Thursday, January 19, 2012
Great Maintenance News
We got up early this morning, unhooked the utilities and stowed things in the coach to make it road ready. We are getting much better at that task if I do say so myself. We seem to have found a system and I am tickled to death that Bob is getting into the routine and able to help more each time we roll. Without a doubt it is good therapy for him to participate and although we check and recheck one another’s steps, it is proving to be much easier. Our anxiety level is smoothing out more and more each day.
The couple that was parked next to us the past few days were from MN of all places. I went over and said hello to them as we were both getting ready to leave. They have been bobbling across the south like we have and are headed toward Texas as well. Small world ..their house is in a northern suburb of Minneapolis probably 25 miles from my home.
Last night I baked a batch of cookies in the Breville Smart Oven. WOW! They came out much better in that little oven than they ever have in my big oven at home. I am impressed to say the least. Sometime, I would like to bake bread and see how it does. I think just for experimentation purposes, I will buy some of the frozen dough and test it out before I go to all the bother of kneading a batch by hand. I can honestly say I never thought I would like it as much as I do. It makes cooking fun again.
I took a quick picture with my phone and it didn’t turn out very well but at least here is “proof in the pudding”…they are baked.
We just finished getting the coach aligned and I was ecstatic that it was a minor expense, however, the recommendation to get new tires was not. Over this past week I discovered how to tell when your tires were made. Here is a little FYI for those folks like me. Since, RV tires never seem to wear out before they become damaged from sun exposure, I had not given much thought to the matter. Well, low and behold, big mistake. The tires on our coach were 10 years old. There is a four digit DOT number on the sidewall of the tire, that indicates month, day and year of manufacture. Ours was 4402…Yikes…Not safe due to sun-checked condition, although the tread is very ample. To make a long story short…we are in fact helping the economy in Louisiana. All in all, I feel much safer now. We are dry camped in the fabulous Walmart RV RESORT until tomorrow afternoon when we leave the area with new rubber all the way around. Somehow, it just doesn’t measure up to the peace and quiet of the state park.
It is my understanding that winter has returned to our home state. I am sorry and I feel your pain, just not enough to come back for a few more months. We will see you in the spring.
Thanks for checking up on us…. have a good day.