Friday, August 17, 2012

Red Bay Chronicles, Friday, August 17

Another workweek is coming to an end in beautiful Red Bay, Alabama.  Yes, we’re still here, still waiting for our number to come up to #1 to get into a repair bay.  Maybe Monday…

Meanwhile, we’ve researched our options and have decided to replace the entire jack system with the new type from Atwood.  I can’t really explain the technical differences between the old and new, except that the old ones don’t have any way to keep them from over-extending and breaking.  The new ones supposedly have something that stops them before they get to that point.  We believe the cost of the entire new system, which will include new wiring and controls as well as 4 jacks, will be well worth it and may not be that much higher than replacing 2 individual jacks.  It’s on order and may be in this afternoon.

I’ve been doing some much needed cupboard cleaning this week.  I’ve dropped off quite a few items into the recycle box here, where people can pick up things they might like, as well as contribute things they no longer want.  I’ve also contributed a few books to the laundry room library.  Yesterday I even got ambitious and cleaned the bedroom carpet.

Glenn and Sylvia arrived a couple of days ago, so we’ve been enjoying visiting with them.  The first evening when they arrived, we went to the local steak house with them and Dortha and Mark.  Last night Jim grilled chicken for the group, I made a salad and Dortha and Sylvia contributed sides and dessert.  Tonight, Sylvia is preparing fish tacos!

The biggest event of our week happened yesterday. Our precious granddaughter, Elyse, started her college career when her parents and siblings took her to Colorado State University at Fort Collins. I borrowed this picture from her mom’s Facebook post.  From left to right are Kellie, Cameron, Elyse, and Calib:

We're so proud of all our grandkids and wish each of them success!


LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Maybe you can get outta Dodge, (Red Bay) soon!
Happy Tails and Trails, Penny.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Wow, there must be a better way to get service than this! Bob Tiffin said anyone could drop by his office-maybe now would be a good time:)