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Borrego Springs, CA

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ya Hoo!

I’ve got power! 

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Dean made good on his word today, and about 3:00 he began work to bring a new power line to my site.  Notice the peanut gallery in the top right of the collage.  I haven’t met most of these folks, but they tend to show up whenever Dean starts digging somewhere.  One of them eventually came over and asked if that was my generator I had running.  Well, yes it is.  They all seemed to know quite a bit about me.  Must be the campground grapevine.  Perhaps it was Jack, since he seemed to know just about everyone in the place.  Smile

 

The result is that I have 50 amps tonight.  That’s an improvement since this site only came with 30 amps.  Some commenters wondered why I didn’t move to another site last Saturday.  Well, this is the site I paid for, and I happen to like it.  My other two choices of sites to move to really sucked, in my opinion.  I’m glad I stuck to my guns with the result of forcing Dean to make needed improvements to the camp.  It wasn’t easy  for me, and I was often second guessing my decision.  Right now I’m happy, and I hope no more kamikaze squirrels are around, and the storms don’t fell anymore trees.

 

Perhaps you noticed that the electrical hookup is attached to a tree.  I’m thinking that will change in the near future since with that set up they can’t meter my electrical usage and charge me for it.  So I’m in no rush for them to install the meter.  Tonight I feel like turning on the AC to 60* and using every electrical appliance I own!  Winking smile

 

Stan took their dog, Mitsy, to the vet today and things don’t look too good for her.  I’m waiting to hear the latest results of all the tests, but she was diagnosed with renal failure.  Pam will call me later to let me know what’s going on as they are now transporting her to an animal hospital that has 24 hour care.  At last report, the bill so far is $1000.  Ugh!

_MG_2404Since I was pretty well tied to the rig today with the generator running, I made a lot of progress on this book.  If you’ve ever watched “Deadliest Catch” on the Discovery Channel, I think you would enjoy this book.  I’ve been hooked on that show since it started.  These are real life characters, and a very interesting read.

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I leave you tonight with my latest bouquet picked around my campsite.  I really hope things are on the up swing now…

 

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

27 comments:

  1. I vote for being a power hog!..at least for a short time anyway!!

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  2. Glad to see you finally are back on the power grid, and that you were able to stay in the campsite of your choice.

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  3. Going to a 24hr. dog hospital can easily add $500 per night to the bill.

    We love them, and we want to do the best for them. I remind myself of these things every time I look at a possible new pet!

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  4. Happy to hear everything is up & running! Nothing like having enough elect power to do whatever you want!

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  5. Captain H Lewis's daughter and I work together. How cool is that?

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  6. Pretty bouquet!! Glad you're able to stay cool tonight!

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  7. The only thing I'll say is "I don't remember."
    You might want to post a comment on rvparksreview.com.

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  8. A/C on shore power. How wonderful is that. Maybe tonight you can get a real night's sleep in a cool house. I think it's so funny that the minute a person starts a project, the supervisors all show up.

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  9. Yup. Now is the time to put a stress text on all electrical stuff you own.

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  10. If you get a bit cold tonight, don't forget to put on an electric heater if you have one!

    Congrats on the fix - that electrical hookup to the tree looks a bit sketchy though. Good thing inspectors weren't around to approve it.

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  11. I always figured you for a POWER-FULL woman! Glad you got the juice back on and hope it stays on, even if you do plug into a tree.

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  12. Emma the power dog? Maybe, maybe not. You're cool, Judy, and Emma will be too with all that 50 amp power!

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  13. I really like that picture of the flowers. Enjoy your electricity! It must feel like heaven not to have to listen to the generator.

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  14. Ya gotta love the bump up from 30 amps to 50!! Dont' you know that the squeaky gear (or woman) gets the oil!! That book looks like a must read for me..I LOVE Alaska and anything about it!!
    Isnt' is nice when things go as they should have gone??

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  15. I had to have one of those vases after I read your blog about them. I ended up getting 3 for 6.95 on E bay. I thought that was a pretty good deal and I have two to share with my daughter and DIL. Glad you finally got your electric back up and running. It is raining buckets full here today, but much cooler, so, you take the bad with the good. Stay safe.

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  16. Glad you got your problem resolved and 50 amp to boot!!! How great is that!
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  17. Love, love, love the flower bouquet! Good for you for hanging in there for the 50 amps......

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  18. Yippee for air conditioning and the 50 amps to run it to your heart's content!!!

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  19. Suck up all the power you can, girl! Get that basement air a hummin' and enjoy the cool. You've most definitely earned it!

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  20. Is that YOU pushing that big wooden spool of wire????

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  21. Wonderful news! Isn't having 50 amp just the best thing ever? I love not having to remember to turn off the A/C before turning on the microwave.

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  22. Glad you are up and running. We are huge deadliest catch fans. We will have to check out the book.

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  23. Fianlly! Turn that A/C way down and enjoy wrapping up in a blanket while drinking hot chocolate. :C)

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  24. Glad you have power again. I hope they wired it correctly and that you have a voltage protection system in case they didn't.

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