It's about time.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Power Problems.

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

After the moderate drive yesterday then setting up in high heat and topped off with the length of the day we both slept soundly through the night. It’s just that one of us slept sounder than the other and didn’t hear the Microwave cycling on each time our power came back on. Luckily that is why I have set up inverter outlets in our trailer to run our CPAP equipment so we’re not left gasping for air when the power cuts out in the middle of the night. Possibly because I sleep closer to the kitchen I was more aware of the happenings than Kathy was but when it happened the last time at 7:20 this morning it was enough to get me out of bed. 

When the power returned at 7:40 and the Microwave again sounded its alarm along with my not being in bed Kathy immediately got up. That’s when I chose to make our morning coffee and I’d no sooner finished that chore when the power again went out. Having our breakfast we decided that we’d check our computers while waiting for someone else to notify the office but as soon as we opened the computers they warned us of low battery power we knew they’d been without electricity most of the night. 

Soon after 9:00 I went outside asking the neighbors that were outside if they were having trouble with their power and nobody else had. I walked to the office asking them of any other electrical problems being reported. They didn’t know of any so they called maintenance to come check out the problem. The guy that came to our site first checked the breakers that I already had and then said it was our trailer. I told him it worked fine yesterday morning and last night so he checked with his meter. The meter showed power and again he said the fault was in our trailer and when he reinstalled the power cord into the plug the power returned to the trailer. I assured him it was a faulty plug and it should be replaced. When he pulled our cord completely from the plug the plug fell in pieces to the ground. Guess it wasn’t our electrical system wouldn’t you say so. By 10:00 our power was totally restored.  

Since we’d been too tired to finish setting up when we pulled in yesterday I started by setting up the storage skirt/shed, the flags and our signs. After stopping to cooling down inside the trailer I started dismounting the bicycles before having Kathy come out to help get the last two bikes off. While I continued setting up the bicycles to be road worthy before putting them in the shed Kathy went in to make our lunch. 

We needed to get some exercise so we went for a ride on the Tandem Bike traveling each of the park’s roads. Luckily for us that even though it was hot outside there was a strong east wind that was helping us keep cool as we rode along. Kathy was starting to get worried about riding in the park with all the RVs coming in to register so I steered us up the road towards the highway. Kathy first though that I was just going to turn around when we got to the stop sign but instead I turned up the path that would lead us over the bridge. 

I showed her where I’d taken her picture on the beach from last year. We were able to watch as younger couples were kayaking over the slightly choppy waters surrounding our campground and seeing all the different colors in the clear water below. It was also fun watching the antics of the Pelicans as they flew around and soared letting the wind currents carry them around without having to flap their wings. They would sit on the handrails of the bridge before suddenly plunging into the water below and coming up with the tail of a fish still partly hanging from their mouths. 

Back at the trailer we sat in the shade of our neighbor’s RV letting the cool breeze cool us down. For supper Kathy prepared some Sweet potatoes, Zucchinis and Salmon fillets for me to grill on the Weber. It always makes everything taste better. 

After resting today we’ll probably be heading in to Key West tomorrow to start our exploring. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Today's Pictures were
Again Photographed 
by Kathy.

Krackers

Did you hear about the prisoner who talked very slowly?


 He took 25 years to finish his sentence.

3 comments:

  1. It's nice to be vindicated when you're right. I bet you wish you had a picture of the maintenance man's face when the plug fell apart. Karma. :c)

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  2. Glad you are able to get the power situation straightened out and didn't suffer any shorts or surges to your rig! Low power can be as dangerous as high power... especially on the delicate control boards in everthing from your tvs, microwave, water heater and fridge.... all those componants can be compromised as well as your computers. Hope all it functioning well today!

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  3. Glad you are able to get the power situation straightened out and didn't suffer any shorts or surges to your rig! Low power can be as dangerous as high power... especially on the delicate control boards in everthing from your tvs, microwave, water heater and fridge.... all those componants can be compromised as well as your computers. Hope all it functioning well today!

    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
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    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com
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