I hurried back and put the new protector on. All is well. I can leave and head north. Yippee! It was hot out so I went in and laid down with the fan and TV on. Everything stops. No electricity. Uh oh. I called the office and I told them that something was wrong with the pole at my site. The electric is out. She said there have been no other reports, it must be your unit. I went outside to walk around in circles to get my brain spinning and I ran into another camper who asked me if my electricity went out. I blessed him, and said yes, then went back in to call the office again, and this time she said reports were coming in, but the man who fixes these things was not on the premises-it's Sunday or a holiday--I can't remember which. So I told her there are two little dogs in the RV next door to me and the people went to Santa Fe so you had better find someone. I could picture myself ruining their day by breaking a window to get in. Lord knows what that would have cost and how they would have reacted. Forty five minutes later the electric on row G was back on (that's me). I knocked on the door of the coach next door and the little ones were barking away. Not long after, their owners returned. I was right. I told them that if the outage lasted much longer I was going to break in, and they said, "Thank goodness." This never happened to us before. Marian also said that the coach was well insulated so she didn't think it would get that hot inside. It was hot out, yesterday. I missed many an outing because I wouldn't leave my dogs in the trailer for the same reason.
|Chance (and Mattie Dancing Around)|
I went back in and the outlet near the kitchen sink was out and so was the one by the bathroom sink. Must have flipped the GI switch, said I to myself. I checked the bathroom. That's strange, no GI switch. Back to Camping World to ask whether there is a special trick I should know about. He said if I were you, I'd bring the trailer in Tuesday, and let us check it out. Dollar signs and time were running through my head. So, now there are some outlets that work so I, fortunately, and just in case had brought three Belkin power surge extension cords with me. Wires all over the place. English Muffin for dinner made with the toaster on the floor hoping it wouldn't blow the extension cord. It didn't.
Last night Marian and Tom, my next door neighbors, asked me to come over for a while--very nice people from Florida--I brought some dip and chips with me. I have found it unusual for couples to bother with a single person.
|I had the camera on the wrong setting. Must have moved it by mistake. That's why the pictures are dark|
Okay, back in the trailer. I put on a CD, lay down and watch "American Sniper", a powerful movie. I go to bed dreading packing up and going to Camping World when I wake up. I guess I was dreaming. "Hey, Nancy, check again for a GI switch." I get up, flashlight in hand, look at all the outlets--none. But wait the plug may be hiding one, and sure enough there was only one by the door. I reset it and it came on. I went to the other outlet that didn't have one and it went on. Could it be that everything is working??? Yes! If everything holds for, today, I'm leaving in the morning and heading north. Where? I don't know. Some place green and cool.