Well, this Windows 7 is sure trying it’s best to drag out the worst in me. Just lost or misplaced all of my photos today. Some menu keeps coming up now saying the files cannot be found. I am not impressed nor do I have patience with all this so tomorrow I go back to good old reliable XP!!!!
Before I forget again let me say Checkers is doing fine since her nasty brush with the Teddy Bear Cholla over in the Kofa Refuge south of Quartzsite. The stickers inside her mouth appear to have dissolved & all the barbs are out of her fur. Good thing she had a thick coat or those Cholla barbs would have been right into her skin. When she got into the Cholla plant the barb clusters clung to her fur so she naturally tried to pull them off with her mouth & that is how she got all the barbs in her face.
In the recent movings & scramblings from the Kofa’s to here plus degraded Verizon service I have got behind in some of my blog stuff, not to mention emails again. Have been meaning to welcome followers, Wil, Jim, Katie, Rollie & Gena, plus Wayne & Roberta. Thanks for following us along folks. And, it looks like Rollie & Gena have landed in the magic 100 followers slot. Who would have ever thought we would one day have a hundred followers. Who would have ever thought one day we would be here where we are. Who would have ever thought of any of this!!
Kelly was busy with Deerpark Lodge stuff on the computer this morning so I hustled myself up to the top of the large hills to our west called Coyote Mountain. There are some well worn paths in these hills from a group of folks on the other side. A lot of Canadian boondockers favor a spot called Peg Leg Smiths tucked into the southwest end of Coyote mountain & the hills there make for some nice easy walking. It was Peg Leg Smith’s spot that was recommended to us by a fellow RV’er over in Slab City a couple years ago & that’s how we ended up over in this neck of the woods finding Borrego Springs. We took one drive into Peg Leg & got right back out of there again. About 30 or 40 rigs all herded together & that was waaaaaay to many people in one small spot for us. And yet here on the other side of the hills there is literally hundreds of acres of wide open spaces. Just another one of the those little worldly mysteries that continue to baffle me. Well, in my opinion anyway:))
Had myself one of those rare moments of calm patience this morning & seized upon it to quietly sit outside the motorhome & clean my camera gear, telescopes eyepieces, binoculars, etc. Even managed a few small equipment repairs. All went well with nothing getting smashed & nobody getting hurt. This little spot outside has quickly become my very favorite little place to be as I sit here again in the cooling shade of another very warm California day.
Had a lot of trouble posting the blog last night so I was up burning the midnight oil several times. I think Laurie is right about our poor Verizon connection being the root of my problems & not Live Writer or Toshiba. Will not try to post another photo album & will try to cut down on the number of photos. What do you think are my chances of doing that second one?? Zero to none I’d say!!
Had to go bring Checkers back from a neighboring RV this morning. She is a naturally friendly & curious dog & loves to go visiting. Doesn’t matter if the rig is half a mile away, she’s still gonna go there. We are fortunate to have such a sweet friendly dog but there are things that go ouch out there in the desert & besides, we don’t want our dogs bothering other people. Not all folks are dog friendly either. Checkers loves children & is drawn to them like a magnate so we have to keep a close eye on her. It is another reason we prefer to be away from other RV’ers. Our dogs can get barky at times & we are sensitive about disturbing people.
I think one of the main boondocking factors for me is the issue of…….noise. Don’t know why but I have become very sensitive to noise these past number of years. People noise that is!! I don’t mind jet aircraft overhead or even the ka-rump of heavy bombs in the mountain ranges from time to time but human voices from another campsite will send me into a tizzy & if it’s loud drunken party noises it will send me about 6 feet off the ground in a hot volcanic plume of anger!!!! ATV’s or dirt bikes being raced through the desert by immature, inconsiderate kids will cause me to wish them many bad happenings. Don’t mind train whistles in the night but screaming kids will turn my brain to mush every time. Probably the worst offense to my ears right up there with drunken partying is somebody else’s music. And I don’t care what kind of music it is, even if it’s my kind of music, I don’t like it because somebody else is playing it at a rude, inconsiderate, & obnoxious level. And even if it isn’t loud, don’t matter, cause if I can hear it, I’m not going to like it!! I am very picky about when, what, & how I listen to music & it’s just another reason I do not like to be camped anywhere near anyone. Doesn’t matter if they are the finest folks on the planet, people noise is people noise!! And how about those people that come over to your site & chew up 5 hours of your time standing around talking about totally nothing except what great guys they perceive themselves to be. Men are the worst for this hands down. Or how about that couple who want to bend your ear off non stop with all their latest totally boring kitchen cupboard door handle renovations. Just another reason we prefer the chattering of birds, the howling of winds, the blowing of sand, the beating of rain on a rubber roof, & the yipping of coyotes. Now to me, that ain’t noise & that ain’t too bad of an opinion either:))
And, out of fairness I should add something else here. Although Kelly isn’t as extreme as I am on some of these points, we are very much like minded on many things. It’s just that she has far more patience & tolerance than I do & with 5 kids to her credit I think she has come by those traits honestly.
It’s Thursday Feb 18th & I just found my pics from yesterday & dropped this one in to make sure it worked…….and it did.
GROANER’S CORNER: Groaner’s corner will be back tomorrow night when I switch back to the other laptop & XP.
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