Monthly Archives: February 2013

AAAaaaaargggg Tax Time Again!

English: "Eurorelais" Motorhome area...

English: “Eurorelais” Motorhome area. Valuéjols, France. Français : Borne de services “Eurorelais” de Valuejols en France. Elle est conforme aux normes européennes pour la connexion électrique entre autres. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tax

Tax (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)

mystery rv 1

mystery rv 1 (Photo credit: Slideshow Bruce)

Deutsch: Mercedes-Benz O 508D Wohnmobil.

Deutsch: Mercedes-Benz O 508D Wohnmobil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Pilote recreational vehicle «R590» us...

English: Pilote recreational vehicle «R590» using a Citroën C 25 D Deutsch: Pilote Wohnmobil „R590“ auf Citroën C 25 D (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ISUZU, ELF,(It is called N-series or REWARD ex...

ISUZU, ELF,(It is called N-series or REWARD excluding a Japanese market.), Recreational vehicle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m running out of procrastination and will have to tackle tax preparation time. I don’t like this onerous task it just makes me stressed and worried. I stress I’ll forget to include something or transpose a number or well screw it up somehow! Worried I’ll be audited which will cause more stress and worried I’ll have to pay which will cause more stress …. yadda, yadda, yadda! I’l just have to buckle down and get the job done whether I’m stressed or not. Sheesh this adult stuff suxs 😦

I had a man come over and give me an estimate on fixing a 6″ crack in the wheel well fiberglass cover on my RV. He said he would do a first class job for $250! I think I’ll try and find someone else that will do a first class job for $100.

Today and last night the wind has been blowing hard making walking a very unpleasant task so I gave up. I’m not into being pelted by sand and wind during my walks. So for exercise I cleaned the stove, washed dishes, made the bed cleaned the counters and bagged trash. Not the same as a walk, but the kitchen looks better 🙂

I included the photos of the RVs just for general interest, some of them are rather unusual looking.

German RV area sign

German RV area sign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Back from the “Old Country”

The trip north went well, no problems with the car and with my most important mission; getting a new Social Security Card. The Social Security Office I went to in El Centro was very efficient and I was told I would get my new card in about two weeks. That is good as I need one to get my replacement driver’s license.

 

I did some shopping in COSCO for myself and a neighbor. I also bought some laminate flooring at Home Depot. At Walmart I did some shopping and was frustrated that even though I was told I could not order on line as they were only available at the stores, but the stores don’t stock the item either. Seems one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing. I also found selection of other items either not available not in stock or just don’t carry the item anymore. My rating of choice in Walmart is POOR and Frustrating !

 

The Motel I stayed at in El Centro could be rated as basic, I would only stay there again if some other place was not available. The place is worn out and I had some respiratory reaction by morning where my sinuses and ears were stuffed up or blocked, a few minutes after leaving the room I was fine. I have no idea what was in that room, but it sure affected me. I will say the bed was comfortable and clean.

 

Now, I am back in San Felipe and getting back into my routine; seem silly being gone only two days, but there you have it.

 

The Imperial Valley below the Salton Sea. The ...

The Imperial Valley below the Salton Sea. The US-Mexican border is a diagonal in the lower left of the image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

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Going North

Modern Social Security card.

Modern Social Security card. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Tomorrow. I am headed to the “Old Country” to get some shopping done and hopefully get a new Social Security Card to replace the one stolen. When I get the card then I can apply for a replacement driver’s license as well.

 

I have my own shopping list as well as a list of things to buy for neighbors. It is a common practice here to pick up items for the neighbors when going on a trip north. I will not get all my errands done in one day so I will stay over night and finish my shopping the following day. If I don’t get everything done by the afternoon of the second day I will stay one more night in the “Old Country” then return in the morning. I don’t drive at night in Mexico if I can possibly avoid it.

I get nervous driving north as it is a two and half hour drive and up to an hour in line to cross over into the U.S. and my vehicle is an old clunker so anything could happen on this long lonely drive and long waiting period to cross over the border. Then coming back to San Felipe it is a long lonely drive to get to my house in Pete’s Camp. So, I get a little nervous and watch both the road and the gauges and sounds in the car.

 

 

 

 

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Busy Day

I was up and about as usual today at 6:30 am,  I went for my walk for about 45 minutes. I am using leg weights now and I have two pounds on each ankle for my walk and so far I am doing fine. I walk over a varied terrain half up hill and half down hill. I hope to work up to five pounds on each ankle, that is a lot of weight but I’ll see how it goes.

I had two appointments today one was to get my RV fixed. The steps were bent by me because I failed to insure that they were retracted and I hit some traffic barriers in Tucson with the steps bending them so much they wouldn’t work. I asked an RV repair shop about fixing them and they quoted me a price of $250 to bend them back into alignment. I got it done here for $40.00. I have another problem and that is that my ABS light comes on and I am worried that there is an issue with the brakes. The local mechanics don’t have the diagnostic equipment to do the test here so they are going to call people they know in Mexicali and see if they can check out the brakes in there. If so then I’ll make a trip up to Mexicali and get the work done there. I also have some cracked fiberglass that needs repair and I can get that done here way cheaper than in the “Old Country”.

While my RV was being worked on I had an appointment to get my hair cut and a pedicure; counting the tip that cost me $25.00. I think they did a good job, what do you think?

Photo on 2013-02-05 at 15.59

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