Saturday, December 2, 2017
Less than a month before leaving for the Southwest and I’m beginning preparations for the journey. Plan to leave a few days after Christmas, weather permitting.
Dolly bought me a Wave 6 catalytic heater for Christmas and gave it to me early so I could get it installed. And today was installation day. My son-in-law, Evan came by this afternoon with a bunch of adapters and a hose ready to do the job for me.
The weather is so nice he drove his Harley over. Nice looking bike!
Don’t know how Evan steers that monster.
Just as we started the install, up drove Jim, Sarah and my grandson, Keaton in a brand new 2018 Honda AWD CRV. They had just left the dealership and stopped by to show it to us. What a beauty!
Even with all the excitement, Evan managed to get the gas line installed and on came the gas to give it a test.
Found a convenient gas line under the fridge to cut into.
Evan ordered a quick-disconnect with an open and close valve included so I can just pop the hose from the connection under the fridge and store the heater away when traveling.
I didn’t install it on a wall because I want to move it around to point the heater either toward the living room or the bedroom. If I find that it easily heats the entire living space, I will consider hanging it on a wall permanently.
Exciting and busy day for Dolly and me. We are not used to so much activity. Full moon tonight.
See you later.
Hooray for the blog starting back up! And great job to you and Evan getting that gas line in! Keats sure looks cute on the Harley!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sarah. Going to try blogging again. Need to get back in the groove. Thanks for stopping by to show us your beautiful new car!Delete
That camera sure takes great pictures! Glad we got it all setup for you with only 1 extra trip to the store. Think that might be a record!ReplyDelete
You did good. Thanks for the help.Delete
Can't wait to hear all about your desert adventures this year. BeckiReplyDelete
Thanks Becki. Starting to move my thoughts towards traveling again this year. As always, I have a lot of initial anxiety. Will be glad to get going.Delete
It was an exciting da6y. I'm so glad the heater is hooked up and working! Great job - and many thanks, Evan! Keats is a natural on that Harley! Awesome car, Jim and Sarah! It was a beautiful day to get your Western trip preps started.ReplyDelete
We did have a great day. Thank you for the Christmas gift.Delete
Glad to see your blog back! Your leave date will be here before you know it..can't believe how fast time is moving! Nice car and Harley! The heater was certainly a nice early gift and nice to have someone hook it up for you safely!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Happy birthday, Ken. Looks like another winter is upon us and time to head to the southwest. Dolly and I follow Gold Rush, and know that Todd and his crew are having big problems in Colorado. Be interesting if they move to your area.Delete
Looking forward to your posts.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gene. Me too.ReplyDelete
I have a 2008 Honda CRV with 157,000 miles on her. I DID have to get the airbags replaced and my door locks lock and unlock while driving (at $250.00 A DOOR, I'm not fixing them...), but otherwise she's been a great car! I throw my horse stuff in the back, along with 50 pound bags of pellets and off she goes!ReplyDelete