My beautiful pictureI got news that a friend here at Pete’s camp died this morning. He was elderly and had lost his wife last year about this time. He and I would share stories of our travels in europe. We had been to the same places and enjoyed the same foods and adventures even though we had been there at different times. I toasted his memory this evening with a bit of brandy and let a few tears wet my cheeks. I will miss him.

I did a few things in the rig today. One was to a-fix the rear view mirror to the windshield again. It has been down for quite some time. An interior  rear view mirror in a class A RV is a waste, but I didn’t want to throw it away and it might come in handy when I hear something fall in the RV as I’m driving I can try to use the mirror to see what the problem is and if I should do something about it.  The other is I have a closet rod I use to hang drapes from that I have mounted across the RV just behind the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The purpose of that is to keep the hot air in the driving compartment in the summer and the cold air there in the winter. I am not sure if it is worth all the bother. I have seen other Rv’rs do it so I gave it a try. One thing I have learned is not to have the rod up when driving because if I hit a bump, not an unusual occurrence in Mexico, the rod comes down and hits me in the head. So before driving the rod and drapes are stowed out of the way.

I do know that my RV traveling days are not over; I still like the feel of the open road and the adventure of traveling to someplace new. Winter isn’t the best time to do that of course as it is cold and the weather can turn dangerous quickly. I think I’ll be back on the road one day soon; going to who knows where just as long as I’m going I’ll be happy. Not as happy as when I had my fur kids with me, but happier than sitting in one place to long. Yup getting that itch again 🙂

 

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RV projects


I got my RV back from the repair shop. It cost a lot more money than I was expecting, but there was a lot of work to be done finding and fixing the leak. Turn out it was a corroded fitting under the toilet and with replacing the toilet, a cheaper way to go than fixing it, and labor it cost $551.oo. I always get sad spending money even when it is necessary. In this case I couldn’t use the onboard water supply without damaging the RV. So it was necessary and I couldn’t do it myself and have it function properly.

The floor is done and looks good, not as good as if a professional had done it or if I had used much more expensive materials, but it is easier to keep clean than the rug.

The next project is to cover the hole the previous CRT television was located. This will become storage for the DVD player and DVDs. This coming along well, I need some hinges and a gadget to keep it closed and some trim and that will be done.

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If your wondering what I will do for a TV the answer is that I will use my new flat screen TV and DVD player. I’ll set it up over the cabinet where the old one was located. I travel I will secure the TV and DVD player in the bedroom so it won’t get damaged.