I celebrated New Year's last night the way I do every year, I went to bed at 10 and slept through the whole thing. I don't see any sense in celebrating a new year arriving because other than putting the wrong date on my checks for the next two weeks, the New Year's just like the old year, there's no difference.
And anyway I celebrate every day I'm alive because I'm fortunate enough to live the full timing boondocker lifestyle and that has real meaning to me. All 2019 means to me is I hung a new calendar on the wall last night.
It's still chilly here in the daytime and downright cold at night. I guess I'm not the only one around here to be affected by that because I went to fill up one of my propane tanks and found that they were out of propane. They told me they were expecting a delivery any minute so I left my empty tank with them.
I came back half an hour later and they must've had 20 tanks sitting on the ground and a bunch of people standing around waiting for them. But they had a pretty good set up, they had two propane fuel stations with two guys filling tanks and a woman taking the money, so I was able to get out of there pretty quick and they were kind enough to put the god-awful heavy tank in the truck for me. It was $2.50 a gallon. I don't know if that's the cheapest in town but it was fast and convenient.
I left two mousetraps set last night and didn't catch anything so I'm assuming that I only had that one mouse. I wonder if there's a correlation between me getting a random mouse and the cold weather we've been having? I think if I was a mouse I would be looking for a warmer place to stay also.
Yesterday was one of those very rare days in the desert when it was cloudy all day and the clouds were so thick that I got zero charging from the solar panels the entire day. Fortunately I'm set up so I can take three or four days of that without having to go into conservation mode, but it was nice to wake up this morning and see a clear blue sky .
theboondork says, Happy New Year to Everyone
My latest boondocking spot at the Hi Jolly BLM boondocking area.