Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Dear Readers

I'm sure you have been wondering why George has not made a post recently. I have some very sad news to report to you. George passed away last week. As a regular reader, you may have noticed that he had been struggling to complete his truck renovation project. His deteriorating health had been frustrating to him and of increasing concerns to his family and friends, and it finally caught up with him.

George loved his life, solving problems, meeting challenges, and seeking out the next adventure just around the corner. He experienced great joy sharing this on his blog and his readers became like family to him. He is considered the "Grand Daddy" of using the internet to connect with people and sharing his travels. He loved you all, and will be deeply missed by many. Now he is on his last great adventure.

George wished to have as little fuss as possible be made upon his passing so there will be no public service for him. I know that many of you may wish to say goodby, so I am making an effort to open the comment section on his blog so that you may have that opportunity to say a few words about him and communicate with each other.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Scamp Trailer

11:30 am:
I picked up my Scamp Trailer from the repair shop this morning and am now hauling it around behind Box Van.

I need a Scamp Trailer at this time in my life like I need a hole in my head!

I am looking for a place that will buy the Scamp.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pain and Complain

4:00 pm:
I hate to be a person who, all they do is, complain about pain. But! That is what I am becoming!

What can I do?

9:35 pm
Also, sometimes I lose control of my right hand and arm. My hand and arm jerks about.


Monday, January 21, 2019

Nite Camp Near Shelter Islsnd

9:40 am:
I first Day Camped at Shelter Island in the winter of 2003. I never Nite Camped in the neighborhood. Because there are signs warning against RVs camping. So, I used to go over to the area of the Belmont Park roller coaster and stay there.

But now with Box Van, things are different. There are no signs warning about furniture trucks. So, I found a Nite Camp just across from the Ramada Inn. About 1-mile from Shelter Island.

After 10 pm when the traffic died down, this place is quiet. Great for sleeping.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Adapting to Change

7:46 am:
I still love living my vagabonding life. But I believe that I have crashed into the limitations of aging. I just am not able to do the things that need doing on my own.

For example, I have four cabinets that need to be mounted on Box Van's bedside wall. In order to put those cabinets into place, I will need to have somebody lift them up for me.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Solar Panel Hookup

9:19 am:
Although my two new 200 watt solar panels have been mounted on Box Van's roof for several days, the panels are still not hooked up!

The reason for this is my lack of understanding of the MC-4 connectors for these solar panels. I bought some MC-4 branch connectors and still was not able to use these things to get my solar panels hooked up.

I have decided to cut off these MC-4 connectors and use standard crimp connectors in order to wire-in the solar panel's cables to the Renogy 40 amp battery charge controller.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Kicking Back

9:25 am:
I am at  Mission trails park at Lake Murray.

Last night I camped on a street that was severely out of level side to side. Sleeping like that puts a strain on my lower back. During the nite when I went to get out of bed the pain on my tail bone was terrible!

At around 6am, I decided to go to Lake Murray and found a campsite was level and sooooo quiet. I slept like a rock for over three hours!

My tail bone feels so much better now.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Apple Store in La Jolla

9:11 am:
This morning I have two things on my agenda.

#1. Apple has notified me that parts have been received for the sound repair for my Mac Air. And that I should drop the Mac off at the Apple Store in La Jolla.

#2. Go to 24-Hour Fitness and exercise. There is no doubt in my mind that I am in a depreciated physical condition! And that cannot continue.

For me to go thru the portal between the Ford and Box Van takes a little physical strength. I am able to go thru, but barely.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

12-Volt Distribution

7:31 am:
In preparation of running the 12-volt DC lines, yesterday I mounted my West Marine distribution panel.

Also, I mounted the Renogy 40 amp battery charge controller on the same wall frame.

On the kitchen counter side of my living quarters, I need to send 12-volts to the water pump, Nova Kool refrigerator and under cabinet lighting. Also, 120-volt AC to the microwave oven.

The low voltage reading on the Renogy is 
because it is very rainy this morning.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Three Hour Workdays!

8:44 am:
A couple of days ago I was over at John's home. I told him that I was completely exhausted. Terribly tired!

I told John, "The day before I had worked for over 10-hours".

John counseled me. "You should stop working at 3-hours!"

That's what I shall do from now on!