Daily Archives: November 11, 2019

Almost Ready . . .

Today started off a little different. Jan rode into work with me this morning so she take care of some shopping as well as getting her tootsies done. This way we want have take care to these tomorrow.

And in fact she enjoyed being on her own so much, she said she’s going to do this about once a month in the future.

Our Kingsland trip prep is being complicated by the oncoming drop in temperature. Although it almost made it to 80 today, by 6pm it was down to the mid-50’s and in the mid-40’s by 9pm. And after an expected low of 35° tonight, we’re only looking at a high of 46° tomorrow.

So not very conducive to getting us ready to roll Thursday morning, so I won’t be able to finish up power washing the rig. So I’ll get all that stuff packed up and ready to go back to the storeroom.  And while I’m there I’ll pick up the BrakeBuddy for the trip.

I spent most of the day at work looking at converting a bunch of our machines from 110 volts to 220 so they will work overseas. Most of them are crystal-controlled so the whole 50/60Hz shouldn’t matter.

(BTW  As I’m typing this, I’m thinking how long I’ve been doing this stuff, since when I started it was cps (cycles per second and not Hz. Then it was renamed in the 1960’s.)

It looks like in some cases I’ll have enough room to just replace the transformer. In other cases we may have to supply a external convertor box. A lot of trouble, but this is a big potential order.

Coming home we  stopped off to have dinner at our local Black Bear Diner.

Black Bear Diner Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Black Bear Taco Salad

Delicious as always.

My new tag stickers came in on Saturday so I got them stuck on this afternoon, so I’m done with this for another year.

First thing tomorrow, before we head out for lunch, et al, I’m going to crank up the rig and do a trial pull-in of the slide, just to be sure we don’t have any problems Thursday morning.

Really looking forward to the trip on Thursday.

Thought For The Day:

“We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one.” – President Ronald Reagan