It's kind of chilly today, the high for the day was the low 60s and most of next weeks highs are supposed to be in the 50s which is pretty chilly for this part of the country. The only good thing about it I can think of is it gives me plenty of excuses to put off all my outdoor projects.
For anyone that has Verizon and may be interested, I have four bars of service here at Dome Rock and when I put up my outdoor cell phone antenna I have full service. The Internet speeds from my MiFi with the unlimited hotspot is 14 Mb per second download, and 8 Mbps upload. What those numbers mean in the real world is I can watch HD videos on YouTube at their highest setting with no buffering, and I can upload my blog post with four or five pictures in it in a few seconds.
I only got 21 days out of the 10 gallon tank of propane I hooked up when staying at Ben Avery's gun range. It's been chilly enough in the mornings and in the late afternoon that I've been doing some heating when I wake up and before I go to bed. The good news is Quartzsite has a lot of places that sell propane and prices are normally very reasonable. I don't know what they are now but I'll be refilling my empty in a couple days and will find out.
It's really not the cost of the propane that bothers me anymore, its the difficulty of lifting that full tank back into its cubbyhole. I have to lift it almost waist high and that tank is either gaining weight or I'm becoming more geezerly by the day. I remember when I bought the Arctic Fox in 2013 changing out a propane tank was just a minor annoyance and now it's a job that I dread, but unlike most things that I can put off, running out of propane is not an option. Sunshine and propane powers my life and I would be lost without either one.
This is Interstate 10. It's only about a mile away from the Dome Rock boondocking area.