Saturday, November 3, 2012


Procrastination was the name of the game on this minor project. When we purchased our motorhome a few months back, the original batteries were pretty weak. Of course it was getting late in the day when we discovered this, so, the dealer said he'd throw in a couple of new batteries if we didn't  mind installing them or we could come back the next day for them to do it. Well with the 109 degree heat that day, we were ready to get out of there and to the RV park for some much needed cooling off. I took the batteries, stuck them in a storage bay and of course promptly forgot about them till this week.
Since we are preparing to head out on the road again, figured I had better get them installed. Of course once I got them out, they looked a bit different than the ones to be replaced. Upon closer examination, the old batteries are 6 volts and he new ones are 12, glad I was paying attention as that cold have been a bad thing had I just put them in as the others were hooked up. Ok, so off to the store for a couple new battery cables, a little bit of elbow grease, cuts and scrapes and the new batteries are installed. Whew, a simple project that of course was made more difficult than it had to be, as it seems most all my projects turn out to be, but at least it's done.

The last couple of weeks have been filled with visiting the kids, doctor appointments and just life in general. Two things of note though, first I had my yearly (ok, bi yearly, procrastinating again) and all is well, well except for my cholesterol seems to be going up, not out of control, just higher than it was. Time to modify the diet a bit more and pry my but off the couch a bit more also. Next was new Neurosurgeon for Sheryl, he turned out to be a real jerk, but he di order a Diskogram for her. He may not have much of a bedside manner  but at least he's did something to move forward with her treatment than anyone else has. The Diskogram was done the other day, they told he she would be very sore for the next week or so, and she sure is, poor girl. Good thing is once we get the results, maybe that will lead to a more permanent solution, but we'll have to see. Good thing is once we get the results, we look for a more pleasant doctor to deal with.

Thats all for now. It's just a week and a half before we head out to Kansas for Thanksgiving at the family homestead. So, take care and we'll see you back here again before long.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Good Theory, but most doctors don't take another doctor's diagnosis and start ordering more tests all over again. Besides they get a payback on prescribing the tests also. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Good catch on those batteries! That wouldn't have been good if you had just wired them up.

It sure is hard to be a Type A personality when you're retired and have plenty of time to get things done. :c)