Oh Happy Day! The hideous black bump is gone!
Finally, my van looks more like a van and less like a federal surveillance vehicle. I’ve wanted to get rid of The Eyesore ever since I brought the GDB home. Even the guys at Satellite Electronics Inc. in downtown Quartzsite were like “yeah, that’s pretty ugly”. No more questions about the bump, no more jokes about the bump. Bump gone.My plan today, like everyone else’s, was to stay inside and keep warm. The 28 degree wind-chill dictated that decision. But I got a message from my new employer that they required a notarized form. So I searched online for a notary, found one on Main Street, and drove the 4 miles into town.
Once that was finished, I decided to see to some of the mods I had planned for the GDB.
The first order of business, of course, was to excise the big black tumor. Done. Next I went to an RV supplier where a nice gentleman checked my hard-to-reach generator oil gauge and determined I don’t need to add any oil. (I’ve been using the genny more often lately to keep the batteries charged). Done.
I asked that he look at the interior lights to see what LED bulbs I would need. For those of you who don’t know, LED bulbs use 90% less energy compared to regular bulbs. In a stunning development, he told me that my 4 main light fixtures are compact fluorescent bulbs (also energy efficient) and the other smaller fixtures are halogen. Another done.
Got back to camp in time to attend the women’s seminar. It was an enlightening encounter and further confirmed the fact that I’m in the right place at the right time. We had introductions all round as each of us told our story of the road to the road. Common themes emerged: gypsy DNA, the path of schooljobmarriagefamily, mid-life reassessment. Mix all that together, add a dash of Carpe Diem, and .... here we are!
The mercury will drop to 25 tonight but this should be the tail end of the cold snap. Tomorrow is to be a little warmer, Wednesday warmer still, and Thursday will bring a return to normal with highs in the 60’s.Tomorrow I vow to do at least 2 crossword puzzles in order to balance today’s productivity!