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Free Covid antibody testing in Kingman

I just looked through the Meadview “News”  and I couldn’t find a single instance of ANY article or advertisement referencing the pandemic, Covid, social distancing, masks or any hint of concern for the lives of our mostly old and/or sick residents.

Over 3000 people died from Covid yesterday. 

After 9/11, we DESTROYED the Middle East to revenge 3,000 lives. Now, the Meadview leadership (COM and the businesses) doesn’t care about the lives of our many extremely vulnerable residents.  The articles and ads in the Meadview “News” entice folks from areas where Covid rules are actually enforced to come to Meadview to PARTY and have a GREAT TIME — as if there was no pandemic.

The churches are advertising their services and choir practice with absolutely NO mention of any precautions.

The Fisherman’s Landing is advertising games! 

Visitors recently told me that they were NOT treated well at the Landing and they felt it was because they were wearing masks.   Nobody else in the bar wore a mask.

One can only hope that the Luck of the Stupid holds for Meadview.

I’m hoping that I already had Covid with no symptoms, am so worried that I’ll kill one of our vulnerable residents.  I shop for a friend who just turned 80.   Since I’m frequently in Kingman or Vegas and need to take care of business, I try to isolate, but I have to deliver the groceries and get my mail.

University of Arizona Research Study – State of Arizona COVID-19 Antibody Testing Initiative FAQs

As part of a statewide research study, the University of Arizona is analyzing the blood samples of hundreds of thousands of Arizonans to determine who has developed antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19.

You have to register at and my test is scheduled at North Country across from the cemetery in Kingman.

Meadview Boathouse restaurant closed for winter

There we go again …

The Boathouse was recently closed for “remodeling” and was also often just closed.  Now they’re closed for the winter.  Not the way to run a business, especially when you’re trying to sell it.

I read on Facebook that they served grass fed beef at one point, but unfortunately I missed that.  So I haven’t eaten there at all as I had heard that it was frozen burgers with little service.

The covered patio looked so inviting, especially on summer evenings.

No progress at the Crows Nest.

Canyon’s End is the only restaurant now.

Black Friday Tractor Supply Company – TSC Champion generator order nightmare

I hate Black Friday shopping with a passion and would never actually go to a store to participate in that madness.  But since I needed a new generator, I spent a number of hours researching various brands and models.  In spring I got a new Harbor Freight Predator generator that lasted less than 6 months — CRAP! FYI, the Harbor Freight warranty requires you to SHIP the generator for repairs and that makes the warranty pretty much useless.

Over the years I’ve owned at least a couple Champion generators and I had been using my previous Champion for over 2 years with almost daily use for several hours.   So, back to Champion it is.

A generator mechanical question:  I’ve been running my old Champion for at least two months since the Harbor Freight Predator generator kinda died and while the Champion still runs great, it doesn’t put out much power anymore.  I read somewhere to plug in a hair dryer (or other high watt appliance) occasionally to make the brushes last longer.  Is that true?  Is there a way to replace brushes without a major expense?

So I looked online for a 3000 – 4000 running watts model and I could have bought a Champion with free shipping on Amazon for around $279 plus tax.  TSC had the Champion 3650W online on sale for $250 (regular $330) plus tax and I decided to order a week ago on Black Friday.

I got an order confirmation, but the next morning I received a CANCELLATION.

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Homeowners insurance for Meadview mobile homes?

Our new neighbor asked me about home owners insurance and I used to have my old (really old single wide) insured through Foremost until 2007.  I had one claim when one night somebody fell through my porch while it was under construction — my fault for not having lights on. Foremost paid almost $8k andContinue Reading