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Borrego Springs, CA

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

While the dog’s away, the squirrels will play

Well, I made it back to Pioneer Family Campground early this afternoon.   It was a little sooner than I really thought it would be, and as I found out, shockingly earlier than what could have happened.  When I last posted, I was told it would take a couple of days for a part to arrive to install the new awning.  Little did I know that the awning that took over six weeks to arrive was the wrong one.  That one turned out to be six inches shorter than needed and was striped black and white.  My former awning was brown.  The awning company said they no longer carried the brown awning.  Apparently, Brown & Brown  RV called the awning company and threw a hissy fit!  IMG_2948

Viola!  In a day and a half the new awning arrived, and it was the proper fabric and color.  I’m sure glad I didn’t have to wait another six weeks, because I’ll be gone by then.  When I got back to the campground and set up, I was in heaven.  I could actually sit outside in the afternoon with shade.  Wahoo!

I also noticed a refreshing difference between sitting in the parking lot and being back at the campground.  My ears weren’t ringing.  Brown & Brown RV is just a stone’s throw from I-57, and there’s a nearby railroad crossing.  It was more than noisy 24/7 even with all the windows closed and the AC running.  When I sat outside on the deck, the silence was deafening.  All that could be heard were the sounds of nature… a woodpecker drilling, the tweet tweet of the American goldfinches, and the sound of the breeze through the

oak trees.  Oh my, the tension of the last three days just slipped away.

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The before and after of the smooshed basement door panel.  I think the painter did an excellent job.  Now the rig is as good as new!

Of course, while Emma and I were gone for three days, the squirrels had a hay day.  I had filled the two feeders before leaving.

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This is what I found when I returned.  The feeder was on the ground, and I couldn’t use it any longer.  The front feeder was empty, and its top was on the ground.  After setting up, my first order of business was to get the two seed feeders, and the hummingbird feeder back in operation.  I happened to have another one of those 2 liter pop bottle feeders in reserve.  The hummers returned within five minutes, and it wasn’t long before the finches were back to have a snack and have a drink at the replenished water bowl.  With both Emma and I on duty again, I think we’ll be alright.

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This little collage represents the best that I could come up with for my stay in the RV dealer parking lot.  We are in the corn belt, you know.  Smile

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

16 comments:

  1. Hissy Fits Rule!!!

    Now, if squirrels just understood them...

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  2. The panel looks like new - it's so nice having everything back to normal, isn't it? Your rig looks really nice all set up in camp.

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  3. Glad you have that behind you. Now...go watch those squirrels!

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  4. hissy fits do rule!!...worked for me!..and now it worked for you, indirectly anyway!!!

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  5. Glad you got the awning fixed and right...now you can sit under it and enjoy being out in the shade.
    I know having the repairs done makes hyou feel good and can now relax and enjoy...and keep the squirrels at bay.

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  6. I guess the repair shop did not double check the part order when it came in:(

    Those squirrels know how to make the most of your absence.

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  7. Glad your repairs are all done and you can relax in the shade.

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  8. That's a very artistic cornbelt collage. I'm glad you are back to "real" camping now!

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  9. Finally, something that actually got corrected and quickly. And then installed without much delay. Nice to know it can actually happen. I bet the birdies were sure happy to see you and Emma again.

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  10. Now that you have an awning I'll have to make sure our paths cross so I can sit under it and try it out! Glad you ended up with what you wanted in the first place.

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  11. That repair job looks as good as new! Glad you were able to sit outside and enjoy the quiet!

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  12. Always a great feeling when things work out & are repaired correctly. Gotta love that silence with only the bird sounds. How nice is that:))

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  13. Great you got the correct awning!! A few hissy fits never hurt!! I can feel fall in the air here in Northern Illinois...different birds and they wake up later...different shadows in the AM and evening..time for a campfire!

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  14. So glad you got everything fixed. :) It is always nice to have the rig in tip top shape when you know you are taking off.

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