Today was a perfect day weather wise. It was 71 degrees and sunny. I can actually see spring coming.
It always amazes me how weather can change your mood. Today it just seemed like all was well. I can take a lot of weather like this.
By the way I never told you where we were going to workamp.
We are going to Paradise Pines Campground located in New Hudson, New York.
The lists have started for getting ready to pull out for New York. There are actually going to be a couple of lists I expect.
Kind of a His and Hers thing.
Lists depress me.
It isn’t that I mind looking at lists -- it is that I have TO DO the stuff on them.
Am I the only one that feels this way?
My list has things like -- Getting new tires -- Get new wheel simulators installed -- Wire MH for flat four connection for towing -- Find coolant leak -- and anything else Nanette can think of.
Nanette’s list -- well I don’t know what is on Nanette’s list.
You see...I am never allowed to see her lists and I am CERTAINLY NOT allowed to add anything to it!
Not fair I say.
Today Nanette made the final Doctor and Dentist appointments for the kids before we leave. After this they should be good for another 20 - 30 years -- I think that is how that works. Kind of like a car...
Banjo the dog will also have to go in for an oil change or maybe it was shots...either way he gets to go in too before we leave.
Today I messed with our Backup Camera some to make sure everything was aligned.
Why would you need to adjust the backup camera you might ask...
Well...we have decided to take our boat with us to New York.
We will be about 2 miles from Lake George -- so I looked at some pictures of Lake George...
And...The Boat Is Definitely Going!
It is an 18 Foot Ranger Bass Boat and we love the water!
It would drive me crazy to have all that great water up there and us without our boat.
I might even get crabby!
We are well within all limits and laws so towing it is not a problem -- well other than the fact we will be something like 58 Feet Long!
We are not going to be traveling at night but I will have to turn on all the lights at night just once because I think we are going to be real pretty with all those marker lights lit up.
But that’s just me.
Actually the boat tows great and should be a breeze to pull behind the motorhome.
So...we have the motorhome...the boat...and Nanette driving our Highlander.
Being a Highlander it cannot be towed. I have researched and called and consulted and there is only one way to tow it. 4 wheels up. Well we aren’t going to do that.
Before you ask we do have a Remco System on the motorhome but it doesn’t matter. The Highlander is a Full Time All Wheel Drive vehicle so towing ain’t gonna happen. We will just get something later that we can tow 4 wheels down.
I also did a few other things today like...
Clean out Nanette’s Computer.
She uses a desktop computer that tucks away very nicely in the motorhome.
Now two things that computers really don’t like are inconsistent voltage and heat.
The voltage thing messes with all the sensitive stuff in a computer and dust in a computer acts as an insulator and will keep the computer from cooling itself.
Nanette uses her computer a lot!
Trying to get it shutdown is not an easy thing. She goes through withdrawal I think. But it has been a long time since I opened the case on her computer and used the canned air to clean it out.
When I say a long time -- when I opened the computer -- that “time” appears to have been about 125 years!
There were wads of dirt -- actually a pile of dirt in the bottom. Just about every opening that was designed to pull air in -- well -- wasn’t open.
When I hit the inside with the air I was suddenly transported to the Sahara -- I could no longer see -- anything!
There was a cloud of dust that came up from that computer that I am sure impeded air traffic directly over us.
I even saw birds coughing as they flew by...no seriously...they were!
So I used up one can of air and started on the second.
The kids loved it -- they were somewhat confused however as to why we had a garden inside Mom’s computer.
After about and hour of blowing and wiping and cleaning it was good as new.
I think next time we won’t wait as long. I honestly don’t know how this computer kept running.
So that was the highlight of my day.
We want to thank everyone for coming to visit. Yesterday we set a new visitor record for New Visitors, Returning Visitors and Pages Read.
Wow -- what a great surprise for us!
Tomorrow I have a very interesting story regarding my brother and his first ever brand new truck.
What you are going to find out is that my brother was very picky about his “stuff”.
What me and a friend of mine went through the day we were invited to go 4 wheeling with him in his new truck I think will give you something to remember for a while!
That is it for today!
Ken and Nanette