52 deg. partly cloudy, NW wind @ 7 mph.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.
The RV repairman called yesterday morning and asked if it would be OK of he came about 1/2 hour early as he was in the area and had finished a job ahead of time. Jim told him that it would be fine, so about 8:30 he pulled up in front of me with his van.
Most of the time he was here was spent checking my electric steps to find out why they're not working. After doing a lot of tests, it has been determined that the motor had shorted out and had damaged the circuit board. Then after checking with his supplier, and checking prices, it was determined that it would cost almost as much to replace those 2 items as it would to replace the entire step assembly.
So, a new step assembly was ordered and he should have it today.
The other two items he checked were my toilet, (that doesn't hold water in the bowl any longer, and has a slight leak at the base, and my main awning.
He made a note of the toilet model and will pick up the parts for it. Then, when he checked my awning, it worked perfectly!!! Wouldn't you know it? The awning was run in and out a few times and worked every time. He did check some of the wire connections, but couldn't find anything wrong. : (
So, , , , no repairs were made yet, but parts are ordered for the steps and toilet and if he was able to pick them up yesterday afternoon, he should be back here today to install them. : )
After lunch, Jim took CLT and went over to Jeff's to pick him up. Before coming back here, they went to Winks Hardware Store, (a very large hardware store near Jeff's house), where Jeff bought a set of drill bits and Jim bought a new circuit breaker for my electrical box, to replace the one for my water heater element that has been acting up.
After the hardware store, they came back here.
After Heather got done with her work, she drove out here in her car. Then, after she checked me out, Jim cooked some burgers on the grill while Linda and Heather got thing ready inside.
Heather had made some potato salad, and that along with some chips, fruit, a mushroom/onion/water chestnut dish and the burgers, made for a very nice meal that everyone seemed to enjoy.
I'm sure glad that they could come out here to visit. I really enjoyed meeting Heather and hope she'll have time to come back out here again.
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