Saturday 13

Saturday 13- I got a call at 8:30am from Steve Tuttle telling me that the road crew will be down on Winters Rd at 9am, so I did my stretches and headed down there to take pictures and help out. When I arrived, the Crew of Volunteers: Steve Tuttle, Patrick Walden, Don, and Ray Gram were already at work filling in those potholes that have gotten so bad that when you hit one you just hope your axle doesn’t fall off. We would dig them out first, heat the hole up with a propane torch, fill it up with asphalt, heat that up, and then pound it down and drive over it with a truck. Unfortunately we couldn’t get to all of them potholes because we ran out of asphalt. It was hard work but it felt good to help out doing something for our little community and be with friends. Since I was down that way I collected my mail. The salvage certificate for my truck was among the mail, yes! Now I can start putting things in motion to reregister the Gross Polluter.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 40 and 65 degrees, WNW winds at 9 to 22 MPH, humidity around 33 percent, sunny skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Sunday…Sunny. Highs 61 to 65 in yucca valley to around 66 in twentynine palms. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Sunday Night…Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 44. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.”
Denny and his two friends both named Bob arrived at Stoney’s last night so I went over for a visit. These guys have been friends for a long time and it was very interesting listening to them swap their tales of old cars and pranks they did in high school. I guess that being in the desert away from their spouses really loosened them up. I had lunch with them and they invited me back over for dinner and I couldn’t pass that up!
I got back home and spent the next few hours calling Family and Friends. Then it was time for me to go back over to Stoney’s for dinner. I walked on over listening to an Astronomy Cast lecture: Ep. 175: Mysteries of the Solar System, Part 2. When I got there Denny was barbecuing ribs, yum! I helped him out while the other Bobs were going through the junk in the yard looking for anything of use and gathering it all into the back of a flatbed trailer. Dinner was ready a little while later and we sat at the table each with our own half flank of beef ribs! I couldn’t eat all of mine I got so stuffed. After sitting around the kitchen table telling more stories we retired to the living room to watch some comedy on TV. Denny is real lucky to have such good friends as these two Bobs.
Denny drove me home a few hours later. Once home I reset all my clocks for the time change back to daylight savings time so when I wake up tomorrow it will appear normal to me sort of I hope. I did my stretches; practiced my guitar, I’m working on a new song I made up a few days ago; wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.


About madgravity

I am just a guy out in the desert amazed at the things out here where I live, the folks I call my friends, and this that we call the Internet. I am excited to share them with you!
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