Tuesday In Tucson

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192013
 

After the usual morning routine of checking e-mail, discarding the junk and forwards, and responding to those that needed it, I spent most of yesterday creating back issue CD sets and printing out our various RV guides to fill orders that came in over the weekend. I hoped to get done in time to get […]

Greg Fixed It

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062013
 

In yesterday’s blog I wished my friend Greg White happy birthday and sung his praises, and here I go again, because he has done it again. A couple of weeks ago I reported that the drum on our Splendide washer/dryer combo had stopped turning, though it had power and the pump runs. After going through […]

Time To Go

 Posted by at 2:59 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242013
 

Well, after running through some more tests yesterday morning and a phone call to Westland Sales, which provides parts and service advice to Splendide washer/dryer owners, the news was not good. The control board is shot and replacement boards are no longer available for that model. Now what? Greg White told me to send him […]

Sam Lied

 Posted by at 3:18 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222013
 

As I reported a couple of days ago, the drum on our Splendide washer/dryer combo has stopped turning on our Splendide, though it has power and the pump runs. I assumed the belt had broken and called Westland Sales, the Splendide parts and service location near Portland. Sam, the tech I talked to there, was […]

Goodbye Sunshine

 Posted by at 2:52 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202013
 

If the weatherman is to be believed, yesterday was the last nice day we’re supposed to have here on the Oregon coast for a while. It’s supposed to start raining today and not stop until sometime the middle of next week. Terry and I decided we had better take advantage of the blue sky while […]

Mission Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222013
 

Yesterday morning I called around, trying to locate the drain pump for our Splendide washer/dryer combo. I was concerned, because Greg White had told me he couldn’t find Splendide parts in the Houston area and when he needed parts for his, he had to order them from Westland Sales in Clackamas, Oregon. But I got […]

Jan 202013
 

Well, I whined, sniveled, wheedled, cajoled and even begged, but Greg White was being stubborn and wouldn’t come to Florida to fix our Splendide washer/dryer combo. So yesterday it was time to pull the unit out of its cabinet and to try to figure out why it was leaking. RV manufacturers don’t make it easy […]

No Excuses

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 052013
 

There’s a funny saying going around on Facebook that says “Every day, I wake up and tell myself that I have a lot to accomplish and I’m going to get busy and work hard all day long. Then myself and I laugh and roll over and go back to sleep.” That’s how it was for […]

Back To Wildwood

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032013
 

Yesterday was a traveling day, but we didn’t travel very far, just 48 miles. We left the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve about 9:30 and took U.S. Highway 27 north to Leesburg, where we picked up State Route 44 west through Wildwood to the Three Flags RV Resort, a Mid-Atlantic property that is part of the […]

Blown Away

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272012
 

About 4 AM yesterday morning I woke up to the sound of strong wind flapping our slide-out toppers and window awnings and by about 7 our motorhome was rocking and rolling, but not in the fun kind of way. The wind blew hard all morning and I sure wouldn’t have wanted to be out on […]