Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Life!

Day 92


Vagabonder-Supreme
2:02am:
You may have the impression that being a Vagabonder-Supreme is some kind effortless job. If you do hold that impression, you would be very, very wrong!

As the Greatest Vagabonder-Supreme in the history of the World, I Tioga George know full well about that. I am an expert in that!

Just after midnite this very morning, the Scampy RV Team came nose-to-nose with an historic [Devastating?] power calamity! [Clever fellow!]




We had made a Nite Camp in the City of Tigard, Oregon. Mr. Renogy had been asking, begging even pleading with George to put him out in sunshine. All day long, Mr. Renogy dogged George's path. Did George listen? Did George pay attention? No, for goodness sakes!

George just ran around, helter skelter, like a chicken with its head cut-off!

George is a very odd character. That, my Dear Reader, is an absolute fact. When things break, disappear, cost too much, bite him in the tush [Yiddish for ass], George is happy as all get-out!

Anyway, back to the power calamity! Two things went south at once. As you may know, when two things that affect everything, go south at once, that is a most difficult thing to figure out! I am sure that you agree, right?

➜ Thing #1: At sunset, Scampy's 12 volt deep cycle battery was only at 11.87 volts!
➜ Thing #2: Mr. Tránsito's Jump-Starter was at 12.1 volts!

What to do?
George decided to give Scampy's 12 volt deep cycle battery a hand by hooking up the Jump Starter. That was when it was found out that the Jump-Starter was not fully charged and only at 12.1 volts!

But before the low voltage of the Jump-Starter was learned, it was found out that the Jump-Starter cables are too short for the Jump-Starter to sit on the ground. The short cables had to be raised higher.

So, George conjured some jury-rigged support for the Jump-Starter using a Container Store plastic box and a couple of clamps! 

Jury-rigged support

What to do now?
The decision was made to get power for the electronic stuff inside Scampy
[ie; Verizon MiFi, Apple Mac and iPhone, etc], by utilizing the Jump Starter. Even at only 12.1 volts, the Jump Starter has enough ummph to handle the power needs of a few of these!




Note #1: I am still working on this 2:02am Blog post.
George
11:29am

Note #2: I've been sooooo busy all day, that I'll have to finish tomorrow. I'm going to finish this Vagabonding Supreme story here on this page. If you want read the end of this story, you'll have to come back here.


5:30pm:
Neighbor Joe
After my appointmet with my dental hygienist, I was Afternoon Camped across the street from the dental office. A neighbor who lives behind the fence adjacent to that Camp came over. 

His name is Joe Ross. Joe invited me over for dinner. Pork chops! And, we are going golfing with his golf buddies tomorrow morning!

Isn't that swell?!

Neighbors Ginny and Joe
[Ginny is Joe's sister-in-law]



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30 comments:

  1. UH Oh.

    Propane bottle with multiple taps, in close proximity to his jump starter with jerry rigged connections. Is this Tioga George, the Supreme Vagabonds way of testing for propane leaks while he charges his battery. It could be n audible and visual test :)

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    1. It's so dark in that corner that a guy would need a candle to tell if there was any danger. 😉

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    2. Hi U-Guys!

      Does propane burn??

      George

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  2. I know you had a generator in tioga and got rid of it. But I think you would benefit greatly from one of the small E series honda generators. They are SO quiet they remind me of a fish tank air pump. pretty small in stature and they just sip on the gas!

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    1. Andrew,

      You think?!

      George

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    2. Once in awhile.. but never too hard

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    1. Bill,

      I don't see a battery box.

      George

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  4. George landed on his tuckus today,, but it tuckus all day to realize George has a small tush,,, so there's nothing better then George being a happy tuckus camper
    Old American jewish proverb
    May your bums always be behind you,, an your Chamoole be under you

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    1. Ed,

      You keep you making up stories.....Huh? Mister Ed?

      Well, it's a hell if a lot better than just sitting around on your on your tuchus! Right, Mister Ed?

      George


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  5. Just one of those days that we all have! Maybe it is time to spring for a night or two in a cheap RV park to charge everything up, clean out all your tanks, have a couple of long, luxurious showers and get ready for some more vagabonding.

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    1. Croft,

      You think too!

      You and Andrew are doing a whole lot of thinking tonite! 🤠

      George

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    2. Some of your fans are great thinkers George! :)

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    3. Croft,

      Yes! They certainly are great thinkers!

      As are you! 🤠

      George

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    4. Croft,

      Guess what happened? From your mouth to God's ears!

      Right now, as I type this reply to your comment, both Tránsito and Scampy are plugged into shore power!

      A guy in the neighborhood invited me over and I am using his electric power!

      George

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    5. You live a charmed life George! Your solar panel will have a much easier time keeping everything charged up now.

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  6. George, I'm way behind, when did you hit the road again?

    Ms. Merry, the Gang and I have been reading your story for inspiration while Ms. Merry undergoes her restoration, but we're only up to 2005!

    Good to see you out and about again :).

    Big Matt, Ms. Merry and the Redneck Express

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    1. And greetings from Sauvie Island, Oregon :), just Northwest of Portland :).

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    2. I used to run the head rig at the sawmill on Sauvie Island back in the 70s...

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    3. (The head rig is the main saw - the one that cuts the logs into slabs, or cants in sawmill talk...)

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    4. Pete,

      You never mentioned to me that you worked on the head rig at the sawmill on Sauvie Island!

      George

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    5. Alder Creek is gone, now, turned back into a swap.

      We trucked alot of the old bark tailings out of there when it was shutting down a few years ago and used them for ground cover up on the north end :)

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    6. Swamp, dang burn keyboard on the tablet likes to ignore keys

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  7. I bet George wishes he wasn't so oinery with the peace officer now. Hopefully lesson learned.

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    1. shelley m,

      What would that lesson be, shelley m?

      Perhaps, "Never Talk To Police"?

      George

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  8. What happened to George is nonsense no matter how ornery. There are bigger problems. I represent cops and the few i mentioned this to just shook their heads.

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    1. We weren't there I hope if that's the case justice is served.

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