We actually stayed up and watched the Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team play last night in the NCAA Tournament.
The game didn’t start until after 10 PM but we made it through it. Well I did -- it was kind of really quiet over there on the other side of the bed though. I suspect Nanette was snoozing.
Kentucky defeated Cornell to advance in the tournament and now will play West Virginia.
About 2 AM this morning we were awakened by whistling.
This whistling was coming from one of the widows in our bedroom that hadn’t been closed tight.
We were also getting hit hard by wind that apparently was ahead of a cold front. Actually I think it was the strongest winds we have had since we have been here.
We were really rocking!
The wind would die down for a few minutes then slam us broadside. Kind of hard to sleep when that is happening. Well for me it was.
Nanette on the other hand never moved once we closed the window.
The temperature dropped to 31 degrees and the winds continued all day.
So it was a great day to remove the skirting.
Well not really but it has to be done. I started on the front and worked my way around the sides. I got about half of it removed before I had enough of the cold. I will finish the rest tomorrow.
It was actually kind of strange to see the wheels again. We have been looking at the skirting for 3 months now. I guess this thing is really mobile.
I have a couple of items I am going to purchase that I think will be good additions to our home on wheels.
One of them is this...
Craftsman 1.5 gal. 150 PSI Air Compressor
This is something I have wanted to add to the motorhome for a while. Now with our 900 mile trip pulling our boat -- I think it is a good time to get one.
This compressor has received very high ratings from people that have them for their Rvs. It has plenty of capacity for RV tires and can be stored easily. At $99 it isn’t a bad deal at all.
The other thing is this...
King Controls "Jack" - RV Digital Antenna
I have been reading about this antenna for a couple of months now and appears to be a substantial upgrade to the standard “crank” antenna.
The only problem is this antenna isn’t going to be available for a couple of weeks yet. It is a direct replacement for the head we currently have.
At $44.99 still a reasonable price plus it kind of looks like that ray beam thing from War of the Worlds. So maybe if someone annoys me I can aim it at them and make them wonder!
So tomorrow the list rolls on and if things go well I will get setup to pull the wheels to get the new tires.
After that I have one other thing that I need to fix and that is the small coolant leak I noticed when we got here.
The problem with that is -- I am not sure where it is coming from. I suspect the bottom radiator hose but it is very hard to see anything in that location so I will be on a search mission first.
I am feeling back to normal now with that stomach issue finally over.
We want to thank everyone for taking the time to comment on our posts or send us an email.
We have received some emails regarding how we are feeling now about the workamping position we have accepted.
We are eager to get up to New York to see what it is like.
There is a little bit of normal anxiety with getting up there but that is to be expected.
We are driving to an area we have never been to before with the RV. We always wonder what the roads will be like and traffic congestion and things like that.
With taking our time getting there we think that things will go just fine.
We have no idea what the jobs will be like but we are not concerned about it really. I expect it will be pretty hectic at times and that we will learn a lot.
We are already looking for the next opportunity.
With it going to be winter we expect we will be somewhere warm for the winter. That will be better than what we went through this last winter.
At least we know we can do it and have learned what needs to be done to stay comfortable.
As we get closer to the time to leave I am sure we will have more thoughts to share.
That wraps it up for today.
Ken and Nanette