For a number of reasons, our time in Jacksonville has been extended later than normal. However, we try to make good use of the extended stay. We helped out as we could and did some cleaning house to lighten the load in the RV.
Before it got too hot, it was time for the RV’s annual wash and wax. We usually put this off as long as we can, or (better yet) entice someone else to do it. (Droz?) Oh well. After some scrubbing, some “wax on” and “wax off”, it looks much better. Cathy also took advantage of some inside workspace to freshen up our name sign with a few coats of Polyurethane.
Fermin’s picture of new charger
Although we had no big projects the past 2 weeks, we made ourselves useful in lots of small things. The yellow golf cart we call “Lazarus” for obvious reasons was no longer charging. The problem was initially traced to a blown fuse in the charger, or so we thought. With a new fuse in place and several days to recharge, the batteries still held no power. More diagnostics showed the problem to be the charger itself had failed. We ordered a replacement that hopefully will do the trick.
And then there is the well that supplies water to the Burmese Garden. Dave was feeling good that he had made enough adjustments to the run times for the well pump to ensure the water tanks were refilled as they were drained by usage. However, he wasn’t prepared for the fact that water didn’t flow at all. The new set-up was based on the natural flow of the Artesian well which had been running at 27gpm. With no rain for several weeks, and plenty of usage, the Artesian well stopped flowing. To solve the problem while we wait for rain, Dave switched to the submersible pump to draw water into the tanks.
We joined Evalyn, her daughter and son-in-law and Barry for an evening at her house. After supper we took a walk in her neighborhood on a pleasant spring evening. The Canadian geese decided to take their family on a stroll as well.