The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry (adapted from a line in "To a Mouse," by Robert Burns).
The driver who was supposed to leave the Excel factory last Friday, was delayed due to weather so wasn't able to leave until Monday. The rig was delivered to the dealer late Tuesday afternoon, but when Denny called us on Wednesday morning, he said he couldn't deliver the rig to us yet because of a problem with one of the cabinets (I'm not quite clear on the details, but apparently poor QC before it left the factory).
Denny ordered the parts necessary to fix the problem (he said the dealership has a great woodworker). Ever optimistic, Denny said the parts would be in first thing in the morning and he'd call us around noon on Thursday. Of course, we didn't hear from him until Friday morning.
We will now drive over to Mesa Tuesday morning to do the walk through and then on Wednesday morning, a driver will tow the rig over to Blythe where we will take out-of-state delivery. So we should have our new fifth wheel sitting beside the house by Wednesday afternoon!
Hank didn't hold the open house on Monday morning, as originally planned. Monday morning dawned very cold (it was around 18 degrees when I got up) and remained cold the rest of the day. Hank figured, and we agreed, that there probably wouldn't be many people moving around, so we postponed the open house for later in the week.
We ended up having the open house on Wednesday afternoon. While Hank was at our place, we loaded Maxx into the truck and took off to Ehrenberg to drive the back way into Parker. We'd never driven this road before, so we figured it would be a good way to pass the time.
We stopped in Poston to view the monument
built to remember the Japanese and Japanese Americans who lived in the three internment camps built on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation during WWII, as well as to remember those who fought and died in the war.