Monday, April 19, 2010

Repairs and relatives

Up early (for us, anyway) to head down to the fix-it place for the generator. It was only 14 miles away and we didn’t need to be there until 9:30 so we could avoid rush hour traffic. We stopped and filled up on the way. Turns out that the fuel line between the tank and the fuel pump for the genset had gotten turned around when we had the frame work done last summer. Apparently there was enough fuel in the lines the couple times we had started it in the last few months for it to run a few minutes. We know, we know, we’re not exercising our generator often enough! Anyway, it got fixed and runs great!

Back to the park to get settled again, but no 110 AC inside again! This time re-setting the main breakers didn’t do the trick so we tracked down another fix-it company. They weren’t too far away either so we unhooked everything and headed out again. This time we towed the car – later discovered that was a good move.

Lyle, our technician, couldn’t reproduce the problem on either the generator or shore power and believes it may be either the transfer switch or the inverter. So, because of no definite resolution to the problem, we decided to stay the night there. Settled the coach in the lower parking area and hopped in the car to go see John’s cousin, Judy, and her husband Rick. Here’s some gorgeous flowers we saw on the way (I think they're "Greenthread" flowers):


This is is surely one of my all-time favorite flower pictures!


We got to Rick & Judy’s a bit early so we went for a much needed walk while Judy finished up her work (she works at home). Then we enjoyed a great dinner with them and a nice conversation afterwards. We’ve seen each other only a couple times since the early 1970s so it was really fun to spend some time with them and get reacquainted. Thanks, Rick & Judy, for a wonderful evening!

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