Monday, January 17, 2022

Short move and Monday Night Football

 This morning Yuma and I were up and taking our walk.  I'm excited because today is move day! 😄  We have been on Ogilby Road for 26 days, almost twice our limit of 14 days.  First time I've done this.

We had a leisurely breakfast laying out in the sun.  It is beautiful out and going to be hot by afternoon.  No clouds or wind and lots of sun today.

While packing,  a ranger from the Bureau of Land Management finally made his first appearance at every campsite in the area checking to see if they have exceeded their 14 day stay.  If so, he asked them to pack and leave.  Luckily, when he stopped by my place we were able to tell him we were heading out today.  Great timing! 😁

We were on the move a little after noon.  The first stop was at the Dunes to take on fresh water.  Next, we stopped at the service station a few miles towards Yuma and dumped our gray and black tanks.

Then we were on our way through Yuma to hwy 95 heading towards Quartzite.  Nick was following in the Jeep.  But we didn't even make it out of Yuma.  

Tonight is Monday night football and we wanted to make sure we could get local channels.  Only a short drive from the west side of Yuma to the east side today.

We also need to stop at Walmart and Lowes tomorrow to prepare for a couple of weeks at Palm Canyon.  It's about an hour north of here and we will head that way sometime tomorrow.

Got to the BLM land right next to the VFW hall right at 2:45 and set up the TV antenna for a one night stay.

VFW, train and mountains

It is a very hot day today so we sat back on the shady side of the White Lion and relaxed to keep cool.  There is a live band going on at the VFW and they were playing the songs from my younger days.  Probably a bunch of old Vets in there. 😀  They quit at 4 o'clock and everyone left.  Probably bedtime.

When I went in to get a cool water out of the fridge I was shocked to see the temperature was 56 degrees.  Something needs to be done now! 😬

Time for open surgery!  When I was doing research on the Internet when I was thawing out the fridge previously, I found a YouTube video showing me how to take the back of the fridge off and expose the fan and the cooling coils behind it.

Didn't look hard, so that's what I did.  Didn't take long, just three screws hold it on.  I was shocked to see all the ice back there! 😱😱

Open back panel

Shocked by all the ice!

Just happened to have a heat gun with me so I made short work of all the ice on the coils.
Ice is gone
Poured a little hot water down the drain pan to eliminate the ice in the drain pipe and after letting it dry for awhile, I put it back together and hope it works.

The Rams and Cardinals started at 6:15 and Nick has the Cardinals in our family pool.  It's 28 to 8 and the Cardinals are getting slaughtered.  Poor Nick! 😱😰😭 

The game is so lopsided I decided to work on my blog and just keep an eye on the game.  

Just checked the fridge temperature at 8:30 and it is -2 in the freezer and 42 in the fridge.  Exactly what I set it for.  I'm so happy it is working again.  Hopefully, it will continue to run properly till I get home to fix it permanently.😊😊😊

Nick had a turkey cheeseburger awhile ago.  I'm going to open a can of beef stew for dinner and then we'll have our dessert and call it a night.

Thanks for stopping by.

17 comments:

  1. You hightailed it off Ogilby road just in time. I'm glad you got your fridge fixed, again. Arizona has been having a tough night. I'm sure there are a lot of disappointed people out there. Nick included. Good luck on your move tomorrow.

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    1. Great timing. Shane and Cathy are going to have to pull up stakes and move. They usually stay for months. Arizona didn't play well at all. Reminded me of my NE team.

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  2. Are you sure the fan is running? make sure the fan is tight on the shaft,and make sure the shaft turns make sure than fan isn't unplugged someplace. Can you feel air movement inside the refrigerator when the compressor is running. Also, most self defrosting refrigerators have a heating element near the coils, that comes on to melt the ice during the defrost cycle. It may be unplugged or the controller for it may have malfunctioned. Be careful with that heat gun around plastic; it doesn't take much to melt or distort plastic panels. Don't ask me how I know.

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    1. Thanks Phil. When I googled Samsung fridges I found the heating element is too small to keep these big fridges free of ice. Amazon sells a much bigger heating element that fixes the problem. Working fine now.

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  3. Have you considered DirecTV or Dish. Reception should be ideal in the desert: no trees to block the signal.

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    1. I do have Dish. Unfortunately my wife is at home using the local channels and you can only have one local. I'm out of luck with getting local on Dish so I use a local antenna.

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  4. Man you eat late!! That is if i read it right. Safe travels tomorrow. I guess we don't need to save you a spot. :(
    See you for a Happy Hour or two though.

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    1. Usually eat around six but fixing the fridge took priority. We'll make sure to visit for happy hour a number of times.

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  5. That's so weird about the fridge. Surely there's a cure somewhere! Sorry the Cardinals lost, but they really weren't playing a good game. Hope to see you before too long!

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    1. The video also told me how to fix the freezing problem permanently but need a part from Amazon. Have to wait till I get home. Cardinals didn't play their best for sure. See you and the gang soon.

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  6. Wow that ice is amazing..Hopefully that will fix the problem until you can order your part. Glad you were able to stay as long as you wanted before rangers were going to kick you out. LOL.

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    1. All went well for once. I'm sure the fridge will be fine till I get home. I hope :)

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  7. That was good timing on your leave date. 4pm bedtime....had me laughing out loud. People think that because we are old that we go to bed around 6pm. Nope. Not even close. Have a good travel day. Elva

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    1. Thanks Elva. We're not old yet. Lately I've been so busy it's past 10 before I go to bed.

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  8. Yeah them Cardinals got walked all over. Wasn't even close. Hope your fridge works for a while. Safe travels today!

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    1. Thanks Steve. Sure the fridge will keep going fine till I get home.

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  9. I really like it and I hope there is something new
    Hilo

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