The truck webcam computer didn't boot up properly this morning so we have no images from our journey today. Frank has been saving all the truck traveling webcam images since we started touring in 2008. This evening we had dinner with Dave and Jim at a small stake house about 5 miles from here.
Friday, March 5
Saturday, March 6
Tom called a Stanley Steamer company and we had them come over and clean our carpet. Quick, efficient, and now we are clean. The carpet is now 3 years old and needed a cleaning badly. We had been trying to find someone to clean it for a couple of months but everyone we called either couldn't do it while we were in town or their equipment was broken. Went to Micro Center and Frank got some USB cables to reorganize the external hard drives. Lots of little projects getting accomplished or at least started.
Sunday, March 7
Frank spent a good part of the day in the trailer basement working on a plumbing job. Now the water softener is much easier to remove for regeneration. He did have to move some pipes and that's when we found none of the hardware stores around here have the pipe fittings our trailer uses. So a couple of the pipes got jerry rigged until we can find the proper parts. We had dinner with Dave and Jim at Chad's restaurant.
Monday, March 8
Today was a shopping day. We went to ACE hardware to look for plumbing parts, but did not find them. Later we visited an RV dealer where we were able to order the parts needed. Surprisingly, they called us an hour later saying they had them delivered and we could come and get them. So when we returned to the trailer, Frank again worked on completing the basement's replumbing, finishing after an accident which flooded the basement with several gallons of water. We also picked up some RXs at Walgreen's.
Tuesday, March 9
Tom took five of our audio books, which we have listened to while driving the truck and trailer, and sold them to a used book store. Then he bought seven new audio books for future listening. Frank and Tom went over to Jim and Dave's trailer and assisted them in removing their trailer's fifth wheel hitch from the back of their truck. Then Frank went with them to see their new house. Later Tom joined them at their house. The house will be 100 years old next year and is in excellent updated condition. Later all four of us went to dinner at Country Buffet.
Wednesday, March 10
Yesterday Tom noticed a squealing sound coming from the front end of the truck. Since we needed new front tires, we had a tire store put on new tires, check the front end alignment and investigate the squeal. They said there was a U-joint problem at the end of the drive shaft. Later in the afternoon we dropped the truck off at a nearby Ford dealer and rented a Nisan truck while the F-250 was in the shop for repair. We then drove back to Dave and Jim's new house to help setup new furniture.
Thursday, March 11
Today the Ford dealer called and said the U-joint problem needed to be shipped off for another company for repair, and that probably we would get the truck back tomorrow, Friday. Tom did the laundry, and then went grocery shopping. Frank again picked up RXs. Had dinner again with Dave and Jim at White Fence Farm, which serves a nice family style meal where everyone orders their own entree but the rest of the meal is served family style. Foods are included such as corn fritters, mashed potatoes and gravy, cottage cheese, cole slaw, beets, and a bean salad, plus rolls.
Friday, March 12
We got the truck back today. Turned out we had a slightly bent drive shaft which had to be sent out to a special place to get straightened. Frank spent much of the afternoon working on the computer cabinet, rebuilding the mounting system which had an oak piece split last year. Looks much better and shouldn't have any problems with the server moving. We had one last meal at Chad's restaurant for dinner.
Saturday, March 13
We decided to stay another day and take a bit of a tour into the mountains. Beautiful weather and beautiful scenery.