Cool weather! Brrrr!
The temps have been rather cool here in the desert at Quartzsite. It has gotten into the low 20’s at night and only up into the 40’s during the day. On a few days it has even been windy making it seem even colder. But fear not, it is slowly getting warmer and should be in the mid 50’s tomorrow and 69 by the time the RV show starts on the 19th.
Going from air to satellite TV…
I took the big plunge and entered the world of satellite TV. Previously I only had a batwing TV antenna and relied on those channels I could get through the air. But when I could only get 2 channels I decided to check out the cost of adding satellite. Then Jim came over and told me about a setup that a local satellite dealer was offering using the Dish Network. He drove me back there and I wound up buying it.
Now for the fun part. Installing all the equipment and hooking up to the appropriate satellites. The installation was fairly easy. The dish would sit on the top of my ladder still giving me access to the roof when I needed it.
Now for the fun part. Getting it to acquire the satellite signals. I called Dish and set up my account with them, then after making several calls and speaking with their tech support I still could not pick up one of the satellites which I needed. They put me through to Tailgater tech support (who makes the dish) since they could not find anything wrong with my setup. Tailgater said their dish was working properly as it had completed all the tests successfully.
Now it is back to the dealer with the receiver to see if it was faulty. He put it on his bench and found that one of the settings was incorrect and once he corrected it I got a picture. Now it was back to the rig and now the system is working properly. I set it up to see the Los Angeles stations as I am more familiar with them.
I got lots of help during this whole process from all my friends who would come over. This is Cookie, John, and Linda. THANKS EVERYONE for all the help and support throughout this entire process.
Going to be working at the Angels Spring Training
I got word that my background check passed and I will be working for Aramark for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Spring Training games. I am really excited. I made reservations with a campground only 6 miles from the stadium in Mesa to stay there for 2 months. I am not sure what I will be doing but my friends Phil and Sindy will also be working there as well. I worked with them at Amazon and they told me about this job. The job only entails working for 5-6 hours during the 18 games that are played in Mesa. I will not make a lot of money but just the experience of working around and seeing the Angels is a great opportunity for me as I have been a fan of them way back when they moved to Anaheim.
Gathering around the fire….
Everyday we gather around the fire and chat about our day while enjoying appetizers and beverage. It is a great time that we all enjoy. It also gives us an opportunity to meet the new people that come in during the day.
I received a “Sunset Alert” from Roger on my cell phone. I was inside my rig with the shades down so didn’t even notice. I grabbed my camera and took this beautiful shot of the sunset.
What a great finish to a wonderful day!