Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Therapy gets a New Hat–well Three New Hats!
Finally – we got three Max-Air vents put on today. It is something I kinda dragged my feet about cuz I didn’t want to impede the air flow from our Fantastic Fans. We got the vent covers which are supposed to allow maximum air flow so I hope they work that way. Haven’t tried them out yet. This is what they look like. At least we shouldn't have anymore rain inside the motor home!
We got them at Camping World so I don’t feel bad about using their picture – free advertising for them lol! They cost quite a bit more than the regular vent covers but if you have the Fantastic Fans you understand why I don’t want to interfere with the airflow. It cost us $16 per cover for installation but I consider it money well spent. We do NOT want to see Russ up on the roof, or me either for that matter.
Last night we managed to replace an outside plug on the side of the garage. It somehow got corroded and shorted out. Since it runs our pool pump, it is pretty essential. Now, you may not think replacing it is such a big deal but for Mr. and Mrs. Unhandy it was a major accomplishment. Put either of us in front of a computer and we can usually figure out how to do something – put a tool in our hands and it’s all downhill from there!!
It’s been a busy week so far but we have got a lot accomplished. The Fit is back in the shop. The check engine light came on right after we left Pendleton. We called the dealer who did the insurance work and were told to take it to the dealer when we got home. Did that once already and they reset it and cleaned off the antifreeze that was on the sensor but the light came back on a few days later. Now we find that the gasket on the thermostat was not properly in place and that is causing the problem. Hmmm… I wonder how that happened?? No way to go back to the other dealer so we’ll just bite the bullet and pay for it ourselves.
Also got our passports sent in for renewal. $110 for a ten year renewal…not too bad. The worst part was having my picture taken – full face straight into the camera. It was not a pretty sight. It sure didn’t look much like that woman who was on my old passport. I wonder where she went?
Amid all our chores and running around, we did manage to get Therapy out for a run to the lake. I always love it when all the boats are back. They look so graceful and colorful.
Rusty wanted to go and he managed to walk a little but not too far. It’s hard on our backs lifting him in and out of the motorhome but he wants to be with us and so we try. Poppy is doing great.
More flowers are getting planted tomorrow…hopefully the planters that hang on the front of the house. We’ll see how that works out.