Where are we today ?
Catalina Spa Desert Hot Springs, CaliforniaWell heck, was another wonderful cool night so nice for sleeping gotta love it! Not humid, no wind, no snow and not freezing.
This morning early walkabouts and the sunrise here is so wonderful. Can see the sun on mountains over Palm Springs to the west and the low lying clouds looks so cool.
|use this tool for flushing out our hot water tank|
Better take it out and guess what it broke off in the heater ! I got drenched with warm water and said a couple bad words. Did this same thing a few years ago in Georgia, spent a couple days trying to resolve the problem and eventually took our coach to a dealer to fix the issue. Hundred dollars later the problem was fixed. Don't want to do that again.
I ran (drove) to Blair Station down the road and bought 2 new nylon plugs and asked for advise. Blair is pretty knowledgable. Sent me to the Hardware store on DHS on Pierson looking for an easyout.
The very knowledgable staff recommended this tool below. A Nipple Extractor only $6.50. So back home with great hopes and guess what, worked like a charm!! No damage to the treads put in the new plug, filled the hot water tank heated it up and no leaks!!!! Yahoo, success...
By now my clothes are dry, hot water tank working, (not leaking) and we all all happy.
Ok, got this done but the sun has gone away and getting cooler. Not a problem we have a plan. Suzie would like some carrot cake. Good day to bake inside. Happen to have a mix here so just fired up the oven, mixed it up and baked 8 small carrot loafs. Smells so good baking on a cooler day.
So my next project was twice baked potatoes for supper. Baked up a huge one on our Weber Q.
Mash the tater and I added garlic, spices, cheese, then re-stuffed it and added cheese, salsa, onion bacon bits, parsley, whatever.
But you know its been so long that we have had beef, really did not sit well with us. Tasted good not very much anymore.
|this tool did the trick |
a nipple extractor
|carrot and raisin small cakes|
Managed to sit outside for a bit and read but the cloudy weather was not the best. No problem have few more things to do.
|cannot even see the mountains for the cloud cover|
|cut in half|
|carefully scoop out the flesh|
|a fresh bun with garlic butter too|
|add that to a small salad we had a great meal|
Thanks for the visit today. We love this area and even the weather, not too much sun , not too hot, not much humidity and great for sleeping at night. Great sunrises, great sunsets and very peaceful. Not only the the great hot springs just put it over the top.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.