I seem to be on a roll with doing dumb things. While pulling in my slides, which are opposite each other, I crushed a small table with glass top between the slide floors, and the glass shattered into a million pieces! I usually lift one edge of the table onto one of the slide floors and it works fine, but then I guess I usually think about what I'm doing.
I am at an RV park in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, near the Nebraska border. It's the second park I stopped at - neither had anyone in the office and you just register and pay and drop the envelope into a box. The first place I stopped was not at all inviting. This one is 1.5 miles off the highway, which makes it not matter as much how inviting it is, considering it's only one night, electricity and water, a hot shower in the morning. I picked a site and set up - I was perfectly level without doing anything! Then I discovered it was only 50 amp electric and I don't know what I did with my adaptor, so I had to move. My bad luck was when I pulled in the slides to move to a different spot. Now I'm level side to side, and a little off front to back, but I'm just going to leave it that way for one night.
In the process of moving and getting into the new site I had to back up a couple of times. I think I'm doing quite well with it - the guys would think it's just baby steps. But I say, "One small step for a man, a giant leap for a woman!" (Is that corny, or what?)
My chicken didn't thaw out today so I probably will scramble a couple of eggs and throw some vegetables into the mix. After the trouble just getting in and set up, to say nothing of the glass I had to clean up, I'm almost too tired to eat.
The trip today went well. A lot of Wyoming is colorless and bland, but it is still beautiful. Very windy. I came to a stretch where there were miles of fence rows strategically positioned to break the wind. They just went on and on, and as I was thinking why in the world don't they have some wind farms here, I came to the top of a hill and saw the ridgeline in front of me with windmills as far as I could see. They could have a lot more, I think, with all that empty land and the monotonous winds.
I spoke to the man at Nu Wa in Chanute who does the scheduling and he told me they didn't have an opening until October 12, which absolutely won't do. We agreed that I will be there by 8:00 am on Monday, and they will start work as they have time. He estimated it would take a week or two at that, but most people who have looked at the damage estimate 3 wks at least. I think I will be able to explore Chanute from one end to another before I'm out of there. I'll be sure to give y'all a full report on the place.
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