Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 78, low 56)
The Florida sunshine finally came back yesterday, bringing beautiful blue skies and temperatures in the low 80’s. Of course, that also meant turning the AC back on, but it cooled down nicely last night and we were able to sleep with the windows open. The only bad thing about that, was that sometime during the middle of the night, I was awakened by a croaking frog. If you don’t know that about me, I am afraid of frogs it sounded like the frog was right on the other side of the screen. Game me the willies….
More rain is possible today, as another cold front is on the way, but for now I see blue skies. Yay!
Al has been having bad headaches ever since New Years Eve. He finally went to the ENT doctor last week. He had sinus surgery a year or so ago and went back to that doctor. The doctor thinks it’s sinus related and gave him some nasal spray. Al has been using a saline solution, taking Advil, Feverfew, and anything else he can think of, but he’s still getting headaches. Just when we think he’s getting better, the headache comes back.
If you remember, I posted sometime mid November that he hit his head on the slide-out and put a big gash in his skull. He was fine after that, so we don’t think it was related. We did mention it to the doctor though, but he didn’t seem to be concerned about that.
I’ve finally convinced Al to hot pack his sinuses/head and hopefully that will bring him some relief. If not, I guess we’ll have to go back to the doctor for an MRI.
So, since Al has been down, and hasn’t felt like doing much of anything, our projects have been put on hold.
Yesterday, he finally felt good enough to get up on the roof and clean the coils on the rear AC. We have been noticing that we have no heat or cool from the rear unit. We didn’t think dirty coils would have caused the issue since neither the heat or cool is working, but we thought we’d give it a try before calling the repairman.
Unfortunately, that didn’t seem to help, so we have a call in for our local mobile RV mechanic. We were afraid he would be booked up too far in advance, but he said he would be by early next week. I hope he shows. He’s a very busy man this time of year.
We are doing fine with only one AC right now, but when we get to the Keys, we’ll need both of them to be working properly.
Once he cleaned the AC coils, he still had enough energy to flush the water heater and install a new anode. So, that was two items checked off of our list.
I have been working on cleaning and organizing drawers and cabinets. My goal today is to tackle the linen closet. Of course that was also my goal yesterday and I managed to ignore it. Maybe today will be the day! I need to figure out some way to keep that thing organized. It has three shelves and they are kind of deep. If you need something in the back on a higher shelf, you tend to mess up everything else getting to it. I guess I might need some pull out bins so that I can see what’s there. If anybody has any good organizing tips please let me know. The closet has 3 shelves. I’m thinking i need to get rid of some of the linens and make room for my electric fry pan and some kitchen items.
A friend of ours came to the door the other morning flashing a big smile and a big pile of cash. Those are all 5 dollar bills.
It seems that they saw something on the Oprah show a few years ago that started their unusual method of saving money. If you save every 5 dollar bill you get, it will add up over the period of a year. That’s what they do. Anytime, they get a 5 dollar bill in change, they save it. The first of every year, they take their loot to the bank. This year, they had $1500.00
Of course since we almost never have cash, we’d probably only end up with about $15.00, but it’s a good idea for those of you that actually use cash. It’s almost like found money.