It is a learning curve! This lifestyle is definitely a learning situation. We seem to learn something new all the time and sometimes learning is tough business. I was reading Judy’s blog (http://travels-with-emma.blogspot.com ) and she was asking questions concerning her Splendide washer/dryer. I have a Splendide washer/dryer and had one in the last two motorhomes we’ve owned. Did I know how to use it?? Really use it? Nope, not a clue. Not until Judy wrote about it in her blog and all these wonderful seasoned full-time ladies gave their ideas and expertise on the subject. Thanks Margie! I read that information and went back to my washer/dryer and put a few of those suggestions to practice and I have been much happier with the results. Thanks ladies.
Today we went to turn on the TV and guess what?? You probably did….we have NO TV and those little numbers on the screen that tell you how much reception you are getting from the satellite said 0. Now just a few hours earlier we had TV…great TV….great reception. We turned it off and went to town and when we got home we were at 0. There had been no storm, no wind, and no rain. We have 0. What takes you from 98 to 0 in less than 3 hours? We may never really know (well certainly not in the dark) but Mike went outside and moved our dish a little and now we are at 95. We have TV…well sort of. We have some channels but not all of the channels we are suppose to have. Sheeesh! It appears some of the lower numbers have not returned. Now we have to call customer service. Have you ever called customer service?? That is soooo much fun. It takes about 15 minutes to actually “talk” to somebody. When you actually get to talk to somebody you might have moments when you wish you weren’t. Long story short, the lower channels are returning slowly one by one. The good news….Mike found the satellite in the dark and we have NEVER found the satellite even in the light of day. Now there is learning!
A few weeks ago I wrote about my laptop being sent back to the HP hospital for repairs. When it was returned and even before we left Staples the techs realized that it had not been repaired so back it goes to the HP hospital. I did get to say “hi” to it and bond for a few moments and then they sent it back. Fast forward a couple of weeks and now our laptop has been returned to us once again and guess what? It is shutting down again and doing all the crazy things it was doing before it was sent for repairs. Mike called Staples this morning and reported the latest symptoms and the manager said he would call them (whoever “them” is) and get back with us. Well, this afternoon he called and told us they were going to replace it. I am a BIG believer in those warranties on electronics. So we will be able to invest the amount we paid for the current laptop on a new one. I think I will go with Toshiba this time….what do you think? I’m learning!
On the lighter side, this morning, as Mike and I were eating our breakfast and discussing the wonderful quiet in the campground we had a visitor to the motorhome. Yes, this sweet little Tufted Titmouse landed on the windshield wiper and just starred in the motorhome. He was so cute. He eventually hopped over to the mirrors and sat there for the longest time looking in the motorhome. What he probably was doing was seeing his reflection off the glass. Who is that good looking bird??? What a charmer!!
It has been a great beginning to a busy week. The campground is pretty empty and so peaceful. I know that this won’t last because in a few days this country will be celebrating the 4th of July!! The campground has a few activities and events scheduled for the enjoyment of the campers. Should be fun. Will it be crazy around here??? You bet…I’m learning!!
Have a great week and never stop learning!! Thanks for stopping by…. we really appreciate all of our wonderful friends that follow our journey in full-timing.