10/12/13 Saturday at Hillsville, VA (Lake Ridge RV Resort-PPA)
Since this would be a cloudy, spitting rain day, we decided to give John a break from driving.
John’s projects: Fill batteries, check coolant level, lubricate jacks and steps and exercise/run generator. After the last item, we realized we didn’t have any power from the pedestal. Normally, you can turn on your generator while plugged in and it will prioritize over the pedestal power. Somehow, something threw the main switch at our pedestal, because John couldn’t get it to switch on. After lunch, he went up to the office to get our little 1 gallon propane bottle filled (for barbecue grill) and ask about our pedestal. He’d used our extension 50 amp cord to connect to a neighboring pedestal. Someone came and got our power running.
Trish’s projects: Write and post blog, fill claim forms for Group Health regarding our flu shots, record John’s maintenance efforts on our checklist. Also, we found out yesterday that the dental hygienist clinic near Lenoir, NC already have appointments made through the end of October, when we’ll be there. So I have to start over, looking into schools/clinics near Orlando,FL.
During all this, John had METV on, with old Western shows…all day, until 6 pm when Emergency came on. All the advertising is directed toward seniors, of course. I’m getting a glimpse of life when we’re back home. For the late afternoon, John watched his TV while I struggled with getting that maintenance checklist (a spreadsheet) to get back to normal, even asking Justin for help. After supper we managed to play with it enough to get it pretty much back to normal.
John got ambitious for supper, making meatloaf, potatoes and gravy for supper, plus piles of dishes for me to wash!