Monday, November 19, 2018

Life at our Yuma Winter Home - November 19, 2018

Since the last update, we have our RV ready to go. Not sure when we are going out, or where, but we are ready. I know we are heading to Quartzsite in January, followed by a quick trip into Southern California. We may go out next month, we'll see.

A few things we have been doing. Every last full moon in the month, is the 'Howling At The Moon' get together here in the Yuma Foothills. I went out there to check it out last month.

On the edge of town, in the desert, they set up a stage and have some groups play music while everyone gathers around drinking, talking, and dancing. Then when the full moon rises, yep, you guessed it, everyone starts howling. Kind of crazy, but a fun event none the less.

The parking...and it will really fill up the closer to moon rise.

And the gathering of howlers.

And the best hiking in the Yuma area has to up Telegraph Pass. It only took me 3 hours up and back this year.

The pics.

Steep as can be, but the views are great!

I have our Arizona room prety much done except for trim and paint. It is a nice place to have morning coffee, and our cats love it too!

The pics.

I am still working on the gate that is in front of our RV parking space. I have inserted a post inside the gate post so I can not only swing the gate open, but can lift it up and move it out of the way.

Still looking for a 7 foot piece of black iron fence to finish it up. Then a load of gravel.

And we took a trip into Algadones, in Mexico, to visit the dentist. We went with Tim & Bev and had to stop off at our favorite taco place for their famous shrimp tacos. Yummy!

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and we are going to Karen (my sister) & Cliff's house. I have been doing pretty good on my diet since we have been down here. Down about 30 pounds so far, but hey! Thanksgiving comes just once a year. And we have much to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family!

The Fergs out .......

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Working Around the House & Equipping the 5th Wheel - October 21, 2018

It just took 4 days, and I finished the solar/inverter install. I installed the batteries, charge controller, and inverter in the large basement compartment.

First time hanging the inverter.

A little smaller compartment, but perfect for the equipment and our stuff. We are no longer full time, so it works great.

Batteries in the center.

I brought down the cable that goes between the combiner box on the roof, and the charge controller in the basement, in our bedroom and enclosed it in wire molding.

The solar and inverter monitor displays.

And the panels on the roof.

This roof has been recently re-done, and looks great.


My home made combiner box.

And everything works great!

Here are some inside pictures.

We have since replaced the 'heater' with a 32 inch Visio TV.

Nice big closet.

The 2 chairs are fairly new too!

We are very happy with it.

It was a bear to back it in beside the house. There is an awning overhang, gate, and brick wall to look out for. And you know how the truck has to swing around to get the 5th wheel to maneuver. So I removed a section of my brick wall. I plan on re-installing the metal gate so that it is re-moveable. So much easier now.

A nice little spot to park right beside our house.

It was pretty tricky with the brick wall, gate, and awning overhang.

Now it is much easier!

And I have been enclosing our patio, turning it into an Arizona room. It is going to be nice when I get it done.

That's what's been going on here. Yuma is finally cooling down, and all the winter visitors are arriving back here for the winter. I have been planning some trips. We will head for So.Cal in January to meet up with my son's family at Disneyland. The Grandsons are going to have a blast ... and Donna & I too! We also want to take trips to Tucson and Apache Junction this winter too.

Done for now.

The Fergs out .......