This post can be seen as an addendum to the last whine with its list of alternative alliterative titles. If you don’t like whine, please feel free to stop reading now. LOL
We all have good days & bad days. Sometimes it’s good weeks/ months/ years and bad weeks/ months/ years. It’s all relative, but it seems like 2020 has been a uniquely bad year as a result of the ongoing coronavirus. And for us, it sure seems the past few weeks have brought more than their fair share of frustrating little fixes. Here are a few of the almost daily repairs:
- When we attempted to leave Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, one of our rear automatic levelers wouldn’t retract. A mobile RV repair tech got us back on the road three days later, and we now have four new solenoids to install the next time this issue arises. ($175. for service call, $260. for 4 solenoids (incl. shipping, taxes & duties) and $120. for an additional 3 nights in the campground.)
- One of our Smart headlights burned out & needed replacing. ($40.)
- One of our Smart TireMinder tpms sensors broke off – somewhere on the road. It is surprising that the remaining broken tire valve held air until I could get to a tire store for repairs. (The valve stem replacement was $50., and the tpms replacement was another $50.)
- Our heated winter water hose sprung a leak, as a result of high water pressure in our campground. I have since installed a water regulator, & hope to have repaired the hose. ($20. for new hose end & adaptor. If I had to replace the hose, it would be another $150.)
- While not technically a “repair”, Telus informed us that we had each used up our 15G of data, at least a week prior to the end of our billing cycle. While we are not usually high data users, we had been researching local outlets needed on our travels. I added another 3G, but somehow it disappeared in two days. As a result, I was unable to update our blog until yesterday, when our new monthly cycle began.
- Living Forest ran out of rental propane tanks (there is no mobile propane fill-up for motorhomes in the park), so we had to order a 100 lb. tank from Rona, and are still waiting for it to be delivered. ($200. for new tank)
- Our repaired windshield wiper still needs an adjustment to prevent it from running off the window and then slapping back on. If this continues, I’m sure something is going to break!
- Since we got new front brakes installed in Penticton, we have had a vibration from our front left tire. I now have an appointment at a Nanaimo tire store for March 31/21 to have it diagnosed and repaired.
Those are just a few of the grinding little daily issues from the past few weeks. I know all of these pale in comparison to what others are going through, so that’s enough whining for now. Time to switch over to the other kind of wine! Hope you have the patience and stamina to put up with whatever comes your way, and that your days see more sweetness and light, rather than darkness and gloom… (Betty says for me to keep working on that attitude adjustment. Lol)