Friday, February 27, 2015

Still Haven't Found It

We arrived at the campground on Wednesday. As promised our site had been plowed.

It was a fairly nice day when we arrived, temp about 40°. Tried flushing out the water system, but couldn't get all the RV anti-freeze out. Didn't hook up the hose for water as the forecast was for cold and snow. Yesterday started off about 26° and fell during the day. This morning it was 6°.

Was glad I left the shovel in the trunk of the car. It lives in there during the winter. I needed it to shovel some of the snow out of the way to put the support stand under the RV.

There were already some campers here when we arrived. The fishing season doesn't start until Sunday, but some are here several days early. The one in the background in this picture is a pop-up, but there are a couple of tents also. I know some people are into Winter camping, but I wouldn't want to camp in a tent in this weather. Our motorhome has a gas furnace and we aren't exactly comfortable. Old as the Guppy is, though, we're lucky it isn't even draftier, and the more time we spend in it, the more things we're figuring out to make it livable. 

Today is sunny, so we opened some of the shades and curtains to let the sun shine in. Even tho it's only 15° the sun shining thru the window feels good. Now all we need is for things to warm up enough for us to be able to connect the water. 

On the bright side, the snow isn't ass deep like it was at home, it's only a few inches deep. A couple of warm days and it should be gone.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Haven't Found It Yet

Last Saturday we left home and headed South in search of Spring. We haven't found it yet.
This is how things looked when we were leaving. Lots of snow and cold. It was in the single digits, but at least it was above zero, not like a couple days before when it was below zero.

After driving 700 miles south, we still haven't gotten past the snow. And it was in the single digits here this morning also.
 After the first day the car was covered with salt. Every time we stopped for gas (which was often as The Guppy doesn't get good mileage) I worked on cleaning the window of the car. After three times I got it to the point where would be able to see out. Tomorrow I'll have to take it to a carwash and wash it.
The back of The Guppy got covered with salt also. Once we are at the campground and the weather warms up, I'll work on cleaning The Guppy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I Found It

It took some digging but I found the tow dolly last weekend. I had parked it behind "The Guppy" so I could find it easy without having to use a metal detector!! In a couple days I'll be hooking it up behind "The Guppy" and putting the car on it. We are about to head South in search of Spring. I have mixed feelings about this. If we weren't about to run out of firewood, I'd just as soon stay here. But we are down to the last of the firewood, so heading for a warmer climate might be a good idea., It snowed too much when we got back last Nov to cut any more firewood, so all we had was what I had cut and split before when went off to play campground hosts.

Besides next month I'll be able to do some stream fishing for trout, while those UP on the Tundra will still icefishing. I wonder if there will still be ice in the bay next June like there was last June??

Monday, February 16, 2015

Handy App

Here's a free app that will tell you how much money and where it comes from that politicians get. After adding the app to your browser when you put your cursor on the name of a politician in an article a pop-up tells you where the money comes from. It also tells you what % is from small donors ($200 or less).

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Paying It Forward

The ASSWHOLES on the never-right wing keep telling young people that Social Security won't be there for them when they retire. It certainly won't as long as they keep voting for FUCKINGREPUBLICAN'TS!! They've been trying to kill Social Security since day one.

Instead we should be telling young people they are paying it forward. They are paying into the SS fund while retirees are drawing money out. The retirees paid in all their working lives to fund older people's retirement and now are getting a return on the money they paid in while working. As long as we don't allow Social Security to be privatized, it will survive. If we allow Wall Street to get their hands on SS money we can kiss it goodbye!!

One of the true contradictions in this debate is on one hand the Reich-WingNuts complain they could get a better return on their money by investing it and on the other hand they complain that people on Social Security are getting back far more than they paid in!!!! (Which is it, are they getting fucked on their investment or are they getting too good of a return???) I'm sure you could find lucrative investments if you have millions to invest. But if you only have a few bucks to invest the interest you might accrue will be eaten up by the fees charged by whatever outfit handles your investment. I know this is a fact from the several 401ks and IRAs I've had where at the end of the year there was less money in the account than was paid in during the year. With savings account interest at less than 1%, you can't save much on your own. Compound interest won't help at all, my high school math tells me when you multiply fractions (less than 1) you get a smaller sum!!

Like I said we need to tell young people that they are paying it forward!!