Monday, May 7, 2012

Missing in action

Hi everyone, I hope all is well with ya'll.

I have some new followers! Yay. I hope ya'll enjoy reading my blog & I PROMISE I'll come visit you too! And I'll officially welcome you on my next post. I PROMISE!

Sorry, I've been kind of missing in action on blogger lately.

Busy & hot, hot, hot...very hot. Did I mention hot? Yes, it's hot here.

The RV should be nice & cool now, but it's not.

Why not?

Because I decided to set up my portable a/c today, but in order to do that, I have to go nuts & do other stuff first.

To read more about setting up a portable a/c in your rig, click here.

Could the stuff had waited?


Then why did you do it all?

OMGosh, I'm talking to myself!!!

OK, yes, it's been a loooooooooong day.

So I got up this morning. Reluctantly. I wanted to sleep sooo badly. But had to get up. Then I thought I'd set up my portable a/c because it got so hot in here on Saturday that I thought I was going to die. I tried to take a nap, but I woke up red, hot & my body was thumping from the heat. It was 90. So I sat up & did some beading with fans on me.

Yesterday, I was gone most of the day. This morning, before I can get started, I thought, hmmmm, might as well armor all the cab area. So I did that. But me being my crazy self, I thought...hmmmm, I've not shampooed the seats or the cab area yet & it badly needed that after the rebuild. So I did that!

I found a nice curtain panel on sale - clearance for $5.00. I bought it. I wanted it to put over my dash & steering wheel. It gets dusty up there when I'm not traveling & just sitting. Probably because I like open windows when I can have them opened. And fresh air.

So I also opened it & put it over the dash & steering wheel. Perfect! And I also managed not to armor all the steering wheel this time!! Or at least I don't think I did. Time will tell. Otherwise, the next time I go in circles, it might not be the fault of a gps.

OK, finally done with my work. I think. I thought. Ok, I'll sit down for a min. :::pant pant pant:::   you know, trying to pant like a dog doesn't work? Only setting up that heavy portable a/c was going to work! The fans at this point aren't doing much for me either. So I did it. What works better is if I put my privacy curtain around it. Then the heat from the hose gets contained in the cab area & not through the entire rig...but wait! I got up to get said curtain, then I remembered I never put up a new velcro strip that holds the curtain in place! So drats. It's always something huh?

So now a/c is running, it says 86 on the panel & (ok, reads, it really doesn't talk) & my temperature thingy in the center of the RV says it's 84. Humidity is dropping though as it's also a dehumidifier! So yay!

Now I get to go run to the store for dog food. Yay. No a/c in the van either :-((( It broked. It now blows hot air through the defrost vents. Nice. OK, not nice. But it is nice having my van back after letting it sit in the driveway for 6 months thinking it had an expensive transmission problem! Found out it was only a transmission relay part. Repair $247. Duh. I also asked them to fix my dead cig lighter. But they didn't. :-(  they said they didn't know if it was electrical or what was wrong with it. They suggested that I go get a new cig lighter apparatus. They make them? I didn't know that! So I got one. Another stupid fix. Easy fix. Part $6.00   so I went for 2 years without a cig lighter & could have had one all along. Another duh. I think I'll become a mechanic!!! heehee...who wants to be first???

Before I come help you, I need to clean up this pig of a rig first. It got sooo dirty within the past couple of days. I have no idea how. I think it parties when I leave it. Really. Or it secretly contains mess bombs that explode when I sleep. That must be it!

Oh well, I think I'll go get the dog food, then come back & cook dinner. Then come out & sit in the tiny little cleared space that's left on my sofa because I'm too tired to give a rip about the mess right now. Wait, I don't want to mention rip & sofa in the same sentence. Might not be good luck. Friends tell me that if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. I believe them.

I'll try to catch up on my blog reading later. I've been missing ya'll!!!
I hope everyone are in nice cool spots enjoying their lives....  :::pant  pant  pant:::

~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~


  1. 90 is tooooo hot for me! I hope you're able to cool off! Sounds like you're having fun though!


    1. Hi Erik, not's all a big fat mess now. Guess I'll have a lot more cleaning to do in the morning. But at least I do have a/c now!

  2. oh... I know that kind of hot! Makes me feel better while I'm freezing! Checked into a Motel 6 and the damn heat blew cold air! I said... you people need to get me warm! and so they gave me a space heater.

    You with a portable air conditioner and me with a portable heater! ... HAhaaa whatever works, I say.

    You getting closer to leaving? How's your wankle business?

    1. Wish I were portable right now!! Glad they had a heater for you. Stuck in limbo right now. Haven't heard a thing! grrrr

  3. I think you might want to step back and relax a couple of days. Not only are you talking to yourself, you're starting to answer. LOL

  4. The heat must be getting to you!! We got hot today too - probably close to 80 and that's HOT HOT to me. Hope your portable a/c is working good for you.

    1. I'd take 80 over 90! Even if were talking ages, I'd still take 80 over 90! ;-)

  5. You need to stop before you suffer from heat stroke. Yes how is the wankle going. Can you leave soon.
    I hate to rub it in but it only hit 70 for about 2 hours today then dropped down into the 60's again. Had to wear a hoody all day almost.

    1. I wish I could leave! My original hope was to leave before it got hot. Bummer. Stuck still. Stuck in limbo waiting for Federal Workman's Comp to come back with an answer on the ligament damages. I might die of old age in this blankin' driveway first!!

  6. I wouldn't mind getting just a bit of that warm weather way up here on Vancouver Island - not the 90F stuff though - that's a bit too hot.


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