Saw an article today that according to the Coast Guard the Great Lakes are freezing over at the earliest date since the 1930’s. And the same thing is happening at Niagara Falls,
Here’s what it looked like when we were there September 25th, 2009.
And here’s what it looks like now.
I finally got a chance to crawl under the rig and look at my Kwikee step problem. It just suddenly quit working one day while we were gate guarding late last year. I could still hear the motor running when it was supposed to, but the step could be pulled in and out like it wasn’t connected to anything.
At that point, I figured my homemade cotter key, i.e. a paper clip, had come loose.
But what I found was this. The linkage was hanging down, not connected to anything. All I could see was where it had broken off.
When I pulled it off, it looked like this.
And below is where it broke off from the motor shaft. It must have just been old age because there was never any binding to cause it. My next thought was “Oh Crap. I going to be buying a new motor.” I figure there was no way t was going to be able to buy just the shaft and linkage. I could see a lot of $$$$ in my future.
But luckily for me, I was wrong. A little interneting showed me this linkage kit for my Kwikee Series 28 step. And with a little more perusing, I found that PPL Motorhomes here in Houston has them in stock. So I’ll pick one up later in the week.
I was also happy to see that all the different parts for my model are available, including a complete new step for about $420.
Early in the morning I started a big pot of soup, basically using whatever we had in-house. I started out with a big box of chicken stock, a big tomato juice. a can of Habanero Rotel, a can of Diced Tomatoes, 2 cans of Kidney Beans, a bag of frozen kernel corn, and 2 shredded poached chicken breasts. A few hours later we had a great batch of soup for supper, and plenty left over for more meals. Hmm! Hmm! Good!
Tomorrow Chris and I are going to meet Lowell and Landon in downtown Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center for the Great Train Expo, a traveling model railroad show. Brandi says he’s really looking forward to it, and talks about it constantly.
This will probably be Landon’s favorite part.
I noticed the new ads for the Publisher’s Clearing House.
You can win a Million Dollars a year for life. That’s not an unusual prize these days, but the unusual part is that after you win, you get to designate another person to also receive a Million Dollars a year for life.
You can only imagine that no matter who you chose, you’re going to make someone, or a lot of someone else’s mad as hell. It will not end well.
Here’s another story about a elderly man who won $500 a week for life, and all his ‘relatives’ who never cared about him, came out of the woodwork.
Easy Come, Easy Go.
Thought for the Day:
WHY MEN ARE NEVER DEPRESSED:
Men Are Just Happier People — What do you expect from such simple creatures?
Your last name stays put.
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them.
One mood all the time.
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