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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Back on Track



My lovely wife is pretty much back to her old self. That seems to indicate to me it was probably something she ate. Glad to see it wasn't the flu. The flu season has been nasty this winter.

There's always something to do. In this case it was laundry. We've also been reorganizing the van. Now and then we sit down and figure out what's working for us and what isn't. For example, I've moved the new refrigerator/cooler to a more easily accessible location. While it fit fine where I first had it, getting into it was more awkward than I'd hoped.

This part of Florida is now getting some much needed rain. Fortunately, the rain came after we were done with our beach time. We have access to grid power at this campground. The big difference with having grid power is that I use the microwave more. It's perfect for heating leftovers. Occasionally we indulge in a bag of microwave popcorn. While on grid power I make sure my deep discharge batteries are fully topped off. Nothing shortens the life of lead acid batteries like keeping them with a low charge for a long period of time.

We keep meeting a lot of people from New England. People who normally would not have come down decided they had enough of the endless snowstorms. Can't say I blame them. My house is so buried in snow right now that it'll take a good long warm spell before I can get back to it.

In the mean time, there's always beach days.

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. It looks like you definitely made the right choice this year.

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    1. So far, so good. Still hoping to spend next winter on a boat.

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  2. new england is getting another gift from the heavens tomorrow.

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    1. My New England friends and family have just about all the snow they want or need right now.

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  3. Supposed to come through here today. This time of year , you never know whether the fronts will come this far south. It is almost like the cape is a barrier lol

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    1. When a thunderstorm hits, it's good to be in a nice solid van instead of a tent.

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    2. Or in my house, it's been here since 1920,so most likely it will survive today's storms.

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    3. The storms passed on either side of us. We got just a little rain and some moderate wind.

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  4. "Nothing shortens the life of lead acid batteries like keeping them with a low charge for a long period of time."

    Is it that keeping the battery in that state does not allow the battery to later fully charge up (developing memory ? Or that the battery itself becomes damaged from being kept in that condition ? Forgive me for asking the question, I'm electrically challenged, lol.

    Glad to hear your wife's condition is improving, life on the road is no time to be ill. Too much to see and do.

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    1. With lead acid batteries it actually causes physical damage. Chemical deposits on the plates that shorten their lives.

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  5. You have the best of two worlds, New England in the summer and Florida in the winter. Doesn't get much better than that.

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    1. That's the way I see it. Hope to keep making that work for me.

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