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March Winds

The March Winds arrived in February this year! Aarrgh. I was hoping to get the house enclosed before that happened. There has been no progress on the house….though I have talked with Wyatt, and he’s still on board, he just … Continue reading

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More Snow

You may have seen Arizona on the news because of the record snowfalls last week. Even Tucson got snow! Flagstaff had a record 35″ of snow in a 24 hour period. We dodged a bullet and only got 20″.  I … Continue reading

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WiFi! Walls!

I finally have wifi here at the homestead!! I gave in and signed up for an unlimited ATT hotspot for $70 a month. It’s a lot of money and will take out of my building fund but I had been … Continue reading

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Snow, Snow, and More Snow

I don’t know when I’ll get this out, since I don’t have internet here and I’m a little bit snowed in at the moment! What crazy weather we’re having! Mother Nature’s off her meds! We got 4” of snow starting … Continue reading

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December’s Doings

I was vastly entertained the other morning by four little bluebirds who seemed to be trying to get into the big side window! They srabbled and flapped their wings at it but all finally gave up and perched in a … Continue reading

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Birthday and Other Stuff

I made it through my 70th birthday!! And what a strange and wonderful birthday it was. I got some gifts of money that will go a long ways towards getting my roof done, and four of my camping friends threw … Continue reading

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I’m insulated!

Big News! I got the floor repairs done! I decided to try it on my own. I put down a plastic tarp, then an ensolite foam camping pad on top. I thought I could lay on that and it would … Continue reading

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Early November

I’m still alive! Sorry for not blogging in a while, but there’s not much new. Last week I hauled the camper to the RV place in Show Low and got the fridge’s propane system cleaned for $60. The guy said … Continue reading

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No Joy

No Joy On the Home Front We’ve had some very strange weather here. The week I got home it was too hot (in the low 80’s), the next week was really nice (in the 70’s) and the 3rd week it … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

I left Silverton on 9/21, stopped for some much-needed groceries in Durango (they are hideously expensive in Silverton) and headed for home. I stayed overnight at a nice little camping area between Mancos and Cortez, CO. It was just two … Continue reading

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Heading Home

Well I guess I’ll be heading towards home tomorrow.  I’m having a lot of trouble with my camper door. It’s  trying to fall apart, and if it succeeds, I’d rather be home than in bear country. I guess it started … Continue reading

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Still in Silverton

In this little camping area there are only 7 or 8 sites. Seven are filled, and we have an interesting array of camping styles. There’s me in my mini-A-frame camper; a truck camper, a Class C RV, a cartop tent … Continue reading

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Return to Silverton

I’m in Silverton! I decided not to go to New Mexico this trip, but just head towards home. Silverton is about 50 miles out of route, but I love it here and I wanted to see the fall colors. They … Continue reading

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Poncha Springs and Salida, CO

I’ve moved again; this time about 60 miles south, to Shavano Wildlife Area near Poncha Springs, CO. I was shocked at how many campers were already here on a Tuesday!! I guess it’s because of Labor Day weekend coming up? … Continue reading

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Leadville Again

I finally moved away from Centennial, though I sure do love it there. Getting groceries is problematic though, as the nearest grocery store is 35 miles away. And since I don’t have a freezer, I had to go to town … Continue reading

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Clean!

We had another really pretty sunrise this morning, not that I ever want to be awake early enough to see them! This morning I drove 50 miles to Saratoga to visit the Hobo Hot Springs! There are two cement ponds … Continue reading

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