Thursday, November 10, 2022

Smart, or dumb?

6:46 am - Thursday - November 10th - Glamis North Hot Springs, CA - 50° F, 58% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the north by northwest......crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 72° F.  On this date in 2012 TLE and I were enjoying a fire in our portable firepit in Campbellsville, KY where we worked our first Workamper job at Amazon.....↴

Wednesday evolved into a chore day pretty quickly.  TLE realized she had not defrosted our Dometic fridge for far too long, so began her day dong just that. It's about a 3-4 hour process requiring the turning off of the fridge, the emptying of the fridge, the removal of accumulated ice, and then mopping up of melted ice (water).  She puts most of the perishables into our Igloo ice chest, and then the rest in the pullout Norcold chest cooler.  Once the fridge is ice, and frost free once again, she turns it back on and reverses the process.  Most of the 3-4 hours is just watching ice melt...almost as exciting as watching butter

I spent time installing our new TCL 32" LCD Roku TV in the trailer.  Now that we have reliable, constant, steady WiFi from our Starlink dishy I can just stream whatever I want in the trailer, without the necessity of the wireless setup I have now that transmits the DirecTV picture into the trailer.  The old Infinity TV in the trailer was not, obviously, a smart TV, and was about 7, or 8 years old, and still works great, but its not smart, and no one, today, likes a dumb  It took me about an hour to remove the old TV from the articulating arm on the wall, and then attach the new TCL.  Once that was done it was just a matter of signing into Roku, and letting Roku download all the channels we stream from the other 3 Roku TV's.

Once that was done I decided to adjust the water pressure regulator in our water bay, which controls the water pressure allowed into the coach.  As I mentioned a few posts ago we had to take showers using the water in our fresh water tank in the water bay due to low water pressure here.  Well, I discovered that part of that low water pressure issue was self induced.  I had adjusted the pressure downward on the regulator back when we were at the Fontana Elks Lodge last March/April as they have extremely HIGH water pressure, and forgot about it as we had the same issue in Likely.  The end result of my adjustment is we now have adequate water pressure to take a shower using the city water supply, which is nice because that is way less!

Shortly after that I headed over to the hot pools to get a good soak in while it was still uncrowded, and what a great soak it was....within minutes the aches and pains I was feeling were gone, and life looked just a little big better.....

......when I soak in the individual tubs, which has been every time so far, I take soak for about 30 minutes in total, but take a short break at the half way mark to take a swim (2 laps) in the 98° swimming pool, which cools my body down, and then I soak for another 15 minutes.  By the time I finished people were beginning to arrive...perfect timing.

I spent the balance of Wednesday organizing my work bench better, and removing water spots from the right rear corner of the Newell from our stay at LPG&RVR.  The sprinklers in our site just barely hit that corner, and over the course of the summer left calcium deposits, which are hard to remove, but I'm using CLR (Calcium, Lime and Rust) remover.  It takes a number of applications, but the spots are almost gone now.  Next season at LPG&RVR I'll just park the' coach about 5 feet further forward, and should have no problem.

It gets dark before 5 pm now, and we've been heading out to the 'lido deck' earlier due to that.  We played a complete game of 'Phase 10', which I won on the last hand by going out before TLE.  It was a close game, but luck just fell my way at the end.  After the game we spent another hour enjoying a fire, then headed inside to watch the latest episode of 'Survivor 43'.

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