Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Saint George (My place), SC - Buster is on the move

Monday, July 28, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 75 degrees and mostly sunny.

Bonnie and I saw the grand children off to school, they have been off all month as they are in year round school nine weeks in and threes weeks out and closed for the fourth of July week. July is also grade advancement month and now Ariana is going into eighth grade and Zane is going into fourth grade. Took a while to get the water hose and electric picked up and the pads where the stabilizer jacks go to the ground all stored into Buster’s basement compartments. Connected Tan Jan and were rolling by nine forty. Not bad after sixty-five days in one spot.
ariana & Bonnie

Saint George  (My place), SC  - 93 degrees and mostly sunny.  US 401 to Interstate 295 by Fayetteville going east a short distance (six miles) to I 95 then south to Saint George, SC for diesel ($3.699 not too bad a price in today’s market) and an over night camp. Total trip two hundred twenty four miles today.

George, Ariana & Bonnie

Monday, July 28, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - July 27

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 68 degrees and partly sunny deteriorating into rain to  95 degrees and mostly sunny deteriorating again into mostly cloudy.

I did put the propane bottle and wheel covers in Buster’s basement before the rain, they got put inside dry thank goodness.  NASCAR Brick Yard 400 today from Indianapolis. After the race it was time to close awnings load Tan Jan pack away the outside chairs and table. All that is left tonight is the wood blocks under the jacks, water line and electric cable. We will be ready for a two-hundred mile trip tomorrow.

Buster at summer location

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jul 23 - 26

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 69 degrees and mostly sunny to 90 degrees and mostly sunny, hot and humid today.

Today is starting to round up things to be stowed into Buster's basement, even putting some things in there.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 75 degrees and mostly sunny to 90 degrees with a nice rain shower later in the afternoon and partly cloudy after that. Not much going the rain and humidity today that kept me inside most of the day. 
Buster's front access

Friday, July 25, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 66 degrees and partly sunny to 85 degrees and mostly sunny. We got more rain last night, the heavy type where the television signal goes out, not for long tho. 
Close in look
The sun is trying to burn some of the rain into humidity today. Buster has been having a foam insulation deteriorate behind Buster’s front hood. You can see some of that laying on the driveway.I am going to replace that with a Styrofoam that I will glue in place.

This is the two panels fitted in place
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 70 degrees and mostly cloudy to 91 degrees and partly sunny. John and I did some running around today and I got the panels fitted in place, pictures with the pink foam. I will take them out and apply the glue tomorrow

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Holly Springs, NC Jul 21 - 22

Monday, July 21, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 74 degrees cloudy and rain to 78 degrees and cloudy, off and on rain into the afternoon.

Bonnie and I are going to make the Florida trip in three days driving just over two hundred miles each day.  Buster’s first overnight stop will be St George, SC and the second stop will be Jacksonville, FL. More than a third of the trip is Florida driving.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 71 degrees and partly sunny to 83 degrees and mostly sunny humid trying to rain.

Back in May (25 - 29) I wrote about our sleep number bed and the “number” we were using. When I was ordering replacement parts the telephone was answered with a greeting and the persons “sleep number (35)”, I that was a good place to start. Our control had lost indication and no number displayed on the control for many months.

 sleep number 50

Now after some weeks of slowly adjusting from there I am at sleep number 50, I am enjoying the cordless remote to change the sleep number.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20 45 years ago

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 68 degrees and cloudy rain mid morning to 86 degrees and partly sunny after the rain. Another rain after dark thunder off in the distant area, nothing close to us here.

Lunar Module
 I was there (45 years ago) in nineteen-sixty-nine, Kennedy Space Center, Florida working for Grumman Aerospace, on the launch team loading propellants for the engines.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jul 17 - 19

Thursday, July 17, 2014  (Revised)
Holly Springs, NC  - 63 degrees and partly cloudy to 88 degrees and partly cloudy. Cooler after that front passed thru the area, these are nice temperatures.
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Yesterday I ordered a set of LED’s to convert the front fluorescent fixture. The only one I have not previously converted. These are different as they are flat with double stick tape. I read about these on another blog and wanted to give them a try.

LED lights
Ariana holding bracket card

Ariana front second from the left
Friday, July 18, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 62 degrees and partly sunny to  87 degrees and partly sunny.
Ariana and her girls softball team are doing well at the national (regional) tournament. This tournament was entered after qualifying, game and tournament’s won in the “home region”.  They are still in the “winning” bracket (no losses yet). Two win’s tomorrow and they will be the tournament champions. Chris and Zane came home from the tournament tonight after the second game that ended just before five. 

Back side double stick tape
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 66 degrees and partly sunny to 83 degrees and partly sunny. 

Ariana  & John with team trophy

Yesterday’s mail had the LED lights delivery so that job was the priority today. The difficult part for me was the small wires cutting the insulation would also cut the wire very easy. Otherwise it is an easy conversion like the others I have done. 

NSA Williamsburg 2014 14 & Under Champion - NC Challengers (Ariana’s Team). Won both their games today no loses in this tournament of thirty-seven teams over six days. Monday thru Thursday they played only one game each day. Friday and Saturday there were two games each day. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jul 13 - 16

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 67 degrees and mostly sunny to 91 degrees and partly sunny.

Chris, John and the children went to Williamsburg, VA as the regional softball tournament is there this week and could last until Sunday.  That leaves us (Bonnie and I) home alone!! NASCAR Sunday from Loudon, NH

Monday, July 14, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 74 degrees and mostly sunny to 95 degrees and partly sunny as there were clouds off and on with thunder storms forecast for the afternoon.

Hiding from the heat today, only outside for the daily chores. July of eight there were one hundred degree days for a week were had come up here from Florida where the temperatures were only into the ninety's and we felt the difference. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 77 degrees and mostly sunny to 93 degrees and partly sunny. Well those thunder storms did finally come this afternoon. And keep coming in waves some light and others heavier. 

Just doing the usual Tuesday senior discount shopping at Kroger today.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Holly Springs, NC  - 71 degrees and partly sunny to 94 degrees and mostly sunny. Boy did we get the rain at bed time last night. There was one lightening and clap of thunder that seemed to be right outside the bedroom window, and the thunder was right at the lightening strike, no delay.  I had to get up and look around outside to see if there was any damage from that one, there were more after that but not as close to us. The rain was not heavy enough to knock out the satellite signal and there was a measurable amount of rain.

Taking some time today to complete our travel plan to Florida at the end of the month. Bonnie and I will be there a week seeing my sister Alice and some friends from when I worked for SRI there in Tampa.