Day 1152 – Man Bliss

The day started off with a fantastic run on the trail.  It was so nice, in fact, that I made David promise me that we go out on a run at least every other day.  Let’s see if we can stick to it.

I spent my morning navigating through Amazon UK vs Amazon US, Puritans Pride UK vs Puritans Pride US, USPS Flat Rate box to England vs ordering online…you get the idea.  What it came down to is this: The 4 jars of peanut butter, 4 vegan chocolate bars, and 2 bags of flaxseed meal that I purchased at Trader Joe’s for Hannah would cost $50 in postage to send to her.  BUT she gets Amazon UK Student for free, so it was more cost effective to order said items online and have them delivered (one day shipping!) to her.  Now, what to do with all that chocolate and peanut butter.  I heard that they taste great together.  I’ll have to try that.

Vegan Musts
Vegan Musts

Last challenge to be figured out for her, and I hope she can resolve it soon, is how to get a UK-based credit card so that she can order home delivery for her groceries.  It may come down to finding a Visa or Mastercard that can be preloaded, but can’t be a “gift” card.

I was reading the Yuma Visitor’s Guide and ran across a picture that made me think about my dad.  Here it is:


Now, this goes along with today’s title, “Man Bliss”.  My dad was quite the marksman and outdoor enthusiast, and if they had this clay pigeon cartridge around “back in the day”, well, as my brother would say, “Oh, Momma, I want to turn my shoulder into hamburger.”  I can feel the kick of the stock just looking at this pic.  Thanks for indulging me.

The other part of the “Man Bliss” theme, and going along with today’s featured photo, was to take up the rest of the day.

David had a very long, detailed list of items to be found at either Home Depot or an RV supply store.  These items were as simple as O-rings for the water handle in the shower to as complicated as a 1/2″ Pex check valve.  We drove to Yuma, and spent – no exaggeration needed – 3 hours in Home Depot.  Not to be sexist, but he was surely having a better time than I was. I mean, if I spent 3 hours in a single store, I would come home with a great deal more than PVC pipe, Pex fittings, drill bits and something called “Rectorseal”.

We had a bite of lunch, because heck, we used ALL of our energy in that big ol’ warehouse of a store.  Then, it was off to the RV supply store.  Thought we found what we were looking for (a lighted switch for the water pump switch in the vanity area), but now that David tried to install it, I will get to make a return.

There was still laundry and a propane tank fill to be done, but we burned too much daylight.  I will have to cover those errands on another day. Mulling over which Farmer’s market I want to hit, so I may wait until Sunday.

I’m glad that we could have this chat,


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