Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mac Computer Charger

8:19 am:
This morning at a bit past 4 am I noticed that Mac computer's charger was still charging. That's unusual! Because the Mac had been charging since I went to bed. The battery should be fully charged by now.

Looking at the Mac's charging icon I saw that it reported NOT charging! Wow! The charger must be bad! Coincidentally, I had just purchased a backup charger for Mac on August 14th. But I had another Mac charger somewhere stored inside Señor Tránsito, and I went to look for that charger.




As I looked for that charger, I noticed a lot of liquid on the bed of Tránsito's rear storage area. I figured the liquid to be water because our backup 3-gallon water bottles are stored there. When I went to clean up the "water," my hand got wet from that liquid. The palm of my hand burned! Looking at my hand, I smelled battery acid!!

Also stored in that area is an unused deep cycle battery which must be leaking! I washed off the battery acid from my hand and returning to Tránsito brought with me some dishwashing liquid dissolved in water to neutralize the battery acid.

In order to clean up the acid spill, I had to remove everything stored on Tránsito's rear storage floor. That led to removing everything from the floor of Tránsito's front and back storage areas.

Just yesterday I had purchased from The Home Depot, (6) 16-quart rectangular storage containers. So, there, at 4 O'clock in the morning, in the dark, I found myself sorting out Tránsito's entire floor storage and divvying all that sorted stuff into the new storage containers!

Somehow, my life's experiences have taught me that one thing always leads directly to another thing that must be attended to! And often, to another thing. Followed by another thing.

That kind of stuff does not even bother me anymore. I expect it. And just go with the flow. 😎

PS: When I eventually finished sorting out Tránsito and returned to Scampy I found the Mac charger was now working. Lucky me! 😛



2:32 pm:
Air-Conditioner Hood
When you get to view Scampy's new air-conditioner hood, you may be surprised at how cool it will look!

Installation may occur early next week!

Also, our replacement screen door is being installed by Orville, owner of Lake RV. George tried his hand at installing that screen door and flunked badly!


11:45 pm:
Do you remember this pic?
The hose was a blue color when this installation caused a hullabaloo among Readers about a couple of weeks.

How do you like how the hoses are installed now better than before?

The hullabaloo hoses now a thing 
of beauty and a joy forever!






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 2,131 feet


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19 comments:

  1. Hi George, Since I sold our motor home, Mr.Murphy (of Murphy's Law) needed a place to reside. Unfortunately, he has decided to ride with you and your rig. There will always be challenges for you now.

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    1. Hi John,

      I'm kinda getting used to having the challenge of that Murphy guy around.

      I think that I might miss him if he left me! 😜

      George

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  2. Hope your hand is OK, George!

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    1. Oh, God, Joan!

      Will my finger nails grow back! 😜

      George

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  3. Sprinkle baking soda on the floor and it will neutralize battery acid,
    You don't have it at this point however if in the future
    coca-Cola will dissolve the corrosion from your terminals and then wash it off with water
    After it dries , put simple Vaseline on it

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Good to know!

      Thank you,
      George


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    2. Vaseline is flammable.

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  4. Hi George.... To make you feel better re $$$ repairs, I took my 2001 Monaco in for an oil change.... asked them to "check it over"... at a good name brand diesel repair place... Got a call. $10,000 to $12,000 list of repairs. At 120,000 miles this was not unexpected. Long list, 8 air bags, shocks, most hoses a nd wiring, long list.😁😂😁😀. I thanked them. Glad they can fix everything. Do not want to have a breakdown in our trips. Going up into Canada from Michigan next month, then to Illinois, then home and later to Florida for the winter. Glad you can fix so much by yourself. Hope your hand is ok. Looking forward to your counter hitting 10 million.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      That's a whole lot of $dough$ !

      George

      PS: During my MsTioga years, I used to have Reader viewer #s close to 3K daily. My present viewer numbers are 1.9K daily.

      Gonna take awhile to break past 10 million.

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    2. PS: Ernie!

      I hope you will not feel badly when I inform that Ms
      Scampy's total cost was only $14K!!


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    3. George,
      FYI, You might want to keep all your batteries in one of those plastic tubs.

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    4. Hi Joe,

      I do use a battery tub! Strange how the acid leaked out?!

      George

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  5. George, to clean battery terminals and cabled of corrosion
    I use DIET COKE. It has no sugar and is so much easier to wipe up with no sticky residue ...

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Interesting! Good to know!! 😎

      George

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  6. Dish soap does not neutralize acid. For your info since you think I am a troll and will not publish this.

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  7. Hi George... yes $14k a super deal. I am lucky that my wife snd I have been married for 56 years, and in our home for 48 years... so we have saved a lot in those years.
    Our first "camper" was actually a tent that attached to the roof of a van. We slept on top and our 2 kids slept inside. Used a 1 burner portable stove and a Coleman ice chest. No toilet. No shower. Had to stay in campgrounds. Life was simple and good. Wish I had kept a diary or a blog. You have the luxury of re-visiting your life at so many junctures.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      You wrote sooooo much when you commented:
      " Wish I had kept a diary or a blog. You have the luxury of
      re-visiting your life at so many junctures."


      I'll share something with you, Ernie. If it were not for my Blog, I would never recall many things that I have done!

      I remember one time when I was entering The Town of Thompson Falls Montana. I asked MsTioga, "Does this place look familiar to you?"

      Neither of were able to recall being there before. Then we got on the internet, and searched our archives for "Thompson Falls." We HAD been there before! Just did not remember!!

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  8. Hi George, Mix baking soda in a hand sprayer and use it any where the acid got to a lot. Dry baking soda won't do any good where it is not wet nor will it get into the crevices where the acid could get to and the acid will eat up every thing. John El Chaco

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    1. Hi John,

      It's been a long time! Thank you for the baking soda info.

      George

      PS: I sent you an email a few minutes ago. Did you receive it? If not, please email me at:
      gershonbendaniel [at] gmail.com


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