So... Katie and I are here at Storrie Lake State Park. This park is very different from Bluewater Lake. It does have a lake, but it's soooo dry. The lake is super low and I don't think boats are allowed right now, certainly not motor boats. I guess that keeps it nice and quiet for us non-boaters. :)
It's very quiet here in the electric part of the campground. Since I am getting good antenna TV for the major stations - and since some of the shows are starting their new seasons - I opted for an electric campsite for $4 a night with my annual pass.
Here's our site and our view out the window:
The first night I wasn't able to get an electric site in the lower campgrounds, so I went to the upper campground, which isn't as nice or roomy, but it IS closer to the lake. This is a view out the back of some of the sites.
The other day I had a knock on my door, and Vermont Chris was standing there. I had met her briefly when she was volunteering at Heron Lake State Park, but at the time I didn't realize it was Chris I was talking to in the office. I didn't have Internet there, and had been planning to e-mail her so we could meet, and it turned out we had met and didn't know it. She didn't know it was ME and I didn't know it was CHRIS at the Office. We had e-mailed a few times, and were both members of the womengosolo forum. It was so nice to see her again, and we have been visiting back and forth the last couple of days.
This week I needed an oil change in the truck, so I went to a local shop, which I would highly recommend.
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I went in for an oil change, and they changed the oil, oil filter, fuel filter and air filter.
Ernie also took off my outer back tires to check the air pressure of all six tires, and brought them back up to where they should be.
Then Ivan came over to see if he could figure out why my converter wasn't charging my house batteries. He checked my generator, batteries and the converter. The first two were fine, and he said 14 volts were going into my converter, but nothing was coming out. He thought the problem was the converter, itself. He didn't think it had anything to do with shorts in the wiring.
They are not experts in failed converters, but they are a full service shop and that was Ivan's diagnosis. So, now I've e-mailed Progressive Dynamics again to see about another warranty issue. My original converter has a 2-year warranty, and the first one was installed 11/1/11, so I have more than a year left in my original warranty. These are supposed to be really good converters, so I'm hoping the third time will be the charm.
These guys were all so polite and informative. I was there for a total of four hours, with them working and checking things the whole time, except over the lunch period. Ernie especially was super patient with all my never-ending questions.
I really appreciated their good, hard work, and if I ever need anything again when I'm in the area of Las Vegas, NM, I'll sure take The Palms back to them. Currently they have a labor rate of $95/hour. When I got my bill, it was less than I was expecting, which was also a very good thing!)
There doesn't seem to be a lot to blog about here and I'm keeping pretty busy - so if you don't see a post for a couple of weeks, don't worry. I'll be back!
From Me and Katie, have a great Sunday evening, everyone! :)