It certainly seems those sunrise and sunset days are screaming by faster than me chasing a scorpion across the kitchen floor. One day I have a month left and the next I've got three days, which is not near enough time to get packed and set the house up.
At least I took a little time to stop and smell the roses or at least the sunrise on this day. I'm a fan of the purple/blue hour for photography, especially in the desert.
The clouds and the mountains turn the most beautiful purple you ever seen in a fleeting display of Mother Nature in her finest dress.
Not to mention that it's different every single time. Of course the sun waits for no man, and it was all gone in a flash.
It was quickly replaced by 35-45 mph winds. That's even too much to fly a kite. Not too much to head off to the store for traveling groceries though. I was in a big hurry this day with so much still to be done.
Lucky for us, our little homeowners association uses our $50 a year dues to do a free cleanup of the entire subdivision, which is huge since most everyone has one acre or more. Wouldn't you know, I didn't get the notice and it was to begin today.
I still had a nice big stack up by my garage, which had to be shuttled to the end of my driveway. The only thing more pokey than a live agave plant is a DEAD agave plant. I have several new holes in my hands and arms.
With that done, it was time for breakfast ... on a REAL plate! I finished up the last of the Krusteaz pancake mix. I swear there's nothing better ... light and fluffy smothered in maple syrup!!
Then came the horrible news from RV friends Dave and Lynn Cross. They have stayed at the Escapees RV Park in Benson for years. Just recently (thank the Lord) they moved to another location, but left their rig to sell. I don't usually show stuff like this, but it's important.
Always ALWAYS check your propane lines. I'm bad for not doing that, but I will from now on. There was an explosion from the casita next door to Dave and Lynn's trailer. It completely burned the neighbors trailer, their casita and their car, along with Dave's trailer which you see here. By the time they got the fire out, there was absolutely nothing left but a big pile of ashes.
My prayers to the gentleman who was burned and airlifted to a hospital in Phoenix I think. They lost absolutely everything. My heart goes out to this couple. It's just so very sad.
I was back at it after breakfast, airing up the tires on the rig. This is another one that scares me. We had an accident at the Sand and Gravel Plant we owned where a kid overinflated a huge truck tire until it exploded in his face. The kid ended up with two broken arms, but it has made me paranoid every time I have to air up tires. So what do I do but get an RV where you have to do it constantly!!
Lots of packing and moving stuff around ensued, but it doesn't seem like I got much accomplished. I did get a couple more pieces put together for this quilt. OMG .... it's so busy it makes me cross-eyed. It is rather fascinating however, that every single one of them is different, even though they were cut out of the same 23" piece of fabric.
If I ever make this again (which I won't) I'll find much softer colors. I'll have to PAY someone to take this off my hands!!
Exciting stuff this morning .... not really .... the house levelers will be here in a couple of hours. Every few years you have to re-level these houses, even though they are installed permanently. How can you tell? Because some doors refuse to open and cracks begin to appear in the ceiling, mostly due to the ground vibrating every time a train goes by. Yes, I'm that close to the tracks.
At least this is fixable, unlike my OTHER house where cracks appear, but you can do nothing about it. Just slap on a little caulking and you're good to go!!
Then it will be back to packing up again ... and checking my propane lines with the soapy water trick.
Are you sure you have enough syrup on those pancakes?!?! What a horrible fire! I hope everyone impacted had insurance.ReplyDelete
I do love a little pancake with my syrup! As far as I know, they were insured. It's just so devastating for that couple to lose everything.Delete
When our motorhome was taken out in a RV Storage Lot fire, they found that the culprit was the refrigerator...had nothing to do with loose lines. The storage lot owner and I talked about it a few times...he REFUSED to settle in court, said that the refrigerator manufacturer knew of the dangers ESPECIALLY WITH DOUBLE DOOR UNITS, and that they always settled out of court with a NDA to keep it all hush hush. Google search on WHY brings this up: "The cooling unit has a steel boiler tube that can crack, allowing highly flammable gases to escape and ignite. Experts discovered that a seam in the tube corrodes relatively rapidly even as the rest of the metal appears in good condition." He sold the storage facility last year for about $6 million, and I never heard if they ever finished the court case...it was going through delay delay delay last I talked to him.ReplyDelete
I remember when you lost that rig. RVs are not made to resist fire, and propane can be so dangerous.Delete
Praying for you to have a safe trip Nancy.ReplyDelete
Be safe out there.
Thank you Frances!! I always take my time. I'm usually the slowest rig on the highway! LOLDelete
Home ownership is so much fun you decided you needed to do it double! Lol. Love the sunrise pics, you are right, the sun waits for no one, either be fast or be out of luck. I hope all is well with the fire victim. Packing is such fun, as you seem to do a lot of it. LolReplyDelete
I rather cheat at packing. About the only thing I take out of the rig is some clothes (most stay there), quilts of course and food, so it's not too bad.Delete
The history of the House of Canoe was quite interesting and those quilts you added were beautiful. So much detail. It seems like time is picking up more speed every year.ReplyDelete
I agree ... on both counts. Just when I think I have an entire month left, it goes by in two days.Delete
Beautiful sunrise pictures Nancy.ReplyDelete
So very sad about the rv fire.
Thank you Loree. The good news is the people at that park are all so nice, I'm sure they will help this couple.Delete
Beautiful pictures of the sunrise, the pancakes and the hair. About a year ago an rv burned at Copper Ridge. We didn't know the people but it's such an awful experience. We've been here almost 4 months and the time had flown by. Have fun prepping for the trip "home".ReplyDelete
It's crazy how time flies ... seems like I just got here.Delete