Monday, October 6, 2014

A Wet, Cold, Windy, Nasty Day and Saying Good-Bye

Rantoul, IL.

50 deg. cloudy, light rain.
Forecast = Rain showers this morning with some sunshine during the afternoon hours. High 61F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

As advertised, Saturday was a wet, cold, windy, nasty day with temperatures never getting out of the 50's and winds gusting over 30 mph. So,  ,  ,  ,  ,  Jim stayed inside most of the day, watching TV and fooling around with the computer. :-) The only thing that he did was to go out and turn over the patio mat, spray it down with the hose to get most of the dirt off of the bottom side and then stake it down on a grassy area so that it wouldn't blow away.

Early Sunday morning, even though it was only in the low 40's with about 20 mph winds, he went out, and hung the mat over the picnic table to dry out. Then, about 8:30 he went back out and folded it up and put it in the back of Big RED. It isn't real clean, but it'll get a good scrubbing when we get someplace where there's room and they'll allow cleaning it.

After finishing with the patio mat, he dumped the black and gray water tanks, flushed everything out and stored the sewer hose and supports and then stored the green water hose that he uses for that type of  job. After dinner, (a personal pizza and an Italian beef sandwich from Monical's Pizza), he went back out and put away the water hose and filter.

The only hookup left to deal with this the morning is the electric. :-)

Oh, and since they were going to Monical's to pick up dinner, he and Linda stopped by the gas station and topped off Big RED's fuel tank and dropped off a couple letters in the box at the Post Office.

About 5:30 or so, Jim and Linda walked over to the office to say good-bye to Paul and Louise and settle up for the site rent. They stayed and talked for quite awhile and then after H and H, (Hugs and Handshakes), they came back here and watched TV until bedtime.

This morning, if the weather co-operates at all, we'll be leaving here, probably around 10:00 or so. The plan is to head over to Indianapolis to see Linda's cousin, Mike and his wife Sandy. But, (and there's that "but" again), yesterday evening, Mike called and said that he wasn't feeling well and would more than likely go to see his doctor this morning. This is a recurring health problem and the last time he had these symptoms, he ended up in the hospital!!! :-(

So, we'll head over there and stay at a Campground in the area. If Mike is well enough, Jim and Linda will take Big RED and head over to his house. If he isn't, Jim and Linda will have to wait to see him and Sandy until the next time we're passing through the area. :-(


 Did you know that The first electronic mail, or “email”, was sent in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson? It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name of the user from the name of the computer.


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