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Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Aw...Nuts!

Headed out this morning with two things in mind.  First I wanted to stop at the office of Jojoba Hills to pick up a packet to apply to become a member.  For those that might be interested, as an Escapee member, it costs $1,100 to be put on the waiting list for a site at this Co-op park.  $100 of that is not refundable.  I’ll fill out the form and turn it in on Monday.  I’ll probably be number 21 on the waiting list.  How long will it take to get to the top of the list?  Who knows, but I’m hoping it won’t be too long.  It could be that some of the folks ahead of me on the list aren’t interested in making the commitment in the near future.  They have the option of turning down any site offered three times before being moved to the bottom of the waiting list.

It’s a little complicated, but my plan is to take any site offered.  In my opinion, none of the sites are awful, and once a member, I’ll have future options to move to a site more to my liking.  These are really not year-round sites, and I plan to still travel and volunteer each summer should I get a site here.

With that taken care of, I drove to the city of Temecula to do some grocery shopping.  It’s about 12 miles away.  Some folks don’t like to drive that far for a gallon of milk, but I found it a short hop down the road compared to many of the refuges I’ve stayed at.  It did seem to me though, that California drivers all seem to be in a great rush to get wherever they are going, and really like to tailgate.  It’s a two lane highway, very curvy and hilly, and I got the impression that most wanted to speed along way over the 55 mph limit.  Maybe it’s not quite so bad during the week.

Once I got back home, Emma and I sat outside for a while.  I was playing around on my I-Pad when someone walked by with their dog.  I have Emma’s leash tied to my chair.  Emma hopped up to let the passing dog know that this was her territory.  Grrr.  The other dog started barking, and so did Emma.  As I grabbed the leash to haul her back in, the I-Pad flew off of my lap and crashed onto the concrete patio.

IMG_1036                                                  Aw…Nuts!  At first glance it didn’t look too bad.

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But this is what it really looks like.  Crying face  It still works fine, but I can’t really use the touch screen without cutting my fingers.  I sure don’t know if you can just have the screen panel replaced or not.  Guess I’ll have to find a Geek Squad in Temecula tomorrow to find out.  I was not a happy camper at this point.  If you know if it’s toast or not, I’d appreciate your input.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

34 comments:

  1. A place in Palo Alto, CA called We Fix Macs changed the glass on our iPad for (as I recall, lousy memory) $200. A neat feature of some Escapee parks is that they have a lot of nice capital equipment, and let their residents operate exciting big machines...

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  2. My son got his wife's iPad screen replaced. I think he paid about $100 for that.

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  3. Yikes ...cut fingers are not good..I heard of screen replacement too...traffic is the same in Florida I'm at a point where I can hardly stand it I need to get out in the country...good luck with your iPad....

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  4. What a bummer about you IPad! Hope you don't have too long a wait for your own lot. Hope your plan works out.

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  5. You can get the screen replaced. Sounds like a good future plan.

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  6. How exciting that you decided to put your name in for a lot. It looks like a beautiful place. There are definitely some advantages of having a home base. I thought it took years and years to actually get one of those lots, but since you're only 21on the list, it sounds like it may be sooner?

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  7. You've pegged California drivers allright! They love to tailgate, and love to pass everyone on the road. And if there is space enough to pass you on the right, they will often take that option. Have you considered other locations, or is this the first time you are seriously considering settling into a permanent place?

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  8. I'm just glad that it was the iPad screen and not you that got cracked when Emma jumped!

    I've had good luck getting screens replaced on my grandson's iPod (twice) so it can be done. Hope you find a place to get it done reasonably priced.

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  9. Rats! My iPad has a small crack down in one corner but it hasn't deterred me from using it--dropped it on the tile floor. Hope you can find an easy fix, you could ask in the office about a repair person??

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  10. No ipad advice. Wish I owned one but out of my budget. I think your plan sounds like an excellent one. I'm sure you have fine reasons for having chosen this park over others as your future home base. Sorry to hear about the intense drivers. I really hate that. RELAX EMMA!

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  11. Aw,,,Nuts! Just about says it.

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  12. I know of a place in Casa Grande, so you should be able to find a place near you.

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  13. The glass in your iPad can be replaced to look as good as new. There are several places right in Temecula who can do this. Just do a quick Google search for "Ipad glass replacement in Temecula, CA" and you'll get a list with lots of recommendations and reviews.

    Rick’s Posts on G+

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  14. I'm so happy you like Jojoba. Someday I hope we get on that list too. I would sign on now, but we have too many years planned before we are ready to settle.

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  15. The same thing happened to me last year, and I went to an Apple store for repairs. They said that they don't do repairs, but would "exchange" for another for $212.00! I opted to wait, and purchased a clear stick on screen cover, and now my fingers don't get cut! Please let us know the rest of this story later!

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  16. So sorry to hear about your iPad. Sounds like Rick has a good answer for you. Keep us posted. Glad you are going to sign up for an Escapee's lot. Might want to at least check out the Escapee's park in Sutherlin, Oregon while you are at the Coast volunteering. Can hardly wait for you to get there so we can come see you again. :)

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  17. While I was just in San Diego my grandson broke the screen on his mini iPad. His mom said it costs $100 - I assume at an Apple Store. That was for a mini. So, it would be worth it to have the screen replaced, even if you have a larger iPad. Good Luck!

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  18. Sounds like you are getting some really good advice. Hope it all works out for you.

    Good luck with your new "home" base.

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  19. Oh noooo, tragedy hit! Hope you can get that iPad fixed. On the other hand if it is an older one it might be better to replace it? I have an iPad 2 which is a few years old and have trouble with it after updating the operating system so for me it would be an easy choice. Good luck both with your iPad and particularly your lot at the Park.

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  20. I see that Jojoba Hills is just east of Temecula. Would that be Aguanga? Gosh, I board my horses up in Anza! I drive there from Palm Desert most weekends. I hear you about the tailgaiting drivers! I spotted a herd of 3 bighorn sheep yesterday, but couldn't even slow down because of the IDIOT DRIVER behind me, who was tailgaiting! And, there were no turnouts near them, so I had to keep going. Enjoy the weather!
    Cheryl Ann

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  21. Sorry about you iPad. A colleague dropped hers and the screen has a crack and she can hardly use it anymore. I think she was quoted about $100 to fix it...

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  22. Sounds like those who should think you can get it repaired, so that is good. So far, the worst that has happened to me while trying to hang on to my stuff and controlling the dog is some big wine stains :)

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  23. OMG. You are so right about CA drivers. Not for the first time in my life do I agree that their reputation is earned. Today I was going through a gnarly stretch of 1-8 with steep grades and a posted limit of 55 MPH. I was behind a semi, both of us driving carefully. A compact car whisks in between me and the semi and starts tailgating the big truck. Suddenly s/he passes the semi to the right, ON THE SHOULDER OF THE INTERSTATE, going at least 70 MPH.

    Really?

    Maybe this widespread appalling behavior is a result of living around too many people and too many cars. So glad to be leaving that part of CA behind.

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  24. Our nephew and niece we visited with while staying at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails live in Temecula.

    Fortunately with the RV Park being in Menifee, Hemet worked out to be the better shopping place for us. . .that Temecula is a busy, busy place. . .wow. We went up there to eat. . .felt like the big city. . .

    Good luck on getting your landing space sooner than later. . .and on having your repair done!

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  25. You should be able to find a repair place for that I Pad. Around here there are a couple so in CA it should be no problem! Sounds like you are getting ready to nest part of the year. If the weather is nice there...why not! :)

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  26. Looks like a great park. Good luck with the screen repair.

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  27. This moght be useful to replace it yourself.
    http://www.macworld.com/article/2158847/advice-from-an-apple-tech-how-to-replace-the-glass-on-an-old-ipad.html

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  28. My new neighbor is from CA and I told her if she didn't stop tail gating I will stop going places with her unless I drove my own truck.

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  29. Sound like Chicago area drivers, I hardly ever cross the line into Illinois anymore it's just too aggravating. I'd rather drive 4 hours north to do something outside than 1.5 hrs south to do anything in the city! I know someday our eagerness to travel will lessen and I'm always curious to see what other folks opt to do in that situation too. If you stick in one place maybe it'll increase the chance we get to visit someday!

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  30. Hi Judy - you asked on my blog what that "wrinkle free" app is - I e-mailed my DIL and she responded. I just downloaded. Might be fun to see what I'd look like now with makeup! Here it is: I have an android phone, and she has an iPhone, so I'm assuming it works on either.

    Perfect365: One-Tap Makeover

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  31. Never heard of Jojoba...I have to Google it..If Rick says that glass can be replaced, I would trust his advice..He's the bomb with techno stuff!

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  32. I' really happy you found a place you like enough to live more permanently. And I'm really glad you'll still travel and volunteer. And it sounds like you'll be able to get the Ipad fixed relatively cheaply as well...win win win!

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  33. If you are interested, there is a nature preserve outside Temecula. You mignt enjoy it. Here is the link: http://www.rivcoparks.org/education/santa-rosa-plateau/santa-rosa-plateau

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  34. Nice Post. Thanks for sharing this in Your blog

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