Sunday, September 8, 2019

A different point of view........

7:17 am - Sunday - September 8th - Ramona, CA - 61° F, 86% humidity, wind - CALM.....heavy marine layer this morning with a forecast high of 82° F.....11° cooler than Saturday!  The view this morning........



We were up Saturday way too early for a Saturday, especially real Saturday, but we had things to accomplish before it became hot.  The most important of which was to fill our hungry propane tank.  We last filled our tank sometime in mid January, so it has been almost 8 months.  That is by and far the longest we have gone between fillups since we went full time 8.5 years ago.  I turned over the big Detroit Diesel 6v92 at almost exactly 7 am, and within seconds the coach had reached 'ride height'.  We pulled out of site #72 where we have been for 4.5 months and headed directly to the propane fuel station.  After successfully completing a 4 point turn we were in position to satisfy the hunger pangs of our 60 gallon propane tank.........


......I know I mentioned that our tank began reading '0' about a week ago, and it was anybody's guess if we would make it to Saturday without running out of that precious fuel that fires our water heater (our water heater is gas only), but we did......


.....it took quite a while to reach the 'full' mark, but the pump finally clicked off at 61.9 gallons, which now becomes the most propane we have every taken on at one time in the over 11 years we have owned the Newell......


......within minutes we were parked in site #53, and beginning to haul the rest of our 'stuff' over from site #72.......


.......with the help of a borrowed golf cart we hauled most of the 'stuff' over while we had to carry the pop up shelter, and drag the artificial turf, but we got it done in pretty short order.....


.....and pretty soon our old site was empty.......


.....and all that 'stuff' was now at our new site......


......as soon as we plugged into the new pedestal I went inside to dial in our DirecTV, but I could not get the signal.  It appeared that we had plenty of clearance from the surrounding trees, but I could not get the signal.  After examining our position within site #53 we decided to move the coach forward about 3 feet, and that did the trick!

We have been sitting in one place for the past 4.5 months and over that time the top of the coach had gotten quite dirty, so my next task, while it was still shady, was to climb to the top with a hose and sponge to clean off the filthy roof.  It took over an hour, but after finishing that, and washing the Beetle I was done with labor for the day.....time for some college football!

I watched four, or five games in succession finishing with USC vs. Stanford around 10:30 pm.  For the first time in months we were able to open our curtains around mid afternoon and enjoy the view because the sun was not shinning directly into our front windows!


USC started slowly, but after getting down 20-10 they steam rolled the Stanford Cardinals winning going away 45-20.....I did not expect that.  

Well, as one might discern, we love our new site, and especially the shade in the afternoon......suweet!  Another piece of sweet news from Saturday is that the scale read 191.8 Saturday morning.....I'm on the move again!  Looking forward to seeing the magic number.....187....almost there!

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