Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Busy Week - SKP

Happy Easter - There was an Easter dinner here at the park today. Lots of tasty food and wonderful company. Needless to say, no dinner this evening. It hit over 83°F today and it felt pretty muggy. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be in the low 90s. 

Upcoming projects are Dicor around the front solar mounts and the front cap, rv tire air pressure, water softener regen, Jeep oil change, and generator maintenance. It’s going to be a busy week.

Monday - First thing this morning, I took the Jeep to the Quick Lube place in Hondo. They were fast, efficient, and friendly. One task is done. After picking up some groceries, I started to work on the next task. The stud extractors that I picked up on Amazon worked like a charm. I was worried that the brass drain plug would just shear so I used a torque wrench to limit the torque. I started out at 60 ft-lbs and it started to turn before that. The oil is draining while I'm preparing for the morning test session. I changed the oil filter but I’ll hold off on the fuel filter so I don’t get diesel fuel all over my hands. (See the following paragraph) I need to reread the manual to find the air filter access.

Bridget volunteered to do a presentation on sous vide cooking. This translates to both of us doing a presentation on sous vide cooking. On Saturday, I picked up some boneless skinless chicken breasts at H-E-B and seasoned them with salt, pepper, garlic, and two different dried herbs blends. I just started the sous vide in the clubhouse and it should be done shortly after the presentation starts.

Tuesday - We had quite the storm blow-through last night. Lots of wind, lightning, and thunder. There was a weather warning of possible hail but I don't think we had any.

The presentation was well received with quite a few questions. And the chicken that I cooked as a demo turned out pretty tasty. 

Today was a busy day. I finished up the maintenance (air and fuel filter) on the generator. Started it and ran it for 15 minutes. While I was at it, I started and ran the RV engine for 15 minutes. Regenerated the water softener, emptied and flushed the black tank, and Bridget's newly ordered combo washer/dryer arrived.

Thank you to RMarx for his willingness to help get the old combo unit out and the new one in. The combo unit is 150lbs so it's not an easy move. It's now installed and the first load is running.

Wednesday - I had an appointment at the local clinic here in Hondo. Just an initial setup of the paperwork and get some baseline and history. I need to go back tomorrow morning for some lab work.


  1. Yep, you've been busy! Good that you had help muscling that new appliance into the niche involved.

    1. Aren't you glad that you weren't around for that move!