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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

BPOE*

We are in the middle of a minor heatwave once again with relief just a couple of days away.  Whenever it gets into the high 80's, or into the 90's our thinking changes.....we begin to think in terms of getting out much earlier to walk, or ride.  Since we changed our view last Thursday we have not really walked, or exercised a lick due to all the usual things....helping the kids move, going to Los Algodones, the heat, engagement parties, etc.  We were determined to get out and walk around our new neighborhood Tuesday, and we finally did around 9:30 am.

We started off walking east on Rialto Ave. past the local middle and elementary schools all the way to Cactus, then north a block to the PCT** trailhead, then west all the way back to Linden then back a block south to Rialto......a perfect rectangle......in all we covered just 2.5 miles averaging just 3.5 mph.....how quickly the conditioning declines......:-/  By the time we were back at the coach we had to turn on the A/C, and it remained on the remainder of the day until just after 6 pm.

Turning on the A/C reminded me that I had not changed the air filters in at least a year so I decided to take care of that on the spot.....as it turns out we have not had to use our A/C that much in the last 12 months.  The filter for the front A/C still looked pristine, while the filter for the rear A/C was dirty due to the fact that is the one we run the most.  Both of our A/C's are the original A/C's which came with the coach making them 34 years old.  We are blessed that they both still work so well, and blow such cold air that often we cannot have them on at the same time as it gets toooo cold inside.

My only appointment for the day was my Elks Lodge #2013 (*Benevolent Protective Order of Elks) initiation at 7 pm.....this particular lodge meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month to conduct general business, which also includes initiations.  Their traditional initiation service, and that is the term I would use, lasts about 45-50 minutes, but in the last decade, or so they have adopted a more abbreviated service lasting just 20 minutes, and that is the one they used to initiate me Tuesday evening.  Spouses (unless they are also members) are not allowed to view the initiation, or any of the Elks' meeting, but are allowed to come in afterwards for a drink, which TLE did.  At any rate, it was an interesting initiation whose content I am not allowed to share.  Nevertheless, I am now, as of this moment a card carrying member of BPOE  Lodge # 2013.

We were back at the coach before 9 pm trying to catch up on a few recorded shows which have been accumulating since late last week due to all of extraneous activities.

My recovery from the implant surgery continues to go well.....I took 3 pain pills in all the first 18 hours, but have been medication free since yesterday morning....I'm still mostly drinking my meals, but I am sure I will be back to masticating my food once again in the very near future.

Thanks for stopping by!

*BPOE - Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
**PCT - Pacific Electric Trail

3 comments:

  1. Congrats on becoming an Elk! How are the RV parking facilities? Plenty of room for big rigs, utilities? I have a page dedicated to all the Elks RV sites we have stayed at during our travels along with some photos. Have fun out there!

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    1. Hi Angie! They have 9, or 10 sites and our rig fits nicely with the trailer silk attached. 50 amp service and water....no sewer, but there is a dump station.

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    2. Hi Angie! They have 9, or 10 sites and our rig fits nicely with the trailer silk attached. 50 amp service and water....no sewer, but there is a dump station.

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