Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Project preparation........

 8:40 am - Tuesday - January 18th - Newell House, AZ - 53° F, 50% humidity, wind 1 mph out of the east by northeast.....cloudy today with a forecast high of 66° F.  On this date in 2013 TLE and I were having lunch at Ken's Cedar Keyside Diner in Cedar Key, FL (no longer there)....TLE had what she said was one of the best Reubens she has ever had......↴

After doing essentially nothing productive Sunday I began Monday by getting the trailer set up for a one month stay, and several projects, also deploying lawn furniture to the 'lido deck'.....

Setup for work

All the bikes are out from under the workbench

The 'lido deck' is taking shape

......the 'lido deck' setup went quickly, but the trailer stuff took me most of the day, and included a thorough vacuuming of the floor, which had not been vacuumed since we were at the Elks Lodge in Fontana....it was dirty!

I haven't mentioned it previously, but there is a late model Newell with a steerable tag axle next to us right now......the steerable tag axle enables this 46' Newell to maneuver in tight spaces with relative ease.....

.....almost every time we have been here the past few years there has been at least one other Newell family visiting....at over 12' high, 8.5' wide, and 46' long it dwarfs our Newell.

Setting the trailer up for work took me most of the day, and there was at least one nap taken along the way, but by 5 pm it was ready to go.  I also, using the Trailer Valet, unhitched the trailer, and moved it back from the rear of the Newell about 3 feet so I can walk in between it and the Newell without having to step up and over the tongue of the trailer.

While I toiled in the trailer TLE was inside our host's home playing cards with Darlene, as is her custom when we are at Newell House.  

We have a full moon once again, and were treated to a subtle, but beautiful sunset......

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  1. please explain the steerable tag axle...how does it work?