Wednesday, January 18, 2017
This morning, when I awoke I was determined to get things done today. Fed and walked Yuma around the area. I was afraid Yuma was going to jump right in the canal after the ducks, but he thought better of it.
As I sat reading my blogs and drinking coffee I decided to call an RV repair shop and see if I could get my furnace looked at. This was about 9 o’clock and I hadn’t had my breakfast yet.
Ever since I have owned this rig, the furnace has not been dependable. It will work one day and then not work the next. Lately, it has been mostly the latter.
I looked up RV furnace repair on Google and found Al’s RV Service and Supply. I figured anyone named Al should be an honest man. Luckily, they were located on Fortuna Road near the I-8 exit, the same one I came in on last night, so I knew where it was.
When I called Al, he told me he didn’t do repairs anymore; just parts, but he knew the man I should call that used to work for him. He gave me the phone number for Vic’s Mobile RV Repair and I gave him a call.
I never expected to get such fast service, but he said he could meet me at Al’s shop in 45 minutes and I said I would be there. No breakfast; just closed up the MH and high-tailed it down to Al’s place.
Vic was already there and waiting when I arrived.
Introduced himself and got right to work. In no time at all he diagnosed my problem and made an adjustment on the propane igniter and the furnace was working.
However, he said the igniter was weak and should be replaced, The part is $15 and he would put it in for the $80 diagnostic and labor price he had had already quoted, so I said, “Let’s do it.” He checked at Al’s Parts but he would have to order and should be in tomorrow.
Asked him where the nearest Walmart was and then headed down there to order some medication I need. The lady at the pharmacy counter said they would be ready around noon tomorrow. That was just fine. I need to wait for my part anyway.
So, both of the objectives I wanted to accomplish today are done and it wasn’t even noon. Now I can eat my breakfast and then Yuma and I have the rest of the day to lazy around the Walmart parking lot and get some needed rest. Later tonight I will do my shopping and we should be ready for weeks of boondocking once more.
Just east of us is a large sandy lot just perfect for Yuma and me to walk around in and not get in the way of any vehicles.
Tomorrow they are calling for somewhat cooler temps and possibly rain showers. Glad I got things done today while the weather is just beautiful. I can try out my furnace in the morning to get the chill out.
Late in the day while walking Yuma in the desert lot to the east, these two propelled gliders flew overhead. Certainly a beautiful day for it.
My home at the Walmart parking lot.
See you later.