Saturday, December 12, 2015

Getting Things Done in Yuma, AZ

We went sunset chasing the other evening.  

Raptor over Mittry Lake

While in Yuma we've had some work done to repair other work we've had done that wasn't up to snuff.  Our solar system wasn't working as it should so went to Starlight Solar to have it repaired.  I'm not going to go into great detail about what a shitty job the guys in Northern California did but here's a picture of what we have now.  Two new batteries(2-blue L16's, sealed(don't need to check their water) on their sides), nice box all around so they don't wiggle around, inverter on top(white thing on left) and fuses all around(red things). Nice little awning rod holder in front and still room for vacuum cleaner too(barely visible to the left).

Removing leg.

Also had the awning worked on.  Thought we would have to buy new legs but these guys were able to repair the ones we had and an hour later we were all fixed up and gone.

Leg off and in the shop getting fixed.

Adjusting the front leg.

Last weekend we left the rv where we were boondocked (parked out in desert without hook-ups), near a friend who kept her eye on it for us (thank you Kyra), and drove the Honda to San Diego to cat sit for my daughter.  It was fun to meet Willie the cat and take a long shower and do laundry in a fancy washer and dryer.  On i8 between Yuma and San Diego there's a border patrol checkpoint.  

We've been through many of these checkpoints, they're all over the southwest,
 but this is the first time we've seen a sign like this.

They should have these signs in airports telling us how many times 
they've found explosives in shoes.

We've moved the rv several times since we've been in the Yuma area.  We just spent 3 nights in KOFA CO-OP, an Escapee club rv park, and now we're at a casino parked near Bette who we first met this summer at Eagles Nest Lake, New Mexico.  Bette has been living in rvs since the late 1980's.  She is full of useful information so I will be taking notes.  

We go back to Starlight Solar later this week to get two more solar panels mounted on the roof, that will max out our system.  

See you later.

Evie and Joy

1 comment:

  1. Really like your title page photo. Dramatic, indeed.
    Holy crap. Did the previous RV guys do nothing correct? Let them know by asking for a refund.

    Sunset photos are spectacular.

    I recently took an especially novel sunrise photo recently. Since I don't see a way to post it here I will send to you via email.

    We have been getting rain, lots of rain for the last 4 days. Rained all night...hard. I do so love to see my rain gauge filling up.

    Will you two be squatting in one spot for the winter or just keep moving to avoid the freezing cold and snow?

    Hope Joy is doing better.

    Happy Trails.