Thursday, January 12, 2017

All Aboard!

7:01 am - Mountain Time - Thursday - 44º F, humidity 82%, wind 6 mph out of ENE....forecast high is 63º F......cloudy.  Heading out in a couple of hours to drive our Newell over to 'All Aboard America' to be serviced, have the 'Jake Brake' fixed, and to have the oil and various filters to get going on this blog!

First of all, TLE is completely well....I mean I see no indication of the cold in her that completely laid me low for over 10 days.  I am still on the mend, and feel pretty good, but am no where near where she is.  With that in mind I began Wednesday to put stuff away.....not completely, mind you but away enough so we can roll the wheels of the Newell on Thursday over to Mesa, AZ.  Fortunately we are not taking the trailer with us, so it needed no arranging, but there was plenty to do besides that, which kept me busy most of the morning.  Once we deliver the Newell to 'All Aboard America' we will return to Wittmann to reside in Tom and Darlene's guest bedroom for a couple of days.....hopefully we'll get our home back by Saturday, or Monday at the latest!

I spent time in the afternoon watching some of the Senate confirmation hearings of some of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.....always interesting 'kabuki theater'.  I remember back in the early 70's watching when able, but mostly listening to the 'Watergate Hearings' that was high drama as the oft repeated mantra "What did you know, and when did you know it?" became part of the public dialogue for decades.  Then there were the Senate confirmation hearings for now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in early 90's when we heard the nominee characterize the hearings as a 'High Tech Lynching', or the Iran-Contra hearings in the late 80's featuring the unapologetic Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North standing toe to toe with the joint congressional committee.  I watch because you never know when you will find congressmen being humiliated by the individual they are attempting to 'hang from the yardarm'.  At any rate, nothing like that happened, but it was interesting nonetheless.

That was the extent of our Wednesday......time to get to work making the Newell ready for a 63 mile trip over to Mesa!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. You've probably explained this several times...but what is a jake brake?