Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Very hot today - 113° on our deck thermometer. Since our living room faces the setting sun, it warmed up a little in there, too! A/C is still running; it's 101° outside now.

Did I mention in the previous posting that our RV generator would not start. Well, it would not start. We took it to a CumminsOnan recommended dealer - East Valley RV Specialists. They said it was the LP regulator on the genset, and the cost to replace it was $835!!! Hell, a new generator is only around $2,000. Went to pick it up a couple of days ago; they said it was ready. I paid them the $835 and then tried to run the generator before we left for home - would only backfire. Not sure why they didn't discover that before they "said" it was ready, so we left it. Today we picked it up after the second "it's ready" phone call. It did start, and run, this time. Parked it in the driveway and will try to start it again tomorrow. If it runs, then we'll assume it has been repaired and we'll move it back into storage. It does seem to run quite a bit faster than it used to, but since EVRVS is an authorized Onan service center, then it must be set correctly. Don't you think?

We hope to head up to the mountains after 4th of July week. It'll be nice to sit outside among the cool pine trees. Did I mention that it was darn hot today? And, this is ONLY the first of July.

We will begin our next caretaking rounds tomorrow. Since the low temperature for this evening is only expected to be 90°, I don't expect we'll spend more than a couple of hours outside.

New news! I'm now the proud owner of a CPAP machine. What fun. I'll talk more about that later.