First of all a great big Welcome Aboard to new “Followers” Dennis and Donna. I appreciate the time you take to read about our RV travels and our lifestyle living in a motorhome. THANK YOU for joining my group.
I’m not a betting person, but deep down I figured things wouldn’t go exactly right Thursday at the RV service center. Darn if we didn’t have a “small problem” with getting the back-up monitor installed.
First of all, when we got there at 8:30 for our scheduled appointment we were met by the new guy who was handling our service needs and another guy that we have been acquainted with for about 3 years. They were both at the service desk but it almost appeared that they weren’t very enthusiastic at all in their job of getting us checked in. I almost wanted to ask each of them if they needed a good strong cup of coffee to WAKE UP! They mumbled a lot and didn’t crack a smile. We left them the keys to the RV and our cell phone number and then went off to McDonald’s for English muffins.
We got back about 90 minutes later and were hanging out in their nice lounge area. I was checking in on my favorite blogs and leaving a few comments, Bruce was reading some spy thriller, and Annie was quite comfy on the floor with her pillow.
Bruce was back and forth checking on the progress. Around noon, after checking again, he came back and said to me, “do you want the good news or the bad news?” Good news first: the monitor was perfect and it looked great in the dash of the motorhome, and it worked. Bad news: we have a 3 camera system and they had only received wiring harness for the main camera and none for the 2 side cameras. That had to be back ordered now.
When they received the camera monitor from Winnebago nobody bothered to open it and check to make sure it was all there!!!! Inefficiency really makes me want to scream. I was ready to punch somebody square in the face. Nothing I could do about it without getting the local police involved and me being carted off to the pokey in the back of a squad car for assault, so we wait again. We had to pay our $50.00 deductible and we also got the propane topped off so we owed a few bucks today. When we were up at the desk paying our bill…..guess who was oh so nice and smiley!!! Yeah, those same two grumps that greeted us in the morning. Now that they had screwed up they were all friendly and nice. Fat lot of good it will do them! Once we get the other 2 parts installed I hope we never see these folks again. It is so close to Tumwater, we probably will. BUT ONLY IF WE HAVE TO.
So we left there and drove up to Tumwater with the main camera showing us the view behind. One of these days we’ll be able to use the side cameras again too.
We got our usual space here in the good old Allimor Estates and hooked up to our 50 amp service and turned on the A/C. We have found some warm and sunny weather once again.
We went over to our kids house in the evening. Darin is on vacation but there was a crisis at the store and he had to drive all the way to Federal Way (45 miles each way) to check on that. Stephanie left to go watch some of Mackenzie’s practice at the gym and Bruce and I stayed with Zoey. She was happy to see us and show off the new empty space in her smile….she lost her first tooth.
Before I had to start fixing the veggies for dinner, Zoey and I did some coloring. Papa then played on the trampoline in the backyard while I started dinner.
Darin got home around 6:30 and he fired up the grill to cook up these New York beauties.
Stephanie and Mackenzie got home at 7:10 and dinner was ready to be served. Mackenzie was glad to see us. I couldn’t get too many pics of her, we were all hungry and wanted to eat. She is always striking a pose.
After dinner we played one round of Rummikub and then had to head back to the motorhome. The girls needed to get into the shower and get ready for bed.
It’s good to be back to our hometown, even for just a couple of months. We have a lot of plans for the next 2 months to try and keep everyone busy. I know Grandma and Papa will be ready for a peaceful time in Pismo Beach come September!
Until next time…..so long for now!