Friday, April 17, 2020

Day 72 - Texas - TT

Thursday evening (71) - A bit of “excitement” yesterday evening. Fire truck, ambulance, and some other emergency vehicles. They set out a large circle of flashing amber light and we soon had a helicopter landing in the ball field in front of our RV. From the police blotter that Bridget found this morning, it was a serious injury from a golf cart accident.

Friday (72) - After a nice warm night, the temperature started dropping over 10°F by noon. I guess another cold front must be coming through. But at least the heat pump is keeping up. I’m just procrastinating on filling up the propane tank. According to the SeeLevel II, we are at 37% of  80%. Just as a check, the mechanical gauge on the tank reads around 9/32. They agree pretty well and I still have not calibrated the SeeLevel II to the propane sensor. I think there may be a problem with the venting on the black tank. Under normal use, the readings stop at 34% even though the tank continues to fill. This level corresponds to where the tank shape changes from going all the way across the width of the RV to two blocks one on each side of the frame. There should be a vent pipe connecting the two sections so the level rises evenly but that doesn’t seem to be the case. When flushing the tank, there is a water sprayer in both sections so they both fill evenly. And the SeeLevel II gauge keeps on going past 34% In 3% steps all the way to 100%. Another project...

As a start, the Texas governor announced that Texas state parks were reopening next Monday but there is still confusion about what he means. Day use only or overnight camping. Masks are required as well as social distancing and no groups larger than 5 people. He did emphasize that this did not mean "back to usual" by May 1st but this was the first step.

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  1. Wow, it's sad that all those first responders had to spend their resources on an idiot wrecking his golf cart.

    I can confirm TX state parks opening is day use only. Just dumb.

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    1. I have no information as to what happened. It could have easily been a heart attack or something like that so I’m not going to pass judgement.

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    2. Sadly, we've seen so much disregard for others and disrespect for the pandemic restrictions, I have difficulty not passing judgment.

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  2. I hope that the person who managed to have an accident with a golf cart doesn't usually conduct any other vehicles...

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    1. A waste of emergency resources in these times.

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    2. Not a whole lot different than anyone driving on the roads. Accidents happen.

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  3. Hi Richard, just catching up on a few bloggery doings. Good to see you’re all still in good health, and I’m glad you still have a place to park. If they open up the campgrounds everyone is probably going to rush to get out there and camp. Can’t say I blame them, but could make for some craziness. I hope things settle down for summer and your travel
    plans get worked out.

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    1. Thank you. I hope things settle down as well. We still have reservations in OR starting near the end of May. We’ll see if they don’t get cancelled.

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