Sunday, March 22, 2015

Travel Day 12 - Totally Unproductive Day

I guess that’s okay, actually, as we said we would play this weekend before getting started on things we need and would like to accomplish here in Texarkana this week.

I did some online research and have hopefully found a place that does vehicle inspections, as our truck needs to have that done now that we’re back in Texas.

We are hoping to have the RV professionally washed and waxed; I have numbers for a couple of mobile services.  Scheduling will be the thing.  We are supposed to have good weather tomorrow and Tuesday, with rain returning Wednesday and Thursday.  We depart on Friday.  Of course, it was supposed to clear up by 1 PM today, but the unrelenting mist just won’t go away. 

A little bit ago I attempted to print a document I need in order to take care of some personal business while we’re here.  It took me a bit to get the printer communicating with the WiFi, but I finally did and found I could print the document from my iPhone.

I love Air Print!

Well, that came to a screeching halt because lo and behold the printer needs a new black cartridge.  Spare tri-color cartridges?  Check.  Two of ‘em, in fact.  Spare black cartridge? 

~~ sigh ~~

So I’ll have to get out tomorrow or the next day and find one somewhere in town.

The good news is that we’re on concrete, the streets are concrete and we have our awning out.  We have not been able to deploy our awning in months due to our surroundings and weather, and it also needs a good cleaning.

But it’s raining.

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Dave has set up his “bike shop” under the front cap of our home & is cleaning the road gunk off his fixed-gear bike.

About 30 minutes later . . .

Mr. Sun appeared (!), so Dave took time off from his endeavors and we took a walk around the park.

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Our truck and home are on the right.  Rigs are pulling in now and then, so the empty sites are being taken.

By the time we walked the park, Mr. Sun had gone into hiding again and the mist/rain resumed.  The wind has become a bit gusty, so we’ve brought in the awning.  I have yet to get photos of the lake here, but hope to do so if/when the weather improves.

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Our new states traveled map.  It’s affixed inside to the window with suction cups.  Looks like we need to get out West, eh?

So far our new states traveled map is (literally) hanging in there on one of our living room windows.  Not sure how well it is viewable from the outside with the window tint and it is very overcast today.  At any rate, it’s up!  Being fixed with suction cups, it can be moved to a different location.  We’ll see how it does in the window for now.  We have been to several more states together, but sans RV.  Those will have to await a return visit before taking their place on the map.

Maggie and I had a good walk earlier, but it’s been short out and back in excursions since then due to the rain.  She’s quite content to snuggle up on the daybed or sit looking out the windows when there is activity outside.

That’s all for now, folks!  Hope you’re having a sunny and beautiful day wherever you are! 

“Our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch of our ancestors as we walk over this Earth.”

- Chief Seattle (Seathl), Duwamish-Suquamish, 1785-1866

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  1. That map is interesting. I have tinted windows too, and enjoy looking out of them. Maybe I could put one of those on my bedroom window. About all I do there is sleep. ;)

  2. We all have those kinds of days where stuff just keeps happening, but hey, Dave got his bike cleaned and y'all went out for a walk! That's productive ;-)


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