October 30th, Tuesday – Electrical Answers; Awnings, Half Way There; New Neighbors

I woke up and took one look at the clock and could not believe my eyes – it was 7:45 am!  I can’t remember a morning since we’ve been on the road that I’ve ever slept that long.  I will say it felt good.  I woke up refreshed and ready to take on the world.

Breakfast was simple and quick but tummy filling.  A bowl of Cream of Wheat, a glass of V-8, and a couple cups of coffee.  Good, wholesome breakfast that got the motor running.

Forward into the day.  So what is going on with the electrical system?  After some research and noodling it over, and with the help of a mobile RV tech, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Solar charge controller with built in volt meter has given up the ghost.  But wait there is more,  the tech decided to check and make sure there where no issues with the solar panels on the roof.  Remember, these panels were factory installed and are only meant to trickle charge the batteries.  Well, the panels are also bad, cracked in several places and in danger of breaking apart.  So, we have several things that need to be replaced.  Time to call the extended warranty company to find out how much of this they are going to cover.

While we’re on electrical, the starting battery is also going to have to be replaced.  It will not hold a full charge any longer.  OK, that will be replaced on Thursday.  We’ll stop at NAPA and see if they will pro rate the current battery since it is only two years old.  Wish me luck.

Well, they’re up, the awning rails that is front and back.  Tomorrow Barbara and I will work together on getting the awnings on the rails.  Can’t wait to see how they are going to look when installed.  We’ll take it slow and make sure everything is right on the money.

We have new neighbors.  Actually the only neighbors since out of about forty sites there are only five – including ours – that are occupied!  One would think that given the time of year, Florida and all the park would be full.  Don’t know what to say.  But back to our neighbors.  They are Norm and Holly who have been full timing for thirteen years.  They sure have us beat by a few years!  They covered all of America – except Hawaii – and almost all of Canada.  Can’t wait to say we’ve done the same.

That then was on day on The Road of Retirement.  Not a busy one but a productive one all the way around.  Thanks for joining us on our journey, we hope you enjoyed your time with us.   As I bid your goodnight I leave your with this thought to ponder:

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As always,  if you are coming to the end of your day with concerns and worries, let me suggest that you turn them over to God.  After all, He is going to be up all night so why not let him handle them for you.

Time now for our evening prayers and eventually some shut-eye.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

One thought on “October 30th, Tuesday – Electrical Answers; Awnings, Half Way There; New Neighbors

  1. Anxious to see your awnings. You two have certainly learned alot about RVing in 1 year. Trying to focus on the good in life in spite of the news and all the hate in our world today. God be with us all.


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