Day of Rest in Northern Florida

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Someone ask where Ocean Pond is.  Here is a map:

Lake City is to the west (right) and Jacksonville is to the east.

                       Lake City is to the west (left) and Jacksonville is to the east.

Yesterday, after posting all those vent lid photos my spelling, punctuation, and paragraph features worked well on my end but not yours – go figure!  Sorry!

With all the climbing up and down on the roof; and extended work up there my Symmetric Psoriatic Arthritis kicked up real bad (as it does from time to time)  I stayed in bed until after 10 AM.  I don’t complain too much about my condition  – there are the very bad days – but I remember when Miss Peggy had to vacuum the bed every day and I was walking with two canes.  Thank God for Humira.

After arising, I did get up on the roof between raindrops and finish the last vent lid and cover.  I had to rebuild the entire vent before it was all over.  I walked to the shower building and took a very long hot shower.  Miss Peggy was doing laundry today.  She had snagged a coupon for CiCi’s Pizza, so we went off for a late lunch of all you can eat pizza, salad, and drinks, $12 for both of us!  We loved their BBQ pizza and Bacon Double Cheese Pizza.  We only have pizza once a month due to her diet.

After the late lunch (2:30) we went to the movie to see Chappie in Lake City.  We liked the movie with a lot of humor and excitement.  Too bad about the language and brief bloody violence or it would be good for the grand kids.

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Tomorrow I continue the process of getting new tires (and an oil change) for the big Red Dodge.  Six large tires is a major purchase so I am doing some serious shopping.

Even though I said not again, guess what brand we will probably buy?

Even though I said not again, guess what brand we will probably buy?

Our grand daughter Anna who lives in Maryland, painted this the other night for a church project, and it will be on display until Easter.

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But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”  – Luke 10:40

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Replacing the Broken Vent Cover

Today started out like any other work day at Ocean Pond.  Our friends Chuck & Cathy were leaving today so we have to go over for goodbyes and hugs.

Chuck & Cathy for Wisconsin

Chuck & Cathy from Wisconsin.  Note the small purple tent behind their rig. The people moving into their site are already setting up!

They are off to Fort Pickens in the Florida Panhandle.  We had planned to go to this historic national park next week but had a hard time getting reservations.  We found out it is spring break and have decided to stay at Ocean Pond – guess we are getting old!

We went into Lake City for a parts run.  First was Wal-mart for water and marshmallows. Some old geezer was filling up about 28 one gallon water bottle but  had an organization problem.  It took him twice a long as it should have.  We buy our drinking water here or at Publix for either 27 cents or 30 cents a gallon.

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Some Wal-Mart’s have two machines, this one has one.  We waited a long time.   Our friends Len & Mary had a leak in their water heater and have been working on it for five days which included welding the aluminum water heater tank.  We drove to Lowe’s where I purchased a number of parts for our rig and one 44 cent part for Len.  We needed a part for our batteries which we will install sometime this week, weather permitting.

Just wanted to give you a idea of how thick 2/0 battery cable it.

     Just wanted to give you a idea of how thick 2/0 battery cable it.

From there we drove to Camping World to get the replacement roof vent cover that is cracked.  This is what I found for options:

Unbreakable Polycarbonate Vent Lid - Fits Ventline, Elixir Since 1994Replacement Vent Lid - Ventline pre-2008 Elixir 1994 and up, White

 Unbreakable Polycarbonate Vent Lid - Fits Ventline, Elixir Since 1994Product DetailsReplacement Vent Lid - Jensen Metal Base 2004 and up, White
Replacement Vent Lid - Ventline pre-2008 Elixir 1994 and up, WhiteReplacement Vent Lid - Jensen Metal Base 2004 and up, WhiteReplacement Vent Lid - Elixir pre-1994, White
Replacement Vent Lid- Ventline 2008 and up, WhiteReplacement Vent Lid - Elixir pre-1994, WhiteReplacement Vent Lid - Elixir pre-1994, Smoke
Replacement Vent Lid - Jensen pre-1994 with Pin Hinge, WhiteUnbreakable Polycarbonate Vent Lid - Fits Jensen with Pin HingeReplacement Vent Lid - Ventline pre-2008 Elixir 1994 and up, Smoke
Replacement Vent Lid - Jensen pre-1994 with Pin Hinge, SmokeOne-piece Vent - White
Yup, they are all different.  I choose the “correct” one (what a guy ask a woman parts clerk for help).  I had eight picture of the old vent to help in my choice.  From there to the RV salvage place one part for Len, and of course I had to buy something for us.  A guy in a RV salvage yard is like a kid in a candy store.
From there we went to produce stand A.  They were a little pricey so off to produce stand C (we were at B last week).  At last great produce at good prices.  Finally back home by 2 PM!!
While Miss Peggy was fixing lunch we found out that we left our bags at produce stand C  😦
After lunch I climbed up on the roof only to find out my “choice” was not so good as the vent lid didn’t fit.  While up there it started to rain, and I mean rain.  Len had come over saying he had to go to town for one more part (38 cents).  Since we were going back to Camping World we volunteered to save him a trip.
At Camping World the nice lady helped me out (I did have the old part in my hand at this time) and the perfect part was found.
It was still raining off and on so Miss Peggy fixed a late diner of local sausage and mac & cheese – boy was that good.
The rain stopped about 6:30, but it was too wet for a campfire.
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The no campfire worked out okay as I had another tax return to do, so I got that 90% finished – just waiting for more info from the couple.  People simply email me attachments of their information and I can do their taxes no matter where I am.  The internet is pretty neat.

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The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?
Phil. 1:21

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Work Day Tuesday at Ocean Pond

We started our today with a nice walk around the complete campground.

Today’s work was on the roof, and while I was up there Peggy continued to polish the fifth wheel with her trusty can of Gel Gloss.

I slowly went up on the roof.  Ladders that are built on RVs aren’t always the most sturdy.  Our is removal (so the garage door can swing down) and even less sturdy.  Our regular folding ladder isn’t tall enough for us to use as we are 13 feet tall so up the RV ladder I go.

Being the ladder is the worse part, and I don't like heights,  I was on the roof  four hours!

Being the ladder is the worse part, and I don’t like heights, I was on the roof four hours!

 I am putting vent covers over four of these vents.

      I am putting vent covers over four of these vents.  Look at the leaves!

Sweeping off the leaves.

                                                               Sweeping off the leaves.

Trying a cover on for size.

                                                          Trying a cover on for size.

Two covers went on as directed in the instructions, and of course two didn’t and we had to modify the instructions.

This guy had to come lift me off!!

 This guy had to come lift me off!!  Don’t know what he was doing in the neighborhood.  There is a company in Lake City at takes jet airliners and reconditions them – don’t think they do Army copters.

Cleaning off more leaves

                                                             Cleaning off more leaves

The two that didn't follow instructions.

The Two that didn’t follow instructions.  Hey didn’t I clean those leaves off three times?

Looking back at the two that did follow the instructions.

                Looking back at the two that did follow the instructions.

We had decided to put new covers on four of the vents and leave the fifth one alone as it is in the garage and very hard to get to.  As things go the fifth vent (in the back) is cracked so next trip to Camping World I will buy not only a fifth vent cover but also the hatch cover.

The view from up on the roof is pretty good!

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After Miss Peggy’s famous sloppy joes, some spiffy rice and a salad we went over to the neighbors for a fire.

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                     Look in the left center of the water and you will see a gator.

This is Ali's head.  Probably about 10 feet, no need for a closer picture.

        This is Ali’s head. Probably about 10 feet, no need for a closer picture.

Campfire hosts, Ken and Helen from Maine.

                 Campfire hosts Ken and Helen from Maine, Ken is 84.

Len and Mary Ann who live on Lake Huron in Michigan.

                Len and Mary Ann who live on Lake Huron in Michigan.

Chuck and Cathy who live on Lake Michigan in Wisconcin.  They are leaving us tomorrow - God speed.

Chuck and Cathy who live on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. They are leaving us tomorrow – God speed.

(I Think I should have taken the pictures while there was still light out of the couples.)

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“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”      Jeremiah 17:9  

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Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Cold Rain Cold Rain Cold Rain Cold Rain Cold Rain Cold Rain Cold

I guess you know how today is at the Pond.

We slept in a little, took a little (very little) walk between rain showers, dug out the heavier coats.  Not our favorite day at the campground.

It was so windy last night the old man guarding our fifth wheel blew over!

About noon we saw a little clearing and having to return the rental car we took off for Lake City.  We were shocked that there was a line at Enterprise, after waiting our turn we got rid of the little white rental car.  We went to Wal-Mart for drinking water – they have a machine that you can get pure water to refill your containers for only 27 cents a gallon.  We got 6 1/2 gallons. (I dropped one and lost 1/2 gallon in the parking lot – don’t laugh that was 13.5 cents!)

Off we went to Camping World to get two more roof vent covers, these allow us to leave the roof vents open during the light rain.  We have one vent, 3 vents with fans, and one Fantastic Fan vent.  We are putting covers over four of these.  No pictures of any of this as it is  raining   of course.  Camping World was out of them, but I spied a lock for our fifth wheel hitch on sale half price at $10.50.  I wanted one of these but couldn’t part with the 20 bucks and there is was in a beat up box.  Paid our money and the nice gal at Camping World gave us a Camping World Lucky Dollar Days lottery ticket.  Hey we won 10 bucks off our next purchase. 🙂  Good Deal.

As it was cold and raining, I started to replace more of the inside old lights with LED lights. I turned on an old light just to see how it was in the fixture, it wasn’t on but for 1 minute and I got a second degree burn when I touched the bulb.  That large blister on my right index finger will bother me for weeks.

This is the G4 replacement bulb for the halogen lights we have.

They are pure white, use 1.8 watts of electricity and put out a little more light than the old bulbs.

They are pure white, use 1.8 watts of electricity and put out a little more light than the old bulbs.

This is a package of the old 20 watt halogen bulbs.

                               This is a package of the old 20 watt halogen bulbs.

The new LED’s look a little weird, but they work.  As you can see per each light we went from 20 watts to 1.8 watts of electricity being used.  The LED’s last over 20,000 hours which is a lot longer than the halogen bulb.  Seeing the halogen bulbs are expensive this is a no brainer.  We have six of these halogen fixtures so when both rows of the lights are on we were burning 1200 watts of energy.  We now are burning 108 watts of energy!  You can see the saving especially when we are burning our own fossil fuel to make our own electricity.

I left one of the outside new LED lights on all night, since I already burned my finger what the heck lets see how hot it is.  You can touch it with no problem.

We realize that we are spending a months worth of groceries on new light bulbs, but expect to realize the savings within the year!

We pray for better weather tomorrow!

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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” 
Phil. 1:21

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Finally Out to Ocean Pond

We have over 2 dozen of this light throughout the interior of the Fifth wheel.

   We have over 2 dozen of this light throughout the interior of the Fifth wheel.

 

Notice that this mini light is made

        Notice that this mini light is made up of 68 super small LEDs.

Notice the yellow glow of the lights not replaced vs. the pure white LED.  You can get LED's in a number of colors.

 Notice the yellow glow of the lights not replaced vs. the pure white LED. You can get                                                    LED’s in a number of colors.

We also received a Kill A Watt meter to measure electrical usage,

We also received a Kill A Watt meter to measure electrical usage in our mail.

We will be using the Kill A Watt to chart out what each of our electrical devices uses in amp-hours.  This is important for planning electrical needs for boondocking.  Click on the link to learn more.

Just after supper the cold rain came in with a flurry!  We have to take the rental car back tomorrow, go to Camping World.  We often look at Camping World and then compare prices at AMAZON or Ebay.

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Trip to The Villages

The Villages is definitely one place that’s getting cooler with age. Check out these fun facts:

1. The Villages population passed 100,000 in early 2013 with the total population projected to be close to 110,000 by 2015.

2. An average of 20 people move into The Villages every day.

3. To maintain its 55+ status under federal law, at least 80 percent of homes must be occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older.

4. The average age in The Villages for a male is 62 and female is 60.

5. Persons under the age of 19 years are not permitted to reside within The Villages but may visit for a maximum of 30 days per year unless a longer exemption is granted.

6. Three Villages subdivisions are designated as “family units” and are not subject to the under-19 restriction.

7. In 2011, The Villages sold almost one percent of all the new homes in the entire United States.

8. One real estate journal reported that The Villages sold about 2.5 times more homes than the second largest development in the United States in 2011. In 2012 they sold 1,417 more homes than the 2nd largest development.

9. Forbes Magazine named The Villages as the fastest growing town (under 100,000) in the United States from 2007 to 2010, about 25% more than second fastest Pecos, Texas, and far ahead of the rest in the top 25 fastest.

10. There are about 46,000 homes occupied in The Villages as of January 1, 2013. The current projected total number of home sites available at build out is 56,268.

11. New home sales in The Villages continue to average approximately 200-250 per month.

12. Pre-owned home sales in The Villages are currently averaging 200 per month.

13. Half of the people buying homes in The Villages pay cash for their house.

14. The average household income for home buyers in The Villages is $93,800.

15. The average household income for the state of Florida is $47,661.

16. When The Villages opened up home sales South of CR 466A – 55 homes sold in first eight days.

17. Villages range in size from 100 homes to 1550 homes. The Village of Duval is the largest with 1550 homes.

18. The Villages property area covers over 32 square miles and 23,000 acres.

19. There are over 100 miles of golf cart paths.

20. The Villages occupies parts of three counties in Florida (Lake, Sumter & Marion).

21. The population of the Villages grows by approximately 4,500 annually.

22. There are three town squares (Spanish Springs, Lakes Sumter Landing and Brownwood).

23. There are ten commercial areas (Lake Sumter Landing, Spanish Springs, La Plaza Grande, Buffalo Ridge, Colony Plaza, Southern Trace, Spanish Plaines, Mulberry Grove, Brownwood Paddock Square, and soon Antrim Dells (will be next to Brownwood Square).

24. Commercial property at the Villages FL averages a 97 percent occupancy rate.

25. The Villages is planned to be home to 2.7 million square feet of commercial buildings and retail tenants.

26. Approximately 150,000 people travel through The Villages each day along its busiest corridor US 441/27.

27. There are over 2,200 organized clubs in The Villages.

28. There are currently 63 recreation centers in The Villages.

29. There are currently eight villages south of CR466A (Pinellas, Pinellas at Cedar Grove, Pinellas at Evans Prairie, Gilchrist, Fernandina Fernandina at MacClenny, Sanibel and Charlotte) bringing to total number of villages in The Villages FL to 78.

30. The Villages has more holes of golf than any other community/facility in the world with currently 540 holes. (Mission Hills in China is second with 216 holes).

31. At build out there will be 621 holes of golf in The Villages FL.

32. South of CR466A there are two new country clubs (Bonifay and Evans Prairie) and one new executive golf course (Palmetto) bringing the total in The Villages to 11 country clubs and 30 executive courses.

33. By final build out The Villages will operate 12 country-club championship courses.

34. There are about 10,000 tee times available each day in The Villages.

35. Last year a total of 55,663 Villagers played one or more rounds of golf for a total of 2,546,611 rounds of golf. The approximate number of miles driven in golf carts for this many rounds of golf on The Villages golf courses total 6,330,365 miles. That’s a distance equivalent to driving around the world at the Equator 254 times.

36. There were 1,832 holes-in-one recorded in The Villages last year. That’s 5 holes in one recorded every day of the year in 2011.

37. 316 Villagers shot their age or better last year a total of 1,500 times.

38. Statistically, there were 5,810,493 golf balls lost in The Villages last year.

39. About one-third of Villages residents are regular golfers

40. Playing 36 holes per day, a Villager could play 15 straight days of golf in The Villages without repeating a hole.

41. Golf cars are the vehicle of choice in The Villages. There are over 50,000 golf carts in The Villages

42. The Villages Golf Cars has three showrooms in The Villages and they combine to sell more Yamaha golf cars than any other dealer in the United States.

43. 315 Holes of golf in The Villages have Received Audubon International’s Silver Certified Sanctuary Designation.

44. The CBS Sunday Morning segment of May 2011 featured a video segment on The Villages Golf Carts and it continues to make the rounds on YouTube with over 4 million views.

45. Villagers play 5,200 softball games each year

46. There are currently 133 men’s softball teams, 15 ladies teams, and 68 co-ed teams competing in 17 leagues over three seasons.

47. The Villages has 216 softball teams (2,592 players) playing 164 games per week and approximately 2,296 games for the winter season which is the busiest.

48. Softball totals for the past year are 555 teams (6,660 players) playing approximately 5,572 total games over 3 seasons.

49. The two largest recreation events in The Villages each year are Camp Villages with over 7,000 Villagers and grandchildren participating, and the Senior Games, where Villagers compete in multiple events in sixteen different sports ranging from bocce to basketball, archery to volleyball.

50. 1,417 athletes participated in one or more events in this year’s Senior Games in The Villages, totaling 2,796 entries in all 16 sports.

51. 157 athletes (11%) of the athletes participated in more than five events in this year’s Senior Games in The Villages.

52. Six Senior Games sports do not involve a ball – archery, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard, swimming, and track (excluding field events).

53. The Villages has more than 100 tennis courts.

54. There are over 100 pickleball courts in The Villages.

55. There are five water towers in The Villages.

56. There are over 1,200 miles of water mains.

57. There are over 8,000 manholes in The Villages.

58. The Villages population is larger than 93.4% of the municipalities in Florida (28th largest of 411)

59. At build-out the population of The Villages will make it the 14th largest municipality in Florida

60. The Villages population is larger than 31 of the 67 counties in Florida

61. There are 3 dog parks in The Villages (Paradise, Mulberry, & Brinson-Perry)

62. Homes prices range from $100,000 to over 1 million dollars

63. The Villages Regional Hospital started 11 years ago with 60 beds and now has over 200 beds.

64. The Villages is home to a 99,000 square foot VA Outpatient Clinic

65. The Villages Regional Hospital has a comprehensive stand-alone cancer center – The Moffitt Cancer Center

66. The Villages has partnered with USF Health (University of South Florida) to bring free screenings and a lecture series to thousands of Villagers on critical medical issues and initiated The Villages Health Survey, intended to become the world’s definitive study on mature adults. (The University of South Florida is the ninth largest university in the US and its medical university has the largest distributed residency program in the nation.)

67. There are currently eight major grocery stores.

68. The Villages has over 100 dining choices on property (and many more nearby).

69. Villagers spend over $200 million dollars annually in eating and drinking establishments.

70. The Villages is the safest single site development in the country with the lowest crime rate.

71. The Villages Community Watch is comprised of six full time and 294 part time employees. According to the Community Watch its employees patrol 80,000 miles of neighborhood streets each month while averaging more than 3.5 passes by everyone’s home every 24 hrs. In 2011 employees performed more than 209,000 security activities or actions during the year.

72. The Villages Homeowners Association membership totals nearly 25,000 members. The VHA turned 22 years old in 2013. One of the first projects of the VHA was working on a petition drive requesting approval for construction of a golf cart bridge over US 441/27.

73. The Villages has its own Polo stadium and Polo leagues. The Villages polo club has the largest polo crowds in the U.S. with over 30,000 spectators a year.

74. There are over 12,000 people who work in The Villages, or for businesses in the community.

75. The Villages has its own Charter School for employee children, allowing a student to attend from Pre-K3 thru High School. The Villages Charter School is an A-rated High School with 99% of students graduating. 93% of students at The Villages Charter School advance to higher education

76. The Villages Charter School has over 2,200 students per year and an expansion project is well underway.

77. The Villages operates its own Lifelong Learning College for residents on the high school campus. The Villages Lifelong Learning College offers 2,000 total courses per year

78. The Lifelong Learning College has about 18,000 residents attending around 25,000 sessions each year.

79. The Villages has seven fire stations. The Villages Public Safety Department has almost 90 employees, about 70% are trained medics and 30% are trained EMT’s.

80. 10,230 calls were made by the Public Safety Department in The Villages last year – about 1% were for fires (flames), 10% were service calls, 9% were false alarms, and 80% were medical/rescue calls.

81. The survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest in The Villages Fl last year was 44% – about 7 times the national average of only 6%. Contributing to this high survival rate are the many Villagers taking CPR training – over 7,000 in the last five years; and neighborhood CPR/AED programs.

As you can see this is a world unto itself.  If you have a golf cart you can sell your cars and never need to leave The Village for anything,  The landscaping is fantastic.

We went to see our friend Steve & Judy at their beautiful home over looking a golf course.

Miss Peggy going us to knock on their door.

Miss Peggy going us to knock on their door.  That’s our rental car, we had to grease the door frame for me to get in and out.

Steve & Judy with that great golf view.

                                 Steve & Judy with that great golf view.

We meet Steve a number of years ago through Walk to Emmaus.  Miss Peggy and I have been very active in the Emmaus community in the past 10 years.  Steve meet Judy at The Villages as the shared many of the same interests   golf, church, etc.  She went on the Walk to Emmaus three years ago.  For more information about The Walk to Emmaus contact Miss Peggy or I, or click on the link below for a video:

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We are a great time, and host while at The Villages.  We had a great tour of the community (not all of it!) and a great lunch.  Thanks Steve & Judy.

On the way back we stopped at Sam”s Club and bought 2 more batteries to move our battery bank up to 4 large batteries.

We honked our horn at Howard & Linda from  RV-Dreams.com.  as we drove past their campsite, click on their link to learn about Linda’s stain glass classes in nearby Micanopy, FL.

We were told of a little crab carry out joint in Lake City, and  we went for their carry out of shrimp & oysters.  Boy O Boy do they know their garlic.  It was great.

Yup, it is a dump, boy is it good!

    Yup, it is a dump, boy is it good!

Garlic everywhere, oh so good.

  Garlic everywhere, oh so good.  (that’s a sausage at the bottom I ordered)

Tomorrow we hope our transmission is done!

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Car Rental and Trip to See Friends

After much working on the transmission and talking with the good folks at our expended warranty provider it seems that we will be out of Camp Church of God Thursday late afternoon or Friday by noon.
Ole Red up on the rack.

                                                Ole Red up on the rack.

Tyler starting to pull the tranny out.

                                           Tyler starting to pull the tranny out

All of those parts from our Tranny?

                                           All of those parts from our Tranny?                                                                                        I guess a lot of trannys go bad this is the scrap pile!

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   That is still a lot of little parts on the work table!!

 

Yup, that's our drive shaft.

                                                  Yup, that’s our drive shaft.

We decided to rent a car and called Enterprise for a cheap car, it has been a while since we had to rent one and 40 buck seemed a lot for a midget car but it gets 40 MPH.  We need to go to the post office, and pickup some packages at St. Brenden’s Isle our mail forwarder in Orange Park, FL.  We can’t recommend these folks enough, they have handles our mail since 1997.  Where ever we are they get it to us in the time they promised.  they help with DMV problems and other government relations we need in Clay County when we aren’t there.
 We have some big packages at St. Brenden’s Isle and decided to visit our friends Pastor David his wife he stole from the cradle and their lovely daughter.  They don’t live all that far from Orange Park, so after getting our packages and mail we went over to their house and later out for diner.

 

Miss Peggy with our friends at diner.

                                            Miss Peggy with our friends at diner.

We worked with Pastor David when they were in the Florida Keys in a mission ministry.  It was during that time that they were surprised with the birth of their daughter.  (13+ years ago).  I refer to him a Abraham as he is my age.  Shoot we have grandkids older than their first child!!  They are a great family and he has been a good mentor to me.
Tomorrow – continued work on the tranny and off (hopefully) to see more friends in North Central Florida!
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Forced to Boondock!!

It takes a big tow truck to pull the Dodge diesel and the Fifth wheel all at once!

 It takes a big tow truck to pull the Dodge diesel and the Fifth wheel all at once!

Joshua, our tow driver, got there in about 30 minutes as he was diverted from a semi-tow on the interstate.  Now this wrecker can pull a Semi!  He had towed a number of fifth wheel truck combos in the past and knew just what to do.

Mean while Miss Peggy talked to Travis about where we could park the Fifth Wheel.  She did her best church lady facade and got us a spot at the nearby Church of God’s parking lot.

She says the sanctuary and atrium going into it are beautiful, I will check it out tomorrow.

 She says the sanctuary and atrium going into it are beautiful, I will check it out  tomorrow.

Church of God on left and their Spanish Church on the right of our rig.

 Church of God on left and their Spanish Church on the right of our rig.

And look A + Transmission in walking distance.

        And look A + Transmission in walking distance.  Note our outside dining for                                                                           supper, it is over 80!

Of course by the time they finally got the computer on the truck to check the codes,  and talked to the extended warranty people a few times it was 4:30.  Tomorrow they will take the transmission apart.  We hope that the warranty people don’t have to send out an inspector (which will slow things down), and pray this is an easy fix.  

Joshua told us he can bring a 1 ton dually to come out and take our fifth wheel to Ocean Pond if needed.

Many people don’t travel in their Rvs with fresh water in their tanks as it is added weight.  We always do and today was proof and justification of the extras 1/10 MPG we might have gained without the water.  We will be able to settle in for a couple of nights at Camp Church of God and not worry about water.  Tomorrow we had planned to go pickup our inverter so for tonight – no TV.

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