Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Sep 4, 2016

Refrigerator and Aleve Direct

Aside from shopping for some things I needed at Walgreens, I stopped in Camping World--huge one right next door. Since I was still having troubles with my fridge, I decided I needed to buy a thermometer. Since I lost all my food, yesterday, and the fridge was not getting cold, I spoke to one of the men and he said it he thought I'd have to bring the trailer in. I really was hoping to get out of here by Wednesday and head up to Durango. I thought and thought. I thought about the one man who tried to fix the slide in my driveway and how he had been down at the fuse box or I should say trying to get down to it. He was a BIG man. He diagnosed the problem with the slide but couldn't fix it. This trailer has a nice feature. When a fuse blows, a light turns on right next to it. That's the first thing I checked, yesterday, but there were no lights on. Still, I thought, tonight I'm going to get down on the floor with a flashlight and take a closer look. Well the 3rd fuse which is designated for appliances was in upside down. No light, but I pulled it out and replaced it with another 15 amp fuse, but with the right side up. So far the check light has not come on. I'm hoping it's fixed but won't know for a few hours or until the morning. Cross your fingers for me.

I met a very nice couple from Florida. They're in a BIG Class A next door.  I pulled back into my spot when they did this afternoon. They said they had been to Santa Fe. They're having burning man festival so parking was a problem. A little while later, there was a knock on the door. It was Marion and she asked if I'd like to come over to see what they bought in Santa Fe. Her husband's name is Tom. I said sure I'd love to see their "loot". They are going back, tomorrow, and asked if I'd like to go along. At that point, I thought I would probably be at Camping World so I declined, thanking them. We sat and talked for quite a while--I really enjoyed their company. They have two cute little yorkies. They both wanted to sit on my lap. They are the same age but different sizes. The big one was the only pup in the litter. The little one was from a litter of four. I had so much fun playing with them. They said they rarely take to strangers so they were surprised and I was pleased. They have been all over the country, but moved from Connecticut to a smaller home around Orlando, Florida. They said it was the best move they ever made--they've made wonderful friends and have a very nice social life. Many of their friends also RV so they sometimes travel in groups.


As we were talking the thunder and lightening started. Quite a show. It's over now.

My upper back has been bothering me quite a bit. It's expected after lower back surgery. I gave my good TENS unit to a friend who really needed it. It didn't help before or after surgery. I decided to try the Aleve Direct. I don't think it helped anything, but I'll give it a couple more tries. If anyone is thinking of buying one, you might want to hold off since it's a fairly new product. I followed the directions to the T, but I felt no relief. Such a shame they didn't diagnose my SI joints before the back surgery, but with everything that was showing up on the MRI and Mylogram, I understand how they thought it was my back causing the pain. The pain is not as debilitating as the SI joints were or the surgery recovery so that's good. I walked quite a long time, yesterday, so it may have aggravated it. I chose this park because it had a pool, but it's closed for the year. 

I'm looking at the light on the refrigerator and steady as she goes so I'm hopeful. I'll let you know tomorrow. If all is okay in the morning, I may follow Marian and Jim up to Santa Fe. It would be a nice day. I'd better set my alarm--they are leaving at 9 a.m.

No pictures, today. Maybe tomorrow. I'm starting to yearn for the green mountains.

11 comments:

  1. Sounds like you found the source of the problem. You are better with RV stuff than you give yourself credit for. Good for you! Hope your back is feeling better. It's so hard to fully enjoy things when you have constant pain. Today don't over do things! Enjoy the sunshine.

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    1. I thought I did, too! The more I think about it, the more I think it was a park problem. If I sleep long enough, I can usually figure things out. LOL

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  3. Fingers, toes, and everything else crossed that the fridge is cold this morning. And have fun in Santa Fe. If Jim walks too much his back bothers him. Haven't tried one of those patch type things yet.

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    1. Thank you, as always, Sandie. Don't waste your money on the Aleve patch. The one that was prescribed by the doctor before surgery helped a bit, but nothing long term. I could really fell that one. This one, nothing. It's probably the walking. I'm hoping that, like swimming, the more I walk the less pain. Pool looks beautiful, but is closed. :(

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  4. Fingers, toes, and everything else crossed that the fridge is cold this morning. And have fun in Santa Fe. If Jim walks too much his back bothers him. Haven't tried one of those patch type things yet.

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    1. You'll know by today's blog that everything seems honky dory, now. I'd better shut my mouth!

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  5. I sure hope that was the problem and you have it fixed. this way you can go into Santa Fe, I hear is really something to see. Very expensive but interesting.

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    1. Hi, Jo. Yes, I don't plan on buying anything in Santa Fe. I'm hoping to get up into Colorado for a week or so--Susan and I are going to do Santa Fe, Taos, Durango, and Telluride when she comes down at the end of the month. I wish I could make my way over your way to meet you. Who knows, if snow hits Colorado early, I do that. Pats to Fred.

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  6. The Art & Sculpture Galleries there are fantastic

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    1. Yes, I've been to Santa Fe quite a few times. I remember one year looking at two-three inch pottery dolls (there's a name for them) and I thought I'd buy one for each of the girls. I inquired about the price. Almost $200. I changed my mind. :) Love you, son.

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