Fun With Fire Extinguishers

ACK! I pulled out a plastic bin from under the bed and my fire extinguisher sent a big blast of super-fine powder into my FACE!  The extinguisher was laying down and Roxie dish was in front of it, I guess I put pressure on the trigger by pulling out the bin. I didn’t notice that the safety pin thing had fallen out! I scooped up Roxie and dashed out the door, leaving it open. Huge clouds of yellow dust kept billowing out as I was gagging and choking. (Roxie seemed unaffected though she did have some yellow hair) A bit later I went back in and turned on the roof fan to suck some of it out but there’s this fine yellow dust EVERYWHERE.  What a mess! And all that from only a 1 second blast. So today turned out to be a cleaning day.

The hair on the side of my head was all yellow too and even though I rinsed it with water a couple times, it’s still sticky. It did, however, give it a LOT Of body! I believe I could effortlessly brush my hair to stand straight up and it would stay that way. However that look doesn’t seem to be “me”.

We have moved to a nice meadow site in the Uwharrie National Forest. The camper is facing the full sun all day long on the door side and I couldn’t put up my little canopy because the poles are buried in the back of the car somewhere behind the back seat. With the sun so low in the sky, I’m not sure the canopy would help that much anyway.  We are under an oak tree that is dropping acorns on us though…sounds like hail! Luckily they are very small.

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That black “thing” is a shade cloth I’ve rigged up over Roxie’s exercise pen.

There’s a nice trail through the woods for horses so Roxie and I hiked a little bit of it. My knee is feeling MUCH better so we were able to go about 1/8 mile before it even got a twinge of pain. We turned around then and came back but I am pretty sure I could have gone farther. I’m going to try and do this every day, maybe it will strangthen my knee. Frankly I tend to not do anything because I am terrified that I’ll hurt it again.  I was thrilled to be able to do that 1/4 mile!!

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A Walk In The Woods

When I first got here, I had good Verizon cell service but only 1 bar of 4G wifi service on my ATT Unite hotspot. I need 2 bars in order to do anything. Then I remembered the little antenna I bought on ebay for $17. I was really disappointed when it arrived because it’s only about a foot tall! It has a magnetic base which is kind of a problem in an aluminum camper, but I just propped it up as high as I could and lo and behold, it boosted it just enough to be able to work!! Yippee!

THANKS to all who are using my Amazon Associates link! http://amzn.to/2fUPYQX  Especially whoever bought the nice NIkon P900 camera recently…wow, 83x optical zoom?!  I want one!   (http://amzn.to/2f1fUJe)

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6 Responses to Fun With Fire Extinguishers

  1. I’m sorry, but I had to laugh because I did the very same thing while out hiking with friends years ago. I closed the truck lid somehow on my fire extinguisher and it went off when I opened it back up with my friends standing right there! It was such a mess, lol.
    Would you mind linking the antenna you got? I have T-Mobile and am worried about reception too.
    Parker

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  2. hobopals says:

    Janis, you remind me of me. The fire extinguisher experience sounds like something I’d do. I’m so glad your knee is better. I love my phone booster. If there’s no service at all, it doesn’t work, but if I get any, it’s miraculous. I walked the trails at Reed and though it hurt, I want to keep moving so I grit my teeth and go. Had lots of fun with the southern gals.

    I have a Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel that I’ll take with me when I go west again or maybe even around here. I’ll put it in the back seat of the truck. Believe it or not, I’ve had it for months and haven’t opened it. I got the two wires as you suggested. I need to get out and experiment with how to hook it up.

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  3. Hugh Crawford says:

    I bought the camera. I wasn’t sure the link worked, I’m glad it did. I enjoy reading all about your adventures…hugh

    Sent from my iPhone

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