Friday, December 2, 2011

Nasty weather

Why yes it was cold where we came from, and perhaps it did follow us here to Mesa, Az.  But I'm not sure that we brought it with us, as some may have accused.........  I would suggest that we ran from it as the weather forecast said that we would enjoy some snow if we stayed up on Highway I 40.

Tonight that snow may well arrive in the Flagstaff area and higher locations to the East.  That is exactly where we were................

We were awakened this morning as it began to rain rather heavily even though the forecast said there was only a 10% chance of rain.  So I guess we were in that 10 % part.  It was a nasty kind of rain because it was raining muddy water.  The dust that was kicked up in the air was being rained back down.

I had removed the motorscooter from the trailer and it was sitting outside on the concrete patio. The cover was still in the trailer, as it was only a 10 % chance.......LOL.    It is a complete mud ball now still sitting right where I parked it last night.  No sense covering it up now as perhaps subsequent rain may wash away some of the residue...

But this morning I still needed to go sign up for a mail box here in the park.  They assign each family a box, that is not numbered with your site. Its completely different.  So with the weekly thursday country store in progress, I braved the crowd and parked about two blocks away and walked to the post office within the main office building.

It was more simple this year, as they have dispensed with the deposit for the keys, but trust you to bring back your key.  But should you loose it, it will be a charge to remake the lost key.  Well that was much easier than last year.  I didn't even go into the big ball room where all the vendors were set up.  The outside folks were all under their sun canopies which were now converted into rain canopies.

One other little task was to drive up town to the local Office Max and have our gate passes laminated.  After three months of flashing the passes at the gate folks they become quite tattered.  And on the scooter it gets completely destroyed.  So for a $1.29, I had them laminated into plastic covered cards.

Since the temps were in the mid 50s for a daily high, we just hung around the house today and used the day as a recovery day from driving for the last 5 days.  We thought it was too cool to enjoy much of anything, and with the foggy overcast we just lacked motivation.

The sun did try and break thru mid afternoon, but the next thing we knew it was raining again.  Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

Retired Rod


  1. Hope it warms up for you. When I was on the PD and rode the motorcycle, i would check the weather first thing, and would you know if there was a 30% chance of showers, that damn motor would be in that 30% area at least half the shift.Be safe out there, wish we could be with you all. Sam & Donna.

  2. It wasn't such a great day here either yesterday - but, no rain.

    This morning looks good - no wind and lots of sunshine. I sure hope this storm moves well east past California and Arizona very soon. You guys sure deserve some nice, hot weather after what you've been through the last week or so!

  3. Nope, not any warmer today but at least I see the sun. Jim didn't cover his boat either because there was only a 10% chance of rain. It's amazing how fast old people can move when they have to. Out the door we went and got the boat covered before it got too wet.


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