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  • Day 10 & 11: Sunshine and 55°F+

    Posted on December 10th, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    Sunday 10 December: The day dawned crystal clear and RV Steve showing up right at 9AM. He worked until and most of the problems were taken care of so by early afternoon he was paid and for a reasonable number of hours. We toured around and ate lunch at a truck stop Wendy’s. I was impressed by this Wendy’s as the staff was excellent and friendly. After lunch we came back to Lake Park and the Flea Market. It was nearly closed up as there were no customers.

    We watched the sun go down and when I went to drain the grey water, I noticed the blankity-blank thing was leaking again and the water spot was a growing circle under the RV. Steve said he would come back tomorrow. Now we are listening to Christmas music on FM radio. Just before sundown I tore into the audio panel of the RV. SAM helped and we made some cable routing. We only had a few electrical sparks.

    Monday 11 December: Another beautiful morning but cold. It warmed up quickly and by 11AM was shirtsleeve and we finished up with the waterline stuff about 1PM. Then we took the RV over to Peterbuilt to have the circulation pump V-Belt tightened and finally fueled up for the Wednesday departure for Flemming Island. A very beautiful clear day with a high of 64°F with cool light winds.

    SAM went out to do some shopping at Family Dollar and Winn Dixie. She came home with a rotisserie chicken and I was a happy camper: I live rotisserie chicken. Everything else was icing on the cake. We finally ate dinner about 7:30PM and the night is winding down with a green tea brew.

    From now on I think I will do individual day reports rather than 2 days at a time. Moore later.

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  • Days 8 & 9: More rain

    Posted on December 10th, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    Friday 8 December: Very much heavy rain so not too much was done but lay around the RV and go to Lowes in Valdosta, GA. I was looking for RG-6 but all they had was 100′ and 1K’ rolls. We then went to Walmart and bought a pre-made 6′ length that was cheaper than the connectors I had. When we returned to the RV, I pulled out the VCR and extended the coaxial cable from the Digital to Analog converter for the old style 5:4 Analog TV. This allowed me to re-arrange equipment a bit.

    Saturday 9 December: All the parts arrived for the water system – Yea. RV Steve came over around 3 PM and started working on it. Well, at 8 PM he was still on the job finding pinhole leaks that brought in air to the system. Finally, I told him to go home and we would attack it tomorrow.

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