Monday, January 19, 2015

Things Fixed And We Will Be Moving Soon

Since Thanksgiving, I have had my share of “Happenings”.We had some heavy rains and I had several leaks. that since have been fixed.  Well, all but one. That one will have to wait.  It’s my one slide out.  It will just have to come in when it rains.  The bedroom window is fixed and I have removed most of the carpet, dried out the the base floor and reconstructed the shelving that covers the wiring.  The new flooring will have to wait awhile.  There is still the carpet under the framework of the cabinets that has to come out and that will take time.

My Refrigerator/ Freezer went out the weekend just before Thanksgiving, but has since been fixed. Fortunately I didn’t loose too much food as I have an extra portable freezer.

It has been cold here, under the trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains.


Even though The weather on the internet says that Santa Cruz will be in the 60’s, where I’m at doesn’t get much sun, consequently it doesn’t get that warm here, maybe the mid to upper 50’s and that only lasts for an hour or two in the middle of the day. 

I had a small electric heater which didn’t help much, so at Christmas, Ted got me another one that works a little bit better.  My rent here at the RV Park doesn’t include electricity and with the colder weather, my electricity doubled in one month.  With needing to dry out the floors, I need to use my furnace.  It uses a lot of propane, but propane companies won’t fill an onboard tank.  The only other alternative was to get a freestanding outside tank.  It took over two weeks to set that up.  That was great, however the furnace wouldn’t stay on.  When Ted came out for a visit, he checked it out and I wrote down what was happening so that I could get the RV repair guy out to fix it.  He wasn’t able to come out until the next Friday, but because Ted was able to give them the information they were able to bring out the correct part and it was fixed within an hour. 

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IMG_3576 “Just making sure he’s doing a good job.”

Angel and I are finally warm and toasty.  Mitchell was able to fix all of my issues.  He has been out several times since October when all this started and has made sure everything was working and answered all my questions, even general RV ones, not related to the current issues,  Here is the link if you need their service when you are anywhere in the area.  ( ) So far only the R/F and the Furnace has been covered by Easy Care Insurance.  Unfortunately leaks aren’t covered.  That’s why the leaking slide out has to wait.  I now have enough propane to last through the winter.

When Ted was here a week ago, he brought his GF, Leslie, with him.  It was the first time to meet her.  She is an absolute delight.  They came early and we spent the day searching out places to go in Santa Cruz.  She used to go to school here in SC, so she is fairly familiar with the area.  We decided to go to Riva’s out on the Wharf. We parked near the beach and walked out on the wharf, had lunch and the took in the Monterey Bay Discovery Center on West Cliff near the wharf. (Free Admission)

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We also checked out Natural Bridges State Park.

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Nearby we checked out some of the stores by Kelly’s Italian Bakery.  I had been there earlier in the week after my Physical Therapist recommended it to me.  The sandwich that I had was really good.  But after having lunch already, we decided not to have dessert there.  Another time, perhaps.

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We had a fun visit.  I hope that I will see them more often.

As to the Move.   I spoke with Theresa at J D Grant Co Park and I will be returning there on March 1st for the summer.  If you are in the area come and visit

It’s countdown time again.  Getting out the list of all the things that need to be done before I leave.

Thanks for visiting


Visiting with my next door neighbors, Samson and his Mom

Susan and Angel


  1. You've had a rough winter. Sure hope everything dries out for you. And glad to hear you are going back to the park for the summer.

  2. Those leaks are a bear. We had a very bad roof leak in the back of our living room. Couldn't get the carpet dry. Now the carpet is dry, but we have mold. Ordered a new carpet from Home Depot that matches our carpet. It should be here in a week or so. We have someone lined up to remove the old carpet, bleach treat the area and will spray "Killz" on the area before installing the new pad and carpet. Sorry to hear about all the issues you're having, but it's good your son is nearby to help out. I hope your shoulder and arm are doing better.

  3. Planning a trip over to the beach as it gets a bit warmer. Hope to see you soon!

  4. So sorry to hear you have had so many issues this year. Hope things smooth out for you now.