Saturday, April 29, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Apr 12 - 19

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Morning 56 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 96%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 86 Degrees, Wind WSW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 35%, mostly sunny.

Raleigh our new kitten four months old is requiring our time for attention. He sleeps quite often in the bathroom sink. When not sleeping there he wants our chair as a favorite place to park himself.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, April 13, 2017
Morning 57 Degrees, Wind SW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 99%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 90 Degrees, Wind N at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 34%, sunny.

We went to Cary Town Center to “walk the mall”, Pizza and a movie, Going In Style, good movie.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, April 14, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind SE at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 73%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 88 Degrees, Wind wnw at 1 to 3 Mph, Humidity 54%, mostly sunny.

Lunch and Mini Golf with our grandchildren and their mother, fun time.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, April 15, 2017
Morning 57 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 99%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 89 Degrees, Wind E at 3 to 7 Mph, Humidity 37%, mostly sunny.

Goldsboro, NC Zane is guest playing with another team baseball in a one day tournament.  There were three games the team played resulting in a tournament win for the team. Zane and two boys from his Five Star Wildcats team guest played.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, April 16, 2017
Morning 58 Degrees, Wind E at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 98%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 88 Degrees, Wind NW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 36%, mostly sunny.


Happy Easter


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, April 17, 2017
Morning 61 Degrees, Wind NNW at 3 to 5 Mph, Humidity 88%, partly cloudy214.
Afternoon 93 Degrees, Wind E at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 66%, overcast.

Tan Jan shiftier has a button on the side for the lower gears after selecting low range with the shiftier the button can be used for low selections (3 or 2). Today trying to select third the button felt funny, when selecting there was no detent or push back to the button neutral position. I could bring it back and get the gear selection but there is a broken part in there.  


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Morning 61 partly cloudy Degrees, Wind E at 4 to 8 Mph, Humidity 98%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind E at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 42%, partly cloudy.

Zane lunch today “Taco Tuesday” at Tijuana Flats as his track out ends tomorrow and school starts on Thursday. Ariana High school Softball game a squeaker but they won over Fuquay-Varina high school.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Morning 57 Degrees, Wind SSW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 73%, overcast.
Afternoon 81 Degrees, Wind SE at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity %, partly sunny.

Ariana High school Softball game an easy win tonight over Middle Creek fourteen to zero.





Friday, April 21, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Apr 9 - 11

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, April 8, 2017
Morning 36 Degrees, Wind NE at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 68%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 74 Degrees, Wind E at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 20%, mostly sunny.
Zane at bat
 Zane baseball, Wake Forrest weekend. Zane’s playing was good but the overall team play did not add up to winning games. The first game they scored a lot of runs but they allowed more runs than they scored. The second game, after a one game break was not good no hitting and allowing the other team to score a lot of runs and were never in the game. Time to go. We did have lunch during the one game break at pizza parlor. The pizza place calling itself “New York style” pretty good for North Carolina pizza. There were these tiles on the wall showing the different boroughs of New York City, a nice touch of New York.



Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Morning 39 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 87%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind ENE at 4 to 6 Mph, Humidity 48%, mostly sunny.

Late baseball, first game today was not scheduled until four o’clock and the earlier games ending late this game started closer to five o’clock. Zane is “tracked out” so he is able to sleep in tomorrow morning. I would call this a lost weekend, fodder for other teams. These boys all had an off weekend together.  


We got home late, or we were out after dark. Just the travel one way was just about an hour, at least there was light traffic for the after dark trip.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, April 10, 2017
Morning 46 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 99%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 76 Degrees, Wind SW at 4 to 14 Mph, Humidity 35%, partly sunny.

Today after four in the afternoon we picked up our Kitten. The shelter nurtured him in the morning. We have been getting “cat stuff” again. Litter box, water fountain, cats like falling water for drinking, it is like drinking from the faucet. Scratching post and other toys, balls so the house is ready for a cat.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Morning 55 Degrees, Wind NE at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 92 Degrees, Wind SSW at 5 to 13 Mph, Humidity 34%, mostly sunny.

Playing with the kitten day, seeing him experiencing his surroundings, learning new things it is a lot of fun for us.




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Apr 1 - 7

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, April 1, 2017
Morning 64 Degrees, Wind SSE at 7 to 9 Mph, Humidity 66%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 82 Degrees, Wind S at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 41%, mostly sunny.

We got thru the day without any pranks, (April Fools Day). More little projects, got some wood to remake the exhaust port for the portable air conditioner that vents the heet out the drivers side window.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, April 2, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind S at 5 to 8 Mph, Humidity 72%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 81 Degrees, Wind S at 2 to 5 Mph, Humidity 58%, mostly sunny.

We went to and visited with our daughter in Apex and having late lunch at Outback.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, April 3, 2017
Morning 54 Degrees, Wind WNW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 81%, overcast.
Afternoon 77 Degrees, Wind NE at 3 to 4 Mph, Humidity 55%, overcast.
And a half inch of rain late in the evening.

I cut wood for the portable air conditioner exhaust vent plate out of pine. I might need to get a hard wood as this pine board is already showing signs of splitting.

Zane (our grandson) is in a year round school program (sixth grade) and is tracked out now. So we took Zane to lunch his choice, Wendy’s.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Morning 62 Degrees, Wind NE at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 99%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 86 Degrees, Wind WNW at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 36%, mostly sunny.

Buster’s new convex mirror has arrived need to get that installed. I was at the  Dentist in Durham early today.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Morning 55 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 91%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 72 Degrees, Wind N at 3 to 6 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast, rain.

It was back to the dentist today after two o’clock we were early. I have been having computer “issues” and was looking around last night and finding hh Gregg was closing a store near the dentist so that needed to be checked out. The window sign said that eight days remained. Going inside it looked pretty bare and I looked for where the computers were displayed. There were two computers on the counter. A small one I did not even look at and a Dell seventeen inch screen laptop that I walked right up to. There was not enough sale people so I just waited for one to come to me as I wanted the Dell computer. While waiting another customer came by and told me the price marked down to $ 260 and change from $ 499.00. At that price I did not want to lave and let someone get it and so I stayed with it while waiting for the sales person. I could not move it as there ws a security leash attached.

My wife was wandering around and came by waiting there while I looked around at what else was left for sale. There was two Shark vacuums (stick model) there that I thought my wife would like. So I sent her there to look and she picked out one.

Making the story shorter, the computer needed rebooting (I was not leaving without that being done) from the start and this takes a while so more looking time we found FitBit for $ 43.00, now it is checkout time. We did good saving $ 464.00 off list price in the going out of business sale.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, April 6, 2017
Morning 60 Degrees, Wind NW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast.
Afternoon 65 Degrees, Wind SW at 5 to 28 Mph, Humidity 48%, mostly cloudy to overcast.

Rain overnight, Buster is staying so clean with these showers and no dirt-dust from ranch roads. Things here are grass or cement driveway. We went to the mall in Cary to walk checking out our FitBit and had a nice walk.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, April 7, 2017
Morning 45 Degrees, Wind ESE at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 64%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 60 Degrees, Wind SW at 9 to 18 Mph, Humidity 38%, partly sunny.

We are getting another cat, went to the county animal shelter picking out a fout month old male that will be neutered on Monday and picking it up in the late afternoon.

On the way back to Buster we stopped for salad and pizza for late lunch.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Mar 28 - 31

Georgia RV Park - Commerce, GA - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Morning 61 Degrees, Wind SW at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 91%, rain clearing to mostly cloudy.

A good rain over night so Buster is pretty clean or all the dirt - dust is washed off from the Texas gate.

Cross Winds Family Campground - Linwood, NC
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind NW at 7 to 9 Mph, Humidity 45%, mostly sunny.

We settled in here for the night after two hundred four miles for Buster today. The Karguard is working well as designed. The installation can be tweaked a little to suite me. The bolts at the ends of the towbar the tops have holes for the pins to go into, I would like them to be crossway to the front of the car not a random direction. There are brackets that are two different lengths, we are using the long ones. Maybe adjusting the position of the mounting of the Karguard on the towbar I could use the short ones getting the Karguard closer to Tan Jan.


Cross Winds Family Campground - Linwood, NC - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 86%, partly sunny.

Buster was moving down the road just before ten o’clock headed for a short ride in the interstate. Most of our travel for today was on US 64.

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC
Afternoon 82 Degrees, Wind NNW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 41%, mostly sunny.

Total trip today was only one hundred six miles a short day. We are set up for a while. We went for some good New York style pizza for dinner the first in over a year.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, March 30, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind W at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 85%, overcast.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

A rest day and doing little piddle jobs around Buster. I ordered on line a replacement convex mirror for Buster. Be here in a week free shipping, should be free it is light and they are charging enough for the mirror. I have been having computer “issues” and need to get after that while we are here in North Carolina. I was able to move the Karguard back a little on the towbar, so we will see next time I connect Tan Jan to the towbar I can use the short brackets.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, March 31, 2017
Morning 62 Degrees, Wind NNE at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast rain.
Afternoon 82 Degrees, Wind E at 5 to 7 Mph, Humidity 44%, partly sunny.

Inside projects today, until it clears. It did clear and I did some piddling around outside. I am continuing to go slow until Monday then it is “back to work”.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Georgia RV Park - Commerce, GA Mar 26 - 27

Paynes RV Park, Theodore, AL - Sunday, March 26, 2017
Morning 67 Degrees, Wind NNW at 1 to 4 Mph, Humidity 90%, mostly cloudy.

The morning started nice, sunshine after a rainy day yesterday. We were on the road at nine moving to the interstate ten headed for interstate sixty-five to Montgomery.

Capital City RV Park - Montgomery, AL
Afternoon 81 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 59%, partly cloudy.

A nice drive thru the country but more traffic than I expected for a Sunday. Later I realized that there were spring breakers going back to school. Buster stopped for diesel fuel ($ 2.489) and after one hundred ninety-two miles we are in the RV park.

There was a shower here while we were away from Buster but we did not have rain where we were.  


Capital City RV Park - Montgomery, AL - Monday, March 27, 2017
Morning 64 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 98%, overcast.

Buster got going about nine again as today we loose an hour while driving, eastern time zone.

Georgia RV Park - Commerce, GA
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 4 Mph, Humidity 61%, partly cloudy and then rain.

We traveled northeast on interstate eighty-five until Atlanta where we took the belt I 285 around the east side continuing northeast on I 85. Traffic was heavy but moving at highway speed until our exit for the first slowdown. interstate eighty-five north of Atlanta was heavy traffic also with one full stop brake check. Two hundred fifty-six miles for today’s trip arriving at three o’clock.

We are having a good experience with the Blue Ox Karguard, Tan Jan is cleaner when we are done towing for the day. It is easy to use after connecting the towbar you just stretch it over the top and install two pins.








Monday, March 27, 2017

Paynes RV Park, Theodore, AL Mar 25

Pioneer Acadian Village R.V. Park Breaux Bridge, LA - Saturday, March 25, 2017
Morning 68 Degrees, Wind SW at 5 to 8 Mph, Humidity 72%, mostly cloudy.

After getting up this morning the rain started and came down hard for a few minutes before letting up. The rain had stopped when I was ready to start my outside work in getting ready to roll. Yesterday I had purchased a new drain hose and wanted to place it in the compartment where I store that hose. Opening the door the hinge came loose from the wall. Making it worse was the support actuator that normally holds the door up was now pushing the hinge edge of the door out away from Buster holding on by the last front screw as the door actuator is back. I was able to get the door actuator disconnected and a screw in the hinge to hold for now and reattach the actuator.

I have pictures of the Karguard, in the stored position on Buster and the installed over the towbar position.


Paynes RV Park, Theodore, AL
Afternoon 76 Degrees, Wind SW at 5 to 23 Mph, Humidity 90%, overcast.

Two hundred thirty-six miles total trip today mostly interstate ten and interstate twelve to avoid New Orleans traffic. But there was traffic in Baton Rouge east of the Mississippi river bridge and “weather”. A heavy downpour with some hail pellets taking the traffic down to a crawl for a few miles before gradually easing up (rain). There was more rain showers during our drive today but not as bad as that. We finished up early afternoon settling in for the night.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pioneer Acadian Village RV, Breaux Bridge, LA - Mar 24

Houston West RV Park Brookshire, TX - Friday, March 24, 2017
Morning 68 Degrees, Wind NNW at 4 to 8 Mph, Humidity 87%, partly cloudy.

We got Tan Jan hooked up to the towbar and moving to the interstate by nine-thirty to continue our trip east. A short ways down the interstate we found a Camping World to pull into to look for a replacement mirror. They did not have a replacement but I was able to get a “make do” stick on convex mirror, this removes the “blind spot” on my left side.

Pioneer Acadian Village R.V. Park
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind S at 4 to 17 Mph, Humidity 58%, mostly cloudy.

Traffic was heavy going on thru Houston, slowing in some places where vehicles are trying to change lanes and make an exit then it picked back up to speed. Only one place did we actually stop for a very short time. Having the “spot mirror” back to view the side made for an easier drive today. Bumpy road leaving Texas and into Louisiana, some places are nice but the cement joints in most places keep the road bumpy and noisy.

Buster arrived here about three in the afternoon after two hundred and sixty miles today. Buster backed into a nice quite spot here for a nights rest.

While in San Antonio I had a lot done to get Buster ready to travel and another year of full time living. Oil and filter change for the engine and the generator. The gray water holding tank was leaking when the level in the tank was about half full the leak developed, it needed a new clamp. The vent fan above the living area was repaired. Bed room slide out topper replaced. Right slide out water leak repaired. Kitchen faucet replaced as we had a leak when we used it (not when it was off) and the handle would not stay up it was always loose and coming down closing the water off, when the water pressure was low. I replaced the shower faucet and the hose/sprayer. The bedroom air conditioner was ordered and replaced. The grip outside the door, needs parts ordered.

We added a Blue Ox Karguard, it goes over the top of the towbar to prevent rocks and debris from getting up onto the car from the road between Buster and Tan Jan. Road grime on the car is reduced so far we are happy with the operation.

Karguard rolled up