Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sounds of Silence......

 8:00 am - Sunday - January 3rd - Seal Rock, OR - 45° F, 100% humidity, wind - CALM for the first time in days....heavy cloud cover, but no rain until later today, and a forecast high of 52° F.  On this date in 2016 we arrived at one of our favorite boondocking sites....Rock House Road, near Borrego Springs, CA.....good friend Michael Vaccari in the foreground......↴

January 2nd wasn't at all different from the 1st......rain, wind, sheeting, wind driven rain....then torrential rain....oh my!  Combine that with several more uninteresting college bowl game offerings, and shy of watching the college football final bowl game on January 11th between Alabama and Ohio State this New Years has been a wash, both figuratively and literally.  The cloud cover was so bad we lost satellite reception entirely (until early this morning....Sunday) for the rest of the day around 3 pm.  That is a first in almost 10 years of full time living in our Newell.  Eventually, due to the high winds, I decided to stow the Winegard Traveler HD dish to protect it from possible damage.

Once again we did not take a step outside the Newell until around 4:30 pm when TLE briefly stepped outside to retrieve something from our pullout Norcold chest refer....I, personally, did not step outside of our 220 square feet of living space at all Saturday.

Around 3 am I got up to go to the bathroom and noticed the winds had finally abated, and the rain had ceased.  The silence after 48 hours of rain on the roof, and wind whistling around the exterior had an almost eerie quality.  As I often say...."change....sometimes any nice".

As I sit at my small desk composing today's post it would appear I will be working for the first time in 4 days, which also means I will setting foot outside the confines of the Newell.

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  1. Looks like you miss the peace and quiet of the SoCal desert, Clarke...I do too! Happy New Year, buddy. Oh, ask Elaine to check and see if her FB account was hacked.

  2. The rain really gets to be a pain after days and days of it. It's been raining here in Washington as well for several days and the 10-day forecast shows more rain every day just at different degrees of it....100% 40%, 70%. It's not that I don't mind the rain but I just don't like days and days of it without some form of sunshine. I've been taking care of my son's dog because he can't have it where he lives so he at least keeps me somewhat busy and I have to venture out a few times a day rain or shine....LOL!