Radiator News

10/23/12 Tuesday at Grants Pass,OR (Henderson’s Line Up shop)

John and Trish  at San Carlos,CA with Roni Cowell

We had a quiet morning, then a lunch of leftovers. After lunch we walked to Golf Smith, so John could check it out. It was just another golf store. During our walk, we found out that our Extended Warranty people now say they want the old radiator taken to a radiator shop, where they will determine whether it can be repaired, or if it must be replaced. This is after we were told they would pay for replacing it. The replacement has been built and we found out on our walk that it had arrived. SO, now we may NOT get the money for replacing it. We decided to tell Henderson’s to take the old radiator out, then send it to the radiator shop in town for determining if it’s repairable. Meanwhile, start putting the replacement radiator in. If the shop determines it needs to be replaced, then we’ll get paid for that by the insurance company (I’m led to believe). If they determine that it can be repaired, we’ll choose the replacement and only get paid for repair. The suspense never ends. We should have been bugging the warranty people (through our broker) until they’d sent their authorization, because all this didn’t come to light until the authorization arrived – today. My last conversation with our broker, on 10/11/12, was that they’d approved the replacement and would send an authorization that day…..

In light of all this, and recognizing how long we’ve been “camping out” at Roni’s, we’ve decided to leave first thing tomorrow for Grant’s Pass,OR. I sure hope they’ll have the old radiator out, to the shop and will have begun putting the replacement in when we arrive late Wednesday.

We’re taking Roni out to dinner tonight.

Roni – our fabulously generous host and cousin plus her best buddy, Jack.

Mark – cousin  (Oldest of Dan Cowell’s children). He’s not usually this scruffy, but got home from Asia, then went to Twain Harte, chopped and stacked wood, then back home.  Who has time for a shave?


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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