David surprised me with a visit from our friends. It was a total shock to see Jay and Joanne roll in at 8:30 at night and pull in right next to us.
It was a much needed visit. We were feeling a little down the last few days as it was super cold and gloomy and we hadn’t wanted to go outside. So we’ve been cooped up in the motor home. Seeing some long time friends, even if it was just for the night, was a nice reprieve and much appreciated.
And I can’t believe that David kept the secret that they were coming for a visit for 6 whole days!
David has been working on improving the parks wifi. They desperately needed help and David knows his stuff. So he offered to help them out. He’s been spending the last couple weeks configuring and installing new antennas and repeaters throughout the park.
Not to mention he get’s to ride in a cherry picker bucket. He had fun with that. The residents here at the park are happy now.
Of course our New Years started off with a bang. We went outside to sit around our campfire and enjoy the evening, as the weather was finally nice. Well, somehow David managed to drop his phone. And it didn’t just drop but it went face down on the cement walkway. The screen was totally smashed. Good news is the digitizer part (the part that lets you swipe and touch the screen) seemed to still be working.
So after calling around to various places around here to get a quote on getting his glass replaced and getting an answer of $250 bucks! He decided he could do it on his own.
And he did. He just ordered the parts online thru Amazon and Whalla! New screen. And it only cost him $19 dollars! YEAH!
They are “wicked” pickles or spicy pickles.
He makes his own by canning a few jars at a time. I spent the afternoon watching, learning and helping make some Wickles. And I was able to take 3 jars home. YUM!
Our lives have not been terribly exciting lately.
OH!!! I forgot to mention. We finally got our official build date for our new Tiffin motor home!
How could I almost forget to tell you!
And get this….it’s sooner than we thought. We had it in our minds that the coach was not going to hit the production line until the third or fourth week in February.
But get this…
It’s hitting the line on January 31st!!!!
So we will be leaving here in a couple weeks to watch the birth of our new home. Believe it or not, an entire motor home build only takes 4-5 days on the production line. The long process of the build is the paint, which they do in the next town over. Every stripe and color is hand applied and clear coats and sanding are done multiple times throughout the process. So painting the new coach takes at least 2 weeks or so. Then it goes back to the factory for a final walk through and QC. Once that is all done it gets delivered to the dealership.We’ll be following our new home to the dealership and take possession of it there.
And yes…we will be documenting the entire build.
So stay tuned for all of that. It’s been a long time coming!