LIfe is Good

LIfe is Good

Monday, June 18, 2012

I wish I had a......

well....a helper.   Someone to help me do the mechanical stuff...you know...like installing the new camper door lock assembly.  The handle fell off during the recent camping trip, and managed to get it home with the door bungied shut.   So now I have the new parts, and marched out today to install them.  I got the old one off, the new part inside....door shut and latched perfect, then I put on the outside handle and the part than goes through the door to turn the inside latch.  I had to drill new holes because the old holes weren't lined up...so did that, screwed on the outside handle and tried the door from the inside.   It wouldn't latch, not even come close.... %^$#$$#%/!!!    frustrated to say the least...I quit when my son called to talk, and he heard my venting about the whole thing.  lol   Poured me a strong one....classic COKE...took a break, and went back out for more.....I even tried to dremel the new part to fit the old inside assembly, taking off the new one inside, and putting the old inside part back on.  The new handle part works with this old part, so I'm going to modify the new handle part that goes through the hole and fits in a hole on the inside mount.     Now?  I'm sitting inside finishing my drink...and thinking I should just wait til tomorrow....geeezzz....I just need someone to fix this for me!   I can do most anything around the house, but not right now.     maybe later today when it's cooler and the sun isn't bearing down on me out there.    hottest day of the year so far, with the wind blowing.  
I can't take the heat, so I"m glad I'm up here in the mountains and not down in Denver.   It's still in the 30's and 40's at night and it's just fine with me.

I went to the Frisco, CO BBQ festival last weekend, and had a good time with Alicia and Satori.  Nice to out and about around humans again.  ha     We sampled some BBQ, watched the baby pig races, and Satori took a ride in those huge plastic balls with her inside. 





Guess I should tell ya....I broke my right little toe when I was in Kansas over a month ago, jammed it on my bed but good.   It swelled up right away and turned purple.   We knew a Dr's visit wouldn't do any good, so we wrapped it, so my little toe was immobile.   And I went about having a good time.  Well last week, it still hurt, was still inflammed after wearing it taped for a month, so decided I wanted to know if it was broken or not.   So I went to the Dr and had xrays....broken!    Dr said it had already started healing okay, so she taped it back up and off I went.    She said it'll take at least 4 more weeks to heal.  drat
I've been doing way too much for the past 5 weeks on my foot.  It hurts at night and at the end of the day.    I gotta try and stay off it for pity sake....guess it's better than having a cast. 


Yesterday afternoon, I wanted to get outside (from resting my foot LOL), so Paddy and I took a walk around my lot here, out behind the barn and around the back of the house out by the fence.   We scared a big jack rabbit...watched him run a few yards, then stand up on his hind legs....my he was a big fella...he ran off to the other side of the pasture, and we continued on our walk.    I went outside the fence out through the trees I see everyday out my window.  I paused to look at the kewl trees out there and all the "firewood" on the ground I'd wished I'd had last winter to start fires with.    We walked the perimeter, and looked over toward's Pikes Peak.   I could see smoke from a fire!     So I took some pics and came inside to look online....yep fire over by Lake George that started that afternoon.  dang...fire in Park County makes me a little nervous.  It's a long ways away....they call it the Springer Fire.  It's still burning today, I can see the smoke drifting from it, not here so far TG.     Some wild flowers are growing in my yard, too.   I treasure and am grateful to be living here in the "wild". haha
















 Moral of the story of my camper follies today.....


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