Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Change of Plans because of Wind

(Tucson, AZ) Hi  88 Lo 54 -- High winds were predicted for today, so we decided to stay in and postpone our sightseeing until tomorrow. The chance of catching valley fever is increased on windy days. Valley fever is very serious, and can be deadly. We have a good friend who got valley fever years ago and he had a terrible time with it.

We always worry about our satellite dish when the winds pick up. It held up well all day, until a  dust devil came right over us late this afternoon. The RV rocked, and the dust was flying outside. As soon as it passed we went outside and saw the dust devil (it looked like a small tornado) moving away from us. The satellite dish and tripod were lying on the ground. There were some dents around the edges of the dish where it hit the concrete patio. Jim tried to re-aim it but couldn't get a signal. It looks like the main dish may have been bent, which messes up the alignment. He called a local DirecTV dealer and they are coming out tomorrow to check the dish, and replace it if necessary. So our day of sightseeing tomorrow is postponed until Thursday, which is when we were going to leave for Phoenix. We'll now be leaving on Friday instead.

We didn't do much of anything today. Jim read and I crocheted. We did go to the commissary to stock up on groceries.

Along with the winds, the dust is picking up, so we're glad not to be out in it.

See you tomorrow.

8 comments:

Jessica Riker said...

Wow, it sure has been a windy spring!! Hope everything calms down soon for you guys. Nice to be able to adapt your plans so that you are able to get out and do your sightseeing. :)

Janice L Evans said...

isn't is great to be able to make adjustments in the schedule?

Laurel Owen said...

Sorry you're not enjoying the west as much. Maybe a different time of year would have been better.

Jim and Sandie said...

It's been windy and dusty here but once the wind dies down it heats up so much. Can't believe we're going to be back up to 100 next week. But I still love being in AZ for the winter.

Phyllis said...

Do hope your satellite dish only needs minor repairs. Expecting winds here tomorrow too.

Kevin and Evelyn said...

Our dish fell over in a storm a few years ago and got bent a little bit. It had to be replaced, but DirecTV gave us a new one for free if we renewed for two more years. Good luck.

Jim and Judy said...

I hope Jim didn't miss the Cardinal, Braves game. Good back p plan

Speedy said...

I was born in West Texas so I know all about the wind and the dust. Those are the days you stay inside and wait for calmer weather. Have fun.