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Monday, March 23, 2015

Power, Power, Who’s Got the Power?

Our Location today is Sugar Loaf Key, Florida, USA.

It was close to 8:00 by the time we woke up this morning and we didn’t dally long at making ourselves presentable. The reason was that after experiencing electrical power problems at our pedestal I wanted to be certain something would be done to correct the problem. We had our breakfast and tidied the trailer before sitting to read at the computer. 

We were still connected this morning to the power pedestal on the adjoining site with the knowledge that it was scheduled to be occupied starting tomorrow.  The morning was passing us by so at 11:00 I walked to the office to find out what was going on. Sandy the same woman that wrote up the report yesterday for Kathy and I was again on duty. When I expressed my concern she immediately called the gentleman in charge of maintenance who was on his lunch. He said that he’d already checked our post and found nothing wrong with it but agreed to speak to me if I wanted after he finished his lunch. 

I returned to the trailer to let Kathy know what was transpiring but before we could sit down to have our lunch guess who was knocking at the door. He explained our post was the last on that circuit and when he used the meter the power had good readings. However when we reconnected our trailer to the post and turned the power on there was a loud pop from inside the pedestal and our trailer was without power again. He opened the box to confirm that the breaker and plug were new but he also found one of the connections to be loose. No matter what he did our trailer could not get power from that pedestal even with good readings on his meter but it worked just fine on the post next door. 

We spent the rest of the afternoon taking care of documenting and research on the computers. When that was completed I returned to the office to be certain we’d be able to continue using the power pedestal on the site next to us. Fortunately Sandy the woman who had been kind enough to take care of the situation had blocked the use of that site until the day of our departure. This meant we didn’t have to worry about coming home to find we had no power coming in to our trailer. 
Parked by the pool at the KOA.
Last Thursday when we’d gone to Key West so I could donate blood they had given us a weekend schedule of where I could find the Big Red Bus because they no longer took donations at the office. So with that information we’d traveled to Big Pine Key where I made my donation later that day. When I came out of the office today what did I see parked by the pool? The Big Red Bus! Today’s stop was not even on the list I was given last week and it didn’t even appear online. I stopped in to say hello to the same staff that was on the bus last Thursday. 
The wind picked up and the clouds started to fill the sky.
I fired up the Weber to grill some Johnsonville Brats for supper while Kathy got things ready inside. Within minutes of starting the Weber the sky started to cloud and the wind really picked up making us think that we were in for a serious storm. We enjoyed our meal and have everything closed up outside but so far no storm. 
This what the sky looked like at 4:30.
We might be getting to bed early tonight so we can get an early start to tomorrow’s planned adventures. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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