I finished out my 14 days in my Pahrump and was ready for a warmer spot. My mail package got in from El Paso, including my wildly overdue last paycheck. It will pay for Jan-Mar living expenses, the dental I got in Juarez in Dec, and a couple other items. Back to zero, but at least not behind any more.
I am near Mesquite, NV now at about 1300’, which means it should be few degrees warmer. The generalization held because I am typing this in a tshirt rather than the hoodie and fingerless gloves I was wearing this morning. A barely-percepticble breeze, unlike the steady blowing in Pahrump.
There is a snowcapped mountain to my east and the Virgin River valley down the hill from me. It’s beautiful, like a scene from a western. Dunno if anything has ever been filmed out here or not.
The geography is wildly varied, lots to walk up and down. Doggo should like that.
2 bars of Verizon is solid, and I have both ATT and TMO bars on my other phone.
[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”1280”] view from the office, looking north[/caption]
my immune system is probably being tested. Shortly before leaving Pahrump I stopped in at a Walmart, careful to preserve my distance. An employee came rocketing around the corner and coughed right in my face from two feet away. So we’ll see.
Luckily, I don’t have any contact with anyone and will be out here alone for the next 14 days. The mean incubation period is 5.x days, so I should have symptoms by mid-week if those little viruses took root.
last night in Pahrump, rain falling but evaporating in mid-air:
Clouds at Red Rocks Canyon. Everyone pulled over to take pics:
The drive from Pahrump to Las Vegas is gorgeous.
It’s a little early, but I’m celebrating the successful relo with a kosher dill pickle and a very cold Coors. It’s dead quiet except for the occasional hum of the fridge.