy's stealth curtains are up!
And they are sooooo stealthy. Better than I ever dreamed! 

To keep the curtains as sealed as possible. clips hold the curtains to the window frame. Only two clips are needed. One clip on each bottom side corner does the trick.


7pm - The passing of friends
From time-to-time, I try to look up friends that I've not heard from for awhile. I am kinda gun-shy in this endeavor. Because at my age [79], the news is often sorry. As in, "Sorry to tell you. Paul passed on about two months ago."

I have not heard from Mike Fousie for awhile. His website is/was "LightCurve.com." When I went there a few minutes ago, his URL was for sale with Go Daddy. I suspect that Mike has gone on to that never-never land "...Where each shall take their chamber in the silent halls of death."
[Quotation from "Thanatopsis, by William Cullen Bryant]

And yet, I myself am going strong! Confidentially, I never figured that I would last this long. A doctor told me when I was 40 years old, that I'd have surgery to correct a congenital heart defect when I was about 65. That actually happened. But I was 77 when it did happen.

When I was living in Mexico, I had dizzy spells. Didn't know why? Turned out that these were a symptom of my heart disease.

You may recall that I stopped all medications around last August. Since then, I have felt sooooo good! And my entire life changed. I bought two RV trailers, and moved to Apple Valley.

So you see! A person's destiny is really a crap shoot. You just never can be sure how things will go! And sometimes, as in my case, things have gone better than in my wildest dreams! 😎


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12 comments:

  1. George,why do you live where water freezes???

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    1. Hi Cantinero,

      That is a very good question!

      And I have a follow on question:
      "Why does water freeze where I live?

      Tioga George

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    2. That's actually a very easy one. Because you live where it gets very, very cold.

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  2. George,

    Try some electrical heater tape for freezing vulnerable spots.

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    1. Hi John,

      That's a good idea! Thank you.

      All the plastic piping in the kitchen sink cabinet froze! I used a small electric heater to warm that cabinet. In about 15 minutes, water began running from the faucet.

      George

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  3. George, I truly admire you. I hope when I grow up I can be like you! From one boondocker to another!

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    1. Hi LBM,

      Your comment is a wonderful compliment to me! 😀

      Thank you sooooo much!

      Tioga George

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  4. George.... You are cool. The life is the life. You enjoy it. My hat is off to you.

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    1. Hi Dirk,

      Yours is a great comment for me to receive.

      Tioga George

      PS: You know something Dirk? Sometimes your comments to me sting! But this comment, is not one of those.
      I am very glad for that.


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  5. George, here is the rest of it who think is especially beautiful:

    The flight of years began, have laid them down
    In their last sleep—the dead reign there alone.
    So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw
    In silence from the living, and no friend
    Take note of thy departure? All that breathe
    Will share thy destiny. The gay will laugh
    When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care
    Plod on, and each one as before will chase
    His favorite phantom; yet all these shall leave
    Their mirth and their employments, and shall come
    And make their bed with thee. As the long train
    Of ages glide away, the sons of men,
    The youth in life’s green spring, and he who goes
    In the full strength of years, matron and maid,
    The speechless babe, and the gray-headed man—
    Shall one by one be gathered to thy side,
    By those, who in their turn shall follow them.
    So live, that when thy summons comes to join
    The innumerable caravan, which moves
    To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
    His chamber in the silent halls of death,
    Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
    Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
    By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,
    Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
    About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

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    1. Wow, Bill !!

      I believed that I was one of the few out there who read poetry!

      But you are there too! 😀

      George

      PS: When I was about 16 years old, I first read "Thanatopis." The last part, I felt was so beautiful, that I memorized it!

      Here it is:
      "So live, that when thy summons comes to join
      The innumerable caravan, which moves
      To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
      His chamber in the silent halls of death,
      Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
      Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
      By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,
      Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
      About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."


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  6. George, I believe I was also about 16 when I came across it, and it made a lasting impression.

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