Thursday, November 8, 2018

Rain, sun and laundry.......




Our Location: Big Buck Resort

(205 Sparks Road, Hornsby, TN)

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain. The weather predicted sunny skies and warm temperatures but they were mistaken. The day started off cool, wet and uninspiring. We were up and out the door before 10 am heading out with a Dogsled full of dirty laundry. We headed up the road to Oakland, TN, about 45 minutes or so away. It’s the cleanest laundromat we’ve found in the area. The prices are good, the place is clean and easy to get to as well. We chatted with several people while there and by the time we left around 12:45 pm the sun was shining and the skies were clearing. The temperature warmed up considerably too, not warm but warmer than the morning. 
 
Things are green here near Memphis, TN.

We stopped at Walmart to purchase a few forgotten items on the grocery list before we headed home to put away laundry. I googled my no tail light on the Igloo issue last night and decided to ask Dave next door about the possibility of it being a fuse issue. He came out and we checked things again, but with power at the plug both in the truck and all the way to the box in the pin, plus the wires leaving the pin, he assured me it wasn’t a fuse. We checked the back lights and there is no power there but all lights work back there except the tail lights. Turn signals, four way flasher, and brake lights all work. He didn’t seem surprised by that but I find it difficult to understand how those lights can work when the wires coming to the socket have no power. We spent some time chatting about life in general and finally called it off when a lady came by looking for some assistance. Thanks again Dave for all the hard work and time spent trying to help me out. I appreciate it very much. 
 
We found one cheaper station with gas at $2.65 and diesel at $3.06 per gallon.
 
After that it was inside to have some chili and toast for lunch which was more like dinner as the clock was reading close to 5 pm and to watch a movie. Then it was time to settle down to more research on this issue and to find a place Dave recommended, a repair shop near Corinth, MS. So tomorrow I’ll call them and see if they can offer me any ideas. I may also ask the rv technician that is staying here in the park. I noticed his sign today. 
 
Where we do our laundry.
 
So there you have it, nothing exciting, just laundry and a movie. We are trying to figure out just what we should do about our problems and how best to approach them. The batteries still aren’t charging on shore power but they will charge on solar. No blown fuses that I can find, nor could Dave find any either. Oh well, a problem to think about tomorrow, I’m finished worrying about it today.
 
The start of some colour in the trees.
 
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit. Today’s pictures were taken on our way to and from Oakland, TN where we did our laundry. It is Hwy 64 between Hornsby and Oakland. A nice drive for certain. 
 
This empty field has a tinge of green to it, but I think it's weeds not anything else.
 
Until next time… take care, be safe, 

The local Bolivar, TN Walmart.

 
Deb



8 comments:

  1. Good luck with the light issue they can be frustrating . We had an issue a few year ago with our cow not charging on shore power, Ended up the Converture was not charging like it should, So installed a new one and we were good to go.

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    1. Hello George.

      They can be frustrating indeed. However I am certain we'll figure it out eventually. I'm not going to worry about any further. It'll get fixed when it gets fixed. The rest of the lights work fine and since we only travel in day light hours anyway I'm not too worried about it.

      Safe travels.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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    2. We have had not tail lights in the towed car for the last 4 years, but we have brake lights and turn signals and like you we don't travel at night, so a non issue for me too.

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    3. Thanks George. I've been told it is illegal to not have them but at this point I'm not overly concerned. I may just end up leaving it until I return in the spring. We shall see how it goes.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  2. Nice to hear from you again (or have I missed your postings?)...You know we love TN and Highway 64!! Hoping you get your electrical problems figured out, I know Ken hates those the worst! Take care!

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    1. Hello Shirley.

      I've only posted once or twice since we've started our winter travels and believe me there wasn't a whole lot interesting anyway. Indeed I do know that you folks enjoy TN and this highway. It's a wonderful little spot, friendly folks and close to everything.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  3. Hope you get it all sorted out cheaply!!

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    1. Hello Lorne.

      Thanks, I hope so too. Not always the most pleasant thing to do, face these issues on the way out for the winter but oh well, it's a minor thing. I hope your repairs are inexpensive and an easy fix as well.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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