Thursday * November 27th 2014

It’s Almost Thanksgiving…

and I haven’t posted for quite some time.  (A friend of mine recently pointed that out to me in an e-mail.)

Previously, I had wanted to post all about my new RV and show lots of photos.  However, my RV is at my mobile RV guy’s house and he’s been busy installing all of the upgrades for me.  I told him not to worry about time since it’s his “busy season,” and lots of snowbirds come to Las Cruces.

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Thankfully, I was able to sell my Toyota Dolphin and am using the money from that sale to add towing equipment, a back-up camera, a SteerSafe stabilization bar, an Olympian catalytic heater, two more DC outlets, and a 22-inch flat panel TV and a DVD/Blu-Ray player.  So the “unveiling” will have to wait until I get the RV back at the end of the month.

Previously, some people were concerned that the generator only had 160 hours on it.  However, the previous owners periodically ran it about once a month and just had it serviced – it works fine!

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Mind Your Own Business?

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Today was Wednesday, so I went thrift store shopping at the Goodwill where blue tags were 50% off and Senior Day purchases were 30% off.  All-in-all a good deal.  It seems that when I go on Wednesday it’s either “feast or famine.”  Today was certainly the mother lode of “feast.”  I found a sofa cover for one of my RV sofa’s, some great kitchen items, and leaded crystal Pinot Noir glasses with the stamp Mikasa.

My cart was full of goodies, and the store manager told me to pull up near the door since the carts have the vertical pole so you can’t get out the door.  No problem.  I took the first bag to my Honda CR-V and moved it in the walkway near the door.

As I was getting out of my car, a guy parked next to me in a handicapped space started giving me “attitude” as well as grief.  It started with

Him:  “You can’t park there.”

Me:  “I’m just picking up my bags, and I’ll just be a minute.”

Him:  “That’s not a space – you’re gonna get a ticket if a cop comes by.”

Me:  “Uh, no – the MANAGER told me to park here to load my bags.”

Him:  “Well, you still can’t do that.”

Me:  “I think you need to mind your own business.”

I told the manager and he helped me carry my bags to the car.  Gee – what IS it with some people?  He was sitting in his car in a handicapped space probably waiting on his wife.  He was on oxygen and had a motorized cart on the back of his car.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m sorry he’s in poor health.  However, that’s no reason to “light into” me – especially when I was just doing what the store manager told me.

It was much the same in the “dysfunctional” RV group that I recently belonged to.  Isn’t there anything better for these sad people to do?  I suppose I just need to start ignoring jerks and idiots.

What IS it with some people?  Just sayin’…

Update:  Some people just don’t know how to read (obviously).  I received a “snippy” comment from a woman who apparently believed I parked in a handicapped space.  Again, I parked in the STRIPED WALKWAY to load items into my car with the manager’s suggestion.  I still stand firm in that it was none of the man’s business.  I wasn’t hurting him, and he obviously had nothing better to do than try to “fluff my feathers.”

And please, don’t get me started on people who have a handicapped plate/tag and misuse it or don’t need one at all.  A person (once again from the unmentioned RV group) was able to ride his motorcycle in the desert and hike, but pulled out what he called his “handi-crapper” tag for premier parking. 

Carry on…

 

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Lazy Daze!

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Gee, it’s almost Halloween and I haven’t posted at all…

It’s not that I haven’t been busy – I just returned home from Yuma, AZ to take delivery on a 1998 Lazy Daze 26.5 mid-bath RV.  It’s pretty perfect, if I don’t say so myself.  I looked long and hard, and a couple from Chico, CA who recently relocated to Borrego Springs, CA met me in Yuma, AZ .  The RV is in meticulous condition.  It has 67,000 miles, and only 160 hours on the generator.   The sellers were “super nice” and even dumped the tanks and filled the gas tank before delivery.

It’s the RV of my dreams…

Now I’m in the “big league” and I’m going to have my Honda CR-V connected so I can tow.  I drove 450 miles from Winterhaven, CA before stopping in Deming, NM for the night.  I was within “striking distance” of Las Cruces, NM, but heavy rain and wind dictated that I camp out in Wal*Mart.  I have insurance, and transferred the title and plates today.  Yes, I’ve been BUSY!

On a different note…

The first night after taking delivery I boondocked at the “Q” (Quechan) casino just over the California border on the road to Algodones, Mexico.  I went into the casino and was up about $60.00 (minimum bet).  There was a promotion of 350 points and you got a “gift.”  I didn’t realize that I had 15 point from long ago.  So, when I said I had 350 points I was told I need 15 more for the day.  I was somewhat reluctant to gamble more since I was happy with my $60.00.

However, to make a long story short – on a 30 cent bet I hit a $319.00 jackpot.  Not only did I get a wine saver, but I made about $350.00 as well.  Needless to say, I was a happy camper!  :-)

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