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Monday, November 6, 2017

Fuses Replaced, A Setback and Bigger Problem To Fix.

Our Location today is Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.

Last night the temperature dropped just below 50 F (10 C) so we both managed to stay under the covers. When I got up at 7:15 CST it was cool inside the trailer but not uncomfortably so. Not wanting to wake Kathy because I know that she needs more sleep then I do I simply went about opening the Window Shades before sitting down at my Computer.

The Park WiFi was strong enough at the time that there wasn’t any problem getting On-Line. As soon as The Weather Network showed the Amarillo, Texas temperature sitting at 37 F (3 C) I wasn’t in a hurry to get outside instead I busied myself getting caught up on all the Blogs we follow on our Sidebar. The first few days we were on the road there wasn’t any time in the mornings to do our reading so I’d fallen behind. When Kathy got up around 8:00 we cycled the Furnace to get the chill out of the air while we enjoyed our breakfast.

When the inside chores were finished I started researching where the local Ford Dealers were. It seems that they don’t make Sidemarkers the way they used to. After only Eight and a Half Years of being exposed to the Sun and Road Vibration the two on the Drivers Side wheel tub have broken their lenses off. It seems that the Dealerships don’t stock Body Trim such as Lights so it would take three days for them to arrive after the required Prepayment is made so the parts can be ordered. 

It was cool enough that we enjoyed a nice warm bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup and a Hot Tea to go with the Chicken Sandwich we shared for our lunch. Trying to cut back.

It was around 12:30 by the time I got outside to try to finish the repairs for the Driving Lights to the Trailer. As soon as the Fuse was installed I tried the Lights on the Truck and they all lit up. As I was reassembling the Relay/Fuse Box and Cruise Control Module the pliers I was using slipped from my hand and lodged themselves inside the bottom of the Fender. I tried a number of things to no avail and finally had to partially disassemble the Inner Fender Well in order to retrieve the Pliers. It wasn’t so much the value of the Pliers but if they had fallen out while driving down the road how many Tires would they have destroyed. In the process of taking things apart a Stainless Bolt was lost so using the Magnet to find it was useless and I couldn’t see it because it blended in with the Crushed Stone on our site. Taking a break from her House Cleaning and Bookkeeping Kathy came out to visit as well to see how things were going, she immediately spotted it laying where I had already looked. 
Kathy had proof that I was just laying around.
The Sun was masked by the Clouds most of the day so the 63 F (17 C) temperature felt cooler and with the Forecasted Freezing Temperature for tonight we discussed taking early Showers so that all the Hoses could be put away shortly after supper. While I was filling our Fresh Water Tank to use while we are traveling I prepped the truck for Towing and backed it up to the point of being nearly hitched up. I reset the valves in our Control Center for our showers then I plugged the Trailer Lights in. Trying out the Lights I found that the Signals work but No Driving Lights! Checking the Plug on the Truck there is plenty of power but it’s not getting to the Trailer. Guess we’ll continue our Daytime Traveling until I can replace the Trailer Cord.

We both had our Showers before supper so that we wouldn’t have to worry as much about Water Conservation like when we are Boondocking. For supper Kathy grilled some Sliced Ham to go with the Macaroni and Garden Salad she had made. Supper was topped off with a hot cup of Tea
Macaroni Salad, Garden Salad and Grilled Ham
with Cranberry/Orange Relish.
As soon as the dishes were washed I put on my jacket to go outside to Dump and Flush our Waste Tanks. I’d barely started the process before going back inside to add another layer on. The temperature had dropped that quickly that I felt frozen. All the Hoses have now been stowed so we won’t have to deal with them in a near frozen state in the morning.

Tomorrow we’ll be heading towards Albuquerque, New Mexico where Kathy has found a few things of interest for us to do. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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6 comments:

  1. I don't know if you are aware of a place south east of Amarillo called Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It is the Grand Canyon of Texas. It is an amazing place to see, as you drive right down into the canyon. The escarpment goes all the way down to Caprock Canyons. There is camping at both state park, but it is more expensive then New Mexico's.

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  2. It's always something, right? Glad you got the pliers out. I absolutely loved Albuquerque. Their Zoo and gardens are amazing, but LOTS of walking!!

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  3. Traveling full time is not always fun and games. But its worth it.

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  4. I hate those simple repairs, it always turns sour for me:)

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