The last couple of days, I’ve had some challenges to deal with. They were not overwhelming, but life for me isn’t one long vacation. Every fulltime RVer knows that. Late Friday night, I noticed another brown tinge to the water here. I’ve had great water for the last two weeks, and staff felt the problem had been solved.
A wild rose bloom with some pollinators. Tonight’s pics are from one of the trail checks I did last week.
I don’t know why the water always seems to go bad on a weekend when no staff are around. I’ve asked that I be taught how to get the softener machine to recharge. No ice or drinking water is a real pain in the neck.
I wrote a post a while back on Petco vs. PetMeds.com. Well, I’ve had nothing but problems with getting Emma’s flea and tick stuff shipped. It’s been about 12 days now, with four calls by me to get it straightened out. Each time I’m assured things are taken care of. Ha! My latest call on Friday resulted in my order being sent to accounting for a decision. They’ll supposedly get back to me tomorrow. They don’t work weekends you know.
In the meantime, July 1 is fast approaching, and the first of the month is when I always put the medication on Emma. I’ve got a six month supply from Petco for a large dog, but I hesitate to use that. I’m frustrated with both companies.
I had today off, so I had time to take care of some routine chores in between the rain showers and blasting high winds. It was time to exercise the generator. I shut everything electrical down inside the rig, and then disconnected the power. Came back inside to start the generator, and got nothing. None of the 12 volt lights worked either. Absolutely no power inside the rig. Before disconnecting, the power pad showed that the house batteries were fully charged. What the heck?
I tried turning on the engine of the motorhome, and it worked fine. I just didn’t have any power inside. I was stymied.
I waited until Bridget and John got home from working the VC today, and posed the problem to John. He came over with his volt meter measurer thingy, and checked out the house batteries. They were fine. Then he checked every electrical panel in the rig, both inside and out. Everything was good to go. He asked for my Winnebago owners manuals, and I sent them home with him to study.
A few minutes later he returned and asked if I had a 12 volt power switch somewhere. That’s when I thought of the auxiliary battery switch by the entrance door. He asked if I could have bumped into it by accident, and a light went off in my head. Yep, I had bumped that switch about a week ago when coming into the rig trying to escape another sudden downpour. I was so thankful for an easy fix to this problem. (so was he) Thanks, John, for teaching me a lesson I won’t soon forget.
With any luck, the brown water and flea/tick solutions will be resolved tomorrow. Minor defugalties, but a pain in the neck never the less.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy