This time it is in my right leg. I went right down to tiny Benson Hospital and was out the door with a prescription for cephaleexin is about 30 minutes after Dr’s examination.
We had .58” of rain on Wednesday evening, to desert will celebrate by exploding into color is a few days as this is a huge rainfall out here.
We were visited by good friends Charlie & Dawn Boles. They are host camping about about 100 miles south of here, we are going to ‘drop into see them’ today. First I had to get the heavy coats out as they are at 6,000 feet.
If you think this picture if for you, it just might be!
Pete & Anne-Marie
Sometimes We need a fun weekend. That’s the path we took this weekend.
Friday Night started with a community carol sing roaming the park with gaily decorated golf carts and costume. It followed up with a pot luck which we were unprepared for due to our resent visit to Tucson Hospital.
We did some ‘landscaping’ at the lot, this consisted of Anne-Marie moving pavers. Saturday evening we went to a great dance. The band was The Old School House Band, the were just full of 0’s & 70’s era music.
On Sunday we went to church at http://straphael.azdiocese.org/visitors/welcome_visitors.html This is a wonderful concept of blending an E.L.C.A. church with an Episcopal congregation to fill the building and bring a greater recourses to
A 100 Mile jaunt for breakfast!
Bisbee is a small eclectic town about 50 mile south of us on RT-80 which meanders threw to hills and desert in the area. Think ‘P-Town’ or a mini Key West. One of the big draws is a visit to the Bisbee Breakfast Club. They will put a smile on your face and fill your belly!
Another major attraction in the area is the now defunct Copper Queen Mine, which was a major copper source from 1870 to 1970, responding o the commercial and military need of that era.
I sure is one big hole in the ground, imagine working here in typical Arizona heat?
Lots of derelict cars parked on side streets, The ‘55 Dodge hardtop would make an unusual & dandy modern cruiser.
We arrive back at camp with just about enough time to go to the Ice Cream Social. $.50 a scoop and if it’s your birthday month it’s free. Another win for me!
Pete & Anne-Marie
Last Tuesday I went to see my Doctor at Benson’s San Pedro because I was very short of breath. After checking my vitals She advised me to drive to Tucson Hospital and walk into the E.R. Department. This I did with great results. I was quickly admitted to cardiac care unit and my cardiologist responded and ordered a rather extensive cardiac work-up. This included an ultrasound (Check previously diagnosed valve problem status.) and an angiogram to check for blockages. The good news is the my cardiac function is very good for someone with about 25 years of these problems. Can I get an AMEN!
The bad news is that my pulmonary system was a train wreck. I’ve been ducking the doctors for too long. The good news is that if I pay attention for a few months I should be able to correct most of the damage. Walk to tolerance, Drastically reduce added salt, Worst item is about 14 hours per day of water pills until I dry out.
Lots of Doctors appointments to make in the next few days. I am trying to schedule around the annual Quartzite Elk’s Rally where there is lots to buy and networking to be done.
This is a Bounder (not ours!) I think the owners start decorating on Labor Day! I think the leg lamp is very cool!
Best to you all,
Pete & Anne-Marie
Please, read the title to this blog again and let it settle in a bit.
We were pulled over in heavy traffic by a Sonora Policeman and cited for this. He said that my intentions were clearly to speed through the not too small town of Sonoyta on the border. For that he was going to sieze my license and escort me to the city offices where I would pay a $500p fine. He was very polite, we talked to me for a few minutes, I explained that I was nervous about driving our 60’ Coach & Car combo thru the city. He graciously offered to deliver my fine for me, explaining that he could not give me a receipt. I’m not to big a fool, $500p changed hands and then he escorted me to the border. When in Mexico, you are not in America. You are guilty until proved innocent.
We had the lower 1/2 of the front painted with a texture paint, not unlike a sprayed in bed liner, we hope it will reduce & hide stone chips.
We will be going to a very well organized pot luck turkey dinner with about 250 Escapee’s Members tomorrow. The tables sit about 18 folks, each table has it’s own Turkey(s) and side dishes, after each person has had a plate from ‘their’ table, you are free to graze at the others. Very festive and great fun!
Anne-Marie and I hope that you are with folks you love tomorrow too.
.One of my old bosses had saying; Any task can be made to fit the time available. When we were quoted the paint job of our coach, it was 7days. Well, it finishing up on the 21st. WE will be leaving Puerto Penasco at noon time (Mexican Time) to drive about 170 miles to Benson.
The work done was significant:
- The coach wash washed to degrease it.
- The existing decals were removed, 4 men 4 days with single edge razor blades.
- We moved into a barn as wind was disrupting us.
- Removing fiberglass imperfections and road rash took a few days.
- Mask & Prime coat 2 days.
- Patch imperfections, re-prime and wet sand.
- 3 coats of color over 100% of coach, minor sanding between coats.
- 3 Coats of clear.
- Mask off, paint and clear coat the design work
I have too many pictures of all the work that was done, we were on site 24/7 to oversea the work.
We had the lower 1/3 of the front painted with a textured paint, not unlike spray in bed liner. It is color code to the body and should help in reducing paint chipping.
I’m being a bull on not revealing our color combination, as we are onroute back to Benson this afternoon I will take some decent pictures.
Remember to turn you scale back 10 pounds tomorrow!
I’m writing this on Wednesday 11/18 hoping that I can find i-net on Thursday. We moved the coach into a shed/barn in the barrio this morning. It was immediacy attacked by 4 men who detail sanded it and started the masking process. We have decided to live in the coach for a few days as the barn is attached to the owners house.
Detail Sanding and Masking
All of the areas without factor paint are being primed. One coat of prime covers the decal’s shadows.
While this was going on, Anne-Marie and I went on a quest for shrimp & scallops down at the commercial docks. There were no scallops, this was compensated for by the$7/pound ginormous shrimp. There are 3 men in the photo vying for her business. The fellow in the shadow sold her the shrimp, the fellow in white t-shirt chased us back to the car and sold us a smaller bag for $5.00.
This ‘dune buggy appears to have a late model Chebbie V-8 on board. He threw to tire off the rim (they run at about 10psi) and had to be towed home.
Due to the incessant wind here, we had had to move the coach into a closed shop to do final prep and painting. Due to this, we will have no i-net until we cross over the border, hopefully Tuesday.
Thanks for the invitation to your homes for dinner, we have reservations with our 300+ family group in Benson. I for one will be Thankful for continued Health & Happiness in our family and friends.
Pete & Anne-Marie