Thursday, September 21, 2017

Awake

Day 134

Cannot Sleep

1:51am:
Because of the crazy things happening to me lately, and the burn pain, I have not been able to fall asleep. Even my sleeping pill did not work. My mind is too active.

September 20, 2010 was the day that my Son David killed himself. Seven years since then! Today, September 21, 2017, would have been David's 53rd birthday.

Why did I Blog about David? I do not know? Maybe because David is on my mind.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Healing 2

Day 133

Uncovering Burn

9:22am:
I've found that exposing my burn areas to the air causes faster healing. Raw burn areas do better when kept moist. Right now, I'm keeping raw areas moist with antibiotic ointment.

Readers have recommended Manuka honey for keeping these areas moist and promote healing. I would use it, if I could find it.

This constant pain makes me feel sooooo tired.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Healing

Day 132

A Little Bit Better

10:03am:
When changing my bandages this morning, I found that my right leg and arm had healed enough to not need bandaging! Wow!

However, yesterday evening, on my left leg, a 3" long blister formed at the front of my ankle. This big blister formed 3-1/2 days after I got burned. That got me to wondering how many days after I was burned, do new blisters form?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Electricity

Day 131

Portable Shore Power

9:47am:
For RVers, having a solar electric system is Portable Shore Power. If you have solar on your RV, you understand how important solar is to you.

It's too soon to know how well our new 250 watt Yingli solar panel will perform in inclement weather situations. We only hooked up the Yingli late yesterday afternoon. Our solar electric will remain hooked up from now on.

Today dawned to a cloud filled and rainy sky. The House Battery reading a few minutes ago was 12.75 volts. If that voltage rises above 13.00 volts, we may be home free!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Burned

Day 130

Pajamas

11:26am:
My pajamas also got burned. Actually, the area closest to the heater got caramelized! Both top and bottom. At the waist. No more wearing those crispy pajamas!

All of my life I've worn regular pajamas. The kind that men my age wear which come in sets [matching top and bottom]. However, the younger crowd wear
non-matching.

These younger crowd, non-matching bottoms are well represented in men's clothing. I compared this new style with my old style, and went for the new style.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wound care

Day 129

Changing bandage

8:40am:
To put on a fresh bandage this morning, I followed the method that the emergency room nurse used: 
➜ Put on surgical gloves
➜ Spread antibiotic over antiseptic towelette
➜ Apply the towelette to my burn
➜ Hold towelette in place with gauze
➜ Cover with stretch gauze

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fire

Day 128

Propane Explosion!

3:08pm:
I woke up this morning around 7:15am. The temperature was not real cold.
Maybe 50℉. But I decided to turn on Wave3. Our catalytic heater.

The heater was sitting on the floor. Near Scampy's door. I went down on my hands and knees to light it up.

A blinding light! On flight reflex I lurched away. When I looked back at the Wave3, a small flame was burning from the quick-disconnect valve. I went outside and turned off the propane at the cylinder.

The burn mark on the wall is from the explosion

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Solar

Day 127

Always Hooked Up

7:49am:
As of yesterday, the Scampy RV Team is always hooked up to solar power!

We ran a cable from the Renogy solar panels on Tr├ínsito's roof, to Scampy's house battery. The cable is connected to the solar panels by way of a 3-wire electric connector. This connector allows for the cable to be disconnected from the solar setup.

What this means is, that whenever the Sun is shining, the house battery will be receiving a charge.

We are sooooo delighted about this! ­čśÄ

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Criminal Court

Day 126

Plea Bargaining

10:03am:
I am ordered to appear this afternoon, at the Municipal Court in Beaverton. The prosecution in my case, has made an offer for me to plead to a lesser charge. This is known as a plea bargain.

What a plea bargain does, is use fear and intimidation as tools for the state to carry out its the prosecution of an alleged criminal act. I have witnessed with my own eyes and ears, this plea bargain tool used in a criminal court.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Solar

Day 125

Sunny Days

6:31am:
It excites me sooooo much, to wake up, look outside, and find a sunny day out there!

Mr. Renogy, our Team's 100 watt solar panel, gets excited too! Because he knows that with sunny days, he is so very close to having a fully charged House Battery.

Speaking about Mr. Renogy. Did you know that he is going to be mounted up on Tránsito's solar panel rack today? Yesterday we added a 1/2" plywood base to the solar rack. With this plywood base, it's now very easy to secure Mr. Renogy up there.