The other thing I wanted to say is that I don't mean to sugar coat Quartzsite. It's new and exciting and very different, and the fun hasn't even started yet. But it can also be cold, windy, really dirty because fine sand blows into everything. Quartzsite, from my perspective so far, is a great place to live very inexpensively, make friends, and shop for anything and everything you could ever want or need. Already it has a carnival atmosphere. Bring some WARM clothes, warm hats, good gloves and lots of dust rags, and you'll be fine.
I bought two pair of knit gloves today for $2.00, they fit perfectly and are really warm. I also bought a little collapsible rake for $6. There are definitely some bargains to be had here.
And now for the squirrel story - it's for my grand kids, but you're welcome to read it: