Monthly Archives: August 2017

ON THE WAY TO NAVAJO LAKE STATE PARK, AUG. 12, 2017

Location: Home to KOA Bernalillo, New Mexico Yes, we were on the road again with the travel trailer, our destination a butt-flattening and relationship-straining nine hours away.  For this reason we book ended a stop in Bernalillo, NM.  Sandwiched between … Continue reading

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PREPPING BI-FOLD DOORS

Near the top of my house prep priorities was the repainting of four bi-fold door panels of such an ugly aged yellow that I intentionally kept the hallway dark so I didn’t have to look at them.  The best description … Continue reading

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TWO TRIPS TO BAILEY CANYON ROAD

Ah, Summer Solstice Day.  Because it threatened to be one of the hottest days of the year, I headed to the mountains to enjoy 25 degrees lower temperatures — the difference between torture and comfort.  I had intended to go … Continue reading

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LADDER SOCKS

To keep the ends of the ladder from leaving marks on what I’ve already painted.  Any thick socks will do.

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BEST CAMPING TRUCK TOOL — A STEPLADDER

  To keep the ladder from sliding where I can’t reach it (which it did every time I applied the brakes), I tied it to a tie down that I can reach.  Modified it later by putting a clasp on … Continue reading

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I BIT THE BULLET AND BOUGHT A WELL REGARDED CAMPING TARP

Shade is in high demand in the southwest.  We always got a campsite with a shelter, but the sun created moving shade.  Same with the awning.   We looked to see what campers around us were using.  By far, the usual … Continue reading

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DRIVING THROUGH PUDDLES

This vlogger learned a valuable lesson about driving through puddles with a car, and so did I.  He begins the drive through the puddle at 7:28. In short, this is the puddle he was looking to go through.  Yeah, I … Continue reading

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