Tuesday, June 19, 2018

18 - Corvallis, OR - Day 6

Another hot day. The forecast was for a high of 90°F this afternoon. I guess the weather service delivered. I walked to the small mall down the road from my mom’s home and was very hot when I got there. I’m not used to these temperatures anymore. It seems odd that I need run the furnace at night and the A/C during the day. The trailer really doesn’t have much insulation. I used the new vent fan this morning on speed setting #3 and it drew less than 1/2 an amp. 

The dogs needed yet another health certificate as they are only valid for 30 days. Their last exam was 5/31/18. It’s still valid now but won’t be when we arrive back in Alaska. What a racket…

The smaller, 3 qt Instant Pot that I had picked for the RV has been getting a lot of use. Last night Spanish rice 8 min of cooking time. Today, chicken for salad. 8 min of cooking time. Earlier, potato salad with eggs 6 min of cooking time. The 3 qt model is turning out to be a good choice for us. And it only draws 750 watts so it’ll run fine off of the inverter. The last photo is of a dog that is terrified of the Instant Pot. As soon as he hears the beeps, he hides in a corner. 






9 comments:

SonjaM said...

A new health certificate every 30 days? Sounds overkill to me, Richard.

RichardM said...

Only needed when crossing borders. Canada requires it when coming in as does the U.S. when coming in.

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

I'm going to research this health certificate thing further.........a vet here said they heard it wasn't really needed.........

Lynne Goebeler said...

After having been in Colorado for almost two months, I don't know if I will be able to go home. :-) Humidity is NOT my friend! Also, I have got to try an instant pot. 3 Qt sounds like it would be a great size for us too.

RichardM said...

It’s nice to be able to escape the unpleasant season…

The 3 qt Instant Pot is the ideal size for 2 people. Physically, it isn’t much smaller than the 6 qt but it draws less power and the size of the cooking pot is more than enough.

ToadMama said...

Tonight's dinner was pork carnitas I made in our off-brand instant pot last night. They took 45 minutes to cook, but were delicious! We've had other stuff that cooks much faster. It's quite the handy kitchen device. Great idea for RV life.

ToadMama said...

I forgot to say I LOLed at the silly dog. K was afraid of beeps, too.

RichardM said...

I find it very convenient and it doesn’t heat up the RV(or house) as much as the stove or slow cooker.

RichardM said...

Today, the dog was underfoot in the kitchen waiting for things to drop until I pulled out the evil Instant Pot. He took off...