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Getting Stuff Done

March 18, 2013

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Rockport, Texas

Monday is becoming the day to get chores done.  Last Monday we did laundry.  Well… Nell did laundry, I helped her load it into the Jeep, and drove her to and from the RV park’s laundry room.

Today was another busy day.  I got a very hesitant generator started and ran it for almost a half hour.  Note to self -and new RVers: Run the onboard generator every 3 weeks religiously, and keep the house battery connections clean!  Part of the problem (a result of my procrastination) was a metal pin about three inches long that holds the house battery shelf in place (inside one of the basement compartments).  It was a bit rusty anyway, and since I had not accessed the batteries in a while, the pin had rusted in place.  It took several applications of Liquid Wrench over several days, to get it out.  That allowed me access to the battery cable connections.  Once they were cleaned up, removed and reconnected, the generator fired up and ran beautifully.

We had gained some space in the largest basement storage compartments when we sold the art festival display panels.  Today, I rearranged some things and repacked a bit.  I also tossed a couple of things that were just taking up space.  There is still some tweaking to be done, but it’s a lot neater and things are more accessible.  Once we get rid of a couple of large tubs of frames, we’ll have more flexibility to distribute the weight a little better.

We finally got some Social Security information we needed, so got the taxes done (insert applause).  Nell is feeling considerably better, so she did some laundry and other domestics.  We are now showered, barefoot and sitting in shorts with the door and windows open, enjoying a mild breeze.

Even for a procrastinator, it always feels good to get things done.

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  1. Martine permalink
    May 19, 2013 5:43 pm

    Wonderful blog! I am a first time RV’er and just bought a tiny 22 ft RV! Waiting to pick it up in a week or so. Its an older 1997 version, small enough to try out without much expense, and large enough to accommodate my 110 lb German Shepherd Dog, Max, and a 6.5 ft Suriname Boa Constrictor called Magnus. Your fix-up tips were very much appreciated, and your traveling stories gave me the travel itch too! I have wanted an RV since childhood growing up in India, with French, Belgian, and Indian roots. I am now in Los Angeles, the paradise spot on earth, with sea and mountains, and golden coastlines full of sunshine and wine, and I want badly to travel across the US to see it and understand it well. Looking forward to doing some travel finally with my pets without having to check if the local motel permits large dogs (never mind the snake!), and logistics of check-in, check-out. Hope you are both in good health and have many more years of travel in store! Thank you!

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