We were up at Oh-Dark-Thirty yesterday morning to get the motorhome packed up and ready to go to for an appointment to get both windshields replaced at 10:30. Just before it was time to leave I called to confirm the directions to the shop and they said because it was raining and our RV is too big to fit inside of their bay they couldn’t do it until Monday. I got up that early for nothing? That’s just wrong!
A couple of people asked why we didn’t have a mobile windshield installer come to us here at the campground instead of driving to a shop. Our rig is a 2002 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage and they have been known to have issues with rust in the windshield channels, which is much easier to deal with in a shop if they find that to be the case with ours. Before we became, fulltimers Miss Terry ran a commercial glass shop for almost 20 years and she said that while it’s more convenient to have a mobile guy come to the RV park, if there are any issues, being in the shop is a great advantage.
With that put on hold, and time on our hands, we decided to go to Oil Can Henry’s for an oil change on the Explorer. It was also time for a new air filter and to change the fluids in front and rear differentials, and for new windshield wipers. So I had them do it all while we were there. Our Explorer has 115,000 miles on it and is still going strong because we believe in good preventive maintenance. Yes, we can afford to buy something new if we wanted to, but why be saddled with payments if we don’t have to be? There’s a lot to be said for living debt-free, or at least as debt-free as you can make yourself.
Our friend Nancy Kissack has told us several times how good the food is at the Tsunami Sandwich Shop in downtown Seaside, so we decided to go there for lunch. Terry had the Sandcastle albacore tuna sandwich, while I went for the Tsunami Pastrami sandwich, which was huge and delicious. And the place is almost next door to Northwest Winds kite shop. What more could you ask for?
I have been using the same Tempur-Pedic office chair for five or six years now and it was getting worn out, so when we were at Staples the other day I was looking around at different chairs and didn’t find anything I really liked. I went online, and lo and behold, I could order the same chair I’ve been using from Staples and have it delivered to their store in Warrenton. It came in yesterday, so we went to pick it up. Here’s the old and new chairs side-by-side.
The old chair is still serviceable, so I asked one of the rangers here at the Seaside Thousand Trails if they could use it in the activity center, but he said they were chair poor already. So we will drop it off at Goodwill in the next day or two. Maybe somebody can get some more use out of it, and that’s better than having it go into a landfill.
Have entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Castle Cay, the first book in my friend Lee Hanson’s excellent Julie O’Hara mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – I thought I wanted a career. Turns out, I just wanted pay checks.