Sunday, February 23, 2014
Lavonia Park COE, Wylie, Texas
Weather Conditions; Sunny – 72 degrees
We haven’t posted lately because we’ve had a lot going on. Life in general can keep us pretty busy at times.
Dawn’s brother–in-law pasted away. Philip was only 55 years old. He battled with lung cancer last year. He had to have part of one lung removed and went through chemo and radiation. He was getting back on his feet and was working full time as a diesel mechanic. A few months ago he developed pneumonia and spent a few days in the hospital. He recovered and went back to work.
A couple of weeks ago he started feeling bad and was readmitted to the hospital. He had developed some sort of lung infection and the doctors couldn’t determine what it was. He spent a little more than a week in ICU before passing away.
Dawn’s only remaining aunt celebrated her 100th birthday. Seventeen days later she passed away.
The weather has warmed up and that has increased the day use activity here at the park.
Today a woman stop by the gatehouse and asked if her kids (who are not old enough to have a driver’s license) could enter the park on a golf cart with their jet ski’s to launch at our ramp.
The answer would be “NO”. First of all, all the boat ramps on this lake are closed because the water levels are so low. There is a forty foot gap between the end of the ramp and the water.
Second of all, golf carts are not legal vehicles to drive on the roads here and lastly, we don’t want to babysit your kids.
I had a man in his sixties stop by here and ask what time of year we open the boat ramps.
I wanted to ask if he lived under a rock! Almost every night on the local news they report the severely low water levels of the lakes.
This entire Dallas area has been suffering drought status and has been on water restriction for over a year.
People seem more concerned with where they’re going to launch their boat then what’s happening to our drinking water source!
Sorry, I just had to rant, I just wonder about these people sometimes.
The fur kids got a new stroller. It’s a Roadster Stroller. It holds up to a 100 pounds and all three of them can ride in it.
It snaps together easily and is light weight.
The kids like even when it's folded up!
We'll be done with this winter’s gate attendant gig the end of March. Dawn and I have been doing some spring cleaning. We bought new truck tires and had the oil changed.
Now we're trying to decide which way we will be heading when we pull out of here.
We have been looking over our maps and trying to decide where to go and where to stop along the way.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Weather Condition; High 56 Low 40, Clear
Well, we’re still taking full advantage of the hyper son’s visit!
He spent an afternoon sanding and repainting the fifth wheel hitch. Looks very nice.
He tore out the interior steps I built this past summer and rebuilt them. I’m not a carpenter by any means, but they have worked well for us until they started squeaking!
He also added foam board insulation in the basement. That has already made a big difference. Over time, the basement doors leak air and there wasn’t any real insulation in the basement area.
We do let him rest occasionally!
Dawn and I also invested in a DISH Tailgater satellite and DISH receiver. We bought them both at Camping World.
I’ve read a lot of reviews on this system and most of them are good ones.
We drove over to Camping World in Denton. The store manager told us they have a hard time keeping the Tailgater satellite in stock. He said that the so far the only ones that have been returned are the ones that were sold on-line and delivered through shipping. He said he believes that he thinks that because the large box is so light weight that the delivery companies chunk the boxes.
The satellite itself is very lightweight. It comes with a fifty foot coax cable.
The setup was very easy. I hooked the DISH receiver up to the TV, connected the coax cable, pointed the tailgater towards the southern sky per instruction and Walla we were ready to call DSH and activate our account.
It took ten minutes to hook everything up and ten minutes on the phone to activate our account. We now have our choice of more channels than we’ll ever be able to watch!
Time to get back to work now
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Weather Condition; High 66 Low 42, Clear
Things have been busy around our place lately. My Son is visiting from Phoenix.
His plane came into DFW airport at 5:15 A.M on Thursday morning. Dawn and I left the trailer a little after 4:00 A.M in order to be there when his plane arrived. His flight was a few minutes late but it all worked out that we arrived at the same time his flight landed.
We left the airport and stopped for breakfast. After breakfast we returned to the trailer where everyone took a short nap.
Here we are looking our very best having breakfast too early in the morning!
Yep, his shirt says I See Dumb People"
My son is hyper too. He is very mechanical and I have taken full advantage of it. The windshield washer reservoir on the truck has been leaking for over a year. I could pour washer fluid in it and it would run out almost as quick!
We (HE) removed the reservoir and found the motor located at the bottom had a crack in it. A trip to the auto parts store and a little time later, it was working good-as-new. Thanks son.
He helped me wash the truck and we (HE) detailed all the plastic trim. Thanks so
He must have needed some rest so he went to visit other family members for a few days!!!!!
We’ve had some problems with our water heater and I have spent a few weeks trying to trouble shoot the thing to get it to work. We normally don’t use the propane to heat it. The electric has always worked fine.
When it’s real cold out, we like to use the propane. It just didn’t want to light. I’ve turned in on several times and nothing would happen. It would go through the motion and then it would shut out. I got flustered and just left it alone. Thank-goodness we had electric too.
A couple of weeks ago, one of the regular campers here at the park came over and we took the thing apart and cleaned the orifice and checked the igniter and all looked well. We put it all back together and still it wouldn’t light.
The water was warm but not hot by any means. I decided maybe the heating element was going out on it.
A few days later I decided to try the propane again. I turned the propane switch on and I heard the igniter clicking. I turned it off and right back on again and BOOM, it fired right up. I couldn’t believe it.
It fired up on a regular basis but the water wasn’t getting any warmer.
We drove out to Camping World on Sunday to get a new heating element. I talked with the service tech and he explained that the heating element does gradually go out. He said when it goes out it will be all at once. He suggested I double check the bypass valves on the water heater and make sure everything is where they need to be before replacing the heating element.
When we got home, I looked under the kitchen sink and it appeared all the valves were where the manual said they should be. I don’t know how they would have gotten turned anyway. I’ve never turned them.
I decided to turn one of the three valves that I thought might be the valve that needed to be turned. I had to use a pair of pliers to turn the valve.
I turned it and checked the water. The hot water came out of the faucet steaming! BOOM! I’m on a roll now!
I have thought about it and still don’t know how on earth that valve got turned. It took pliers to get it turned in the right direction.
Anyway, it’s all good now!