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Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Still here at Tamarac

What a dreary day today was.  It started raining last night and didn’t stop until late this afternoon.  Ugh! 

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This was the view out my table window most of the day.  The wind was whipping around too, so I hope all the leaves aren’t blown off of the trees.

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Yesterday while Emma was outside, she started barking in a most unusual way.  I hopped outside to find this big salamander trying to cross the patio.  Emma didn’t harm it, but really didn’t know what to do about it.  It eventually made its way across the patio and under the rig.

As for the refrigerator, I’m going to be here for a while longer.  I really don’t want to go into all of the details, but the first available date for someone to come out and fix it is October 7.  I’ve decided to sit and wait instead of trying to travel somewhere else and wait there.  I have the fridge and freezer up in the bunkhouse to use here in the meantime, and the staff will help me get the thing out of where it is installed and onto my floor so the repair person can work on it easily.  I think it is the best decision for me.

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So, I’ve got several days before the repair person arrives, and I’m feeling that parts will probably need to be ordered before I can leave.  I’ll probably be late to my next assignment in Louisiana, but that’s the way it goes.  Sometimes life gets in the way of the best plans.

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The sun finally returned about five this afternoon, so Emma and I made a quick run up the hill to take a look at Flat Lake.  Not as many swans were around as usual, but the pair of bald eagles was there along with about 20 ring-billed gulls.  With the passing of the front, I’m thinking temps will be dipping a bit tonight. 

It’s supposed to be sunny tomorrow, so I’m hoping to get some nice views of the fall colors on the refuge while I’m making my trip to buy more ice.  According to the news, colors are about 75% peak right now.  That’s the positive thing about this delay.  I’ll get to see the peak colors up here.  There’s also the Tamarac Fall Festival next weekend that I’ll be able to help out with.

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                                                                              THE END!!

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

22 comments:

  1. I am not a salamander fan.

    On the bright side...you are surrounded with very caring and helpful people. A great place to be when you are in need of help and support.

    Can't wait to see some of the fall color photos.

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  2. Dislike dreary. Like that cute li'l salamander. Love the eagles and - oooh - every thing else, uh, except broken fridges. Enjoy the leaf colors!

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  3. That bites. Sorry to see you in such a funk. Get in some reading time.

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  4. It makes sense to get it fixed now and not start over some place else. Hope you can enjoy the wait:)

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  5. I suppose it helps that you're in a beautiful spot while you wait...but I know you are itching to move. Love the geese with the little poof of kicked up water. I thought the salamander was cute too!

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  6. Bummer about the refrigerator, but agree that it's better to have it fixed in a place that's familiar to you. The fact that you'll get to see the fall leaves at their peak is a definite positive in all this.

    Cool pic of the salamander!

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  7. I guess the only good part is that you do have the use of an interim fridge, otherwise what the heck would you do????? Good luck with the fix, as you say, parts will probably have to be ordered and we all know how long THAT can take....

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  8. Sorry things aren't going as planned, but as someone else mentioned; you are amoung friends that can assist you. Enjoy the Fall up there. It's still HOT down here.

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  9. What a bummer on the fridge! I'm glad that you have folks there to give you a hand to speed the repair along. Here's hoping that all the parts you need are in stock and it goes smoothly. After all the grief you've had with your fridges you deserve a smooth repair process.

    Enjoy those leaves while you wait. Louisiana will still be there when you're ready to go.

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  10. I agree, what a bummer about your refrigerator! But on the bright side, now you will get to see the fall colors!

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    1. I came back to dreary weather and today is more of the same with high winds added. Definitely a bummer, especially when the elk are in the rut and displaying, bugling, and fighting. Last night, one of our biggest guys was guarding a harem of thirteen.

      So sorry about your refrigerator. Hope you get on the road soon.

      And we were just starting to see the fall colors when we left the Boundary Waters. Wish I could have stayed another two weeks. Here at the Bison Range, the only things coloring up are some low bushes. But if we ever get even a bright cloudy day, I''ll have to photograp them.

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  11. You'be been getting cloudy and dreary, while we've been having bright and sunny! Hope you're having a sunny day today!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  12. Looks like you won't be able to stop for a visit this time, ho knows what the future will hold maybe we will be home when you head back in the spring.Since your Fridge is a home box, make sure and have the power supply, (Inverter) checked , been thinking about this and since this is the second time for a failure, I would make sure you have a good sturdy power supply, Low voltage is a compressor killer.Hope you have a safe trip south whenever that is. and give Emma a scratch for us. Sam & Donna...

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  13. I hope the techs can get to the bottom of what caused 2 fridges to fail.

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  14. Sorry you're stuck there for awhile but, it sure seems like you have a good support system there. Hope it all works out ok and that you can be on your way before the snow flies :)

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  15. Might be nice to have a forced rest time (with some fun and color included) before you start your next gig. Take care and hope it all works out.

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  16. Glad to hear you are at least on the schedule. Like Paul I hope they can tell you why you seem to be having so many refrig problems. Love the picture of the salamander. I'm glad I'll get to see some of the fall colors there and pictures of the festival. Hope Louisiana doesn't mind waiting. Good things come to those who wait.

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  17. Fall colors will certainly make the wait a little easier. So frustrating to have to wait and then wait some more to get something fixed. I'm with everybody else - I don't understand why you've had two fridge failures like this. I know you hate to be late for your next gig but I'm sure they understand and will welcome you with open arms whenever you can get there.

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  18. I'm with Sue...Take some much deserved time to stop and smell the leaves...When life gives me lemons, I trade them in for limes and make some killer Margaritas!!!!

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  19. Nice Post.Thanks for Sharing this in your Blog

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