To click or not to click? that is the question....I say click.
Another quiet, peaceful Sunday in Denver, where the weather is perfect for accomplishing almost anything if only I had the ambition to do it.
I did manage to get some laundry done today, but that was about all. The rest of the time was just relaxing and thinking about all the pictures I'll be able to take on Saturday when I start my second mini-vacation at Como to get pictures of the narrow gauge train, and ending with pictures of the migrating cranes, which I am calling my "trains and cranes" mini-vacation.
I'll be going to the same places I normally go when searching for the elusive Sandhill Cranes, but the places I go are places I really enjoy being. Even though I've been to those places many times, I never know what weather or situation I'll face, so I'm always excited to go and happy to be there.
I tend to go to the same places in Colorado a lot, but that's because I've lived in Colorado so long, somewhere around 40 years, that there's not much I haven't seen or many places I haven't been.
Now I'm talking about the mountain areas, of course, not the flatlands out east since there is not much out there to see, and since I'm in Colorado during the summer, you definitely don't want to be out on the prairie in the Summer, the mountains are where everyone goes to get away from the heat and tornadoes of the prairies.
But as far as the mountains go, I've spent time just about everywhere either because I wanted to or had to, so there's not much of the Rocky Mountains that I still need to leave a track or a footprint on. So, the places I go now are places I've found to be special to me for one reason or another, and I always enjoy returning.
this is my latest Lance modification. I now have a place for two propane cylinders. Although the one on the right is still waiting for me to install it's propane hose. I wonder if I could think of a benefit of being able to carry two propane tanks at the same time....without the problem of lifting a heavy propane tank up into the high bay very often. I know this modification won't apply to most folks, but for me it's been the most important one yet.
My propane cylinder easily fits into its new spot. And more importantly it doesn't break my back trying to get it in their..
there's a shelf that goes almost all the way across the Lance. And for most of last winter everything I put on the shelf ended up looking like this.
But thanks to a Walmart near Tucson that put some storage containers on sale, my shelf now looks like......
Last winter I figured out very quickly that when I got out of bed in the morning I didn't need to heat up my bedroom, I needed to quickly heat up the living room. Remember I always sleep with the heat off. So I got some Reflectix insulation and cut it so it tightly fits between the ceiling and the bottom of the bed, so it stays just where I put it.
This not only blocks off my heat from going in the bedroom where I don't need it, it heats up the living room a lot quicker.
And in the summertime when I don't need heat, I roll up the Reflectix and put it off to the side where it stays all the time. With the little Bronco pop-up truck camper I tried putting curtains where the Reflectix is now, but the curtains were always in my way, so for me this worked a lot better.
It's a small thing but it improved my outlook on life a lot.
My factory mirror used to be where the calendar now is. So whenever I looked up from my computer, I saw a face in the mirror; and it was frightening! A decrepit wrinkled old geezer, barely alive that appeared to be at least a 100 years old, staring back at me.
I assumed of course, he was a homeless squatter that had taken up residence in my camper. I tried but I couldn't make him go away, so I moved the mirror to where I could no longer see him and replaced it with the calendar.