Beasely’s While Coach Sits Quietly

3/5/14  Wednesday at Wildwood, FL (Alliance Coach)

While our rig was recuperating (letting the gasket and black urethane sealant get firm) we met with Lori (finances). We get $178 back because the bill was less than what we’d paid for the non needed inverter. Plus our warranty covered the inverter wire repair. Yahoo! Right after that we went to the Post Office for John’s medicines only to find out they weren’t there. Yikes. Time to meet with Linda and Ove. They took us to Beasely’s in Center Hill, FL. They sell breathable mat material that is heat sealed so it won’t fray even when you cut a new piece off. It lets the grass breath. You can wash it with just about anything. It won’t mildew. It’s so heavy that wind won’t blow it away. Great color choices. Only $2 per linear foot. The rolls are 4′ wide. When we got back to Linda/Ove’s place we got to talking until past lunch time. Off to home for a quick lunch. That’s when we made some calls and found out John’s medicine had gone by UPS. Since they won’t deliver to the Post Office they had it in Leesburg. Thanks to WAZE (the GPS on my phone) we found the UPS there, about 12 miles away.

Next we needed to check out a place to get our fuel tomorrow, near WalMart at The Villages. This was, naturally, in the opposite direction from Alliance Coach as Leesburg and about 7 miles from Alliance,. Glad we checked because it would just be very hard to navigate our large rig on those premises, so we’ll get our fuel at the Pilot near I-75. While there we got our grocery shopping done. When we arrived back at Alliance lo and behold Matt and Trell were cleaning up our new gasket. This is after we paid our bill! Once we got our food away we texted Linda/Ove that we were ready to get together but was it too late? In the end we determined that it would be best for us to text them when we finished our supper and pre trip jobs and see about getting together. We were ready around 6:30 pm so we spent some good visiting time with them before heading for our still closed up rig. Since rain is predicted it seemed reasonable to simply leave everything buttoned up. Getting ready to leave in the morning will be all that much easier.

rig 1 rig 2 These are the same old windshields with our new gasket but it makes them look new  Maybe because they are so clean now.

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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