Yesterday we were called into the mechanics bay about mid-morning. They looked over all the things we wanted them to and, thankfully, everything looks good, so we have hopefully found and corrected all of the damage that occurred when the jack broke. The mechanic did find a gizmo that has to do with water separation needs to be replaced, but they don’t do that here, so we will stop by Bay Diesel Monday morning to have that taken care of.
Jim stopped by the tile bay, and they said to come on over at noon, so our broken tile was replaced by mid-afternoon. That completed all of the items on our list for the Tiffin Service folks. We stopped by the office so they could add up the invoice. It was not as bad as it could have been, but still costly. However, we do have a special fund we keep up just for repairs – made a pretty big dent in that fund.
So, what’s next for us? We have been discussing several different possibilities, but so far we think we’re going with Plan B. That is, we will check out of the Red Bay Service Campground early Monday morning, get the gizmo changed out at Bay Diesel, have our propane tank filled and then stop by Custom RV and have an adjustment made on our “Air Force One” supplemental braking system for the car, and then drive down to Hoover, Alabama, just outside of Birmingham.
Of course, we are watching the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac pretty carefully. The last news we saw indicated that it could be a bit rainy and windy in the Birmingham area by Thursday. We’ll wait that out, spend a little time getting things reorganized in the Castle and visit friends in the area.
Then we think we’ll roll on down to the Rainbow Plantation at Summerdale for a few months of budget recovery. We have in mind a few afternoons sitting in our lawn chairs, looking at this view: