Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bad Luck?

Jim broke his shaving mirror a few weeks ago, so that must be the reason for every little thing that has gone wrong recently. He feels like a day can’t go by without something bad happening. Of course, I keep trying to tell him that little things happen to everyone just about every day, but he thinks it’s just us.

The other night, he knocked over a candle, getting wax all over the kitchen curtains. (No big deal. I got it out and they look fine.)

We were at Wal-Mart a couple days ago and he hit a giant speed bump too fast (it was not painted and really did blend right in with the street). The bottom of our bumper got lots of paint scraped off of it, but otherwise seemed fine. Then the next day he noticed wire hanging down from under the front of the car. It was the wiring for the lights when the car is being towed by the motorhome. A large chunk of wire was cut from dragging on the ground. He debated on taking it to an RV shop, since there are quite a few of the here in Lake Havasu City, but finally decided to tackle it himself, using a borrowed crimping tool from our neighbor. He reconnected the wires, taped it all together and put them back in such a way as not to be subject to dragging again. And the bigger surprise was that when he hooked them up to the rig, the lights actually worked!

So today he is tackling the kitchen faucet that has been dripping recently and I’m sure tomorrow it will be something else. At least we don’t have to go to work, and our water pump has been working for a week now!

We are still having fun here in spite of all the little annoyances. Went for a nice bike ride yesterday and sat out and watched the sunset with our Canadian neighbors. They have property in Mexico and we enjoyed hearing about their travels. We have met several people who winter in Mexico and love it, so we will have to check it out one of these days.

This is what we’ve been treated to almost every night here. What a great way to end the day.PB270035


  1. I see Gayle is posting her lies again. I should add that it was a double sided mirror so I have only 13 years 51 weeks of bad luck to go.

    Somebody send me something good to eat I am being held prisoner in a motorhome.


  2. I'd send you a Snickers, but there maybe a bite out of it. I stained deck boards all day yesterday and finished installing an outside light. At least I did not have to put up Xmas lights. Its 0 deg C outside with a 25 mph north wind. We'll see you soon enough, then the REAL bad luck starts!