Nice this morning sunny and warming up nicely. We had breakfast a phone call or so and then we headed to Gainesville to pick up the Coach from Copeland's Storage. Doug was not there but the coach was out of the building and sitting outside waiting for us. We went in and let them know we were there to pick her up. Then out to do a quick check before we drove off. I knew the pressure in at least tire would be low so I fired up the generator, which started right up. Then out to check the tires. My right rear outer tire has always leaked a little and it was down to 48psi. The rest were all just over 100 where they should be.
|My little SEARS compressor did a good jump of getting the tire up to 101psi.|
|Good to look out and see this view|
|Lots of branches down in the yard again|
Also there is still a lot of snow hanging on.
|Still piles of snow|
Thats about it for today.
Bonnie was up early today and headed out to a seminar with her Mother and Sister. Its not as warm and not as sunny as yesterday but its all good as the snow continues to melt. I finally decided it was as warm as it was going to get. So I headed out to top off the water in the batteries in the coach.
|Something does not look quite right.|
|Looks like the batteries froze|
In preparation for the replacement I took a picture of the wiring. This is called a series-parallel set up. The result is 12 volts at twice the capacity as two 12 volt batteries.
|Will use this to hook new batteries up properly|
|She guessed the exact number (5462) of Jelly Beans in this jar...WOW!|
Sunny this morning it should warm up quickly. I am still researching where to get my batteries.
Well looks like it will be SAMS Club just can not beat their price for the same size battery. They have the GC2 215 AH battery for $84. The ones I am taking out were 190 AH. Time to get busy.
I headed out to the garage and gathered my tools and the ladder. I needed the ladder to get up to the solar panel and cover it with a blanket to stop it from trying to charge the batteries while I unhooked them.
|Three of the Four Coach batteries removed|
|All loaded up|
|Finally out of the store a little poorer but headed home|
|Bonnie with her Thirty-One Group at the Ronald McDonald House|
|All ready to put the new batteries in|
|All done just need to close the door and put the tools away.|
I cleaned up took some Advil and put on some Bio Freeze. I am not use to hauling 68lb batteries, I will say that the strap the guy gave me at Sams sure helped a lot.
I waited a couple hours and checked one more time, it was in float charge so the batteries were close to fully charged when I put them in.
Bonnie got home after 6 so we missed our couple study but she did make some fried ham and broccoli for supper. The race is on from Darlington so I am going to sit back and enjoy it.
What a beautiful day sunny and in the 70s. Tomorrow should be nice also then some cooler weather. We were up this morning and left for Castile Baptist Church. We were invited out to church and to a missions dinner. The Palm Sunday church service was very nice and the dinner was delicious. There was also a short program that the Mission Team that is going to the Dominican Dominion was also very good.
After the dinner we visited a couple hours with Doug and Christa's family in Gainesville. On the way home we decided it would Wing Night again at the Jae's. So we called ahead to Praller's and ordered a double order of wings.
So we are fed, happy and comfortable. I did go out and check the coach, it had settled in the front some and I leveled it again. The batteries seem to have charged nicely so I think we are in good shape in that department.
Now to relax and watch the Sunday evening shows.
Thanks For Checking In! Its been a good week.
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