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Borrego Springs, CA

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Could it possibly be true?

Could my departure from Tamarac NWR actually be within sight?  Maybe.  It all depends on a couple of things.  I haven’t posted in several days since nothing has been happening besides rain and cold temperatures.  It turned out cold enough last night to freeze my water hose.  Not nice. 

The first thing my departure rested on was receiving the new fan blade from Samsung.

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It arrived this afternoon just before 5:00 thanks to a considerate UPS driver.  With the shutdown, the manager goes home at 4:00, and the gates are locked.  This UPS guy called me this morning, and said he would meet me at the locked gate to deliver the fan blades since he figured he wouldn’t be able to get in.  Thank you kind sir!

The Samsung tech that replaced the compressor told me it was an easy matter of just sliding the new blades onto the shaft of the fan motor.  Oh yeah?  Well after 45 minutes of struggling to get in on the shaft, and a big blood blister on one finger, I gave up.  Crying face  I guess I just don’t have the oomph to do it.  This whole refrigerator thing has been so frustrating for almost a month that I was on the verge of tears.  I mustered through, but just barely.

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              Noticed a new crop of different mushrooms in my front yard today in the welcome sunshine.

The second challenge I have to overcome is getting the fixed refrigerator from the middle of my floor back to where it belongs.  The refuge manager will not be in tomorrow due to a funeral he has to attend, and the Law Enforcement guy is off until the weekend.  Sad smile  But I have hopes that the shutdown will end tonight, and staff will return tomorrow.  Neil, the refuge manager, has assured me that getting me able to travel is a top priority should the staff be back on duty in the morning.  I’m banking on plenty of muscular men being available tomorrow to install the fan, and lift the fridge into its compartment.  If those knot heads in Washington don’t come through tonight, who knows how long I’ll be stuck here.

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With a possible departure date on Friday, I went to town today to restock my larder.  I’ve about consumed everything I had ready for my trip to Bayou Cocodrie NWR in Louisiana during the last three plus weeks.

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                                           The mature mushrooms here are about 3” in diameter.

Once again I’m crossing all my fingers and toes, but they’re starting to get cramped up from overuse!

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

33 comments:

  1. You are on the downhill glide. Good luck to you. And safe travels.

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  2. Keeping our fingers and toes crossed for you too!

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  3. the rat bastards have ended their tantrum .... so, hopefully ... you'll be on your way and all good things that have been postponed because of said rat bastards will be moving right along.... ;)

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  4. I'm sending good thoughts your way.

    I love little mushroom families like your photos. I used to have a little crop that would pop up along the grass line in my condo patio area, and I love seeing them every year. I'd always run for the camera when I saw them. :)

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  5. It will snow very soon..Friday night I heard..hope you get out of there before then. It is getting colder every night. Hope all the crew returns to work Thursday and you can boogie on out. It sounds like the idiots in Washington might be onto something..the bums. :(

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  6. I'm crossing mine for you too! Geez, this has been a long stretch just trying to get a refrigerator fixed!!

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  7. Hopefully everything can get back to normal since the idiots finally passed a bill. And hopefully that means you can get out of dodge. I would have been in tears, many times over the last few weeks. You are amazing.

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  8. Glad to hear the shutdown has ended. You'll be rolling along in no time now! And with a cool fridge, too! :c)

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  9. I hope those guys get you fixed up tomorrow and you can hit the road Friday. Good Luck!

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  10. wow almost makes you want to go back in time to an old 'ice box'...you are so patient...afraid after the tears I would
    have been tap dancing on someones head at Samsung.travel safe. maybe we can connect when you go back in the
    spring.

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  11. Glad to hear you'll be on your way soon.
    Make sure the fan is spinning in the right direction.
    Safe travels my friend.
    We might cross paths soon.

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  12. Here's hoping that you will be out of there shortly. :-)

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  13. Great news and now that the shutdown is over maybe you will finally be able to leave. Safe travels.

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  14. Had that been our refrigerator problem it definitely would have taken some teamwork as well. Kelly to get that fan blade back on & me to huff & puff the fridge back into place.

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  15. I'll cross my toes for you...so you can rest this morning!

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  16. Guess we all woke up this morning to "good" news... hope you get all that muscle power today and are able to get on the road soon.

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  17. It is over. You should see all those muscular men returning today. YEA!!!

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  18. Looks like things are looking up for your move. I guess we knew they'd take it down to THE day before the childish behavior would end. What must the world think of us. I'm feeling like someone has shut down the blog roll update and doesn't want my posts on it. Seems every night I post, and then it doesn't show up and I have to stay up trying to force them to fix it. Could it be their way of making me go to google+? Time to quit.

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    1. I've had that same problem with publishing. I agree, it's some kind of insidious plot to get us to switch over ...I refuse, thus far!

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  19. Wonderful photos of the 'shrooms! Makes me feel like one of those wee humans in that TV show "Land of the Giants." Very nice! Looks like the USA is open for business again, so wrangle some of those big guys, get your fridge put in its place (teehee) and get ready to cruise on down the road. Safe travels and tailswinds!

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  20. Shut down is over....now let's go, let's go, LET'S GO!!!

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  21. time to rock and roll on to warmer weather. . .freezing water lines are not good times. . .cold and rainy here in Knoxville. . .but hey, not freezing. . .so it will definitely be better!

    your perseverance should be rewarded. . .hopefully with a fridge that behaves itself. . .

    safe travels

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  22. Hope it all works out for you. Have a safe trip tip Louisiana.

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  23. For once the knot-heads agreed in your favor. Sounds like you'll be on the move soon. Safe travels, and good luck getting everything ready to go.

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  24. I was beginning to think that your fingers and toes were going to fall of due to overuse. Congratulations on getting the fridge fixed.

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  25. Sure hope you get out of there tomorrow. I'm leaving today. They are forecasting snow for this weekend and I'm a couple hours south of you!

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  26. Yeah, wrestle that dang fridge into place! It's time to hit the road - south, my friend, to soak in some of that liquid Louisiana "sun!!"

    Cute 'shrooms!

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  27. This fridge sure has turned into a major ordeal. Here's hoping by tonight all's back in place and working well. Great 'room shots.

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  28. Hey Judy and Emma:

    Looks like you might be hitting the road tomorrow. . .we wish you all kinds of good luck on your trip to Louisiana. We'll be watching for your blog posts and learning more about what you are doing.

    Cheers,
    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  29. Hope the fridge fan was installed and it was pushed back in place and you will be able to pull out tomorrow!

    Safe travels!

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  30. Now that it is getting colder you could stay where your at and would not NEED a refrigerator. True, but probably not the best idea that I have ever had.

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  31. I'm behind on my reading, but by the time I write this I hope you're a good ways South and glad to be doing it!

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

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