Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It – Fort Beale RV Park, Kingman, Arizona

May 20, 2020

Temperature 72 Degrees

A Chip In Time

Begone Oh Head Knocker

This morning I discovered that the heat pump works quite well.  Why you ask?  Because when I awoke this morning the temperature was at 49 degrees!  OK, I didn’t really need to use it, but it was a good excuse to make sure it really worked.  Now I know if we need it we have it.


Back about a month when we were on the road to Congress a truck kicked up a rock and we ended up with a chip in the passenger side windshield.  While in Congress we called a mobile glass company but they never returned our call.  In time we forgot all about it.  I did at but Barbara didn’t.  Immediately upon our  arrival here she made a number of calls to different glass repair companies.  She was successful in scheduling Jim’s House of Glass for today.


It was fascinating to watch how they make the repair.  They have this gizzmo that attaches to the windshield with a suction cup.  The big knurled part of this contraption holds a special type of resin that is injected into the chip.


On the inside of the windshield they stick a small mirror to the windshield that allows them to see when the resin cures.  The whole process takes about an hour.  When they are done the chip is gone and you have to really look hard to find where they made the repair.


This monster otherwise known as an AM/FM Radio was hanging above our bed when we purchased Elvira.  I never could get it to work right but I could and did bang my head on it more than once.  Today, I decided enough was enough it had to go.


Removed and ready to take to the dumpster which I promptly did.

Forgive me but I need to rant for a bit.  I keep checking to see if any of the major attractions we wanted to visit this summer have opened back up.  To date everything is still closed.  It is just so frustrating that it appears as if we are going to have to scrape the whole summer tour we had planned.  OK, I know I have no right to complain.  I just needed to get that off my chest.  I realize what we are going through is nothing compared to the misfortune of so many others.  Indeed, as I have said in the past we are two of the most blessed and fortunate people.

That brings to an end our day on The Road of Retirement.  Necessary repairs have been made.  A head knocker has been disposed of.  Not a bad day by any means.  Oh, for supper today we had mashed potatoes, chicken cutlets and green beans.  My drink of the day was an Arnold Palmer.  It’s been a great day from start to finish.

Food for thought.

Image may contain: 9 people, text that says 'when was a kid, this was my idea of a gang to hang with. Girls, guys, black, white, skinny, fat, cool, dorky no matter who you were you fit in. Wouldn't it be cool if we could all play together again?'

Enjoyed your company today.  Hope you had a great day.  If not, resolve to make tomorrow a great one.  Always appreciate your comments.  Keep safe.  Wear your mask – if not for yourself then for someone else.  Remember, six feet apart or you could end up six feet under. Wash your hands often.  See you 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. We’ve had several chips fixed. It is cool. Yep, we had a gang when we were teenagers and even into our early 20s of guys and gals that were best friends that supported each other like family. No, better. Stay safe.


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