Sunday, January 31, 2021

Day 45, 46, 47, 48 - Harlingen, TX - TT

Thursday (45) - We had a pretty decent sunset last night. This was the view from the pool. Today is rather cool by comparison to a few days ago with a high of 66°F. Plus, it's a little windy. I'm taking advantage of the reasonable WiFi to update all of my devices. The MacBook and the Surface both had a lot of updates. I've been using the MacBook Pro almost all the time especially since the new AirPod Pro earbuds came with a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge the case. Ive been using that cable to tether the Mac to the iPad or iPhone for the ham radio test sessions. The WiFi works pretty good for streaming but not so good with Zoom. 

Did a little more maintenance on the RV today. The quick-release fittings for the fresh water hose were leaking and the old ones were practically glued onto the fittings due to calcium deposits. So after a couple of trips to the hardware store, I found replacement fittings. I also added a shutoff valve to the supply line as the back-flow preventer seems to be not sealing. 

Friday (46) - A nice 72°F walk through the park this morning. The local excitement seems to be someone getting their garden shed delivered. It came in on a semi and couldn't be dropped off at their site but they found someone to move it with a gas powered trailer dolly. 

I'm getting ready for a couple more tests today and set up a folding table under the awning. The wind is modest today but I plan to bring the awning in tonight as the wind is higher tomorrow. 

Saturday (47) - It looks like another “pool day”. Sunny and warm though a bit windy. Windy enough that I packed away the awning and the three-step ladder. It’s nice to have on sunny days like this but it doesn’t like wind. Several days ago I had to bring it in at around three in the morning when the wind picked up. 

I have another test this afternoon. 

Sunday (48) - A pretty quiet day today. I walked around three miles around the park and spent part of the afternoon at the pool. I was the only on there as it was a frigid 78°F. I think I’ve used the pool just about every day we’ve been here. We leave tomorrow after being here two weeks. The next park allows mail and package delivery so I have several RV repair items. A new water pressure regulator, struts for the storage compartment under the bed, a fresh water check valve, and a replacement air conditioner shroud. I also can’t find the programming cable for the RD-5R dmr radio. How can something get lost in an RV...

6 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Nice sunset pic...its going to be warm around here in NM the next few days....but not as warm as where you are!

Bluekat said...

Pretty sunset. Nice to enjoy from the pool. Tomorrow I swim outdoor. 43F, but the water is 80 something. 😁

SonjaM said...

Watching a beautiful sunset from a pool. Sounds like paradise to me ;-)

RichardM said...

Much of where we've been for the last couple of months has been on the cold side. Here in southern TX, it's pretty nice.

RichardM said...

If the water is warm, it isn't too bad. Enjoy! :-)

RichardM said...

Yes, it's hard to beat!