Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Another Use for Duct Tape

It's been a slow couple of weeks here in OKC. Sheryl had her final back procedure on the 6th, which helped tremendously. However she has not been able to enjoy it due to contracting a bad kidney infection causing pretty bad back pain in it's self. We hit the local Urgent Care for treatment and thought that would be that. Not so lucky, a week later and Sheryl was still feeling really bad and thought she may have gotten more than just a kidney infection. Sunday, we thought we'd drop into the ER and get her checked out, which we did. Finding out the infection was still there, as it wasn't treated correctly at the urgent care. The Doc gave her a new antibiotic which is working much better, so she should be up and about pretty soon.
By now you are prob wondering what the above picture is all about?? We went to Walmart to fill her script and as we were coming out we spotted this. Of course this being Oklahoma it's not an unusual sight to see various things duct taped together, What stuck us as really funny is, its a pretty new Lexus and it is duct taped to the hilt!!! I guess the owner spent all his money on the car and couldn't afforded the insurance to fix it.
Our other small change for the week is, a new cell phone. We were using Strait Talk out of Walmart as the pricing is right, however we have been learning more and more, you get what you pay for. Poor customer service and finding out that many of the companies that are leasing them towers are dropping them, so service is getting worse. We settled on Verizon and one of their smart phones. I must say the speed and service is so much better.
Well with Sheryl on the mend, we should beable to get out a little more and see some sights while were here. So until next time..........................

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I-35 Claims Another

Tire that is. Yesterday started out as any other moving day, putting things away, slides in, jacks up, off and running, headed towards OKC. Sheryl was driving the car as I piloted the motorhome. As I putted along at 60mph, Sheryl goes nuts going that slow in a car, so about an hour out of OKC, I tell her to go on ahead and get us a site at Tinker AFB Famcamp and I'll be right behind you. We as Murphy loves riding with me, no sooner did Sheryl get out of sight, when BANG!!! thump, thump, thump!!! Pull over to the side of the interstate for a look, yup the inside left rear tire was shredded. Of course Sheryl had our only phone with her (will be changing that soon) so I couldn't let her know what happened. Now I wasn't to keen on trying to drive with just one rear tire, however the narrow shoulder if the interstate made limping to the next intersection a much safer option. I noticed an exit about a mile away, so I limped the ole girl along the shoulder at 10mph until I made it to the truck stop at that exit (thank goodness). The good folks at the truck stop let me use their phone to call Good Sam Roadside Assistance, the folks at Good Sam were great and had help in route with a new tire with in 30 minutes. With the new tire mounted Scrappy and I were on our way again for an uneventful drive in to OKC. Of course Sheryl not knowing what happened was going crazy wondering where I was after an 1 1/2 hours. She decided to start out to try and find me, but luckily we met just outside the AFB gate and all was well.
You would think that was the end of the days drama..........nope, remember Murphy, he woke up as we got settled into our campsite. Being the Hottest day on OKC so far this year 112* and us trying to get the motorhome cooled down, he elected to have fun with the breaker on the elec pole. Yup about every 10-20 minutes the breaker would trip, so no A/C for you guys, ha, ha, ha!!! After an hour or so of trying different things, we contacted the camp host, who had the electrician come out and replace the breaker. That took a while of course, but once the new breaker was in place all was well.........ahhh A/C at last.
Ok, that was enough fun for one day, we are all settled in for a few weeks, maybe longer depending. So until next time..................we'll see you then.