The weather's been so bad, for so long, that even seeing that teeny-weeny piece of blue sky makes me feel good.
Rainy, chilly, totally overcast, no, I'm not talking about the Pacific Northwest; that's actually the way southern Arizona has been for the last six days. And tomorrow's going to be the same with a chance of some snow thrown in, just to make it even more miserable. After that, the weather's supposed to get back to normal, whatever that is nowadays.
I towed the Arctic Fox up to the Big O Tire store in Wickenburg this morning and had four new Goodyear Endurance tires put on it. I was the only customer in the place, so they put two guys on my job and had me re-tired.... A little play on words there since I'm already retired.... And out the door in 30 minutes.
When I got back from the tire store, I parked the Arctic Fox in a slightly different area at Box Wash. The area I was at before was getting a little muddy, and the spot I'm at now has gravel on it, so the water soaks in without leaving a bunch of mud.
I noticed the other day that I had lost a Dust Cap off one of my wheel hubs, which seems to be a way of life when you pull a trailer on bumpy dirt roads and jeep trails as much as I do, finding the perfect boondocking spot. So today, I ordered two Dust Caps from etrailer so that I would have a spare. It seems like I lose one every couple of years, and the kind I need is somewhat hard to find, especially when you need one right now. A piece of tinfoil held on with rubber bands is keeping the rain out of my wheel bearings at the moment.