So, I raked the yard, sifted through the sand/dirt/ashes in the fire pit and got as many nails out as I could, and re-made the fire pit because I know there are more nails in that dirt that I didn't get. I sure don't want any being kicked around, or blown in the high winds, and end up driving over them.
The other day Hazel and Carol and I drove down Old Yuma Road, which goes through this Long Term Visitor Area. We went out further in the desert where they showed me the original site of the town of Quartzsite. Hazel said they came to mine the area, set up a town, and then were flooded out, so they moved to the current site where the town of Quartzsite is located.
Below are some of the photos I took in that area. We parked next to this cave in the rocky hill.
We had Hazel's two Greyhounds, Val and Fleur, and Carol's Dumbledore with us, and they were off leash and ran a little.
One is very shallow, right above the deepest.
David and Roger came over a few times this week to continue troubleshooting my electrical system. My microwave starting clicking again, the GFI in the bathroom was doing it's low humming/clicking, and so they basically took off covers, checked connections, and figured out what electricians and electrical engineers figure out.
At the end of the day, David tightened some screws that had not been tightened enough when some of my units were installed - this didn't cause any problems, just sloppy work by techs that could have caused issues down the road.
They also said that my water heater was on "electric" rather than "gas," so that when my generator was turned on, both the water heater and microwave were drawing energy to start up, competing for the available power, and pretty much maxing out what was coming in. That might have been causing the clicking, as the microwave was trying to turn on, but not getting quite enough power.
Each time I turned on the generator I was heating water I didn't need heated. So Roger changed the switch outside to "gas," and now I'll push the interior button in my "Convenience Center" when I want the water heated. That will light the pilot light and start heating the water, probably like the rest of you who are boondockers do. I wondered why I always had hot water and other people had to turn something on. :) Changing that setting will reduce the amount of power used when I start the generator.