Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Little of This and A Little of That


I realize I haven't been blogging on a regular day-to-day basis because, as I've been settled in one place for almost a month now, I begin feeling like I don't have some really exciting things to share everyday.  But, wait a minute; every single day is an adventure.  Right?  Maybe I’ll just jot (electronically) a few thoughts on those regular days that make up most of my life.  Every day is unique.  I want to remember them.

I've enjoyed all the wonderfully friendly people I've met during my stay at Betty's RV Park.  And, I'm so thankful for the offers of some of the guys to help me out with this and that in my rig.  Sunday, Dan, with help from Marvin and Wendell, checked out my chassis and coach batteries.  It appears the chassis battery, an Interstate, purchased in June 2013, is not functioning properly.  That has to be why I’ve had to use the auxiliary starter anytime I start the engine after it's been off for a few days.  So the guys took the battery out and I'm heading to a local Interstate dealer with my warranty to see what can be done about it.

This isn't a new battery issue; I've been using the aux starter all along my adventure.  I'd check the water levels in all the batteries; they were fine, so I just continued on my way, not realizing that the voltage output wasn’t so good.  Live and learn.

Yesterday, Marvin and I went on a roundabout drive to try to replace my windshield-washer fluid container and buy some other RV supplies.  The fluid container had developed a hole in it when it was manipulated Sunday, probably just due to age.  Well, we checked about three or four places and couldn't find the part; so, as of now, I can't wash the windshield until I can find a replacement. That I may have to order it online. 

Happy Hour at Betty’s continues to be lots of fun and enlightening, too.  The other evening I was talking to Do Do (Montana) and others about books we’re reading, have read, or want to read.  (As my followers know, I’ve been on a “reading rampage” in recent months).  We decided it would be fun to get all who want to participate together this Thursday before Happy Hour for a “Reading Experience Get-Together.”  I’ve been doing some long-overdo book reviews on Audible and Goodreads and will make up a list of some of my favorite reads from the recent past.  It should be a fun gathering – for us reading fanatics.


My New Year’s “Goal” of taking off that 10+ pounds that have been nagging me for months and months is going well.  I have to be a little careful when eating out in these Cajun cafes – so good but so brutal for losing weight.  The Weight Watchers approach to healthy living works for me.  My issue has to do with consciousness once the goal is reached.  Simply maintaining a record of what I eat seems to be incentive for me to practice healthy eating habits.  Generally speaking, I do eat a healthy diet – except for sweets; but come on MP, what and how much are enough / how much is too much? 

Have a Great Tuesday!

15 comments:

  1. If you can't find a replacement for your windshield washer container, you might try a temporary repair using JB Weld. There are different types of JB Weld, the one(s) you might want to consider are the "Plastic Weld" and/or Water Weld. Not seeing the broken area, I am just thinking that either of these might give you a temporary repair so that you will have fluid as you drive down the road until you find a more permanent repair. In my use of the products in the past, this temporary repair might last for a number of months, and the cost should be around $10-$15....found at Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Good luck Mary-Pat. --Dave

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    1. Hi Dave:
      Unfortunately, when one of the guys was helping me with another issue in the engine area, he poked a hole in the container and then trying to get it out to find model number, etc., the hole became quite large. It's not repairable. I'm now checking online to see if I can find it - no luck yet at places like ebay, etc.

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  2. Speaking of "long overdue book reviews." Also, though I wasn't writing about you, your adventures and talk of a "bucket list" remind me of my latest blog post at www.octoberyears.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, Gil, I know - I've been remiss. It'll get there! And I'll check your blog, too.

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  3. Your days are full of adventures. Good luck with your windshield container replacement or repairs and getting a new battery. It looks like you are managing very well with the help of your friends.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thanks Julia. Yes, the guys are really trying to help me out. And, in the process of learning all about RV repairs, etc., I'll be able to become a "Rosie the Riveter!"

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  4. RV repairs are inevitable. I just received a tire recall from Michelin. The good news is they're going to replace my tires date March 2003 with newer ones, free of charge! Hang in there "Rosie."

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    1. Yes, I heard about that recall. Four goods on ya'!

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