Everyone Is Unique!

Our venerable Lasko tower ceramic heater died this morning, so I guess we’ll be heater shopping this weekend. I think we got it in 2008 when we first started RV’ing, so I think we’ve gotten our money’s worth.

]We first use it this winter a couple of days ago and it was working fine. But this morning when it was down to about 50 degrees, I turned it on and it worked for about 10 minutes and then shut off.

The red power light was still on, but that’s it. I can unplug for about 15 minutes,  plug it back in, and then it will work again . . . for about 10 minutes.

It maybe clogged up and overheating, kicking off the thermal switch, so I may try to take it apart and see if the vents are clogged. Though it doesn’t look like it’s really made to take apart.

But when has that ever stopped me?

Coming home from work, I finally got gas at the new Costco. Of course the last time I tried it, I couldn’t get the gas cap cover open.

I don’t know if it’s some grand opening special or what, but the gas here is $2.17, 18 cents a gallon cheaper than the next closest, $2.35 at WalMart. Hope it holds up.

For dinner tonight we finished off the last of Jan’s famous chili. Even better this time since she added more ground habanero powder.

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Still didn’t hear anything from Snider Transmission today, but I told them to take their time, so I figure early next week. In the meantime I’ve been browsing online, looking over possible Dakota replacements. but nothing has reached out and grabbed me yet.

FWIW when we were toad shopping in 2007, we both thought the Dakota was the one.

Spent a little more time calling around looking for the Shingrix shingle vaccine with no luck. If we don’t find some by the end of the month, we’ll probably go ahead and get the old Zostavax shot.

They’re not as effective for seniors as the Shingrix, which is actually a two shot treatment, but it’s supposedly better than nothing. And it won’t interfere with the Shingrix shots later.

Thought for the Day: 

Everyone Is Unique! Just Like Everyone Else!


4 Responses to Everyone Is Unique!

  1. Kevin Caudill says:

    I have 3 ceramic heaters in our RV I have to take a air hose to them reverse of normal air flow you will be amazed how much dust will come out, I have also had to add a few drops of oil to the fan motors. same heaters been running over 10 years now

  2. Cat Lady says:

    “Spent a little more time calling around looking for the Shingrix shingle vaccine with no luck. If we don’t find some by the end of the month, we’ll probably go ahead and get the old Zostavax shot…” can you give us more info on these two shots? When I read up on the shingles shot, the odds of protecting me were only 50-50. I have those odds without the shot so I never got it.

    BTW, a couple of days ago, I finally got the bill for the toll road I mistakenly took a few months ago. I have since reset my Google Maps to Avoid Toll Roads/Ferry. Technology and I don’t always get along, lol. Thanks, Greg. Hi to Jan and the fur baby.

    • gregwhite says:


      The 50-50 odds are for the old single shot version, the Zostavax vaccine.

      The new one, that’s in short supply, Shingrix, is the one now recommended for seniors. You’re supposed to get the second does within two to six months after the first one, though that’s not hard and fast.

      Supposedly it gives you about 90% protection.


  3. Barbara Chapman says:

    I looked for the Shingrix shingle vaccine this week here in Arizona. The pharmacy told me there is a country wide shortage and supplies will not be available until after the first of the year. She put me on her list to call when it is available.

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