Monday, June 12, 2017

Boid 'n Me

Day 33

My Pal Boid

6:30am - Do you have a friend like my Little Boid? A friend who is always happy to see you when you come home? Isn't it a wonderful thing?

Boid wants me to do things for him. And at about the same time each day too. When we get up each morning, Boid wants me to play Johnny Mathis songs. If instead, Boid hears Beach Boys, Beatles, Queen, Eagles or even Frank Sinatra, he is not the mellow guy that he usually is in the morning. He looks at me and screeches until Johnny Mathis is playing.

Right now Boid is making gurgling tweeting sounds while looking out Scampy's rear window. He is peaceful. But, if we change the music to Nirvana, for example, pandemonium breaks out! Boid begins to bob his head up and down and looks around the room and screeches. As if to ask, "What's going on?"

Morning Boid

12 noon - Tenacious
Long time Reader Bill in Chico commented:
"Got to hand it to you George, you're tenacious! Keep on truckin"

I'd like to comment on what Bill wrote:
"In today's world, to succeed in an endeavor, I have to be tenacious. Refusing to yield. Not paying mind to naysayers telling me that I'm wrong."

My friend Rowena and I were talking about what is necessary to do when doing something new. Something for which we do not have experience.

"I advised her: "The important thing is to just get going. You do not have to be sure of what direction to take. Nor to know what to do. Just step out and see what happens.Then.....correct"


1pm - New hitch and brake controller
Yesterday we Blogged to you that a Portland company,  "Rack Attack" would supply the replacement hitch and the new brake controller. However, it turned out that their prices were out-of-sight. So, we cancelled with Rack Attack and ordered from the ETrailer Corporation website.

Click [Here] to view the hitch that we bought.

Click [Here] to view our new brake controller.

Also, we found Mike's Mobile Hitch Service. Mike offers to come out to us and install the replacement hitch and brake controller. Click [Here] to view info about Mike.


4pm - Fountain Park
On Saturday's here in  Beaverton's Fountain Park there is a Farmer's Market. In order to provide for the vendors, the City of Beaverton has installed electric outlets on all of the light poles.

These electric outlets are powered up all the time 24/7. Transient persons are allowed to use this electric power. Right now, there is an older van plugged in. Also, we on the Scampy RV Team are plugged in.

This is a very hospitable thing for the City to do. We have experienced much less hospitality from most communities during our travels.

George holds the Battery Tender Plus
charger for you to see

From Ruth and Herman's wall
I met Ruth and Herman several years ago in the Pueblo of Aticama on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. They are friends of Rowena. I am happy to say that Ruth and Herman are friends of mine too.

I captured this from their wall:



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18 comments:

  1. Great post George! Our pooch provides so much entertainment and companionship but I still prefer coming home to my wife of 52 years. She doesn't like Nirvana either. Thanks again.

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    1. Hi Freebird,

      Your comment is very funny. Thank you for that!

      I only like a few of Nirvana's songs:
      ➜ Come As You Are
      ➜ Lithium
      ➜ Polly

      None of those screaming songs the Cobain did.

      George

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  2. Your post cracked me up George. Thanks for the laugh! Pets are so funny, aren't they?

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    1. Hi Jules,

      My Boid gives me so much joy. He loves to go driving. I've put a small stool in the Honda passenger seat. The stool is belted in place.

      When Boid goes for a drive, he gets really excited. He looks at everything! Singing a lot.

      George


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  3. What is the difference between your old trailer hitch and the new one that you ordered ??

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    1. Hi Mr Ed,

      Both are the same model Curt hitch.

      But the old hitch was kinda messed up because I sort of abused it!

      George


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    2. I love your honesty George.

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    3. Hi Linda,

      I try to be honest. Why should I be ashamed about anything that I do?

      George

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  4. Hi George,
    I see you are in the Portland area. Did you get to visit with Ms. Weng?

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    1. Hi UnK,

      Yes! I was with her just a little while ago. Weng [to me she is Rowena], are friends. We see each other every day! 😎

      George

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    2. I'm actually Betty Graffis and my blog is www.joeandbetty.blogspot.com. It was formerly Joe and Betty's adventures. After my husband died in October continued blogging as The Journey Continue. I can't figure ou why Google refers to me as unknown now.

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    3. Hi Betty,

      I know your blog. I admire your strength to continue your journey!

      George

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  5. I miss her blog. I'm glad you are blogging again.

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  6. Are you still going with air suspension idea?

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Yes I am.

      Before I have that suspension installed, I want to know how the replacement Curt hitch affects Honda. The present hitch has been bent downward. Probably happened when I jack knifed Scampy.

      George


      PS: After writing to you that I wanted to wait before installing the suspension, I changed my mind. I'm going to order it today.

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  7. Hi George, So glad to hear you're getting everything worked out. Funny thing, my daughter has a blog and for some reason my comments on your blog may be appearing on her blog. I didn't have much to add, just some stuff about air bags. You got it all figured out already. You know just because I don't comment regularly, I read your blog each day. Sometimes 2 or 3x just to see what your up to. I enjoy it and it keeps me grounded...

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    1. Hi Jack,

      Your comment made me smile.

      Thank you!

      George

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