Don on March 30th, 2005

Tomorrow, I’ll be leaving Bakersfield. Uncle Doug has been doing extremely well and it’s time for me to get back home and get back to work.Yesterday I had to go by Camping World to use their dump. It’s been a couple of weeks since the last time. While there, one must always look around the […]

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Don on March 25th, 2005

Took a ride West on the bike trail along the Kern River.I rode this portion of the park West of Mohawk Ave to Enos Lane (I5), basically all the way from right to left and back, about 22-24 miles RT..The above pictures are of a water tank along the bike trail. It is painted with […]

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Don on March 22nd, 2005

Not much happening recently. I bought new tires for the “Toad” today. They’re nice and round.It’s been trying to rain today. Not good solar weather yet.

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Don on March 20th, 2005

Cousins Delynn, Judy, and Judy’s husband Don dropped by for a visit here at Doug and Helen’s house. While they were here, Don’s brother Ernie phoned. He was nearby passing through on the way through Bakersfield to Tulare in his truck. Ernie had a delivery in the morning so he was able to drop by […]

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Don on March 17th, 2005

I finally completed the solar panel installation.I installed two 120 watt and two 80 watt Kyocera solar panels which provides a total of 400 watts of power. I used Unirac 990002 Tilt mounts that allow tilting the panel either to the left or right of the vehicle for maximum power output.The SolarBoost 2000E MPPT charge […]

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Don on March 13th, 2005

Sunday, I got a lift from Aunt Helen up to the Bakersfield Community College. I attended the college many years ago. I looked around and it looks much the same. They have added buildings but they, wisely, are all of the same simple concrete design. They don’t look 40 years old and will probably look […]

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Don on March 10th, 2005

Kern River Park is a 6000 acre strip park that runs from the mouth of Kern Canyon to Interstate 5 west of Bakersfield, a total of 30 miles. Wednesday, I got out my bike and rode to the bluffs east of town from near Uncle Doug’s house off Truxton Avenue. It was possibly 5 miles […]

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Don on March 7th, 2005

Uncle Doug came home from the hospital. Here he is with Don’s other uncle Emery and Aster the wonder dog.Lou, Dawn and Mr Milo returned home and Don stayed here to visit a while. Don can do odds and ends around the house and work on the solar installation. Being a perfectionist, at least at […]

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Don on March 6th, 2005

Here are some pictures of the family when Doug came home.Cousin Aunt Helen, Uncle Uncle Doug.Aunt Helen, Don, Dawn, Lou, and Uncle Doug.

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Don on March 5th, 2005

Lou and Dawn Joined Don in Bakersfield. They drove down Thursday Night. It sprinkled on them all the way down and when they arrived, it sprinkled here in Bakersfield. Yes, they brought it with them. It had been nice all day.Friday, we were returning to the RV and it started to rain, and rain, then […]

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