Thursday, November 24, 2011
HAPPY BLACK FOREST HAM DAY lol lol lol. Thats what we have. HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY TURKEY DAY Here is our home in the desert as it looks right now. Dan only has one solar panel raised. We have 6 panels and he intends to raise a couple more up. They work just fine laying down, we have discovered. Some people might not think that this is the ideal place to stay for the Winter, but if you're "set up" for it, you would love it. It is peaceful here and as Spring approaches, it "greens up" and becomes pretty desert scenery. After Christmas until a week or two after New Years, we'll have people around us. But they are people we know. We go quad riding with them, have cookouts and campfires, etc. Then they all go home and we are again left with very few rigs close by us. We love the road we're parked by because its a dead end. No one can really park past us unless their rig is small or it has high clearance. Soon as Thanksgiving is over Dan will be putting in a new line of copper tubing for our propane. Remember in a previous blog entry we had a flat tire on our 5th wheel and it damaged the propane lines. He put in new tubing but a few days later we ended up with another small propane leak. While checking this out a he accidently put a small kink in the tubing. So, new tubing going in soon with better tools to put the connections on. I probably didn't explain that too good. Our cat Bella LOVES it here. She has become a "catch and release lizard" cat. She did kill the first lizard she caught, but now when she searches for them and even reaches down into a hole trying to flush them out, she doesn't kill them. Soon as she chases it around a bit, she lets it go. Just like the "catch and release" fisherman. Catch, check out your catch, then let it go. I think thats pretty smart for a cat. She has seen one ground squirrel and chased it up a palo verde tree, but it turned on her and headed back into a hole at the base of the tree. These little critters are REAL fast and she'll never come close to them out on the ground. She hasn't seen a kangaroo rat yet as we don't take her out at night like Dan did with Bonehead. She'll probably never see one. Several days ago we were out walking Bella and Dan came across a sidewinder all curled up. He must have been cold. Bella didn't see it, thank goodness. She would have tired to play with it. I took her out and away from where the snake was and Dan went to get my camera. He took some pictures of it, then carefully removed it from the immediate area. I can't believe that this is the 4th snake we've seen in a month. We didn't see any snakes the first several years we came to this area. I think that soon it will be too cold for them to be out and about.