Woke Up to Snow and No Water


We have a heated water hose, but over the summer and fall the heater wire and insulation had moved far enough away from the water hose to have the water freeze overnight in the water hose.

The last photo shows foam insulation on upper left, bare white water hose in the middle, faucet on the right and heater wire in the lower middle of the photo. The white water hose in the middle should be enclosed with the heater wire and foam insulation around the white water hose.

I will have re-insulate and re-tape the water hose later today. While it snows here in Vancouver, WA, it’s unusual – generally more cold rain than snow.

Back in Cold, Windy & Snowy USA

Mai's Newly Crochet Shawl

[The photo is Mai wearing her newly crocheted shawl while she is crocheting slippers.]

We had such wonderful weather in Chapala, Mexico, but since Mai was not comfortable due to police in black masks and 50 cal machine guns, we decided to come back early to the USA.

We picked up the Jeep in El Paso and drove to Alamogordo, New Mexico where we stayed for approx a week.  Since I was having a toothache, we decided to drive south to Deming and then down to Mexico to get some dental work done.  (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ below for additional details.)

We then drove north to Albuquerque so that I could register with the Albuquerque VA Medical Center, buy Belgian chocolate from Trader Joe’s and order things that we needed from Amazon.

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