I bought a package of 10 of these boxes at Office Depot. I thought to myself at the time, surely 10 will be enough. Wrong! Perhaps 14 would be enough!
My room at the 10 box point
[Eventually there were 15 boxes]
Instant set-up tent
Yesterday, Amazon delivered the tent that I Blogged to you that I am planning to camp with. It's a great tent! Sooooo easy to setup.
Getting it down into the smallest package. That's another story!
I got all sweated up. Nearly fell down several times. Worked for over an hour. Didn't get even close!
That's when I figured out, that it is NOT necessary to make this tent fold up completely. A partial fold down is good enough. And I did that partial in about a minute!
FiveJoy Instant 4-Person Pop Up Tent
2pm - Shake down for Miss Twayler
I'm down at Bobby Combs RV Center in El Cajon. About 10 minutes from Guava Gardens. This is the dealer where I bought Twayler. Bobby Combs is the best RV dealer that I have ever encountered in my over 20 years of doing stuff around RVs.
I called the people at Bobby Combs where Twayler has been stored since I bought her about two weeks ago. They pulled Twayler out where I could get at her. They hooked her up to electric power.
I remained at Bobby Combs messing around with every single thing of Twayler's until the dealership closed at 5pm. I turned on the refrigerator/freezer. It was hooked to electric power, so Mr. Dometic was running on electricity. When I disconnected Twayler's electric cable, Mr. Dometic automatically switched to propane. So far, so good!
Going all around Twayler's outside, I went into every cabinet, every plumbing fixture, every electrical thingy. The whole outside. The object was for me to become completely familiar with it all. I found and turned on every light. Found every switch. Checked that I had a key for every outside lock.
Then I went inside. The first thing that I tried to use was the kitchen sink. A tiny bit of water came out. And then gurgled to a stop! Checking the water tank, I found that the fresh water tank was pretty much empty. Out in the mechanic's shop, there was a water hose and I used that to fill Twayler's fresh water tank. After filling, water pump worked fine!
I wanted to operate Twayler's hot water heater with electricity. One of the mechanics showed me where the water heater's electric switch was located. Down in the bottom of the cabinet containing the water heater. After that switch was on for only 5-minutes, hot water came out of the kitchen faucet. Twayler and I loved that!
Then I disconnected Twayler's electric power cable again, to see if the water heater switched over to propane operation automatically. It did!
I made Twayler's slide out go in and out. No problem's there.
Checked the air conditioner. It's good. A little noisy when on max-cool.
Tried the kitchen range and oven. Worked great. Range burners light propane by using an electric spark knob. Rotate that knob "click-click-click" and the burners light!
Tested every light. Inside and outside. All worked. Many lights have switches located in a panel near Twayler's front door. Very convenient. Lots of strings of LED decorative lights. Blue. Pretty cool. Miss Twayler told me that she loves those blue decorative lights!
Checked out the entertainment center. TV works great. Stereo & DVD player work great too. There are speakers, inside and outside. Good for parties. There is an electric awning! That Twayler has everything.!! Wow! everybody on The Team is sooooo happy for our sweet Miss Twayler! 😀
[L-R] Little Honda FIT, Tioga George and Miss Twayler
At Bobby Combs RV Center
Dear Sweet Son David,
If you had lived, today would be your 52nd birthday. In my heart, I believe that you are reading this as I am typing. There you are behind me. Just beyond the veil of life. I feel the light touch of your hand on my shoulder. I feel the love that you send to me.
God, David. I miss you sooooo much.
I love you,