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Nancy, this one’s for you . . .

One fierce-looking spider

One fierce-looking spider

This post is dedicated to my sister Nancy because of her sizable fear of all things bugs, especially spiders. I think she picked up this fear the day my older brother pelted her with June bugs. Kids, eh?

A few days ago I was outside the RV after dark draining our holding tanks, and I noticed this particularly menacing spider near our RV drain hose.

Took a closer look and sure enough . . . red hourglass marking on this guy . . . a Black Widow !!!

Also saw the body of the much smaller male Black Widow in the web . . . and what appeared to be some very small cigarettes.

That’s right . . . they had sex, smoked a couple of cigs, and she killed him. Oh, the humanity.

Anyway, we’re on full spider alert now. But, really, we’ve been here several months and we just noticed the Black Widows — neither Jan nor I have been bitten — up to now.

Today, I turned over an RV sewer cap with my foot and there was another one . . .

They're everywhere!!!

They’re everywhere!!!

Using an External Propane Tank

Camco #59133 4-Port Propane T

Camco #59133 4-Port Propane T

Running out of propane in an RV is not fun.

First, you have to find a nearby (hopefully) business who has a propane refill station. Then you have to “unhook” your RV from electric, sewer, satellite, etc connections, pull in the RV slide outs, and drive to the refill station.

Did I say it’s a PITA? It is.

To avoid this I had a local propane dealer install a “Propane T” on our RV propane tank that allows us to hook up an external propane tank.

Very handy. Instead of taking our RV to a local propane station, we can just connect a small propane tank — which you can buy nearly anywhere — to our big tank.

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Thursday Night Mukbang

Watching Jan Eat

Watching Jan Eat

It all happened because we ran out of olive oil . . .

. . . so we went out for dinner at the Sage restaurant in Bishop.

Uber yummy!

By the way . . . mukbang is a Korean word.


The Martian

Just finished reading Andy Weir’s book The Martian. Took me all of a day.

A great Summer (or end-of-Summer) book that reminded me of reading Jaws and The Godfather — pure entertainment.

Plus, Ridley Scott’s movie version appears to be a winner.

rvSeniorMoments gives it Four Stars.

Quantum Physics Explains Everything

From the Onion . . .

Quantum Political Scientists Hypothesize Country Headed In Both Right And Wrong Directions Simultaneously

Quantum Political Scientists Hypothesize Country Headed In Both Right And Wrong Directions Simultaneously