Thursday, December 11, 2014

Yuma bound..

Yesterday morning was quite productive. I got  my shower (yay), and headed to town. I only bought a bag of oranges at the farmers market. I still have stuff left from last week that needs to be used up and I didn’t see any turnip greens without turnips attached. From there I went to the bank to change a couple of larger bills. Get this, they will only change up to $100, after that, there is a $25 fee…WTF?! So I inquired about opening an account. They have a checking account with a minimum balance of $300 that costs $3 per month. Huh? No way am I paying them to hold any of my money hostage. I will find another way to get cash thank you. They seem to be the only bank in town too. They did make change for me this time tho, so I am good for a while.

Got all but one of my Christmas packages shipped out and the cards stamped and sent. Got my laundry done and the car all gassed up for today. I was back by 10:30.  Then I read for a while. My little solar generator is just loving the second panel. Fully charged by mid day, so I used it to charge some electronics and then let it charge up again before TV time. No more TV dying in the middle of a show.

I have a few more days before I have to secure everything and go dump my tanks. I am already dreading it. There is no easy, unbumpy route to the dump. Still looking for someone to drain the tanks. Hoping I find someone before I have to move again. Would be really nice not to have to stress about that.

No walk yesterday. If I don’t do it first thing in the morning, it doesn’t get done. Won’t be walking today either since I am headed to Yuma first thing this morning. First stop Walmart, need cat food and a few other things, then Howard and Barbara’s. Put together the scooter carrier and probably the scooter, then head back. I want to be back way before dark.

I’m looking forward to playing with the scooter. I am hoping it will take me places the car won’t. Jake would have just gone with the car, but I am not quite as adventurous without him as I was with him. I still want to try Q mountain on foot tomorrow. My new camera is at the post office, I will grab that later today after I get back, and will take that with me tomorrow. I will have to drive to the bottom of the hill, as it is at the edge of town.

There was a coyote yipping just outside the rig last night. I didn’t get my spotlight hooked up in time to see it. Apparently, according to my neighbors, this is a regular route for it. They haven’t seen the fox, but they have seen the bunny. I haven’t seen much of the quail in the last week or so, it might be getting too crowded here for them now. 

Christmas trees and lights are going up around here. I have a string of solar lights coming that I am planning on using indoors, but might do something outside with them until after Christmas. Maybe my little tree that is still in storage would look good with lights on it. 

Next week I want to go to Blythe CA. It is about 25 minutes from here and has big grocery stores and real store shopping. Parker is about 40 minutes away and I will check that out too. I still need to get info on walking/biking trails. Having a hard time finding anything online. I’m already bored with walking here in La Posa South.

Well, I guess that is about it. I need to get myself dressed and on the road. I need to take my garbage to the dumpsters on the way out too.


  1. Walmart will give you 100 back from any purchase if you need cash. They can also break bigger bills.. just buy something tiny like a pack of gum. I use them as my "bank" all the time.

  2. I guess that is what I am going to have to do. The bank here is ridiculous. My bank pays me for the privelege of using my money, not the other way around.