Thank you everyone for responding to the lithium battery question. Even though I think I'm learning a lot, I'm pretty sure I'm as confused as I could be. I get it ... it's just hard to decide when they tell you how fabulous those lithiums are. I do agree I would rather have more solar panels for the money. More discussions will follow.
In the meantime, the desert folks can be different. There are an amazing number of tents here, along with other crazy looking things they live in. To make it even more fun, every morning at 5:00 someone plays some weird thing that roughly sounds like coyotes. The thing is, coyotes don't sound like that unless they are using a microphone. It's just otherworldly!! On the other hand, I really did hear one calling his mates this morning.
It's not all fun and games you know. There's important stuff to buy in Quartzsite. Not that I found much, but there was a place with carpet squares. That would be the perfect solution for those slippery steps to the bedroom that Cooper is afraid to climb up. Not the best job in the world, but it works for now.
I have six different ... non-matching ... rugs so Cooper can't slip and slide on the floor. Yup that's a kitchen mat in the hallway. No one ever said I was good at decorating.
Our next stop was to get propane for one of my tanks. Now I know one 7 gallon tank will last me about 7 days. It's always nice to know where you stand when it comes to heating fuel. While Patsy and I did a quick walk through Roadrunner Market, Bill got gas for his generator. It was one of those days when you luck out and get everything done.