Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Wimping Out!

8:21 am:
There was a moment for me, immediately after my collision accident of yesterday afternoon, when I said asked myself:
"Maybe you are getting too old for this, George? Maybe you should find a senior apartment for yourself and spend your days watching TV?"

Then, I got a grip on this situation:
➜ I am not Wimping Out!
➜ I am not going to let doubts creep into my life because of the coincidences of these two accidents happening to me in the same day.

Monday, September 17, 2018

After the Accident

3:06 pm:
The event of running-off-road this morning was sooooo traumatic for me, that I was not able to fall asleep until 5:30 am! And I did not get up out of bed, until 12:30 pm!!

That running-off-the-road accident needs some closure. So, although this Blog post that you are reading now happened on the same day as that accident [September 17th, 2018], we have begun a new Blog post.
Both dated September 17, 2018.

Ran Off The Roadway!

1:20 am:
While attempting to turn around, I put Señor Tránsito partially in a ditch! He is stuck but good!

The Highway Patrol is here to help me.

I have not been able to get a towing company to come out here. I talked on the phone to three towing companies. But they would not come to tow me out!

The ditch that grabbed The Scampy Team is located [Here].

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

6:10 am:
Yesterday evening, I downloaded a book from Google Play. The book is titled:
"Pax" by Sara Pennypacker.

I first saw this book when I went to a library in a small town. I don't remember the name of that town or where it is located. But I am still able to see that library in my mind's eye.

Something about that book, sitting as it did on the top of a short library bookcase, caught my eye. I jotted an entry in my tiny notebook. And this evening I went searching for "Pax."

Click [Here] to read about "Pax".

Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Hot Shower

8:17 am:
I'm able to keep clean taking Navy Showers. However, a regular hot shower is a delightful, fantastic, fabulous thing. Especially because I have not had a regular hot shower for several weeks!

Yesterday I had a challenge locating a place for my Nite Camp. This does not happen often. However, from time to time it does happen.

So, I checked into Howard Miller Steelhead RV Park located in the Town of Rockport, Washington. A no-hookup dry campsite cost $12. Included in that price are restroom privileges. And the restroom has a pay-shower!

Friday, September 14, 2018


10:32 am:
Boid flew away in September 2018. My Son David went away in September 2010.

For me, September is not a sad month. September is a remembering month.

Concord California - 2007

David and his Mom
Walnut Creek California - 1976

[L-R] My Dad, Son David, Son Joey, Wife Evie, Me, Cousin Lianne 
Walnut Creek California - 1977

Son David, Me, Son Joseph at Joseph's college graduation
Cogswell College, San Jose California -1997

Boid free in Osoyoos Park
Oroville Washington - September 6th, 2018

Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 229 feet


Thursday, September 13, 2018


8:45 am:
Very late yesterday evening, I found that I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies! Could that craving have come because just the other day I bought
Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie dough at the grocery?

So, at around 11:45 pm, I found myself removing all my bedding from Big Cabinet to retrieve the Coleman Camp Oven that is stored in there.

Cooking is one of my favorite things. And cooking in Scampy's kitchen is especially fantastic for me. Because I am able to do it way out here at my Nite Camp. Weird huh?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


7:16 am:
I made my first Blog post on May 14th, 2003 [Link].  From that day on I enjoyed giving human characteristics to the things that traveled with me.

MsTioga was my first traveling friend. And she had powerful communication skills! MsTioga was destroyed when I had that big accident on March 15th, 2014 [Link]. She was towed away from the site of that accident and remained in the yard of that towing company for over two years.

However, strange and as impossible as it may seem, MsTioga reached out to me shortly before she was to be reduced to scrap. For no particular reason, I happened to use Google Earth to look at the site of my accident in the City of Bakersfield.

When thru Google Earth, I also looked down at the towing company, I saw MsTioga! There she was among other towed away RVs. The solar panels on MsTioga's roof identified her.

I phoned the towing company to find out about MsTioga. They told me that she had been scrapped out only a few days before! I believe that MsTioga wanted to say goodbye to me. And she used Google Earth to do it!

The red arrow points at MsTioga.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Today Is The Day!

6:09 am:
Boid's cage is hanging from a branch in a small tree located within a few feet of the location where Boid flew out of his of his cage last Thursday morning. I had to use the ladder because I was not able to reach that branch while standing on the ground.

As I was attaching the bungee cord to the branch, it occurred to me that Boid could be looking at me from his sleeping place in this same tree!

Waiting for Boid.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Tree The Cage

5:52 am:
Reader Sue Commented: "Hang Boid's Cage In A Tree."

Yesterday afternoon, Reader Sue's comment got us to suspend Boid's cage from the limb of a small tree.

That's what we wish to do this morning. But first, we used our ladder to get Boid's cage off the ground. It seems that Boid was not interested in flying to his cage during the four days after he escaped when the cage was on the ground.

So, we are going to put Boid's cage in a tree. But first, we got the cage off the ground using a ladder.

Cage off the ground using our ladder.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Sunday Morning

5:45 am:
Boid's been on his own for 3-days. Since mid-morning last Thursday.

It was still dark when Scampy and The Team arrived. Sunrise comes at 6:24am today. We put Boid's cage on the same table as yesterday. And lit up the cage with several Nero lights.

Inside the cage, we placed Little iPhone playing parakeets tweeting.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Empty Cage

6:24 am:
As the day began, I walked the park where Boid was last seen. I listened for his song.

Where are you Boid?

Friday, September 07, 2018

Little Boid Come Home

5:28 am:
I am going to Osoyoos Park while it is still dark. Perhaps Boid will see me easier?

When the day gets brighter, perhaps Boid will fly down to his cage for his seeds?

6:11 am:
Waiting For Boid
I am playing the rock n roll music that Boid loves.

And are shining lights on Boid's cage.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

George vs Apple

8:12 am:
My position concerning my iPhone 7's bad microphone is that Apple sold me a defective product. All I want is an iPhone that is not defective.

If that means exchanging my present defective phone for an Apple-supplied phone, so-be-it!

Apple's position is that because I had my broken iPhone screen replaced by
a shop that was not approved by Apple that my iPhone can no longer be repaired.

Since the bad microphone preceded the screen replacement, Apple's position does not hold water,

I have been in daily communication with Apple support since September 4th. 

To be continued .......

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The Willey's - Revisited

7:36 am:
I first met Steve and Elizabeth Willey in 2004. I camped at their home again in 2005.

Steve and Elizabeth are the most unassuming couple! And yet they have accomplished so much!

I am Blogging about them again this morning in order to give you a better perspective of their what they have accomplished!

George, Elizabeth, and Steve 

Elizabeth, Steve, and Bear the Dog

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Apple Store

9:31 am:
When we talk on Little iPhone, the people we talk to report that they have trouble hearing what we say. Apparently, there is an issue with some iPhone 7s having bad microphones.

We have an appointment at the Apple Store in Spokane Washington at 12:40 pm today to have that microphone issue corrected.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Steve & Elizabeth Willey

9:58 am:
We are heading north for a visit with our friends, Steve and Elizabeth Willey. Their home is in the forest not far from the International Border of Canada.

Steve and Elizabeth started Backwoods Solar Electric in 1978 as a home-based business, after successfully pioneering the use of photovoltaics for their own mountain home, two miles from utility lines. They happily helped their neighbors get solar panels for homes that needed off-grid power and wanted to help others too.

Both home and business were 100% powered by the time-tested equipment described in the catalog: 85% by the sun, with wind and a backup generator covering the balance in snowy winter months.

In 2004, Steve and Elizabeth retired, and they sold the business. Backwoods Solar moved out of their home to a facility just a couple of miles down the road.

Click [Here] to go to Backwoods Solar.

Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 2,271 feet


Sunday, September 02, 2018

Free Electric Power

9:02 am:
Some Readers have suggested that an RV may be powered electrically on only 12-volts DC. We on the Scampy team believe that this 12-volt only idea is an admirable idea.

However, is it a fun idea? Especially for the Scampy team who are a bunch of project loving geeks?

On the Scampy team, we have:
➜ Yingli the 250-watt solar panel who delivers free power from the sun.
➜ Mr. Renogy our battery charge controller who keeps our battery charged automatically.
➜ Duracell our deep cycle battery who now lives in the completely re-designed Big Cabinet.
➜ Jupiter the 2000-watt inverter who came to The Team from Harbor Freight.
➜ Coleman the Camp Oven who recently baked up a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
➜ Little CyberPower, the 120-volt AC outlet who is now conveniently mounted under Scampy's rear window.

The Scampy Team's perspective of a wonderful life is to provide ourselves with the most comfortable and exciting environment possible.

Tell us, Dear Reader, how are we doing?

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Almost Done!

8:16 am:
Big Cabinet's shelf is now sooooo close to being done! All that remains to do is to block in the forward part of the shelf to Big Cabinet's forward wall.

And, tie down the shelf's four feet with screws that go thru the PVC tube and into the four wood blocks!