Saturday, January 24, 2015


Not much to write about this morning. Spent most of the day right here in camp. Didn’t even take the trash to the dumpsters, although I really need to do that. I also need to get some water. Chores for this morning.

It was quite cool here all day yesterday. Sweatshirt and covered toes cool. Not a lot of sunshine for the solar either. Hoping it will warm up and be sunny today, I would really like to get a shower. TV went off early last night because there wasn’t enough sunshine to keep it going very long. Only got a couple hours out of it and most of that was news. I crashed early.

I finally dug into my jewelry stuff. Was looking for some lapis chips that I am pretty sure I had, but couldn’t find them. I did find enough lapis beads to make one flower necklace and earring set tho. Then I spent another chunk of time looking for my tools. Found them and put the most used ones in their own tool bag for easier access the next time. I also got all my new stuff put away, a couple of storage boxes labelled, and some general organization. I didn’t realize that I had gotten so much new stuff in trade. Fun.

Here is the set I made. I used the largest flower which is almost three inches across. It is lapis and silver. Matching earrings. The picture isn’t very good. It is really prettier than it looks. Also pretty basic compared to what I have seen out here. I haven’t priced it yet, it isn’t going to be cheap.

I restrung a really pretty necklace I got at the trade blanket last week as well. It is all glass beads with metal accents, but the wire was pretty loose. I added a couple of spacer beads and put new ends on it. It is much tighter now. I also gave it a clasp.

It was hard working in such a small space, and having everything packed away like that, it was also difficult to find what I needed. Definitely challenging and made things much more difficult than they should be.

Late in the day, I got the scooter out and went for a ride. Pretty much finally wore out the charge. I went across the road to Tyson Wash, rode around there for a while, then came back here and did some roads that I hadn’t done before. Tried to get the thing to die, rode it around in front of the rig a few times, but it acted like it was charging itself up, which is possible as it is supposed to charge up when you pedal, but I don’t have those installed. I have it hooked up so that when I fire up the generator, it will start to charge. Pondering solar charging and what I would have to do to do that.

Kali Cat got herself smacked and yelled at last night. Since I don’t have much in the way of counter space, I had my tortillas in a plate on the table. Had already spread the refried beans and put the cheese on them and was cooking the chicken and veggies. Well I turned around, and there she was licking the beans. At the table. A major no no. Since that used to be the bed, I think she thinks it is free territory. She walks across the table from my lap to the other bench which is hers.

Thinking some more on buying an RV lot. Seriously. Sent off an email to a guy that has several listings. We’ll see what he has. There is even one that comes with a 5th wheel, which is considerably larger than Ody and would be a nice place to live. That one is a little out of my price range, but at this point, not out of the question. I could always make a low ball offer.

I have been up since 2 this morning. I think it is going to be a nap day.
Saw a shooting star while I was out there, and I also saw some lights on the horizon that were kind of funny. Watched them for a while, they moved around a bit, and then finally disappeared. I did not have my glasses on, so who knows, maybe I finally saw a UFO.

Another cold night in the 30’s, and since I have been up so long, I got cold, and I think Kali Cat was cold too. She seemed unsettled and wandered around (as much as she can in such a small space) and has finally settled down now that I gave in and fired up the generator 15 minutes early. It was 48 degrees inside, all the way up to 56 now. Plus everything needed to be charged. She seems a little more settled. She could also be dealing with the effects of the beans, not sure how much she got or how they would affect her.

There is a blogger fest this afternoon that I am considering going to. Also considering not going. Will decide later. A shower first would be really nice and energizing. But I need sunshine and above 60 degrees for that. It might actually rain on Monday. I'm looking forward to the desert blooms, it is almost that time. 

More birds at the feeder, finches. Nothing unique and unusual. 


  1. How much would you charge for the flower necklace? I kind of like chunky jewelry, and I meant to ask you the other day. I'm not a collector of anything, but I like unusual things, and I just wondered if you had any idea of what proce you might want. Thanks! (I'm kinda broke right now anyway, but it never hurts to ask) :-) I enjoy your blog! Thanks! Becky

  2. I haven't actually priced it out yet, but my guesstimate would be around $35 for the set which includes the earrings. Thanks for the interest. Glad you like it. And thanks for the kind words on my blog. It is just my life as I see it. :)