Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 92, low 72)
It was another hot day in Florida yesterday, although not as hot as most of the country. We are finally getting back into our normal afternoon rain shower pattern. After the rain was over, it cooled down nicely.
We loaded Baxter in his stroller and took him over to meet David and Sherry. They were inside and we didn’t want to bother them, so Baxter will have to meet them another time.
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions about our power outage the other day.
We checked with the campground to see if anyone else reported a problem. No one had. They sent the maintenance man over to check it out. He didn’t really do anything, but did say he will personally check the power pedestal 3-4 times on Friday to make sure we have power. He is aware we have cats inside and that I am concerned about the heat should we have a power failure. This part of the campground has all new power pedestals and the campground is far from full, so it’s hard to think there was an overload. We did pull the surge protector out and checked the plug connections. It looked brand new. You should always flip the circuit breaker before you plug in or out, to prevent “arcing” that can damage the metal plug. Al always does that and he also lubed it with some sort of special grease. The plug looked like brand new….which is almost is.
Yesterday, I decided to see if I could repeat the problem. Both a/c units were running. I turned on a few lights, the tv, the dryer, and then my hair dryer. Nothing happened, no power outage. We have never had any power issues before. We always use what we want, when we want and have never had a problem before. I never gave it a thought before now. In the old motor home we had an Intellic power management system for our 30 amp power. If we used too much, the system would automatically “shed” and cut power to one a/c unit. We never blew a circuit and it worked perfectly.
We don’t have that type of system on this coach, and I figured it was because we had a 50 amp system.
I am feeling better about things, but will still worry tomorrow when we’re gone. I hope the maintenance man makes good on his promise to check things out.
We’re looking forward to going scalloping tomorrow. Here is the little treasure we will be looking for.
We heard from the friends we will be going with, that they got their limit yesterday in an hour! The problem is, that:
1. I don’t eat them.
2. I don’t clean them.
They are kind of like oysters as far as cleaning. You scoop out a little white ball that is the meat. Yucky stuff… and I’m not touching that.
I do, however catch them. That’s the fun part. You just snorkel around in shallow grassy water and they are just swimming around. It should be fun! Of course I’ll bring my camera!