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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Where on earth did I put that?

6:17 am - Sunday - 59 F degrees, humidity 39%, wind 5 mph out of the north.....clear blue skies with a forecast high of 87 F degrees....another warm day, but, but......by Wednesday it will be well into the low 70's, and 60's and 70's as far as the eye can see.

Saturday was an interesting day......TLE left about 8:30 am to spend the day with our future daughter-in-law, Laila, her mother, grandmother, aunt, and our daughter Kate as they searched for Laila's wedding dress.  She will be marrying our youngest son, Tim, next October and we are so looking forward to that day.


This is not 'the dress'....tradition forbids me from showing the actual dress, but let it be known Tim, it is spectacular!

So, whilst TLE was off on her fun day I spent time working out, then began going through some of the trailer storage areas to see what was there......I have this one storage area in the trailer floor which holds the spare tire for the trailer (it's under a trap door).....in addition to the spare tire there is a lot of room to store stuff I don't use on a regular basis, but which is necessary to the use and maintenance of our rolling home and trailer.....stuff like a heat gun, a corded power drill, 2' long zip ties, super, super long screw drivers, grease gun, a bag of used bicycle inner tubes, and some 'dry bags' we use when kayaking, canoeing.  Here's the thing.......I have been looking for those dry bags for over a year, and had forgotten where I put them until yesterday.....frankly I had forgotten about those inner tubes, too.  That is the danger of not going through your storage nooks and crannies on a regular basis.  Obviously I haven't needed that big bag of inner tubes, so why keep it, right?  Well, I'll have to think more about that, but yeah, I'm thinking I should get rid of those old, used tubes......maybe.  On the other hand, I am overjoyed to have found those dry bags.....

 My beloved 'dry bags'.....

.......for the uninitiate, dry bags keep belongings you wish to remain dry while in wet condions.....below you see a red throw rug covering the hatch to the spare tire compartment.......more on the red throw rugs later......look at all those red throw rugs......


.......the 'door' covering the spare tire storage area.......


........and the actual spare tire/storage area exposed......you can see my power drill, long zip ties, grease gun and the large bag of inner tubes, as well as a spare tire cover........


......once that was completed I focused on why our water pressure has been so, so low inside the coach.....one of the challenges here at the Fontana/Rialto Elks Club is the water pressure is quite high.  That in itself is not a problem for us as we have a built in pressure regulator in the water bay, but here you must add an additional pressure regulator at the hose bib, otherwise the pressure will damage, if not out right blow it out.  I have several of these preset pressure regulators as they get left behind all the time by customers at TVC, so I just pulled out one when we got here and screwed it in.....well, apparently, that one was defective.  Once I replaced it with another one I had our water pressure went back to normal......yay!

Next on the tab was take a bike ride.......I left the Newell around 1:40 pm for a 10+ mile ride.....it was approaching the high of the day which was 85 F degrees when I left, but as long as I kept moving I did not overheat......


.....I think I did pretty well at the 'moving' part covering just over 11 miles in 47 minutes and 32 seconds at 13.9 mph average speed.  A nice side benefit was the 695 calories burned.

TLE returned home just after 4 pm while I was watching my USC Trojans put a whupping on the Washington Huskies (undefeated at the beginning of the game, and in the top 10) 26-13, and it really wasn't even that close.  Saturday was a great day for upsets as 3 of the top 5 ranked teams lost.....gotta love college football!

So, what about those red throw rugs?  Well, those are the ones we replaced with new ones purchased at Kohl's......I hate to throw them out, so I put them along with other throw rugs we have replaced in the trailer.......makes it feel a little cozier!

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