La Quinta, California: Things may seem to be calming-down a bit, but there are sometimes still crazy-busy moments. Though our two "houses" are just a few miles apart, we have but one car (two bikes, and a golf cart). Even so, sometimes it is difficult to coordinate that one person is at the house/RV to await a delivery or service person. First World Problems.
The patio furniture from the casita was supposed to be moved to our new house today, but that didn't happen. However, Arnold did send his artist to texture the wall below the television (that was ripped-up during installation Friday). After it dries, DT will paint/touch-up the wall with our slowly-depleting can of touch-up paint.
Dave was back-and-forth three times to the bus today. The air conditioner repair person gave us semi-bad news. Yes, he could patch it up with assorted parts, but feels the front air conditioner is dead. Dang. We now have only two (of three) RV air conditioners functioning. We knew this day was coming. The units are 11+years old. Bad thing? Just like every other appliance (washers, dryers, freezers, refrigerators), RV roof-top air conditioners are few and far between in America (mostly because they are all made in China). Blame COVID, blame politics. Whatever, we are now on a waiting list.
I kept busy at the house, finishing-up my office organization, placing and waiting for an Instacart grocery delivery, and doing early prep for dinner. Remember that chicken I roasted Friday? I had boiled the bones for stock, shredded the remaining chicken, and saved a bit of the barley from the salad. Today, I only had to saute a little onion, garlic, carrot and celery in olive oil, before pouring the chicken stock, shredded chicken, and the barley into the pot. (There were a few chopped potatoes left-over from Friday, as well.) After three days, everything must go!
Our salad tonight was inspired (and copied) from a Jacques Pepin Instagram video where he peels an entire tomato (because his wife can't tolerate tomato skins) and turns the tomato peel into a flower. I attempted this tonight, obviously without the same professional result. Whatever. It was fine.
There were a lot of track & field replays to watch on the Olympic Channel tonight. Ashton Eaton winning Gold at the London Olympics. So fun to re-watch the events. Especially when you know the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) will win.
Until my next update - when our bar fridge/ice maker will be delivered - I remain, your "getting organized" correspondent.