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Home Is Where We Park It – Escapees North Ranch, Congress, Arizona

March 27, 2020

Temperature 54 Degrees

Baby It Is Cold Outside

Finding Things To Do

As I sit and write this it is a very cold fifty four degrees outside and the wind is howling.  Oh if we could only get back to Yuma.  But then again the cost of staying here is substantially less than there.  How much?  Our site is twelve dollars a day plus electric.  Yes, that’s for full hookup.  You can’t really beat that.

So we figured out where to put our heaters to keep us warm and comfortable.  It also helps that Elvira is so well insulated.


We’ve had this for three years and never knew it.


It’s the remote control for this heater.  Now, I don’t even have to get out of bed to turn it on in the morning.  I can turn it on, adjust the temperature and even set it to oscillate if I want.  Now how neat is that!


Speaking of discoveries, today I found this outlet back against the wall underneath our dining room table.  It’s right next to the printer shelf and my computer desk.   There is also another outlet that we knew about above the desk.  Outlets galore.

Speaking of outlets, I also thought it odd that I had an outlet by my night stand in the bedroom but we couldn’t find one on Barbara’s side.  Guess what I found today?  We changed our sheets on the bed today, which meant pulling the mattress out and away from the headboard.  There was the elusive outlet  on her side down by the floor on the slide wall   Imagine that.


What else did I do to keep myself busy?  I cleaned all the switches and switch plates.  I also cleaned the controls for our Fantastic Fans.


I took the vent screens down and cleaned them.



I pulled the return vents down for the A/C system and cleaned the filters.



I took my trusty screw driver and went around to just about every screw in Elvira and made sure they were all tight.  In some cases I had to replace a few.

I also emptied yet another bag that had been lying around.  I told Barbara it is now up to her to figure out where I put everything.  Then, if she wants she can rearrange to her hearts’s content!

While I was doing these odds and ends Barbara was on the computer putting together a grocery order at Walmart.  I give her a lot of credit.  It take’s a good deal of time to put an order together.  You find something you want, you think it is available, then you click it and it tells you out of stock.  It took her almost two hours to get it together but its done.  We’ll pick it up tomorrow afternoon.

So, am I bored. Nah, I continue to find things to do just about every day.  I have a number of projects planned for outside when the temperature goes back up next week.  I just have to remember to stretch things out – for like two months!

One more day finished on The Road of Retirement.  We’re getting by.  Still enjoying life and each other’s company.  Keep safe everyone and as always remember to wash those hands often and long.

On the lighter side.

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Thanks for joining us today.  Always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch you again tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!




  1. New and exciting finds today. There are alot of things to keep after in an RV just like a house and it seems like you are enjoying it. Stay safe.


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