Well folks we made it. Another year is almost in the books. Just a few more hours until the official end of 2022. It could have been much better without all the inflation, but I'm thrilled I'm still alive and kicking.
Thank you to Mr. Ed for passing along the CHP web cam internet site. It's going to get a lot of use in the next week. I can't quite tell if that's weeds, snow or just the glare of water. Yes it is 3:20 in the morning here and I'm wide awake.
This is pretty fascinating. Who knew there were so many cameras on the highway? Check out this website. https://cwwp2.dot.ca.gov/vm/iframemap.htm
Yesterday was a normal day for me ... that means there was blood involved. Instead of sitting around complaining and worrying, I decided to start packing. SO MUCH STUFF!! I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going to put that easy up.
I'm not sure what happened here ... I think I was putting the hitch on when I caught my thumb on a piece of wire holding a pin on the hitch. After an hour looking for one of those little round key chain things to keep the chain attached to the hitch, I fixed that problem.
Next I gathered up all my strength to heft the generator to the tailgate and lock it in the toolbox. Then it was on to quilt boxes and rally stuff. Somewhere along the line this will all have to be taken out because I don't think 170 boxes of ice cream will fit in the back with the hitch. Logistics I will have to deal with later.
Clothes and food will get loaded in a day or two. Every time I try to get in too much of a hurry, I have to trot out to the rig and get something I need. With absolutely nothing on the boob tube, Cooper and I actually took a nap, a habit I really do not want to get in to until I reach Arizona.
Of course it didn't take long for him to find his newest toy which I hid under a pillow. This kid has a nose like a bloodhound. The squeaker already died and only makes a kind of clicking noise. No matter, he chews it constantly. If he stares at it long enough, he knows Mom will throw it for him.
How could you not with a happy face like this?
I do actually have a hot date for New Years Eve. He's sweet, doesn't talk much and has a nice thick coat to keep me warm. Yup his name is Cooper because I have absolutely no plans for New Years Eve. The Elks are having a big blowout, but their tables sell out within days. You buy an entire table and get free champagne, a great rock band and the best prime rib in the country. They celebrate at 9:00 since no one can stay up any longer than that.
In an effort to keep my mind busy, I'll be driving out to the game refuge today to see if I can get stuck. Actually that's NOT my plan ... the getting stuck part. I'm taking the 4-wheel drive Jeep just in case. Anything will be better than sitting here stewing about the what-ifs.
I'll be raising my glass of Pepsi to you all at 9:00. HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!!!
Happy New Year! Looking forward to reading about your game refuge adventures.ReplyDelete
Me too!!!! LOLDelete
Happy New Year NancyReplyDelete
Happy New Year Bill!!!!!Delete
Happy New Year! I enjoy reading about your adventures every day. Maybe this will be the year I start commenting. Who could not love that little Cooper.ReplyDelete
Doris from Pa
Hi Doris from Pa!!! I'm so happy you commented!! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!!Delete
Look into renting a Uhaul Van in Indio for a couple of hours, probably only cost you $20 plus miles, which should not be too much...worth a phone call.ReplyDelete
Good luck and drive safe.
You have some of the best ideas Dave. I never would have thought of that!! Could probably rent a U-haul truck for the entire day for $20.Delete
Oh my goodness. You and Jerry. He was moving things around on this lot. I was in the motorhome when I heard an obscenity. Yes...there was a lot of blood involved. I laugh at all the New Year's Eve parties advertised in Wellton. They all end by 10 pm. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
It's not the days of old, that's for sure, although I don't think I ever stayed up til midnight. Maybe once in San Francisco. Hope Jerry is okay.Delete
SR-58 : Tehachapi
SR-58 : Tehachapi Summit
Weather Forecast as of 04:40:00 PST on 2022-12-31 :
Sunrise: 07:03 PST
Sunset: 16:51 PST
Today : Rain Showers Likely
Tonight : Rain Showers
Elevation : 4071 feet
My app shows it changing a lot. I get all excited when I see sun, then the next day it's snowflakes! LOLDelete
Happy New Year! Ouch! How are you going to pack all that ice cream? Hoping I can stay up beyond 9:00, we shall see!ReplyDelete
I pick the ice cream up in Indio on the day we give it out. The rest is stored in two freezers they rent for me.Delete
Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
I’m certain someone could offer the use of a vehicle to pick up ice cream with out you having to do all the work of taking out the hitch or perhaps someone could help with that little chore.
I think so too ... last time a nice gentleman let me use his pickup truck with a tonneau cover. RV people are just the best!Delete