Thursday, March 21, 2024

Winding Down

Where Are We Today

Park Place RV Park

Quartzsite, Az.

 The daily exodus of every type of RV imaginable and its occupants is evident, as we ourselves are winding down.

Tables put away under our shelter

On March 13th, I held the last meeting of The Quartzsite Desert Flyers for this winter. There are only 3 members who live here all year round, so there is no need for meetings during the summer months. Yesterday, we put away all the flight stands and chairs at the field as there is no need for them to sit out in the hot sun all summer. Two tables were left out for those members to use through the summer if they can get out to fly.

Tables left for summer flying

Last fall I replaced our batteries with 4 new Lithium batteries, which are bigger in physical size and would not fit in the battery boxes that the old ones were in. Making a trip to Yuma last week for some wood, I made a cover to protect the new batteries as we store our folding chairs on top of them. Purchasing a 1/8 x2x4 sheet of plywood and 2 pcs of 1x1 ½ x 8, I went to a friend’s place who has a table saw and cut to size all the pieces that I needed. Partially assembling, then putting in place and then finish putting the top on, I now have the batteries protected so I can store the chairs on top of them.

Built the sides first

Sides installed, top frame fastened, top and end attached.

Our dining table finish has been showing wear and Pat has been after me to sand it down and re-stain it. We were under the impression that the wood was cherry with a cherry stain.  I don’t know one type of wood from another and when I sanded this piece down, it was lighter than a piece of cherry that a friend gave us a few years ago. Having already bought the cherry stain, I applied two coats and two coats of Polyurethane protectant.

Sanded and finished

Pat very much likes the outcome and the contrast to the darker shade compared to the rest of the wood, so you know that old saying, “happy wife, happy life.” That ends any other projects until we are home.

Back in place, you can see the contrast.

Next week, I will start to prep for our departure from here. Checking tire pressure on both truck and trailer, also putting some grease to the trailer wheel bearings and suspension. Packing away the gazebo and chairs, taking down the weather station and Star link dish, folding the outdoor mat, putting away the BBQ and its table and dumping tanks.  All part of this great life style that we live.

That is, it for now, thanks for stopping by. Until the next time, take care and safe travels to those who are like us and travelling home.