Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hurrah (also hoorah, hooray, and hurray, and even huzzah) is an exclamation of triumph or happiness!

Saturday afternoon: Finally received the word that my MacBookPro screen is finished and that I could pick it up t the Apple store. For those of you who haven't had the distinct pleasure of shopping at the Apple store, stop in sometime just for the experience! It truly is like Disneyland without rides and food! In other words, it's a highly structured mad-house. Anyway I couldn't wait to get my Mac back so I drove over there - it was 107 degrees F. at noon today; then I drove around the mall parking lot for 15 minutes looking for a parking place. I finally found one almost at the opposite end of the mall from the Apple store; so, of course I bought two tank tops just because I passed Eddie Bauer. I tell you, I need to avoid malls! So, I'm going to attach the photos taken the other day when I picked up my new baby ...

I'm calling this pic:  "Keys in Hand - Ready to Go!"

 Now, here we are in boiling hot Roseville - I plugged the RV in to my house electricity and turned on the air conditioner to cool it off enough to be able to start doing some moving in; but the air conditioner turned itself off; so now I'm trying to figure out 'why' and what to do to get it back on.  Now, where is that fuse box?

In the meanwhile, I also have to formulate a rental agreement for the tenants who'll be moving into my house on the first of August.  I'll write more about them and that arrangement a little later.  Right now, I need a nice tall glass of ice tea!




13 comments:

  1. It could be that you have tripped a breaker in your house. You normal household circuit is only built to support a 15 amp draw and it could be that your air conditioner has drwn more than that. You should really be plugged in to a 30 amp source if you want to run your a/c.

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  2. Nice home you bought. I notice it's awfully low to the ground or is it my imagination? Will it go off road to boon dock? I'd love to see the inside once you move in.

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    1. Hi Rita:
      I hope it'll be okay for boon-docking because I surely want to do that. Hmmm.

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  3. You will need 30 amp service to run your AC. Regular 15 amp wont cut it. Sorry but you will need an outlet rewired before you can enjoy...

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  4. Yup you tripped the house breaker. Most homes only have 20 or less amp breakers except in special use location in the house. Can't just change out the breaker to 30 amp, you have to make sure your wire is the correct gauge to carry the higher load. Most homes again, to save money, only use the heavy gauge wire to the special use location. The most correct & safest way is to install a new separate feed for your Motorhome. In my case, I installed all 30 amp circuits to all of my outside & garage outlets as I use a lot of heavy tools and connect the our Motorhome & friends' Motorhomes all over the yard. Be careful!

    rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

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  5. Thanks everybody. I have a nephew who's a licensed electrician - better consult him for possible installation of 30AMP feed for the Flair. but, I think I'll wait until I return from my long adventure next year! For now, I need to get up early in the AM to work on her - or really late at night!

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  6. Gee, somehow I was concentrating on your story about your Macbook that I just "glazed over" the new RV. Very nice, but won't you miss your little Toyhome?

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    1. DD - Yes I will miss Daphne Dolphin. She sits, as I write, at my son's house in Cottonwood. we're going to continue to spiff her up and then list her on craigslist if none of the contact info I've saved from folks along the way doesn't pan out. I am grateful to Daphne for making it possible for me to 'fall in love' with this exciting new life I have.
      Where are you planning to go this Summer?

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  7. Can't wait to tour your new rig. Looks like you have oodles of room! Congrats, Mary Pat! Can't wait to see more pictures once you get things jazzed up inside. xo

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    1. She is clean as a whistle inside - really nothing needed except maybe the driving area carpet - even that's not in bad shape, just a little worn. Other than that I'm putting some money and effort into the machinery and safety aspects - you know, maintenance and back up capability without a man!

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  8. Love, love, love that picture of you my friend!!!

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