Thursday, November 27, 2014

Austin, TX - secret location - Nov 26 Thanksgiving

             

Austin, TX - secret location - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Morning 43 Degrees, wind Variable, humidity 54%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 64 Degrees, wind Variable, humidity 43%, mostly sunny.


Well I moved Buster to a secret location here in Austin. When I started the engine the buzzer problem has returned. Several start and stops later I started quickly before the start sequence completed, turning the horn on. No horn sound and letting the engine run but after moving the horn came on for a short time and went off again ok I can live with that for a short drive. This happened again four more times and was done for the trip.


We will be here until Saturday and the move to a RV park for a few more nights. The dogs are doing great. And the Buster move as it for our outs for the day.



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pace Bend RV Park - Spicewood, TX Nov 25

Pace Bend RV Park - Spicewood, TX Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Morning 42 Degrees, wind Variable, humidity 95%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 65 Degrees, wind Variable, humidity 41%, mostly sunny.


Well this is an interesting day. Carole and Family headed out for a thanksgiving trip to visit friends. We were going to move Buster to a secret location in Austin and take care of their senior pets (three, two dogs and a cat). Buster was ready to move I started the engine and one of the two air systems had zero on the gage and the warning horn remained on. Plan B get Bonnie on pet duty and return to Buster to troubleshoot the problem.

When I started Buster’s engine, the air pressure in both systems was up but the horn was still sounding, ok locate the horn. Turn off the engine and try to find where the horn is installed, squish between the seat and the dashboard, turn the engine on the again listen, noise turn it off. I am stuck between the seat and the dashboard, took a while longer to wiggle out than the time to get in there and still did not locate the horn, it is right there but I am not touching it. Turn on the engine again the horn goes off after the key is released from the start, then comes on again and the air pressure is well above the sixty-seven psi threshold for turning off the horn, turn the engine off again. Try again the horn stays off, everything is working normal? Interment electrical problem?
Avery (the tall one) at martial arts Monday
Next is I need to call insurance about getting Tan Jan’s windshield replaced as Tan Jan took a rock at the top of the glass leaving a star then cracking from the drivers side to and descending to the passengers side. Insurance company made a four o’clock appointment at Safe Light glass, and they are almost to Round Rock, TX east side of I 35. What a nice difference new glass makes. Busy day running around.
Senior dogs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Nov 16 - 17

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Morning 48 Degrees, wind 4 NNE humidity 99%, mostly cloudy and fog.
Afternoon 55 Degrees, wind 2 NNW & gusting to 4 humidity 94%, cloudy. Misty drizzle late afternoon and early evening.

Last NASCAR & Football Sunday, next week I will have an easier television watching day with only football on the schedule.

After going to bed the wind picked up with high wind gusts, another front coming thru the area to clear out the drizzly fog and clouds we have had most of the past week.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Monday, November 17, 2014
Morning 35 Degrees, wind 3 WNW & gusting to 6 humidity 78%, sunny. The front coming thru has cleared out the cloudy dreary weather we have been having, a nice sunny morning today.
Afternoon 54 Degrees, wind 8 NNW & gusting to 12 humidity 54%, mostly sunny.

Another average day of vehicles coming and going from the gate, move along nothing going on here. we had a nice sunset tonight, first one in a long time with the clouds and wet we have had this month.




Pace Bend RV Park - Spicewood, TX Nov 23 - 24

                                                    

Pace Bend RV Park - Spicewood, TX Sunday, November 23, 2014
Morning 52 Degrees, wind Variable humidity 99%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 77 Degrees, wind Variable, humidity 61%, mostly sunny.

Boston College at Florida State, FSU was tied or leading the whole game as they scored the first touchdown in the game. Still a close win # 27 in a row and 11 - 0 this season.

A nice drying out day to me. Last night Bonnie and I had dinner with our daughter Carole, Avery and Jackie at Angle’s Ice House here in Spicewood. It was great after a rainy & busy day for all and we only had a six mile drive home to Buster.

A slow start for today we were early to bed last night and late to get up this morning with no gate to get on edge about for opening. We met up with Carole, Avery and Jackie later in the afternoon and had dinner together.

Pace Bend RV Park - Spicewood, TX Monday, November 24, 2014
Morning 45 Degrees, wind Variable, humidity 76%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 64 Degrees, wind 8 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 46% mostly sunny.

It was a run around day for Bonnie and I starting with going to the downtown post office where my mail package was located. It was there and we got position of that, great. While there I asked what the telephone number is there, yes the same I had, just that it is NOT answered.

From there we to several stores in town and then had lunch at Chuy’s (Mexican) then traveled to Buda, TX looking for RV twelve volt bulbs for the house (Buster). There just happens to be a Cabela’s there, Bonnie found a sweatshirt that she wanted. Gasoline $ 2.509 a gallon there, Saturday traveling in the rain we saw the gasoline price at $ 2.459 a gallon.

After Avery’ school we went with them to martial arts training, and pizza dinner.





Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pace Bend RV Park Spicewood, TX Nov - 21 - 22

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Friday, November 21, 2014
Morning 65 Degrees, wind 3 NE humidity 99%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 71 Degrees, wind 7 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 86%, mostly cloudy rain showers.

This flair at the compressor facility across the road has been burning more the past few days, and the picture does not due it justice in color and shape. The higher flame is accompanied by excessive noise so you know it is burning.

The replacement gate guards came about five this afternoon just to see and chat. They will be back six-thirty in the morning.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Saturday, November 22, 2014
Morning 70 Degrees, wind 7 NNE humidity 90%, mostly cloudy with off and on showers.
Afternoon 64 Degrees, wind 2 NNW humidity 98%, cloudy with rain showers, some heavy.

The replacement gate guards arrived on time while we were finishing our packing up stowing of our things. The left rear jack did not come up as expected and took some thought before quickly stowing. It was stuck to the ground so I started the enfine to build up air pressure which inflates the air bag suspension. The left rear still did not come up after breaking free from the ground. I got out my trusty stick to add additional force to raise the jack with no movement, more thinking. Ok shut off the engine to stop the noise, noise from the horn that sounds when a jack is not stowed correctly in place for driving. Thinking ends, when I started the engine to build air pressure, the jack system power was lost, driver did not select retract again.  As soon as I pressed the stow button the jack came up and stowed correctly.  I pulled up in the driveway sothey could get their rig in place, Bonnie had moved Tan Jan out of the way must have left the key on and would not restart without jump.  We departed the gate before eight this morning headed first to Pilot in Tilden for diesel fuel for Buster, $ 3.329 a gallon today.

An easy 173 mile trip north on TX 16 to I 35 to US 281 to TX71 east to Spicewood. But there was a lot of rain as we drove north, a lot of wheel spray reducing viability and I reduced speed accordingly. There was a real heavy shower as we turned east on TX 71 but slowed as we arrived at the re park. More rain as I disconnected Tan Jan from Buster and backed into the site. 

Pace Bend RV Park Spicewood, TX
Afternoon 64 Degrees, wind 2 NNW humidity 98%, cloudy with rain showers, some every heavy.








Friday, November 21, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Nov 18 - 20

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas -  Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Morning 35 Degrees, wind 2 NE humidity 67%,  partly cloudy.
Afternoon 58 Degrees, wind 6 SE humidity 22%, mostly sunny.

This week I am chasing a package of mail that is according to the post office tracking site in the downtown post office in Austin, TX. Ok maybe the wrong zip code was used (78702 - 78072) but no one is checking the town, it does not even start with the same letter, (Austin - Tilden)?

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morning 37 Degrees, wind 3 NNE humidity 79%, mostly sunny. 
Afternoon 70 Degrees, wind 5 NNW & gusting to 7 humidity 43%, sunny.
Sunset Thursday evening
That mail is still there in Austin, they do not answer the telephone. What are you going to do if they will not talk to you send them a letter? 

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Thursday, November 20, 2014
Morning 52 Degrees, wind 2 NNW humidity 90%, cloudy wet drizzle.
Afternoon 72 Degrees, wind 7 NNW & gusting to 8 humidity 86%, mostly cloudy.

Went to Pleasanton for a quick shopping trip just a few things to hold us into next week, as we travel north on Saturday. The trip was interesting as it was partly cloudy leaving the gate and a full rain in Jourdanton and light rain in Pleasanton. Not much use washing Tan Jan with the rain. The return trip I was on dry roads about eight miles from Buster. Today I started the pickup and put away for our traveling starting on Saturday, morning I hope. We do not have a report time for our replacements.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas Nov 13 - 15

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Thursday, November 13, 2014
Morning 37 Degrees, wind 7 NNW gusting to 13 humidity 40%, mostly cloudy.          
Afternoon 80 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 18 humidity 36%, sunny.

The gate traffic slowed down to the regular low number of gate enters and exits.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Friday, November 14, 2014
Morning 38 Degrees, wind 7 NNW gusting to 9 humidity 38%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 51 Degrees, wind 5 NNW & gusting to 7 humidity 46%,  partly cloudy.

Pleasanton shopping day finding gasoline at $ 2.589 today. Our vehicle traffic thru the gate has returned to the normal lower levels.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Saturday, November 15, 2014
Morning 43 Degrees, wind 5 NNW & gusting to 9 humidity 97%, cloudy and fog
Afternoon 51 Degrees, wind 7 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 96%, mostly cloudy/

Florida State went to Miami, Florida tonight to play the Miami Hurricanes, win number twenty six in a row for Florida State. It was well into the fourth quarter before scoring the winning touchdown (30 - 26). The gate had a slow Saturday.