Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hurry Up To Wait

I would like to welcome 2 new “Followers” to my RV blog.  Welcome aboard to Camp Host US and Wayne and Roberta…..THANK YOU very much for joining my group.  I hope you will be entertained by my simple musings about our everyday life in an RV.

We’ve been getting all of our routine maintenance done on the motorhome the past couple of weeks.  Down in Oregon we had normal engine service done and they saw a gasket leak on the exhaust manifold while they were in there checking things out.  They didn’t have the time to get to that on the day we were there so we opted to wait until we got up here to Washington.  Today was the day for that plus we got the transmission service done and the oil in the generator changed.  Except for the gasket repair, everything was normal maintenance.

We wanted an early appointment in case it took all day to get this work completed.  Bruce scheduled a 7:00 am.  Holy cow, that’s very early to have to be 30 miles south of us by that hour.  We were going to Cummins Northwest in Chehalis as they have done good work for us in the past.


When we made the appointment, the guy said we could come down the night before and park in their lot for the night.  Fine with us and that is what we did.  We had to get there before 6:00 pm on Tuesday night since they all go home and lock the gates after that.  When we arrived at 4:30 they told us to drive around behind the building to park by the 30 amp. connection.   Not the most beautiful of campgrounds, but it served our purpose.

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The gate to their yard was locked but they had given us the lock combination in case we needed to get out.  (you never know!)  We had the electric hook-up so we powered up the satellite dish, cooked dinner and enjoyed a peaceful evening.   Our view out the dining window showed us a field of weeds, some small wildflowers and trees. 


This morning we still got up early so we could get ourselves ready and pull the RV over to the service bay doors just before 7:00 am.  Then we went to McDonald’s for breakfast, read the paper and drank coffee.  Went back to Cummins Northwest and got to wait for a couple of more hours until they were finished.  The gasket repair was covered by our engine warranty so that was great.

We were out of there by early afternoon and drove back north to Tumwater.  Settled in at our usual site.  Such an exciting life we lead!  Tomorrow morning we begin our official babysitting job and have to set our alarm for 5:30 am.  I think we’ll be getting to bed early tonight!

Until next time… long for now!


Levonne said...

You are always so good at welcoming your new followers! Good for you! And thanks for leaving me those great comments. I had a good food day today!

Rick and Paulette said...

You are a pretty brave person, Margie. I couldn't get Paulette to camp overnight behind an RV shop in a million years!! No way! Glad the repairs went o.k. and it was all under warranty. Good luck with the start of babysitting too!

Carol K said...

Always good to be able to use your satellite while you are camped at a repair place. Nice that you had electric while you were there. It's always good to get the maintenance done and over with.

I don't envy you having to get up at 5:30 for babysitting. I am NOT a morning person!

Happytrails said...

Wow, now that is early but a small price to pay to be able to spend such quality time with those "grands."
Glad you got the motorhome all serviced and fixed up for your next adventure. In the meantime enjoy those sweet grands and make lots of memories.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Phyllis said...

Always good to get those service items out of the way all at one time.

Enjoy those girls today.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Good to see the warranty covered the leak, to many times they find a way to wiggle out of it and you get stuck with the bill, 05:30am isn't bad we are up at 04:30am everyday. It is worth it to be able to have the Granddaughters and you can go to bed early if you want. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Judy and Emma said...

At least it was a scheduled repair and not a break down. :)

Enjoy the girls! 5:30 is a little early for me...

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