8:30 am - Wednesday - November 18th - Seal Rock, OR - 46° F, 100% humidity, wind 20 mph out of the south......heavy cloud cover, raining, and possible thunderstorms today with a forecast high of 51° F. On this date in 2017 we were wintering at Desert View at the east entrance of Grand Canyon National Park....no snow yet, but it was bitter cold.......↴
I was called off work early Tuesday, but we had a 90 minute rainless interlude beginning around 11:30 am, so I received a text from Terry asking me to come down and help him cut down one hanging tree branch, and then haul a bunch of other tree branches to the 'burn pile. I worked with him until about 1 pm, which was the end of TLE's two hour shift, so I walked home with her. Shortly thereafter the rains returned.
As has been our habit when precipitation is falling, we spent the afternoon reading while being serenaded by the rain falling upon our riveted aircraft aluminum roof. I am very pleased to announce that the silicone caulk I applied to the seam joining the riveted aircraft aluminum siding and roof to the rear cap was successful, and the water ingress has ceased. The carpet is now dry, and all is well again in Newell land. The big battle now is condensation on the interior side of all of our windows, especially on the rear window, which is over our bed. To help combat the moisture we bought a second Eva-Dry dehumidifier which sits on the shelf behind our bed pointed at the rear window. Additionally, I purchased a 12 volt twin fan to clip to the rear window valance to blow air at the window.....both of them, combined, are doing the job.......
....during the day we also open up both of the hanging closet doors on either side of the rear window so the air can circulate. For the rest of the windows I walk around every couple of days wiping off the moisture which accumulates on the windows, and their sills.
As I have written previously, the cell service is spotty here, so I keep my phone on airplane mode most of the time to keep the battery from running down too quickly, and then utilize the park WiFi to retrieve emails, social media, and texts. If I place my phone on the window sill by my desk on the driver side of the coach I can get 2-3 bars of 4G, and can make and receive phone calls, but it is awkward. I ask those who wish to call me to send me a text, or instant message via Facebook, and I will then take my phone off airplane mode, and place it on the window sill to receive the call. I can also make, and receive calls via the internet on Google, and Facebook.
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To enhance the park WiFi we utilize a WiFi extender manufactured by Linksys. A park WiFi repeater is located on the park model home immediately below our site, so we hang it (the Linksys WiFi extender) in TLE's passenger side bedroom window, and that is how we connect for good, consistent WiFi. We bought this WiFi extender when we were staying on the property of our friends Tony and Janet in Southwest Harbor after we left Smuggler's Den back in August of 2018.......
.....via this system we are able to stream TV programs to our heart's content, and this comes in handy when it is too windy to deploy our Winegard satellite dish.
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