I give up! I’m not even going to whine and snivel about the cold anymore. It doesn’t do a bit of good anyway. I’m just going to buy me a team of huskies, hook them to the front end of my motorhome, and go on down the road. God seems to want me to be an Eskimo, and these days dog food costs less than diesel fuel anyway.
We thought we left the cold weather behind us once we got to Arizona, where folks have been basking in the sunshine all winter long. But a nasty cold front has hit the state, with overnight temperatures in the low 30s last night, along with wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour. Today the high is supposed to be in the mid-50s, and we’ll be down in the 20s overnight.
Yesterday, we found a car wash to scrape some of the grime that had built up between Florida and Arizona off our Explorer, then we we stopped at RV Renovators in Mesa to visit with office manager Cinda Nelson. We met Cinda last year when we took our Winnebago in for our first Norcold refrigerator recall, and were impressed with how many things they can do, from warranty work, to installing RV flooring and cabinets, to body work, and anything else you could want or need done, except for major mechanical repairs. I asked Cinda to come to our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally in Yuma next month, to present a seminar on how you can save money by refurbishing your present RV, instead of buying a new one.
Speaking of Norcold and their poor record of performance, Cinda said now that the company has a new recall out, her shop is keeping busy doing those modifications. We have had both Norcold recalls done, but I sleep a lot better knowing that we also have one of Mac McCoy’s automatic refrigerator compartment fire extinguishers, because RVs are still burning up from refrigerator fires all the time.
While we were at RV Renovators, we arranged for them to build and install doors on the TV compartments over our windshield and in the bedroom. We have replaced both of the heavy old TVs that came with the motorhome with new, lighter flat screen models, and have just been setting them in place, then taking them down and laying them on the bed when we travel. Once Cinda’s crew gets the new doors installed, the TVs will be mounted on them, eliminating that chore, and the doors will turn the TV cabinets into extra storage areas, which we can always use.
When we left RV Renovators, we stopped at a couple of stores to pick up some things Terry needed, and then we popped in for a visit with her parents. Then we grabbed a bite to eat, came back to the motorhome, and I dumped our black water tank. Our internet connection here gets really slow at times, so after I got frustrated trying to answer several e-mails, I gave up and sat on the couch to do them with my iPad. I think I got the last reply sent before I dropped off for a nap. I woke up in time to write today’s blog, catch the nightly news, and watch Miss Terry make me a batch of her delicious No Fail chocolate fudge with pecans.Yummy!
Today is Miss Terry’s mom’s birthday, so Terry is taking her out for lunch and a “girls’ day.” Happy Birthday, Bess! I tease my mother-in-law to death, but after over thirteen years of being married to her daughter, I think I’m finally growing on her. Why, just the other day she referred to me as “you know who!” That’s a major step forward in our relationship! 🙂
While Terry and her mom are out doing their thing, I’ll work on the new issue of the paper, and I have a couple of errands I need to run, including dropping off several orders at the post office. Two friends of mine want me to sponsor them to join the Elks, and since I don’t have any membership applications, I need to run up to the Apache Junction Elks lodge to get some applications. There are a couple of gun shops between here and there, so I suspect I’ll have to stop and check them out!
Thought For The Day – We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.