Sunday, September 24, 2017

Buster’s Gate, San Roman, TX Sept 22



Texas RV Supply, San Antonio, TX - Friday, September 22, 2017
Morning 77 Degrees, Wind ESE at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 91%, cloudy.

We were up a little latter today as there were no workers coming in to Buster. We prepared for our trip today and went to brealfast then to HEB grocery shopping. I paid and had them move Buster into the driveway and I connected Tan Jan. The start was get diesel fuel next then take the I 410 Loop around to I 35 south.

When we arrived Tuesday after dinner I went to Home Depot for a piece of one quarter inch plywood two foot square to make a lock for the refrigerator. I cut a U in the center and added three pieces of three quarter inch square dowel one on each leg where the refrigerator freezer handle aligns with the U legs. The third where the refrigerator handles are on the plywood when it is in place. I think this will prevent the refrigerator and freezer doors from opening when the left turns are made.

Cut Plywood with dowels in place

Plywood in place
Buster’s Gate, San Roman, TX
Afternoon 100 Degrees, Wind ESE at 10 to 20 Mph, Humidity 31%, mostly sunny.

Buster went down I 35 to Dilley, TX were we pulled off to a fuel stop to call our coordinator confirming gate we are going to. We got direction there and continued down I 35 to San Roman. Buster pulled up on the roadside just before the gate and went to talk with the people leaving the gate.


Then it is the “RV dance” changing places them leaving and Buster being spotted to go to work. Just before the change the coordinator arrived. Then it is setting Buster up and checking vehicles in and out the gate. I worked the outside setup and stayed up later than usual so my wife could nap before the night work she will have.




Friday, September 22, 2017

Texas RV Supply, San Antonio, TX - Sept 20 - 21

Texas RV Supply, San Antonio, TX - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Morning 78 Degrees, Wind W at calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 88%, cloudy.
Afternoon 97 Degrees, Wind ESE at 7 to 16 Mph, Humidity 40%, mostly sunny.

Maintenance on Buster here at “Buster’s Doctor”, the first is our rear air conditioner. We left for breakfast and shopping allowing the workers to do their work. Also needing attention were the outside grip installation and our turn signals, were not working While we were out I got a call telling us there is a module that is shorted needing replacement, order and ship part over night. They also said our headlights were not working, we do not drive at night

After coming back from dinner we were working around cleaning Tan Jan and making a device to hold our refrigerator closed when making turns. Presently we use a velcro strap that works most of the time. When making left turns I put too much side load on the velcro that it releases allowing the freezer the come open which also opens the refrigerator. As it was getting dark there was a couple walking a dog, they are also here for maintenance, we talked for a while before putting our stuff away and settling down for the night.


Texas RV Supply, San Antonio, TX - Thursday, September 21, 2017
Morning 80 Degrees, Wind SSE at 1 to 3 Mph, Humidity 87%, cloudy.
Afternoon 96 Degrees, Wind NE at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 45%, partly cloudy.

We got Tan Jan moving early to Jourdinton as we are visiting with our doctor. Shoving off about seven-twenty for the hour trip there. After that it was time for breakfast and give Tan Jan a drink of gasoline for our trip back to San Antonio. The first gas purchase since we left North Carolina.

On our way back we detoured to a drug screen hear by Buster’s parking spot. We heve been gone so long it is a restart of employment. So we could be back to work gate guarding tomorrow afternoon.

Buster’s total trip west was 1,468 miles over six days of travel averaging two hundred forty-five miles a day.  


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Texas RV Supply, San Antonio, TX Sept 19

Hwy 155 RV Park, Palestine Texas - Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Morning 75 Degrees, Wind SSW at 4 to 10 Mph, Humidity 99%, cloudy.

Buster got a late start today and a longer trip. When we pulled in yesterday it was raining hard so I just pulled into a site with Tan Jan still connected leaving us on generator power until the rain stopped. After the rain I confected electric and water but the waste connection was too far back for me, so I waited until this morning to dump tanks. I want empty tanks for our next stop as there is no connection where they park Buster.

Buster went back down HWY 155 to Loop 256 around to US 79 south. Another round of “Love Bugs” and Another dirty windshield today.



Texas RV Supply, San Antonio, TX
Afternoon 94 Degrees, Wind E at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 43%, partly cloudy.
After a while we turned onto Texas 130 toll road south to bypass interstate thirty-five in the Austin area where traffic slows and stops for no reason, just too much volume of vehicles. The toll road is not “Buster Speed” as I had to keep to the right lane. Speed limit is eighty miles per hour but I did not drive that fast. We connected into interstate thirty-five in Buda, TX continuing into San Antonio arriving at Texas RV Supply about four o’clock two hundred sixty miles today. After talking with service and getting parked my wife and I went out for dinner. They were gone for the day when we returned but they give us a key to the lock on the fence gate, I guess you could say we are living in a gated community.





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hwy 155 RV Park, Palestine Texas Sept 18

Pavilion RV Park, West Monroe, LA - Monday, September 18, 2017
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind SE calm, Humidity 96%, partly cloudy.


Another day continuing west driving Buster on interstate twenty. Buster drive into a section of “Love bugs” messes a windshield real bad. Another reason to stop for fuel, clean the windshield. It has been a good road, with some sections of construction for re-paving, until Shreveport, LA where the road needs more than re-paving, concrete road that is uneven and jars your teeth and shakes Buster to the bones. Slowing down does not help but next time I will take the extra miles of going around on interstate two-twenty. Got diesel fuel for Buster in Greenwood, LA just before the Texas state line. Most of the construction has been nearing the the completion of the job, where they are doing the finishing work on the side we are traveling. The other side the paver and rollers are still working. Today our cat Rahlee ventured here to the front, checking out the bugs on the windshield picture below

Rahlee on patrol


Love Bugs on the windshield 

Hwy 155 RV Park, Palestine Texas
Afternoon 88 Degrees, Wind ENE at 3 to 5 Mph, Humidity 58%, mostly cloudy rain.

The picture above was taken emtering Texas on interstate twenty about the six hundred thirty-six mile marker we traveled only a short way on interstate twenty before turning onto US 59 south bound then onto US 79 south bound. While traveling on US 79 we had rain a good drenching, cleaned Busters windshield better than I did at the fuel stop.


The rain started again after turning onto Loop 256 and HWY 155 to the campground another “bug cleaning” rain a real down pour as Buster pulled in. I called on the phone for a site number and got one going directly to the campsite. I waited for the rain shower to finish before going out to connect the electric power continuing to run the generator while we waited for the rain to stop.


HWY 155 RV Park

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pavilion RV Park, West Monroe, LA Sept 17

Cane Creek RV Park & Campground Heflin, AL - Saturday, September 16, 2017
Morning 66 Degrees, Wind SE calm, Humidity 99%, mostly cloudy.

Buster at Cane Creek RV Park

I started moving Buster about ten o’clock after connecting Tan Jan to the tow bar and stowing the water hoses and electric cord. In less than two miles Buster is heading west on interstate twenty. Did not notice any tree blow downs today.

Benchmark Coach & RV Park, Meridian, Mississippi
Afternoon 90 Degrees, Wind N at calm to 7 Mph, Humidity 59%, partly sunny.
Buster at Benchmark Coach & RV Park
Stopped for diesel fuel southwest of Birmingham, AL otherwise nothing special. Rahlee (our cat) does well most of the time, but “talks” when Busters engine is started and when Buster starts rolling, every time. He did better in the late spring as a kitten than he is doing a a maturing cat. After he “speaks his piece” he settles (quiets) down. Rahlee set in some interesting places inside Buster while driving down the road.


Benchmark Coach & RV Park, Meridian, Mississippi - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Morning 68 Degrees, Wind SSW calm, Humidity 96%, sunny.

Buster started on the road about ten continuing west on interstate twenty. Today we crossed west of the Mississippi river. After entering northeast Louisiana we had a shower for a couple of miles. It was noticeable crossing into Louisiana flatter roads no more hills up and down as we go west.

Pavilion RV Park, West Monroe, LA
Afternoon 94 Degrees, Wind ENE at 4 to 9 Mph, Humidity 49%, partly sunny rain after dark.

Other than the rain shower it was a nice travel day. Buster stopped for diesel fuel just east of Jackson, Mississippi. While traveling we have the generator running for the front roof air conditioner as the dash mounted car type air conditioner can not keep up also our house type refrigerator is also electric only. We could run the refrigerator off the batteries thru the inverter but not the air conditioner. When we stop I keep the generator running and during refueling it is difficult to get the tank full so I refuel more often. Besides it is a break from driving and strech the legs.


Thought For The Day – Everybody appreciates your honesty until you are honest with them. Then they all think you’re a jerk.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cane Creek RV Park Sept 15

Pine Acres Campground,  Aiken, SC - Friday, September 15, 2017
Morning 67 Degrees, Wind West calm, Humidity 99%, sunny.

Buster was on the road about ten this morning for our trip west on interstate twenty. Todays planned route takes us thru Atlanta a city I would rather avoid but I will take the shortest route.

Pine Acres Campground

Cane Creek RV Park & Campground Heflin, AL
Afternoon 86 Degrees, Wind S at 1 to  Mph, Humidity 51%, .
Thru Alanta there were slowdowns at the interchanges for interstate two eighty-five on the east and west side of town. Interstate twenty every so often had trees that were blown down and some that were close to the road had to be topped to clear lanes for traffic. Evidence of storm damage from Irma. Crossing into Alabama Buster entered the central time zone. Except for the interstate interchanges it was clear sailing with light to moderate traffic.

Cane Creek RV Park

Friday, September 15, 2017

Aiken, SC Pine Acres Campground Sept 14

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity 92%, partly cloudy.
 
Busy day getting Buster ready to travel. Sorting stowing checking air pressure all things put in their traveling locatio inside and outside.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, September 14, 2017
Morning 67 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity 96%, mostly cloud yearly morning rain.
I started today’s outside work before the rain stopped getting some work done then returning inside for that work. The rain stopped and I finished up outside. Getting Buster started I moved him forward some and collected the wood from under the wheels and the jack pads and stowed that under Buster. Connecting Tan Jan in the street getting ready to drive. Our cat Rahlee started crying and carrying on about Buster moving I was not paying attention if my wife was inside. About a mile down the road I realized this and took another mile to pullover and attempt to call her. Then she came forward and spoke saying she was trying to calm Rahlee down. It felt good that she was not left behind. Now I am not saying I did everything as my wife concentrates solely on the inside and there I am only the helper



I wanted to take state roads over to US 1 and take that south but somehow I never reached US 1 in Sanford, NC but ended up on state road 87 south to interstate ninety-five. I was planning on the computer mapping and following the Garmin GPS. I did not follow too close on the computer knowing I will follow the GPS and assuming they were going the same way and they did not. This way was a little longer miles.

Aiken, SC Pine Acres Campground
Afternoon 84 Degrees, Wind SE calm, Humidity 61%, sunny.
After interstate ninety-five I went southwest on interstate twenty to Aiken. Just under six hours on the road and two hundred seventy three miles. The whole trip was dry and roads were dry for a nice driving day. I did notice some trees in south Carolina along interstate twenty were damaged by the hurricane Irma winds.
 
 
 Thought For The Day – My superpower is holding onto useless junk for years, and then throwing it away a week before I need it.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sept 10 - 12

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, September 10, 2017
Morning 56 Degrees, Wind SW at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 88%, partly cloudy.

Today we are making a plan to skip Florida this year and return back to Texas but not traveling interstate ten but taking interstate twenty further north and avoiding Houston, Texas. I also found out my sister has evacuated Clearwater, Florida to Charlotte, North Carolina for this hurricane Irma.

Late this afternoon we are getting some Irma “weather” wind and rain.  


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Morning 64 Degrees, Wind WNW at 4 to 6 Mph, Humidity 96%, rain.
Afternoon 84 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity 79%, mostly cloudy.

It rained last night and today an inch plus acclimation, nothing compai\red to the hurricane areas. There was some wind last night and again nothing compared to Irma or Harvey.

We now have our plans to travel west from here. We have heard from the gate guard company and they are looking for workers and wanting to know when we are coming back. I told them the end of the month.

Thought For The Day – I think I’m starting to lose my mind. But as long as I can retain the part that tells when I have to pee, I’ll be okay.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sept 6 - 7

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Morning 70 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 88%, overcast.

What to do, what to do Hurricane Irma is now a category five storm is headed for the bottom of Florida and projecting to go up the east coast as I write this, it will change most likely. When I was at the store here (before noon) in North Carolina the shelves in water and bread sections were almost bare. My only plan is to stay put for now.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC -  Thursday, September 7, 2017
Morning 62 Degrees, Wind SSE at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 90%, sunny.

Today I did find a few loafs of bread and took one. I thought of just skipping Florida trip this year and if the hurricane comes close just go west on interstate forty to Knoxville then head southwest to interstate twenty going west. But the unpredictability of hurricanes it might follow me a while.





Thought For The Day – I’m beginning to think I’m never going to be old enough to know better.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Aug 31 - Sept 2

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, August 31, 2017
Morning 71 Degrees, Wind ESE at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 91%, overcast.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

This weekend we are cat sitting as the daughter and family are going away on a trip for the holiday weekend.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC -  Friday, September 1, 2017
Morning 73 Degrees, Wind SSE at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 96%, cloudy.
Afternoon 928 Degrees, Wind WNW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 68%, rain shower 2 inches total rain.

I know it is nothing compared to Texas, but nobody can compare anything to Texas. The rain shower during the afternoon then late the real rain from the remains of Harvey after a mostly nice sunny day.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, September 2, 2017
Morning 67 Degrees, Wind W at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 91%, fog overcast.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

I have not done any planning changes for our trips as another hurricane, Irma is coming north somewhere. Our coming trip to Florida is impacted and on this trip we have been thinking of deviating east and stopping in Charleston, South Carolina area. Normally we are too much in a rush and do not stop too much along the way. This year Charleston, SC popped into our planning as our granddaughter will be going to college therein two years. On our trips we usually stop one night in South Carolina along interstate highway ninety-five so now I want to go closer to the city and stop two nights to “look around” and tourist the city a little.

Our next stop has been at the Florida Georgia line. There is not a convent stopping place before or after Jacksonville (closer) (ok a price we would be willing to pay for). One campground before Jacksonville is Passport America (50% off) but two night minimum. And I only want one night there so that is off the table. The next place is further than I wish to drive. Stopping near the Florida line in Georgia has also changed to back by exit seven. That will allow us an Atlantic ocean beach check at Fernandina Beach.

So it all depends on the weather what we do from here. Also next weekend there are ball games to play, so we will catch them also.

 Thought For The Day – A giraffe’s coffee would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat. Did you ever think about that? No, because you only think about yourself!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Aug 23 - 30

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Morning 84 Degrees, Wind ESE at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 77%, sunny.

I am planning a shelf to make above the inverter to store cleaning supplies. Previously we just piled some things on top of the inverter also stuffing some things in front. It is not good practice doing that as it restricts air flow the inverter needs for cooling during the inverting process. The shelf will allow me to store things above the inverter leaving space around the inverter for the cooling process that is needed when the inverter is making house voltage.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, August 25, 2017
Morning 68 Degrees, Wind S at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 93%, partly cloudy.

Our daughter Chris and family are having an exchange student living with them for the school year from Spain, a girl and she arrived last Sunday night after a long flight. Yes up early the next morning for the trip to Columbia SC for the eclipse.

I took Sofia to the high school late this afternoon to get her schedule. Ariana met us there and took her around to where her classrooms are located.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, August 26, 2017
Morning 68 Degrees, Wind W at 3 to 5 Mph, Humidity 94%, partly sunny.

Zane has a baseball tournament in Rocky Mount this weekend we went today with the first game at ten-thirty and the second game immediately after the first game. Took us about an hour and ten minutes one way. Today he played both games at shortstop.

Zane playing shortstop
Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, August 27, 2017
Morning 63 Degrees, Wind WSW at 4 to 9 Mph, Humidity 85%, sunny.
Afternoon 91 Degrees, Wind WSW at 6 to 11 Mph, Humidity 40%, sunny.

Today’s game is scheduled for twelve forty-five did not until after two o’clock. We decided to stay at Buster as it was only one game today.

Shelf in the Inverter compartment

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Morning 67 Degrees, Wind WNW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 88%, mostly sunny.

I have been planning our trip to start after the holiday. Before the Hurricane Harvey it had been my plan to travel interstate ten thru Louisiana going west to San Antonio, Texas. With the flooding going on in the Houston, Texas area I will take Buster around that. I know that the water will be down by then but the roads may not be completely repaired. There is also the chance of additional construction zones.  Louisiana interstate ten is not the best of condition either when there has been no storm. So it is back to the maps and researching our route and planning out stops along the way.

Another variable is my wife went for an eye glasses, about a week for delivery.





Thought For The Day – I can’t believe how old people my age are.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Aug 19 - 22

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, August 19, 2017
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind E at 1 to 3 Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly cloudy.

Rain last night, after dark there was a good two tenths of an inch of rain. Everything was dripping wet this morning.

New Inverter in place 
It did not take long to switch out the inverter as everything was prepared for this job. Last thing needed doing was loosening the ground wire off the old unit. I shut down the air conditioners then turned off power. Now disconnect the wires power in and the two power out circuits. Then it is lift the two fifty pound units, one out of the compartment and one back in. Reconnect the power in and power out, attach the ground wire and the battery cables. We are ready for power on and it took about a half of an hour in time. It was now up to seventy-nine degrees with clearing skies.  


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, August 20, 2017
Morning 79 Degrees, Wind ESE at 1 to 3 Mph, Humidity 81%, sunny.

Everything is working as expected. Most noted was the power in green light on the control panel being illuminated. That is the first time since the power surge the power in light was illuminated.

Above Setup button is the power in Green light

I reconnected the refrigerator to its receptacle coming off the extension cord for the first time since July eighth, that is important and closing the cover outside the refrigerator. The house batteries are now being charged thru the inverter (and the solar panels).


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, August 21, 2017
Morning 70egrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 97%, partly sunny with fog.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

Fogy starting the drive this morning but that cleared after an hour or so. Leaving about seven-thirty, we stayed off interstate ninety-five expecting too much traffic out there. We had picked a place for lunch and that was our drive to location. Taking the back roads over to US 1 heading south towards Columbia, South Carolina.

In the parking lot for the Eclipse viewing

After lunch we went outside to the parking lot for our viewing area, the restaurant parking lot. It was partly cloudy but it got worse to mostly cloudy at the total eclipse time. We were able to see and get pictures going to half way. After that it was only clouds and the change in daylight that was noticeable at the one hundred percent coverage, temperature cooled without the direct sunlight. After the total and decreasing there was a break in the clouds and we were able to view the moon passing the sun.

We tried to make a faster return but we ran into traffic on interstate twenty and ninety-five. We stopped in Florence, SC for gasoline and got back on ninety-five for a short way before getting off and going to the back roads for the rest of our return trip.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Morning 73 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 98%, overcast.

For my wife and I a rest day, that was a lot of miles in our trip to Columbia, SC and back to Buster.
 



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, August 8 - 16

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC -  Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Morning 74egrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 99%, rain.
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind N at 3 to 7 Mph, Humidity 78%, rain off and on..

Right paw still has bandage
Brought Rahlee home to Buster from the Veterinary’s office both front paws were bandaged and a little groggy from the anesthesia. Trying to walk he was very unsure of himself with the bandages and was trying to remove them. Walking on his “arms and elbows not the paws. He did eat and use the litter box, with the changed absorbent (pine chips) material.

It is like he is wearing gloves or mittens and does not like them. After a while we went out to run some errands and when we returned he had one of the “mittens” off. The vet said that would be ok as long as there was only minimal bleeding, there was no bleeding. He tipped over the litter box as the pine material has no weight so I place the regular cat litter container on top of the litter box, to add weight to hold it down. Now that one of the mittens was off he calmed down at trying to get the second one off. Before we went out for errands he was almost constantly working to get one of the bandages off his paws.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Morning 67 Degrees, Wind S at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 95%, overcast.

Today after returning from our errands we decided to remove the second bandage. He has been good but the bandages are bothering him. Still not walking on the paws but he does get around.

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, August 12, 2017
Morning 77 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 92%, overcast.

Power went off, 1:20 am, that stopped the air on my c-pap machine I got up and started the generator. I was awake for more than two hours before feeling sleepy and going back to bed.

Power was back when I got up after eight this morning. The power company put out an email saying a car ran into an electric pole causing the outage also giving estimate of time that power will be restored, they were on early. i shut down the generator.

Latter this morning the money back for the returned inverter was credited back to my account less the restocking fee. So now I can order the correct inverter single input dual output two thousand watt inverter. The dual output was where I made the wrong order and ordered the cheapest price unit and not watching that the original unit had dual output (circuit breakers on the lower left front).


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, August 14, 2017
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 96%, overcast.

We are making plans to travel by car to view the solar eclipse in South Carolina next Monday. That way we will be in the one hundred percent coverage area.



Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Morning 80 Degrees, Wind SSW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 85%, sunny.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

Second Inverter delivered, the first was the wrong one and that was returned. I had to wait for the credit back to my account before buying the second inverter. Now I am waiting for cool Saturday morning to turn off all electric power. With the power off I will be able to safely brake and make the electric wire connections. With power off and too much sun, Buster will heat up very fast so that is why I am waiting for the cool morning. But I will also have John’s help available on Saturday morning.





Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - August 7, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC -  Monday, August 7, 2017
Morning 73 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 96%, rain.

Today is the day to take Rahlee (our cat) to the vegetarians office as both front paws will have the nails removed. After that we had breakfast. When I get up in the morning Rahkee comes to my side for petting (body rub) as I am sitting on the side of the bed. Today I just picked him up and took him to the cat carrier and put him in. Yes he did try to resist that but after a couple of tries he went right in the carrier. But he turned around just as quick and was trying to come out as I was closing the door.

After being back at Buster for a while we were out again for errands. My wife had found some water on the floor behind the toilet. After investigating I found the vacuum breaker leaking and running down the sprayer hose. So it was off to Camping World to get a replacement.

Vacuum breaker (side view)
(Water comes up from the bottom and goes out the right side.)
They only had the complete kit vacuum breaker with the hose and sprayer included. It took the guy a while to find it in his computer as they take the manufactures part number and add their own part number. Buying a bigger kit cost me seventy-seven dollars for a vacuum breaker with the sprayer hose and bracket.

On our way back I wanted to get e new screen protector for my phone and my wife wanted a new case for her phone. The first Verizon Wireless store we stopped in Garner didn’t have anything for our Motorola phone, and the guy was not very helpful. We just got out of there and went to another store in Fuquay. There the guy was more helpful explaining why there was no products for our phone, they are too old and do not stock the products to support the phones anymore. We have had them three years.

He suggested maybe we would like the Samsung Galaxy 3 phones explaining the cost. The marketing of phones has changed since we last bought the Motorola phones, learning the new marketing. Now the “big learn” as we purchased the Samsung Galaxy 7 phones, they have different software that the Motorola phones we have had for five years (two years and three years). The first two years the battery was smaller on that phone and as it came to the end of the second year we were getting a low battery in four hours. The second phone had a bigger battery and we were getting a faster battery drain lately at three years use. So now it is trying to learn the functions of the Galaxy 7 phones, wear to get the spot to touch on the phone and get the response we want, it is different.




Friday, August 18, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - July 30 - Aug 6

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Morning 68 Degrees, Wind SSW at 3 to 8 Mph, Humidity 78%, sunny.

Ordered inverter, finally made a quick decision to order from the least expensive supplier on Ebay, it will be here this week.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, August 3, 2017
Morning 71 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 90%, mostly cloudy.

UPS delivered the inverter I had ordered on line, showing up late afternoon. Opening the box and checking over my purchase, it is the wrong unit. I did not check close enough and ordered this incorrectly. This unit is single input single output. Buster needs dual output.

I ordered thru Ebay and contacted them immediately, but this will be a slow time operation to fix this problem.

Wrong inverter received, a single input single output received should be should be single input dual put 2000 watt. There were two things first being that there were no circuit beakers on the lower left front of the unit (black area in picture) second was in the manual they talked about optional circuits. Checking closer the part number on the left flanges were not the same on both units. Later when checking on line further I found that the part number of my unit has changed. The inverters are marketed mostly nomenclature and not part number.

 
Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, August 6, 2017
Morning 75 Degrees, Wind W at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 72%, sunny.

 Black area are the circuit breakers

RMA (return material authorization) receiver today to return the inverter. I got that prepacked and the box closed ready to ship and c copy of the packing list on the outside. Printed and applied the shipping label, ready to go tomorrow morning.


Thought For The Day –
      When two egotists meet, it’s an I for an I.





Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, July 23 - 27

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, July 23 - 27

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, July 23, 2017
Morning 77 Degrees, Wind N at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 88%, sunny.


   
Well I started with the current model number, they do not make that anymore. Now try and find the current number of a microwave convection oven that will fit, staying with General Electric products. Found the one on the Home Depot website. But I want to touch a microwave convection oven that will fit before I buy one.

     
Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, July 24, 2017
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind NE at 3 to 5 Mph, Humidity 88%, mostly cloudy.

Went to the Home Depot in Apex finding a unit on display. The current model I order that and they will deliver on Thursday. 


      
    
Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, July 27, 2017
Morning 71 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 92%, partly cloudy.
Microwave oven is delivered between three and four o’clock today. I get it unpacked and ready to install. The vent fan has to be rotated for recirculated air operation as it is shipped in the top vent position. That is all outside work and I am planning to use the original wall bracket, same manufacturer although the new bracket is a little different looking.  

Sitting on cart waiting
John came home late from work and helped me “hang” the Microwave oven but it is not lining up it seems to drop in the wall bracket ok and the front bolts at difficult to get started. It is difficult reaching over the stove holding the sixty plus pound unit while starting the bolts.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Microwave Bolt
One nice thing the bolts are extra long making it easier to start them. It seams like the Microwave oven does not “sit” down in the bracket as it should, take it back down and change the bracket and put it up again. Still having problem with one front bolt. Needs to be a little wider hole to get that started. One more time down and up with the Microwave oven. Made the hole a little wider, by the way there were large washers on the original bolt installation compensating for the large hole.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - July 15 - 16






   


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, July 15, 2017
Morning 71 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 81%, mostly sunny.

John helped me (again) replace Busters electric cord plug. With that done taking a closer look at the receptacle on Buster’s side we decided to replace that also. Off to Camping World again for the receptacle. Now both are changed we are good there. 


At the inverter we did some troubleshooting and wire tracing resulting in bypassing the inverter connecting the shore power going to the inverter to the inverter output that goes to the right side receptacles, that worked now a trip to Home Depot for fuses and holders. We need circuit protection as we are now bypassing the circuit breakers that the inverter has protecting these circuits. So until the inverter is replaced that is how we are operating.  

At the inverter we did some troubleshooting and wire tracing resulting in bypassing the inverter connecting the shore power going to the inverter to the inverter output that goes to the right side receptacles, that worked now a trip to Home Depot for fuses and holders. We need circuit protection as we are now bypassing the circuit breakers that the inverter has protecting these circuits. So until the inverter is replaced that is how we are operating.  


Inverter
 
Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, July 16, 2017
Morning 71 Degrees, Wind SW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 98%, partly sunny.

Now with the circuits working and double checking microwave convection oven, it is fried inside somewhere in the internal circuits. I even tried plugging it into an extension cord, it still is not working.


Today in 1969 the Lunar Module was launched from Kennedy Space Center and I was a part of the launch team for Grumman Aerospace Co. We were there in Florida from October 1966 to January 1973 working for Grumman Aerospace Co.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, July 17, 2017
Morning 69 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

John and I took apart the microwave convection oven trying to find the cause but no luck. Now to research the General Electric microwave convection ovens to find a replacement.

It was interesting learning how the microwave convection oven is installed, two screws near each side from the top front and a bracket installed on the wall that the bottom inside edge captures the unit against the wall.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - July 9 - 11

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, July 9, 2017
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 97%, sunny.

More extension cords, got the satellite box and television working extension cords on the left side, solar panels are charging the house batteries. The only power to the right side outlets is from the batteries thru the inverter that’s how I am getting the rear television and Joey box working. Front roof air conditioner is working. Our portable air conditioner is also working on a extension cord. Sorry no pictures, I never thought about the camera on the phone. The rear or bedroom air conditioner I have not even tried to turn on again.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, July 10, 2017
Morning 71 Degrees, Wind W at 1 to 3 Mph, Humidity 96%, mostly cloudy.

This evening we got some help from an electrician, he went behind (rechecking) what we had checked he started at the shore power breaker the cable plug into buster is burned (we did not check that) and should be replaced. Opened up the inverter (there is no information on this just trying to find something) and found a small fuse inside burned (open, no continuity) as we suspect that is stopping shore power from coming out. We only get battery power out (thru the inverter connections) of the inverter.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Morning 71 Degrees, Wind WNW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 98%, overcast.

Went to Home Depot for fuses, taking the one that was found inside with me getting a replacement. Installed that no change. Still can not get 120 volt shore power to pass thru the inverter to the right side receptacles.
   
Went to Camping World purchasing the cable plug for the shore power cable that connects into Buster’s side. I have a battery charger for over night charging the house batteries, daytime there is enough sun form the solar panels. The bedroom television and satellite box I have working off the batteries (12 volt) thru the inverter. The inverter will make 120 volts from the batteries but will not pass shore power thru to the outlets.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, July 8, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, July 8, 2017
Morning 77 Degrees, Wind WSW at 4 to 8 Mph, Humidity 90%, sunny.
Afternoon 93 Degrees, Wind SW at 4 to 7 Mph, Humidity 37%, Rain Late.

Electric Problem, It was a hot afternoon my wife was making dinner (microwave oven on) I had just stepped outside Buster and it happened, an over current draw, probably had everything in Buster was drawing power. I had turned on the rear air conditioner, we had been keeping it off because it makes a funy sound after a number of minutes of operation. So there was microwave oven, rear air conditioner, front air conditioner, portable air conditioner, four fans (not much draw), refrigerator (maybe on or not) and maybe electric hot water heater if using hot water cleaning dished.

Recovery, check breakers and all we had no shore power coming to the right side outlets, and the house batteries were in a high discharge. Microwave oven not working, all (four) fans no longer work. After a while I realized the refrigerator was drawing down the batteries thru the inverter. One of the ground faults also was popped so that was reset. Losing daylight, so I got out extension cords and got the refrigerator running on that so now the batteries do not have a high discharge. The roof air conditioner is working. We do have some 120 volt lights and they are working of the left side receptacles. Our 12 volt lights haveonly battery as the inverter is also the battery charger.




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - June, 2017


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - June, 2017
 
Zane
                   
Man I have been lazy, to me there has been nothing exciting to write about so I have had no motivation to write. Just attending softball and baseball games the grand children are playing in. I even almost stopped taking pictures just sitting back enjoying the playing of the game and not worrying about capturing pictures. It is boring writing about almost nothing happening. 

Ariana at the state high school tournament
                 
Ariana did get picked for the region high school softball team at the state tournament (eight regions playing over two days) and we went day one taking her and seeing the team win both games in Greensboro, NC. She played shortstop and in the second game catcher

Ariana and the team were back again the next day for two more games one with her mother for the first game and her father for the second game at UNC Greensboro field. They lost that game but a good experience for her. These games were played on a Tuesday and Wednesday thus the parents had to squeeze the ball games in while also getting to work.

        
We are also playing with our new cat Rahlee he is very entertaining as a young cat learning his new RV life. The front paws will have the nails removed soon.

                       



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC May 28 - 30

Wishing Well RV Park, Sunset Beach, NC - Sunday, May 28, 2017
Morning 76 Degrees, Wind WSW at 5 to 7 Mph, Humidity 67%, sunny

There was only one baseball game as they lost. We headed back to Buster at the campground. Om our arrival I received a phone call about smoke coming from our electric connection. Checking everything I found the park breaker open (popped) so I reset that and there was no smoke. A little later I realized there was an over draw, as in too much draw on the thirty ampere connection. But the park is only a thirty amp electric for Buster. First this means only one air conditioner. Any other appliance needs us to monitor the amount of amperage this will add to the load and not go over the thirty amp limit. I had left the portable air conditioner on and the roof conditioner was not on but the temperature was set too low and it tried to turn on also, thus too much draw. Ok, I was not monitoring the amperage draw close enough. We made it thru the day. Did I mention there was a lot of shade here.


Wishing Well RV Park, Sunset Beach, NC - Monday, May 29, 2017
Morning 79 Degrees, Wind WSW at 4 to 11 Mph, Humidity 82%, partly cloudy.

Today a quite day


Wishing Well RV Park, Sunset Beach, NC - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 90%, partly sunny.

We took our time getting Buster ready for the road. We left late morning and went on up US 17 headed to interstate forty west.

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC
We arrived back early afternoon backing into our spot. Took the rest of the afternoon getting setup again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wishing Well RV Park, Sunset Beach, NC - May 23 - 27, 2017

Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC - May 23 - 23
we are staying in the area for a weekend baseball tournament that Zane is doing over the memorial weekend. We made trips into North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach each day, just getting the feal of the beach life here.

Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC - Thursday, May 25, 2017
moving Buster day, only a short trip so there was no early start planned. Actually a delayed start compared to out normal ten o’clock starts. Buster worked his way over to South Carolina nine then down to US 17 north to Sunset Beach. Along the way we got diesel fuel

 
 Wishing Well RV Park, Sunset Beach, NC
a nice park a mile off US 17, and a shady site. But it is only a thirty amp electric for Buster. First this mens only one air conditioner can be used. Any other appliance used need’s us to monitor the total amount of amperage used this (we have a gauge) as that will add to the load air conditioner load and not go over the thirty amp limit.

Wishing Well RV Park, Sunset Beach, NC - Friday, May 26, 2017
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind WNW at 5 to 9 Mph, Humidity 69%, sunny.

We met Chris and Zane in Southport then we all took a ferry to Baldhead Island for the day of beach fun. The island has golf cart transportation where you rent them by the day. Island life is different. Today was play tomorrow will be baseball for Zane.
Oak Island Lighthouse

Wishing Well RV Park, Sunset Beach, NC - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Morning 68 Degrees, Wind W at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 72%, sunny.
 
Two baseball games with a game brake in between them. During the brake we all went down the road to have lunch. They opened laste for lunch and the boys had to leave first to be back for game time. It was fun day. After the second game we all went to a beach house six families had rented for the weekend. The house was on the canal side with the ocean across the street. The boys had a blast.


Thought For The Day – Some days you eat salads and go to the gym, and some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - May 17 - 22

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - May 17 & 18, 2017
Getting Buster ready for a short move. We are going to the “shore”, for a softball weekend. The softball tournament is in North Myrtle Beach Saturday and Sunday.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, May 19, 2017
Morning 67 Degrees, Wind NW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 92%, partly cloudy.

Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC
Driving during this trip was more comfortable with the replaced convex spot mirror on the drivers side. Most of our trip was on local and state route roads. We did have a short portion on interstate ninety-five and seventy-four. You probably noticed that Buster is still in North Carolina yet I said the softball tournament is in South Carolina. Well they are both close to the state line on their sides. Only a twenty mile drive to the fields. The reason we are staying here is the other parks in the area are booked for the weekend. In checking to find a site I found out that there is a “bike week” going on. On our trip we noticed the bikes on the road and on trailers heading in the direction of the beach.

A nice wilderness campground with plenty of trees. We were able to get a signal on the satellite dish. After parking in the site (full park) and getting setup we went for dinner. We were going to a restaurant the park suggested but they were closed for remodeling so we continued on ending up in North Myrtle Beach, SC. After dinner it was a short ride to checkout the location of the ball fields for a heads up for the early game tomorrow and back to Buster.  


Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Morning 66 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 99%, light fog.

Happy Birthday Zane  


Hot day at the ballpark there were two games with a game off in between games then done for the day. Which meant beach time for our grand children. We got there a little later and after that we all went to dinner. They were in a motel with their parents and we went back to Buster in the campground.


Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, mostly cloudy.
It was a rough day on the softball field they did not play well at all as a team.

Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC - Monday, May 22, 2017
Morning 69 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 98%, mostly cloudy.

Rain today and a plan to stay another three days. I said we have satellite TV but as it turns out we are only getting the cable channels local over the air do not make it thru the trees, o well.
Well over the weekend on the fly we were planning to stay in the area for another week. Zane has a baseball tournament in Oak Island, NC next weekend and again we are late in making plans and getting an RV site. The closes place to the ball field is full, then backing away from that we found a site that left us a thirty-four mile drive to the ball park. Today we drove thru the woods, skinny state roads driving past the next RV park. Just a double check of the location for latter in the week moving Buster. We then continued on to Oak Island to the baseball field.




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Apr 28 - May 16


Not much to write about, but here is some goings on. High school softball as our granddaughter is on the high school team. There were successful in their regular season finishing first in their division. That finish resulted in s birth in the state championships a win or go home type bracket. They were seeded second in the bracket and won two games and losing one game so that is done. The winning games were home games (no traveling) but the loss was two hour east drive and a long trip home.

So our granddaughter now moves on to “travel ball” this weekend there is a tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC the travel team is playing.

Our grandson is playing baseball on a team that travels around the area for tournaments so if there is something almost every weekend. Yes there has been a weekend without “ball” playing. Buster is doing well parked but there is a road trip in his future.




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Apr 20 - 27

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, April 20, 2017
Morning 58 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 99%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 89 Degrees, Wind NW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 43%, partly sunny.

 Walk the Cary Town Center mall about a half hour then went for New York style pizza.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, April 21, 2017
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind SW at 6 to 11 Mph, Humidity 94%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 85 Degrees, Wind W at 3 to 7 Mph, Humidity 50%, partly sunny.

At our grand daughters softball game tonight, rain drops and lightening caused a one half hour game delay, no more lightening in the haf hour. With the Holly Springs Hawks down  down 4 - 2 they comeback after the delay to win 4 - 5.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind WNW at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, mostly cloudy rain.

Baseball in Oxford, NC one o’clock game delayed to two o’clock and Five Star Wildcats won the game 11 to 3 then one game break.  Game two was delayed rain. My wife and I were wet and cold decided to pack it in and head for Buster. The drive back we were in and out of showers most of the way. As we were driving the second game started and arriving at Buster and they won 10 - 5.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Morning 53 Degrees, Wind E at 4 to 8 Mph, Humidity 99%, rain, overcast.
Afternoon 57 Degrees, Wind ENE at 6 to 11 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast rain.

Almost an inch of rain off an on all day. Baseball game canceled before six thirty am today, we were scheduled for the first game at eleven o’clock. So it was a good day to stay inside and watch television.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, April 24, 2017
Morning 54 Degrees, Wind E at 7 to 11 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast rain. Afternoon 59 Degrees, Wind NNE at 7 to 21 Mph, Humidity 94%, overcast rain.

.6 of an inch rain today but we went to lunch with Cindy for our only out in two days. The boys Five Star Wildcats team 11U were declared the winner of this weekends tournament.

Two teams were 2 - 0 and the Five Star Wildcats team scored more runs and allowed the least runs scored against them.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Morning 60 Degrees, Wind variable at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast rain.
Afternoon 64 Degrees, Wind NNW at 7 to 17 Mph, Humidity 78%, rain clearing to partly cloudy.

The rain finished late morning then I went to Kroger as Tuesday is senior day a ten percent discount.  


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Morning 58 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast.
Afternoon 80  Degrees, Wind variable at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 54%, partly sunny.

Today it was lunch at the farmers market, seafood from North Carolina.
Ariana high school softball, she had a home run to bring the score up to 8 - 6 and good fielding and the Holly Springs Hawks won 8 - 12. They gave up a lot of runs early and scored late in the game. The early innings were a nail biter.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, April 27, 2017
Morning 61 Degrees, Wind WSW at 1 to 4 Mph, Humidity 98%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

   
shift lever with button

Drove Tan Jan to the dealer for the transmission button problem. Ordered a part come back tomorrow for the installation. While there I had them do the recall for the rear lift gate strut. This has been the first chance to get it done as there has been no other reason to go to the dealer.





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.