The other day…

… I opened up my blog to look for a date that I was interested to recall. I was shocked to see that I had only written a handful of times in the last two years and there were large gaps in my travels and history. I guess I can blame it on Covid. We would all like to forget that part of our life. 

One of the main reasons I use my blog is to keep a journal so I can remember what I did with my retired life. There some more improvements to my rig I would like to document, and some medical procedures I’m a little embarrassed to tell about, but important to reveal. I keep thinking I would like to know more about the history of my Dads and Grandfathers problem about this medical issue, but people didn’t talk about it as much back then. 

I’ve spent quite a bit of the winter of 2021/2022 at the LTVAs in Quartzsite and Yuma. During that time I have made several trips to Mesa for doctor appointments and one to undergo a TURP procedure. When men get older it is very likely their prostate enlarges to the point that urinating becomes a problem. There are several drugs that can relax and shrink the prostate, but after a while even those don’t help all that much. The TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) is an operation that physically removes part of the gland to open up the urethra. 

It has been three week now since my procedure, and other than a few uncomfortable side effects, things are a lot better. I’m still healing but on the mend. 

I wanted to mention that I added four more solar panels to my rig. With the panels on my roof, the panels on my homemade trailer, and the extra four I just purchased, I now have a total of 1200 watts of power from the sun. I didn’t have room for more panels on the roof, and I really didn’t want to lug them in and out of my rig every time I moved, so I fashioned a way to hang them on the side and use them for an awning over my window. 

I now have more power than I know what to do with but I’m sure I will put it to good use down the road. That’s it for now but more updates coming as I explore the possibilities of going total electric. 

6 Responses to “The other day…”

  1. Richard Lafferty says:


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  4. Donna says:

    IRI… time to break that repetition and write something meaningful. 😏 You are approaching Tim Taylor – – more power! Argh argh! You’ll soon be totally green as long as you sit still. If you get a bike, you can get rid of your car! Way to save the environment! 👍👍

  5. RV John says:

    Hey Dale, good to see you post! Wow, you are pumping up the solar, good deal! “TURP” Ouch, hope that helps out, I know that things have slowed down for me too over the years!

  6. Dale says:

    Hi John. Thanks for commenting. I’ll be able to put that solar to work this weekend, supposed to be in the high 90’s. Time to think of heading to the high county.

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