6:40 am (Pacific Time Zone) - Tuesday - March 2nd - Indio, CA - 31° F, 43% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the north......partly cloudy skies today with a forecast high here in Indio of 77° F. On this date in 2018 we were having a couple of beers at Bright Angel Cocktail Lounge after hiking the Rim Trail at the Grand Canyon......↴
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
6:44 am - Monday - March 1st - Yuma, AZ - 43° F, 25% humidity, wind - 5 mph out of the north by northeast.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 72° F. On this date in 2017 we hiked up to the stone snake sculpture near Borrego Springs, CA with Becky Schade, a nomadic friend we first met while working at Amazon in Fernley, NV in 2014....
Sunday, February 28, 2021
7:20 am - Sunday - February 28th - Wittmann, AZ - 44° F, 24% humidity, wind 8 mph out of the northwest......crystal, clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 62° F. On this date in 2013 we were in St. Augustine, FL......↴
|Left to right: Bob, TLE, Darlene, Tom, Sandy and moi|
....Sunday will be another day of bittersweet 'until next times', but we shall trundle on knowing we will return to Wittmann again for another sojourn. Of all the places to which we have returned often in our 9 years of travels, Tom and Darlene's home is the place to which we have returned most often. I always tell TLE as we drive through the property gate "we're home", and that is how it feels each time we return.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
7:23 am - Real Saturday - February 27th - Wittmann, AZ - 40° F, 46% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north....mostly clear skies today with a forecast high of 70° F. The view this morning.......↴
Friday, February 26, 2021
7:40 am - Friday - February 26th - Wittmann, AZ - 41° F, 41% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the north.....partly cloudy skies today with a forecast high of 70° F. On this date in 2013 we were having lunch at the Manatee Island Bar and Grill in Port Salerno, FL.......↴
....in all it took us around 3 hours beginning to end, but she's in, and she is sooooo comfortable. I am really looking forward to our drive over to Purcell Tire on Friday to get our new Michelins installed!
Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:49 am - Thursday - February 25th - Wittmann, AZ - 54°, 21% humidity, wind 8 mph out of the north.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 70° F. On this date in 2013 we were having lunch with good friends Ernie and Carol in West Palm Beach, FL.......↴
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:41 am - Wednesday - February 24th - Wittmann, AZ - 46° F, 49% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north......crystal, clear, blue skies again today with a forecast high of 77° F. On this date in 2017 I was walking to work at the General Store at Desert View at the Grand Canyon after a fresh snowfall.....↴
.....that is the easy part. Now I have to run the 50' cable back to the engine bay, and connect it to my rebuilt alternator, then calibrate it with the engine running. Once that is done I can then install my new Flexsteel seat, and we are ready to hit the road once again!
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
8:01 am - Second Saturday - February 23rd - Wittmann, AZ - 44° F, 49% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the north.....clear, blue skies today with thin clouds on the horizon, and a forecast high of 77° F. On this date in 2012 we were in Bullard, TX at the home of TLE's sister, Phyllis, awaiting the imminent delivery of our gear driven water pump. The water pump had failed just as we finished parking our 62' in Phyllis' backyard......↴
First thing Monday morning, around 8:30 am, Bob and I rode with Tom into Phoenix to visit the local 'Parker Store', where Tom and Bob hoped to pick up a few air fittings to be used in fixing numerous air leaks under Bob's 2007 Newell Coach. We were back before 11 am, at which time Bob went to work again fixing his air leaks with the newly acquired parts. I've been remiss in not providing pictures of Bob and Sandy's beautiful 2007 Newell.....
......that tree will take a lot of elbow grease to erase it from the landscape!
That was the extent of my day. After putting away the tools I took a long, hot shower, and took a nap....it is 8:30 am on Tuesday, and I just received a call from Turbo and Electric of Phoenix, and am happy to announce my the rebuilding of our Leece-Neville shaft driven alternator is finished and ready for pickup! The end of our projects is in sight!
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Monday, February 22, 2021
7:35 am - First Saturday - February 22nd - Wittmann, AZ - 42° F, 41% humidity, wind 7 mph out of the north.....crystal, clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 75° F. On this date in 2013 my friend, Ernie Prociw, drove TLE and I up to Vero Beach to visit the former 'Dodgertown' spring training facility. Here I am standing at home plate at Holman Field pretending I'm waiting for a pitch from left hander Sandy Koufax.....↴
.....she followed that with a late breakfast consisting of peppered bacon, scrambled eggs (with spinach and cheese), and leftover French fries from our In 'N Out Burger combo the other day. She crisped them up with the 'air fryer' option the new Breville has, and they came out perfectly!
Sunday, February 21, 2021
8:05 am - Sunday - February 21st - Wittmann, AZ - 46° F, 40% humidity, wind 7 mph out of the northwest......crystal, clear, blue skies again today with a forecast high of 69° F. On this date in 2013 we were at a shooting range near Stuart Beach, FL with our good friend Ernie Prociw (pronounced Procee)......↴
As I suggested in yesterday's post it was time for a break in regularly scheduled programming after five straight days of working on projects. We slept in, and after writing my latest missive I retired to my recliner to watch the rest of an English Premier League soccer match. I had promised to accompany Tom to the local refuse transfer station to discard my old Flexsteel seat, the wooden pallet upon which the 'new' Flexsteel seat was delivered, and some other miscellaneous stuff whose time had come to be cast into the gigantic trash compactor at the transfer station. We left around 10 am, and were home before 11 am, at which time I resumed my former position in my leather recliner.