The alarm went off at 6 this morning. I was fed, showered and dressed by 7:30. Then out to start the Coach, it started right up and after letting it warm up for a few minutes I headed up the hill and toward North Tonawanda, destination Colton RV There we said good by to our HR Ambassador that has served us well. I have studied this machine for many hours and know it well.
|Good bye old friend|
|All open and ready for the walk-through|
|Walk through done and Ron moved the coach to the service bay.|
So once the coach was done they parked it along side our old one and the unloading and loading began. Bonnie had already packed a lot of our stuff in plastic totes and we brought 4 more with us. Still not enough. We had to move unload and reload quite a few of the totes. Bonnie did the inside and I did all the basement compartments. It took us quite a while but we got it all done. I could not believe how much stuff we have in the coach and for a while wondered if it would all fit. But it did with room to spare. Bonnie was a real trooper today. Sitting around waiting is not one of the things she likes to do. But it all worked out.
|All smiles and ready to head home|
|We still have a lot to unpack and put away|
Up this morning we both had lots to do. Bonnie left for her sisters and I worked on paperwork from yesterday. Then I uploaded some sermons for FBC Attica to iTunes. Just as I finished up and got dressed to go up to court Bonnie got home. I ran up to the Town building and took care of the work that was there for me. Once home Bonnie fixed a little lunch for us and then we headed out to the new Coach to put stuff away. I turned on the HydroHot heating system. It ran and came up to temperature. Bonnie worked in the bedroom where the heat was working fine. But nothing but cold air was blowing up in the Salon. I checked out a few things but did not find a problem. So I took a picture of the control panel and sent it off to Ryan my sales associate along with a few other things that needed addressed.
|I think the lights on the control panel are normal, My guess is its a stuck valve.|
|This middle brake light is partially burned out|
Then I went in and started to look through all the manuals, there are lots of them.
|Yes I do read the manuals. This is a complex machine.|
Set the alarm for 6am second time this week. Bonnie took me to Elizabeths to drop me off and pick up Alexus. Elizabeth and I went over to help at the Storm Norm Makeover project that our church along with the Christian Youth Corps is doing.
We were not the first to arrive but there were not many there yet when we arrived. So we headed over to see Ben in the kitchen trailer and he made us a breakfast sandwich.
|Ben's kitchen on wheels|
The project is in its third week and still has a way to go.
|This is the siding we removed|
|The back of the garage is done now the window crew can do the windows now|
|Elizabeth did a good job removing the siding today.|
|This is about half of the cars on site as we headed home at noon.|
I never made it into the house. We had replaced the headlights last week and something did not sen right with one of them. So we took it out and checked it and sure enough the left one was not seated correctly. So I fixed that while she checked the air in her tires.
Then I headed down to the Coach to look at the heating issue. I had turned the boiler on while we worked on the headlights so it was good and hot. I had stayed up last night reading manuals and researching on the internet and wanted to try a simple fix. What I needed to do was take off the cover and tap on a check valve that sometimes sticks after the unit has not been used all summer.
|The sticking check valve is in the center of the photo the one to the right was working.|
When I got into the house the tree was all set up and looked really nice. We finally got to sit down and relax a little and we watched a couple movies. Elizabeth made a Thanksgiving leftover casserole that everyone thought was really good.
|Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas|
We were up and had plenty of time to get ready for church. It was raining when we left and ended up raining off an on all day. We picked up the kids and rode together to church. Another real good sermon today and we got to fellowship. Each week we seem to know more of the people.
Once home Bonnie fixed lunch and then I grabbed my camera, some of the coach manuals and headed out to the coach. I wanted to try to figure out the TV and entertainment equipment. I tried for a couple hours but never did get the TV to work except to show what was playing on the DVD. I was hoping to at least see a setup menu off the Satellite receiver or a menu off the digital tuner but no luck. I did take a lot of pictures.
|The roof showing the solar panel and the awning air speed sensor|
|Plugs near the table/computer workstation|
|Leveling system and Parking brake|
|Aladin system readouts of the coach systems|
|These units control all the lights in the coach|
|Someone backed into another of the T-Posts and snapped it off, its got to hurt|