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Borrego Springs, CA

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time to blow this Popsicle Stand!

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After 15 nights in this parking lot, I’m ready to go!  I had a knock on my door this morning as I was preparing to head out on another scenic byway.  The new levelers had just been delivered from Wisconsin.  To heck with the scenic byway!  I told them I’d have the rig packed up and ready to move to the repair bay in half an hour, and I did it!  That was not an easy feat, as I’d been here for two weeks and had quite a lot of stuff to stow.  Emma looked befuddled as I rushed around pulling in slides, and getting everything road ready.  I hadn’t expected the parts to come in for another couple of days, so you know how that goes.  I had stuff scattered all over.  I think that’s the fastest I’ve ever gotten everything ready to go, both inside and out.  :)  I didn’t have time to do the dishes, so I just crammed them in under the sink cover.
IMG_6186 As they worked on the rig, Emma and I spent a good portion of the day, once again, out at the picnic table.  It was a little brisk to begin with as we had a frost last night, but at least the sun was shining, and I was pretty well bundled up. 

It took them well into the afternoon to get things done, and as I tried leveling the rig after they returned it, there was still a problem.  :(  I went back to get the technician to come to the rig, and after some time everything was resolved.  To make a long story short, it turned out that I knew a few things about the levelers and the fluids that the the technician did not.  Imagine that!  I made sure to point that out as they began to work on my bill.  Since it was about 3:00 by that time, I decided to remain for one more night, and head out tomorrow morning. 
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My plan is to pull out of here by 9:00 tomorrow morning, so I hope they have the paperwork done by then! 
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The overnight shipping charge for the new levelers that they told me about was ridiculous, so I’ll see if that can be resolved tomorrow.
IMG_6192Emma and I took one last evening stroll around the parking lot tonight, and noticed the changes in the foliage during our stay here.  It’s definitely time to move on!

Thanks for stopping by….talk to you later,  Judy

20 comments:

  1. Happy to hear you are busting out of there!!

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  2. Finally you are getting out of there. I can imagine how you feel. Free as a bird ☺ Hopefully the bill will be reasonable.

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  3. As usual, amazing pictures. Thanks

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  4. Great news! I'm glad you are finally busting out of there! Do you still intend on checking out that Byway?

    That satellite dish near the picnic table made me laugh, for what reason I know not. Perhaps it's the look on Emma's face in conjunction with the Dish, perhaps it's just past my bedtime.

    Have fun tomorrow! :D

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  5. Yahoo! Thought you were there for the winter.

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  6. Great news! Being trapped in Boise for the winter was not a pleasant thought! Glad you were able to teach those techs a thing or two as well!

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  7. Yep, time to get the heck out of Dodge (or Boise). Safe travels!

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  8. What I'm wondering is did Emma wind her lead around the picnic table? I am soooo happy for you! Time to moooooove along towards the land of the Longhorn Steer!

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  9. This is good news, indeed! May you be trouble-free for a good long while.

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  10. You may very well look back one day with fond memories of your time spent at the blue picnic table with Emma under the Boise yum yum tree:))

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  11. Emma looks like she is certainly ready to hear some "Travelin Music" , "Away you go" Boy does that show my age. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

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  12. Take a deep breath and enjoy Boise in the rear view mirror...

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  13. Travel safe Judy, so glad you are getting to leave the parking lot!

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  14. Your Header photo is fabulous, and so are the fall colors! Glad to your you'll soon be a free woman again.

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  15. Good luck on the levelers installation. Hope all goes well. We know you'll be glad to be on the road again.

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  16. YAHOOO! Glad your able to bust out earlier than expected. Safe travels!

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  17. Yea!!!! Now you and Emma can "make like a drum and beat it!"

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  18. Wow, this has been a real downer, but it's over! Have a safe journey!

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  19. Hit the road, Jack, and don'cha come back ... no more no more no more no more!

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