Also some improvements, repairs and just plain old fun. And let's not forget we are both volunteering.
Repairs? You don’t say, what type of repairs, you might ask? Well, one day we almost lost our big awning. It just about popped outside of the track. Luckily we were outside and with Susan's help we managed to retract it and seated it sort of till we could get repaired. Mike (Gene’s RV)came out with Eddie and along with me we were able to get it re-installed and firmly mounted this time. Seems there are 2 small # 6 screws which lock it in-place – NOT. Well it is now in place and working well. Gene's also assisted us with a fan rewire (by me), new monitor (backup), Vent fan lift and motor and more. We just about have our twin temp working again. A few more minutes and back in service.
Susan has been doing hats, baskets, sewing things for friends. We learned Mexican Tile game. Did I tell you she loves her pantry? Well she really lovvvvvvvvvvvvves it.
We also sold our Big Mr. Buddy and installed a Pro-Com Blue Flame Ventless LP Heater. We learned of this from Terry and Karla who have had one for a few years. We are hoping to really try it out this week. For this install, I choose to do flare fitting. This is a method where the copper tube is flared by a flaring tool. This was an easy way and good thing to do.
We also upgraded our Cell Phone System. We installed a Maximum Signal System. What does this allow us to do? Increase our cell phone service while in the Boonies. Our 3g system, was working, but I needed a new antenna and better tech:
Along with this, I installed a new 12 Vdc water pump for recirculating hot water line to the bathroom sink and shower.
On the other side, we usually all take our walks around the area, then off to the dog park / baseball park to allow everyone to take a long and hard run. We are now taking the Dakota and Tilly along with us when going to the stores like Home Depot and a few other places as part of her training and socialization. That's going very well
Dakota is always ready to go
Of course what would be a good outside shot?
We have been trying to catch up with friends and what they have been doing.
Speaking of friends, I’ll try to make this short, while sitting with Wayne,
Wayne looking Good
of course I capture a photo of Charlie
and another of Bob
Now how about where we are and what we are doing. Susan and I have been given alot of compliments about our work and work habits. It seems we really do not need supervision nor have to be told what needs to be done. We see and just go do it. Phil, my partner gave me a really big compliment saying “ I hope you are coming back next year, and wish you were staying longer. It is nice to hear words like that, especially from your co-workers. We just seem to get along and know what needs to be done at the same time. We share the work load but if he is busy, I am doing clean up and getting ready for the next job.
Even Big John, Facility Mgr has taken notice. Well anyway, work here is realy great and fun, its’ fun to be with a bunch of good people who work well with each other.
What else, the first MOAB was held this month and will be each month till April:
We have started our new "Where have we been / going road map:
Susan found this Hutch, This is the finish product. When she found it, a top section was built on top, she stripped it, re-finished it and then we made modification to it.
Night with the fam's Soccer game (Colin).
No photos of the parade (allergies just about killed me)
More/Additional Photos and such to come later.
Well time to close and get this published