Saturday, January 14, 2017

Heading out



Returning To Lone Wolf

9am - Scampy's battery
That battery has been slowly declining. Hydrometer readings going down. Using our tiny Battery Tender Jr over several hours barely improves this condition.

We could buy a larger battery charger. However, we already have another charger with Twayler back at Lone Wolf RV Park in Apple Valley.

Also, we wish to test the capability of Little Honda to charge Scampy's battery while driving.

Gone a long time!
We headed out from Lone Wolf on this present trip on Wednesday, November 23rd.  That's 52-days! 7-1/2 weeks!

Today is a very good day to return to Twayler at Lone Wolf. 😎

1pm - PetSmart
It took whole lot longer than expected to head out from Jojoba Hills.

Just as we were about to leave Jojoba, I discovered that my eyeglasses were NOT hanging from the necklace where they were supposed be. Only the necklace remained! 😟

Very patiently, I looked everywhere within 10 feet of MsScampy and Little Honda.

I knew one thing for sure. I had them here at our Jojoba Camp. And I had not left this place. So, my eyeglasses are here. Somewhere close!

Almost two hours later, there they were. On the gravel rocks about 10 feet behind where Scampy had been Camped.

Note: I gotta take a nap. We are nite camped and it is 7:15pm now. When I wake up, I promise to promptly finish this Blog post!

9pm - Woke up from nap. Good nap!
Made a peanut butter and jam sandwich snack with a cup of cold milk.

OK...... so, I found my glasses on the gravel rocks. Drove MsScampy to the dump station a couple hundred feet away. Then went to the Jojoba office and checked out of the park.

This morning Baby Boid's little seed jar was pretty much empty. So I refilled his seed jar from a bag of seeds kept in the upper cabinet over the dining table. Later on I noticed that Boid's poops looked watery.

A bird owner has to be watchful for signs like watery poop. Catch that sign and immediately. Make a correction. And serious stuff may be avoided.

First stop in the City of Temecula was PetSmart. We bought fresh seeds and changed out Boid's old seeds. We'll see tomorrow how Boid is doing.

1:30pm - Cool Cut
Next door to PetSmart is Cool Cut. A hair place. I need a haircut and shampoo badly! And made an appointment.

On returning to Cool Cut from shopping at PetSmart, my hair was promptly shampooed by a very experienced young woman.

I had a good conversation with her while she did my hair. 12-years experience cutting hair. Began in the hair business straight out of high school. Married. 3-children. Very busy lady!

Nice job on my hair. $5 tip.

2:30pm - Watch Solutions
Last nite my eyeglasses broke. One of the hinge screws connecting the temple to the frame let go and disappeared!

I am really no good without eyeglasses. Somehow, without wearing my eyeglasses, I managed to use a stick pin from my sewing kit to replace the missing hinge screw.

It was a miracle that I got that done without seeing clearly what I was doing. Sort of worked by feel. Used a magnifying glass with LED lite to look at what needed to be done. Then worked by feel as I wrote above.

Took three tries. Then was able to use the glasses again. But I knew that unless a professional repaired my eyeglasses, soon they would be broken again.

Google found "Watch Solutions", a watch shop in a very large mall in the City of Temecula that did eyeglass repairs.

4pm - Villa Italian
While my glasses were being worked on, I went downstairs to the food court and found "Villa Italian." A pasta shop.

I bought a bowl of spaghetti with two nice meat balls. Had them split my order in half. Ate half right there in the mall food court with a Pepsi and a nice white chocolate chip cookie. Took the other half of my food back to MsScampy for later.

On returning to Watch Solutions, I found that the owner/manager was having a hard time with the eyeglass repair. He had to solder one of the hinge screws in place because the hinge itself was busted. [This guy is a jeweler]

He replaced both hinge screws. Worked on my glasses for almost an hour. And charged me $4.87!! Amazing!

After Sundown but still not dark
We headed out toward Lone Wolf. But it was clear that we would likely have make a Nite Camp somewhere along the way. Not good for me to drive in the dark of nite.

Made our Nite Camp in the City of Menifee. We found a wide street leading to a neighborhood of homes. On that wide street, a big-rig trucker was parked and appeared to me to be stopped for the nite. A good sign when a trucker is parked that it's a place where police do not enforce "no sleeping in vehicle laws."




Elevation: 1,490 feet



Note: The Google map has MsScampy Nite Camped in somebody's yard. But we are actually Nite Camped on Menifee Road.

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15 comments:

  1. George

    Just remember to turn off all of Scampy electrical loads while trying out charging from little Honda.

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    1. Hi W3,

      Thank you sooooo much for that advice! 😀

      FYI, I discontinued using 12 volt DC power for the refrigerator while MsScampy is on-the-road. That idea proved not practical.

      Much better to stay on propane all the time and let the propane flame blow out from the wind. The Dometic fridge stays cool, and no valuable 12 volt electric DC is consumed.

      Tioga George

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  2. Hi George,
    I believe you left Lone Wolf on December 23 not November 23. You've been gone 22 days. I find, as I get older, time moves at a different rate than it did when I was younger. Maybe it just seems like 52 days.
    Sandra

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    1. Hi Sandra,

      Really??! I still hold that it's Wednesday, November 23rd.

      Click [Here] to find out for sure.

      Tioga George

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    2. Hi again, Sandra,

      My memory is getting bad! I do not remember going to the San Diego area twice! I did believe that my trip to San Diego was one long trip. Beginning on November 23rd.

      You are correct about December 23rd.

      George


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  3. Actually he headed out on both of those dates!
    George can refer to whichever one he pleases
    on his blog! Keep on scamping!

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    1. Hi Joan,

      Actually, Sandra is correct.

      I forgot about returning to Lone Wolf from the trip that began on November 23rd.

      Matter of fact, I still don't remember that return!

      I tried reading my own Blog to find out when I decided to return to Lone Wolf from the November 23rd trip. I could not find it!

      Memory! What a fragile thing it is in my life at my age.

      Tioga George



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    2. You were back on December 10th.

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    3. Thank you, Sandra! 😍

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  4. Good luck with charging scamps battery.

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    1. Thank you, OAT!

      I am very interested to find out what the condition of Scampy's battery will be upon reaching Lone Wolf today.

      Tioga George


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  5. Regarding glasses...I really need them too. I have found that $1.00 glasses from The Dollar Tree can substitute for $400 prescription glasses. I need two pair. One for reading and one for distance. Total investment, $2. Not perfect replacements, but good enough to read and drive.

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    1. Hi Hotel,

      I also tried the inexpensive magnifying reading glasses. They did not work for me!

      Tioga George


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  6. George, have you considered laser eye correction? My grandma and grandpa both just had it done at 76 and 89 years old. My grandpa now has 20/20, not sure what grandma has but they are both very very pleased with the results.

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    1. Hi Andrew,

      No, I haven't. I'll read about it.

      George


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