Tuesday, September 06, 2011
RIG’S HOT WATER DRAIN PLUG WAS FIXED TODAY
Definitely a cooler walk this morning now that the weather has changed. I am once again firmly ensconced in my warm T shirts and favourite flannel shirts for the upcoming Season so I'm good to go for another winter in the sometimes cool southwest.
A fellow showed up from Lorne's RV Service today and was able to get that broken plastic plug out of our rig's hot water tank. He inserted an ordinary file until it's sides wedged the plastic plug. He then clamped a pliers on the other end of the file for leverage and slowly unscrewed the broken plug. Like I often say, "nothing to it when you know how." Filled the hot water tank and turned it on. No leaks and 20 minutes later we had hot water coming out of the taps again. Always a great feeling when anything broken is fixed again.
With the hot water tank problem taken care of and the cooler morning temperatures energizing me I was spurred on to begin loading some more things into the Motor Home. Shoes, shirts, T-shirts, socks, etc. Windshield and outside mirrors cleaned and a check of the roof told me things were in good shape up there. Added some more water to the fresh water tank and put the tow bar on the Jeep. Nice to have a purpose for getting organized again.
TEXAS YELLOW ROSE is in a rather precarious position down there in that Texas place at the moment. Literally caught between 'fire and rain' they are getting the the fiver ready to roll in case they have to move to higher ground.
MORNING LAP DOGS
JANNA had to tune me in again with a little geography lesson which I think may have been the second time this year. Janna and Mike live in Montana, not Wyoming as I had mistakenly put in my blog Sunday night. Of course I knew that but for some reason had Wyoming on my mind. A year ago I placed the Kofa Mountains in California and Janna had to quickly remind me they were in fact, in Arizona. My oh my how those mountains can move around when your not watching them. By the way, these Montana folks are up wandering about in two of Canada’s western Provinces at the moment. Check out their Alberta and British Columbia journey in their Motor Home and Bumble Bee Jeep. Meanwhile, over on Canada’s other coast, KEVIN AND RUTH got the big wheels rolling this morning for their winter trip south. Not sure where they are headed but I’m guessing Mexico.
Welcome to that Barrie fella who I noticed this morning has joined us on our Blog Follower's list. Always encouraging to see a new face and we thank you for your interest. And, just before hitting the ‘Publish’ button tonight I noticed another new Blog Follower has come in. The Bayfield Bunch welcomes Shoeless Joe from TRAVLIN' WITH JOHN. Nice of you to drop by.
"Squawks" are problem listings that pilots generally leave for maintenance crews to fix before the next flight. Here are some squawks submitted by US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews.
(P) = Problem (S) = Solution
(P) Left inside main tire almost needs replacement
(S) Almost replaced left inside main tire
(P) Test flight OK, except autoland very rough
(S) Autoland not installed on this aircraft
(P) #2 Propeller seeping prop fluid
(S) #2 Propeller seepage normal - #1 #3 and #4 propellers lack normal seepage
(P) Something loose in cockpit
(S) Something tightened in cockpit
(P) Evidence of leak on right main landing gear
(S) Evidence removed
(P) DME volume unbelievably loud
(S) Volume set to more believable level
(P) Dead bugs on windshield
(S) Live bugs on order
(P) Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 fpm descent
(S) Cannot reproduce problem on ground
(P) IFF inoperative
(S) IFF always inoperative in OFF mode (IFF-Identification Friend or Foe)
(P) Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick
(S) That's what they're there for
(P) Number three engine missing
(S) Engine found on right wing after brief search
(P) Aircraft handles funny
(S) Aircraft warned to straighten up, "fly right" and be serious
(P) Target Radar hums
(S) Reprogrammed Target Radar with the lyrics
GODERICH TORNADO DAMAGE PHOTOS....5 DAYS LATER
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