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Red or Blue?

Hamilton Beach Brew Station

It was time to update the coffee pot onboard the NO Princess Palace. The old Hamilton Beach single cup brewer had been a good solid workhorse but everything mechanical wears down sooner or later. I had begun to resent the effort to brew a single cup, clean up and recharge the pot and do it all over again for another cup.  When it started pukin’ and burpin’ water out on the cabinet a  little bit, I figured it was time to move along.

Of course, I went to Amazon and picked out the Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Brewstation

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The Resurrection of Little Blue - EPIC FAIL!

Early Summer at the Secret Hideout

If y’all have been following along, you will recall my Yamaha EF2000iS Inverter Generator failed me back in June when I was about 100 days into the hanging out at the Secret Hideout. A fairly serious event bein’ as how the Secret Hideout is off grid and a generator was my sole source of electricity.

Now one of the reasons I bought a Yamaha instead of one of those Chinaman generators from Home Depot was reliability and service after the purchase.  Gate guarding down here in the Puckerbrush you live or die by your generator

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Unabated Adventure

The more I follow this path; the more routine and mundane it seems to become.

The caliche dust gets so thick, you cannot see oncoming traffic unless their headlights are on.

Yet, when I tell of my escapades, the eyes of the listener widen in incredulity and disbelief. Could I be that far from the mainstream track? Maybe, I dunno and will not spend much time contemplating it.

My fill-in assignment for the guard on time off ended Monday and I requested a few days off to run errands and get caught up on the to-do list.  The time off

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Stocking up

Hooked to the DTB to go scavenging

I have been off grid at the Secret Hideout for 10 weeks.

My typical day along about now?   Well, let’s see….  Up between 0600-0700 and first order of business is to fire up Little Blue to make some coffee.  I have an Aeropress Coffee Maker that doesn’t require electricity but the water still has to be hot. No way I am firing up the stove inside the NO Princess Palace for anything these days.  Little Blue also tops up the house battery on the RV while I watch the news and run the

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