On the Road with the Princess and the Frog

Follow our full-time RV travels with the two of us and three dachshunds.

First was the extremely cold weather, which continues even now. It’s a good thing we have a 100 gallon auxiliary propane tank outside. That AC/heat pump doesn’t do too well when the temp drops below 40 degrees. And with just 30 amp service, we have to be careful about overloading everything with an electric space heater, which leads me to my next thought.

We overloaded our electrical system with an electric space heater (combined with a coffee maker and another appliance or two). Something blew, and we lost power to all but three of our electric outlets. That also included both TVs. Fortunately, the fridge and water heater still have power. Resetting all the breakers didn’t fix the problem, nor did performing soft and hard resets on our inverter (most of the outlets are fed through the inverter). So, it could be one of three things: The inverter is blown, the automatic generator transfer switch is blown, or a yet-to-be-found fuse in the battery to inverter circuit is blown. I guess we’ll just have to wait until our visit to M&R RV Repair after Christmas to get everything fixed. To tell the truth, being without TV isn’t so bad.

We do have some good news this week. Our littlest dachshund, Dash, was suspected by our veterinarian of having some anomaly with his heart and was referred to an animal cardiologist in Charlotte. We took him down, and he was given an EKG and an echocardiogram. They showed a slightly irregular heart and a slightly enlarged muscle on the right side of his heart. Fortunately, the cardiologist didn’t see any reason to be alarmed, and that Dash should be fine with a regular check-up from time to time. Needless to say, Connie was ecstatic!

There is some other good news to report this week. I had my six week check-up with my orthopedic surgeon Wednesday morning. He said everything looked good, and that I didn’t need to come back for a follow-up visit for 10 months! Still have to be careful, but I’m able to walk with only one cane or none at all! That’s about the best Christmas present I could get.

Well, we have our spot reserved at Sunshine Village in Webster, FL beginning January 1st (although I doubt we’ll be down there by then). Our plans are to stay there for two or three months and then head out West. Bye for now.


The Princess and the Frog


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