Windshield Repair and Friends Arrive

7/31/13 Wednesday at Jefferson, OH (Kenisee Lake-TT)

This morning I worked on the blog as I waited for our glass repair guy to come. I’m really impressed with Safelite Autoglass. They were very helpful and efficient when I first called, even getting the insurance people on the line to have their approval of everything. They emailed a confirmation of our appointment, then this morning I got a call from Ken, letting us know he would be here between 10 am and noon. This was immediately followed by an email showing his name and ID and giving a number if there were any questions or issues. Sure enough, I thought maybe I should double check that rock chip. Whoops!! It was actually a smashed bug-it came off. So I furiously worked at cleaning the windshield to hopefully find a real rock chip. I did find several pits, so I called Safelite to let them know. They said it was okay, that Ken could still come and see what we had. When he came he explained what he was doing (he could add adhesive to those pits), then cleaned all the windows and vacuumed the car, thoroughly. Wow! All this covered by our insurance, with no deductible to pay and no points against our driving record. They’d asked if we needed windshield wipers, John said yes, so we paid for and got those installed also.

I spent the rest of the morning posting to the blog.

In the afternoon, John and I got discussing how we could fit this RV repair into our current schedule. The biggest thing is we can’t change our plans for flying to Leavenworth for Dorothy’s birthday party. We did play with options until the phone rang: Fleetwood RV Service’s tech, Rick, letting us know they would be open for us from August 27th on. We let him go as we discussed possibilities. Looks like we’ll have to skip Niagara Falls, since that would just take us farther away from where we need to take the RV (Decatur, IN). In the end, we decided that we could incorporate our time away to Leavenworth with RV repair time, thus not trying to live in it while they are working on it and not needing to pay for storage while we are gone to Leavenworth. It will mean days of heavy driving, but all in all, it should be good for the RV techs too – they’ll have lots of time to work on the rig, so when things are crazy busy, they wouldn’t have to work on it and when things are slow, they have it to work on.

As we’re working out all these details, our good friends Karen and Sherie and our new friends Bill and Marie (who also know Karen and Sherie) arrived!! Yahoo!!! We got to visit a little with each, then let them get settled in.

For the rest of the afternoon and on into the evening, we researched what we can do to get our RV from here to Fleetwood RV Service in Decatur, IN by 9/6/13, for leak repairs.

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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