Bright sunny morning. Overnight low of 40F and high of 77F.
Just had coffee and cookies this morning. Got RV ready for slide work. Mobile RV Mechanic showed up at 10:30AM. He brought a helper named James who is an oil field mechanic.
Motor went in easily. When we tried retracting the slide, only the front would come in. Called and texted HWH, the manufacturer. Got a text response. After several hours, it is I think, road worthy. The slide is strapped in place, but did creep out about 1″.
Finished about 5:30PM.
Decided to get take out at Burger King, only a few miles away
Had Whoppers and Chicken Jr sandwiches
Passed oil wells on way back
View of Carroll and Roxanne’s Justice Ranch from entrance
Finished day getting ready to leave tomorrow.
Three years ago we were in Boulder CO at Kathryn and Erik’s wedding.
Overcast this morning. Overnight low of 35F and 59F high today. Mostly sunny by 9:00AM.
I have come down with what the others have.
Stayed in bed a little longer. Watched Fox News.
Got up and made coffee and toasted bagel.
At 10:35AM the UPS truck came down the drive to the motorhome
and dropped off box
I verified the contents
Laid down and watched Home Improvement
Went to Bowie. Stopped at Tractor Supply
for Science Diet for Joy
Cathy talked for some time to another customer. She had been sent to Bismarck for 2 weeks in February from Denver by Qwest.
Stopped at Walmart for Chinese food for dinner
Also picked up a bottle of Apothic Dark
Went back to motorhome and played ball with Joy
At 5:30PM Cathy drove to the house to start dinner. Joy and I walked down at 6:00PM.
We had Mongolian Beef, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Egg Rolls and Friend Rice
And Peanut Butter Cream Pie
Went back to motorhome, laid down and watched Fox News.
Cool and sunny day, with very little wind. Low was 35F and high today 58F.
Watched Fox News
Made coffee and toasted the 4 for a dollar Cinnamon Raisin bagel.
Watched NASCAR Today on DirecTV. Couldn’t get the Fort Worth Fox station OTA. Set up an Amazon FireStick and downloaded the Fox Now App. Got it installed just in time for race start. Jimmy Johnson was the pole sitter. Best he has done in 2 years. Joey Logano won Stage 1, Denny Hamlin won Stage 2 and the race.
Joy and I played ball for awhile.
Went down to the house for fajitas. Deer came while we were eating. Joy and Cathy went out to watch
Watched the end of Duke vs. Michigan State game. Michigan State won 68 to 67.
Dumped garbage and filled drinking water jugs.
Watched Matlock and Bob Newhart.
Woke to an overcast and windy day. Over night low of 60F was also the high for the day. Sun peeked out a little at 3:00PM. Supposed to get down to 33F tonight. Tomorrow is supposed to be about the same as today.
La Llave coffee and last David’s bagel for breakfast. Dollar Tree $1 bagel tomorrow.
Watched Fox News and NASCAR Today
When I took Joy for a walk, she went looking for the Turtle.
Watched the NASCAR Xfinity race from Fort Worth. During the Stage 1 Caution, Joy and I played ball. Kyle Busch had a lot of competition, but took the lead with a quick pit stop during a Caution with 6 laps to go. His 95th Xfinity win and his 203rd overall NASCAR win. After winning the truck race yesterday he is 2/3 of the way to a weekend sweep.
Had Ramen Noodles for dinner.
Watched Peter Gunn, Perry Mason, Matlock and Bob Newhart.
Warm overnight again,60F. Partly sunny and windy all day. 71F high today.
Folger’s 1850 Black Gold coffee and David’s cinnamon raisin bagel for breakfast.
Watched Fox News for awhile.
Took Joy for a walk. She found a turtle
We also saw some pretty flowers
Roxanne has come down with what Carroll had and Cathy might have it also.
Cathy went to the house to visit.
I texted the Mobile RV Mechanic about Tuesday. He said he would be here Tuesday morning. I tracked the motor shipment, it is in Oklahoma.
We made a Walmart Supreme Pizza and spinach salad with Emmental cheese, avocado, tomato, olives and salami salad for dinner with Oak Leaf Merlot.
The year old deer were playing in the back yard, but too far away for a picture.
Went back to motorhome and watched the NASCAR Truck Race in Fort Worth, about 60 miles away. Kyle Busch won. His 4th consecutive truck win this year, his 56th truck win and his 202nd win in NASCAR.
Partly sunny and windy. Overnight low 60F and high today 73F.
Usual coffee and bagel.
Watched Fox News
Called Stuart’s Service and got the HWH Hydraulics Motor ordered. $220, Solenoid $34.35 and 2nd Day UPS $60.15. It will be here Monday. Asked Mobile RV Mechanic to schedule us for Tuesday. He said he would check his schedule. Hasn’t confirmed yet.
At 2:00PM Cathy and I went to Decatur. Stopped at Walmart for groceries. Got a 1.75l bottle of Oak Leaf Merlot for $5.86.
Stopped at Dollar tree for cookies and bagels.
When we got back to motorhome the turkeys were strolling by
I took some things down to the house and on the way back the turkeys were just getting to the feeder
Went back to the house at 5:30PM for dinner. We had left over BBQ, salad and corn on the cobb
The deer were playing behind the house
Watched Dr Pol for an hour. Went back to motorhome and watched House Hunters and Oregon vs. Virginia game. Virginia won 53 to 49.
Sunny, cool morning. Woke up to furnace coming on. Got down to 49F overnight, but warmed up to 79F this afternoon. Windy all day.
Found Folger’s Black Gold at Walmart yesterday at a good price.
Made it and toasted a bagel
Talked to HWH Technical Sales Rep. He said I just need to replace motor. He told me where to buy it, Stuart’s Service in Elkhart, IN. I called and got a message about hours. I was 10 minutes late. Left a message and will call in morning.
We’ve been here long enough to have to dump the black water tank. Got the portable tank out and filled it. Carrol came with the Gator and we loaded it up
Then took it up to the RV site and dumped it
Then drove down to house to get water
I pumped the water into motorhome using the Equinox battery and 12 volt pump.
Cathy and Joy went down to the house to start dinner.
At 6:00PM I walked down to the house.
We had lasagna and tossed salad with garlic bread and Cabernet Sauvignon
Roxanne made pecan pie for our anniversary. Had pecan pie and pistachio ice cream for dessert
Went back to motorhome and watched Hannity talking to President Trump and NCIS LA
Nice sunny morning. Overnight low 54F and high 76F.
Usual coffee and bagel. Watched Fox News.
Made calls about slide out problem. Haven’t heard from HWH yet. Got a different technician at Winnebago. He had a procedure to remove cylinder. He sent some drawings. I forwarded them to the mobile RV mechanic.
Carrol and Roxanne went into Fort Worth to the doctor. Carrol’s congestion diagnosed as allergies and possible virus.
Checked out what Winnebago tech told me. Looks doable. I still need more info from HWH about the cylinder.
About 3:30PM played ball with Joy.
She takes time outs under the motor home
At 5:15PM we went to Bowie for anniversary dinner. There is the Largest Bowie Knife on US-81
It is 14′ 5″ long
We went to downtown Bowie to look for a place to eat
The north side of the main street has a raised sidewalk and stairs from street parking
Checked out The Rack, pool hall and pub and decided against it. It was tournament night.
We picked Bela’s on East Wise Street
It was comfortable
We both had the Pasta Sampler
We both enjoyed it
Bela’s is owned by a Korean man named Kim. We told him it was our anniversary and asked him to take our picture
He brought us Tiramisu to share for our anniversary
Went to Walmart and picked up family size Stouffer’s lasagna to have with Carrol and Roxanne tomorrow
Found our way back to motorhome and Watched FBI and NCIS New Orleans
Beautiful sunny day. Overnight low was 47F and high today was 70F.
Bought a new coffee at Walmart yesterday, Lavazza.
Made it and toasted the David’s bagel I got at Walmart. $1.54 compared to the 99 cents in Arizona.
Got text from Mobile RV Mechanic. He got here at 10:15AM. Very competent mechanic, however, after 3 1/2 hrs, we hadn’t made any progress.
Finally played ball with Joy at 4:00PM.
At 6:00PM drove up to house for dinner. Cathy and Joy walked up earlier.
Carrol and Roxanne have two beautiful Red Bud trees
We had rotisserie chicken and spinach salad for dinner with a glass of Riesling. French Silk Pie and Raspberry Brownie ice cream
Cathy and I helped Roxanne fix her washer agitator which had come apart.
Deer in the back yard tonight
Watched Criminal Minds, the news and Fox News.
Overcast this morning turning to mostly sunny. Overnight low 59F and high today was 81F.
Watched Fox News and Mueller Report discussion.
Made coffee and bagel
My Cradle Point Router quite yesterday, so configured HooToo Trip Mate to replace it
It is about 2″ square. It has been working all day.
At 1:00PM watched NASCAR Cup race from Martinsville, VA. Brad Kesolowski won both stages and the race. Kyle Busch came in third.
Drove in to Bowie to get diesel and get the Equinox washed. Got bagels, rootbeer, coffee, wine and French Silk Pie at Walmart. Got Equinox washed at Lone Star Super Wash.
Carrol BBQ’d Italian sausages. We had the sausages with green beans and fruit salad for dinner. We had ice cream and pie for dessert.
Watched the Duke vs. UCF basketball game. Duke won 70 to 50. Watched Alaska House Building and then the Oregon vs. UCI basketball game. Oregon won 73 to 64. Carrol got an MBA from Oregon. Finished night watching Fox News.