THIS IS KNOWN AS A COCKTAIL CHAIR & BESIDE IT IS A WINE CABINET WHICH MAKES INTO A TABLE
CENTER PHOTO SHOWS THE GLASS/CUP HOLDER FLIPPED BACK EXPOSING THE END OF A TABLE WHICH IS PULLED UP & OUTWARDS TO FORM A HANDY WRITING/FOOD/COMPUTER OR WHATEVER TABLE –—CLEVER —- PHOTO BELOW SHOWS A MIRRORED WINE RACK INSIDE ABLE TO HOLD 10 BOTTLES –-- MAYBE I CAN PUT MY CRANBERRY JUICE IN THERE – THERE IS ALSO A DRAWER BELOW THE WINE RACK
Guess I had better start off tonight's post with a couple corrections from my Tuesday night post. I mis-understood Dana (the cement guy) when he said about not being on that new cement pad for a week. He meant to hold off putting our heavy Santa Fe in there. Dana finished up the carport project today & said I could put the Motorcycle back in Monday. Using a concrete saw he cut expansion lines into the cement this afternoon & said the pad was ready for walking on. Also mentioned the surface was slightly roughed for traction & to avoid slipping. Said we were good to go but cautioned us about doing any heavy duty roller skating on it for a few days:)) Another thing I had wrong in the blog was the ID of the fellow helping Dana do the cement work. It was not his Father. And the day before I said something about not wanting the Triple E sitting with a full gas tank for a couple months. Ed from THE PEREGRINATING GRAYBEARD said, "Does that mean that now you have it your not going to use it until you start south again"? No, we plan to go RVing in the Big EEE this summer. I must have had one of my older RVing hats on when I said about leaving it parked for a couple months. I’ll have more in a future post about our upcoming shake-down cruise & subsequent jaunts around South-Western Ontario:))
DANA MAKES THE FINAL CEMENT CUT THIS AFTERNOON – WE ARE TOTALLY PLEASED WITH THE EXCELLENT JOB HE DID FOR US & I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HARD WORKING PERSONABLE YOUNG FELLA TO ANYONE IN OUR AREA NEEDING ANY CEMENT WORK DONE --- TWO THUMBS UP FOR SURE:))
It didn’t take us long to get ourselves into another frustratingly embarrassing situation with the rig again this morning. Try as we might we could not get the sliding living room & dining area windows open. Again, we are very familiar with how RV windows work & a simple up & down lever either locks or unlocks them. Neither one of us could budge any of the windows & we didn’t want to try & leverage them in any way in case Don had maybe put a small security pin in somewhere. So, another email of to Cambridge with a simple question….How do we open the windows? Now how embarrassing is that for seasoned RV’ers eh. Email came back saying no security pins or screws & windows should work as designed. Nope!! So from my toolbox I grabbed a block of wood & a hammer. With half a dozen light taps with the hammer against that block of wood against the window frame we were at last able to get all the windows unstuck. We have heard Triple E builds a very solid & well insulated coach so we are assuming these windows are a part of that tight fitting insulation factor. Also have to keep in mind the rig has been in storage since last year some time. As we worked the windows back & forth a bit they did seem to free up some but we’ll have to keep that block of wood & hammer handy for sure. At least until we can get those windows trained enough to work a little easier with themselves. (and we still haven’t figured out how to get the engine hood open despite using the correct key to unlock it)
KELLY NOW HAS HERSELF A NICE COMPUTER/NAVIGATION STATION WHILE WE ARE TRAVELING DOWN THE ROAD
<<< ALSO HAS HERSELF A NICE WOODEN FOOTSTOOL WHICH SHE USED MOST OF THE WAY HOME FROM CAMBRIDGE A COUPLE DAYS AGO --- SAID IT WAS REALLY COMFORTABLE
I’m very happy to have the Workhorse onboard computer back again. Missed that after we sold the Damon. It can be configured to monitor oil pressure, outside temperature, miles per gallon as your moving, how many miles left until the next fuel stop, etc. I was also able to set the odometer to miles per hour instead of kilometers an hour. I’m from the old school & still think the American way. Also because we do most of our traveling in the States I want things to read in miles not killoblometers or whatever it is Canada uses up here.
A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR BUILT IN COFFEE MAKER --- THE POT SITS ON STYROFOAM WHILE TRAVELING
KITCHEN COUNTER PHOTOS SHOW STOVE TOP COVER DOWN & UP
SMALL ROUND HOLE IN COUNTER TOP ABOVE LEFT SINK IS FOR A FILTERED DRINKING WATER TAP SYSTEM & YES WE HAVE THOSE PARTS AS WELL
Discovered the dash radio not only plays CD’s but cassette tapes as well. Nice option for some old technology there. And I have a ba-zillion tapes too. Haven’t figured out how to load the multi-disc CD player yet. Couldn’t find a manual on that. Haven’t tackled the TV & surround sound stuff yet either. Gotta be in a calm frame of mind for that technical wizardry. Soon as it was dark Tuesday night I slipped out to the rig to switch on the dash lights. Groovy. Just love all that speedometer & cool gauge lights stuff. Predominant color is red. My driver door even casts a light to the ground when opened. And what a cool sun visor. I just press a switch & the visor comes down like a miniature projection screen. Anyway, between being frustrated with trying to figure out new systems & having the patience to do so we are still having ourselves some some mighty fine excitable fun. Maybe tomorrow we will try out the central vac system. Probably end up getting myself sucked up the tube real good…………………
OH HOW I LOVE THESE OLDER RADIOS WITH THEIR EASY TO USE & UNDERSTAND KNOBS & DIALS & THAT’S THE TAPE DECK JUST UNDER THOSE 3 HORIZONTAL GREEN LINES --- CD INSERT IS JUST ABOVE THE NUMBERS 943 WHICH JUS HAPPENS TO BE THE TIME I TOOK THE PHOTO THIS MORNING
WHILE DRIVING THAT BLANK MONITOR SCREEN AT LEFT SHOWS THE JEEP BEING TOWED BEHIND US & THAT IS THE BIGGEST SUN VISOR I HAVE EVER SEEN & IT ISN’T EVEN FULLY EXTENDED
Bob from THE CARETAKER CHRONICLES wondered about the problem with our Triple E's rear heater I had mentioned last week. Don was able to fix that before we picked it up & showed us the diagram he had drawn out to trouble shoot the problem. Turns out it was a wiring glitch possibly straight from the factory. He told us how he methodically tracked the problem down & corrected it. Sounded complicated to me so my mind automatically fogged my memory. This brain of mine some days can find eating a bowl of cereal complicated.
PHOTO ON RIGHT SHOWS WHERE THE OPTIONAL WASHER & DRYER WOULD BE LOCATED HAD DON REQUESTED THAT WHEN HE ORDERED THIS COACH DIRECTLY FROM THE FACTORY 11 YEARS AGO – WE ARE GLAD HE DIDN’T BECAUSE WE MUCH PREFER TO HAVE ALL THIS EXTRA SPACE WHICH WILL BE MAINLY USED FOR KITCHEN STUFF
AND A NOTE OF THANKS TO ALL THE READERS FOR THEIR KIND COMMENTS ON OUR MOTORHOME THE LAST COUPLE DAYS – MUCH APPRECIATED BY ALL 3 OF US HERE AT THE BAYFIELD BUNCH – AND I PROMISE TO GET SOME PHOTOS OTHER THAN THE COACH SOON TOO…………….:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Frank was a happily married man who had only one complaint: His wife, Myra, was always nursing sick birds. One cold November evening he came home to find a raven with a splint on its beak sitting in his favorite chair. On the dining room table there was a feverish eagle pecking at an aspirin tablet, while in the kitchen Myra was comforting a shivering wren. Frank dropped his briefcase and strode over to where his wife was toweling down the cold little bird. "Myra!" he shouted. "I can't take it anymore! We've got to get rid of all of these da..." Myra held up her hand and and cut him off in mid-curse. "Please dear," she said. "Not in front of the chilled wren!"