Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Awning, Vent Covers and Directv

That about sums up today. We were up early, ready for another day at the Allegro Campground. The rain finally moved out, and once the haze/fog burned off, the sky was blue and sun was shining.

We finalized the arrangements to have Luke install the small awning over the window behind the couch on the passenger side of the Castle and added 3 vent covers to the job.

Jim went to get the tires on the Saturn rotated and balanced, and I worked on some castle cleaning. Gee, you'd think since I live in a Castle, I'd have maids to do all of this cleaning!

We needed to move to the runway to have the after hours work done. Luke gets off at 3 and we were in place waiting when he got there. Here he is with his friend, hauling the vent covers up to the roof.

This is a view of the service building from the runway:

We ordered a new receiver from Directv, to be delivered here in Red Bay. The bedroom tv has an older style receiver and we thought we would take this opportunity to upgrade it. This afternoon, I checked their website and discovered it's going to Livingston instead of Red Bay. I called them and had a small discussion with a customer service rep...something about incompetent workers and so forth.... the end result of the discussion is that they've credited us for the shipping cost of the receiver, since we will have to have it re-shipped from Livingston at our expense. Dealing with Directv has been one of the few frustrations of this lifestyle. They just don't get it. Oh, well, a hard day talking to incompetents at Directv still beats the greatest day I ever had at work!

Jim got this picture of the rain Monday:

And, to answer Ginger's question, here are the dogs in their rain gear. BoJangles doesn't mind it, but Jazz still isn't sure!
We're settled back in Site 13 this evening, ready for whatever might come our way!


Mark and Dortha said...

Isn't the Red Bay Campground quite an experience? LOL It isn't quite like being parked on the parking lot, but could use a shade tree or two.

Hope you enjoy your tomatoes and peaches as much as we did. Hope they still have some when I get there.

Watching Gustav, sounds like you might get wet again. Us too. Not exactly the forecast I was hoping for next week.

See you soon.


Anonymous said...

What handsome foul weather gear! Ethel commented your children need boots to match.


Paula & Tom said...

Ellie I got lucky with Directv yesterday. I talked to a great gal. I kept our TIVO going as long as I could. It finally died. I got a new DVR for just shipping, Had my DNS reactivated with no problems an she threw in 3 months of Starz. It doesn't happen often but I got lucky! Tom

Kram-a-lot Inn said...

Thanks Ellie they look soooo cute.
Hugs to all 4 of you

Joe and Sherri said...

Site 13!!! GEEE don't tell Jim but the last couple that stayed in that site came up missing. Keep a sharp eye pealed for any intruders. Please stay in touch and let me know if you come up missing.


Bob and Molly said...

Love the rain gear Ellie!! Hope your work goes smoothly and you're back on the road soon!
Molly & Bob