Chili Today, Chilly Tomorrow . . .

Well, the cold front started moving in this afternoon, announced by the strong, gusting winds that really rocked the coach. Glad we’re not on the road today.

After a high of 85° today, we’re looking for a high of 66° tomorrow, but still sunny. And then it’s down to 48 tomorrow night. Very nice.

I again spent the morning and early afternoon doing some website work, before heading out about 2pm for some errands, with my first stop at the park office for our mail and to ask permission.

The park has a firm rule against any vehicle washing, rig, toad, golf cart, whatever. But I noticed a lot of people here have gardens that they water every day, So I ask the manager lady if I could use my flower garden water allotment to finish cleaning off the rig wheels.

A while back at an RV Rally I bought a spray bottle of Busch’s Aluminum Wash that was supposed to clean off the corrosion on the rig’s aluminum wheels.

Busch Aluminum Wash

I tried it a couple of weeks ago while we were at Cochise Terrace RV Park in Benson, but the spray nozzle was defective and it just kind of spritzed out, but after waiting the required two minutes and then hosing it off, it was easy to tell that it was really working. It went from this

Rig Wheel Wash 1

to this.

Rig Wheel Wash 2

Streaky, but it’s obvious it was working. So now I can do all the wheels.

Leaving the office, my next stop was the Chase Bank on Apache Trail to get a $60 money order to mail in with my Arizona CCW application tomorrow. Then it was on to the Fry’s right down the road to pick up few things before finally heading home.

One of the things that came in the mail was the replacement Moen cartridge for our rig shower. I requested a new one under Moen’s Lifetime Warranty, but it didn’t come in until after we left for Tucson. So as soon as we were in one place for a while our daughter Brandi sent it on out to us.

Moen 1222 Cartridge

So it’s now on my repair list. Glad that I got a free one under warranty since a new one is about $50.

About 4pm Jan served up big bowls of Jan’s Famous Chili, which was as delicious as usual. This time, rather than adding corn tortillas, we crumbled up tortilla chips in the bowl along with the shredded cheese.

Jan's Chili 2

Gives it a crunchy bite. And yes, it has beans in it. I don’t want to hear about it.

And this time we got to try out the padded bowl holders Jan bought at the recent Escapade.

Escapade Bowl Holders

They not only keep your hands cool, they also help hold in the heat in the bowl. Very useful.

Tomorrow? Shiny Wheels and a Non-leaking shower?

Thought for the Day:

“Well, I grew up in a very secular home. I’m officially Jewish but I’m Jewish in the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant – AJ Jacobs