One week today

We left our jobs two weeks ago today, spent a week tying up loose ends and got on the road a week ago today. It’s been fun, eventful and always a learning process.

Lesson one: just because the heat gauge shows hot doesn’t mean the engine temperature is too high. A full day and many dollars later (and with the help of a $39.95 Harbor Freight infrared heat gun), we discovered that the gauge is probably just miscalibrated.

Lesson two: a generator on which you are dependent for air conditioning can let you down just when you need it most. LeRoy has been many things in his life but never a diesel mechanic until today. Fortunately, Liberty’s converters (Dick and Debbie Bell) gave us all the manuals and he’s learning as he goes.

Lesson three: it never hurts to go out of your way to help someone else. We took a diet Coke break and walked to the convenience store across the highway from our RV park where we helped some new RVers dump for the first time. In the process of the conversation, we discovered that he has been a diesel mechanic and had some helpful suggestions.

Lesson four (maybe it should be #1): friends and family are never far away for very long. We’ve visited with family and friends at a hometown celebration, friends from 40+ years ago in Army days at their new RV home, the family of a high school friend, skyped with grandkids, kids and best friends over the last week. This week we’ll see the cousin/brother LeRoy was raised with. And I’m sure there will be more down the road.

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One Response to One week today

  1. Becky Lawry says:

    And ain’t life grand?

    Ann, love your blog and witty writing style. We are so glad you stopped in Abilene for a visit. It was so nice to meet you and Leroy, tour Liberty and now to be able to follow your blog. Paul and I look forward to crossing paths with the two of you again one day. Enjoy your winter in New Mexico!

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