Monday, October 28, 2013

I left Friday afternoon, got up to the property, got everything fired up and then.......electric fault breaker on GFI outlet kept popping.  It was getting extremely irritating considering I had to keep walking to the pedestal to turn it back on.  I don't know why they installed a GFI on a pedestal!  I am going to get rid of it.  I have outdoor outlets with no GFI on them and I have seen plenty of other outlets at other places without them, dunno what the deal is.  I thought those things were meant for kitchens and bathrooms?

Well, anyway, Friday night after I went to bed the power went out again, of course and my white-noise generating fan went off with it. I  was too tired to get up, get dressed, put on shoes and go out there to push the thing in so I just tried to sleep without it.

Well try going to sleep without a noise that you have been listening to for over 25 years to sleep with and see how well that turns out!

The next morning, I got up, pushed it in, made coffee and then it went out again - but then, the second try, it stayed on.

Never-the-less, I had decided to go home.  I will but another outlet before I go up there again and install it.  I got what needed to be done in terms of going up there and draining out the water lines in the RV.  It only takes a few minutes to do, actually, but to not do it can mean a catastraphe.  I was glad I went though, it's really beautiful up there and the weather was awesome.

I made record time coming back, too, in an hour and a half.  I caught up to a Mercedes that was cruising along prolly around 70 and passed it.  Then it passed me.  Well, I wasn't in a race with this car, i was keep my speed constant, I guess he wanted to play a cat and mouse game which didn't really bother me as long as it doesn't get dangerous.  This occurred ALL the way back to the valley!

I got some stuff done at home as well on Saturday and Sunday, not to mention going to church.  The pastor still isn't back from his trip so another church leader did the service.  It was a great service albeit short.  

On the lady front, trouble in Denmark.  But not unexpected.  Not with her, but her ex.  He's going through the gamut of things.  He only takes his kids once every 2 weeks, but since I am coming, he doesn't want them at all while I am there!  He figures they should "bond" with me?!!!  This is those kid's dad for crying out loud!  Then he started interrogating his kids about what is going on between us - the lady and I - which the younger kids didn't like.  Then, the 15 year old boy started acting out and going ballistic on his mother.  It's kind of a mess but again, not unexpected.  I was given the whole rap about the family long before anything started getting serious.  I dunno, it's only 5 more days and I will be diving into all of this and finding out for myself just how far the rabbit trail goes..........

So that's it.  I will spend this week making sure everything is good around the house and then get up early Saturday morning, get to the airport and start this adventure.  I suspect this adventure is going to have it's ups and downs, to be honest, but I have to go out there and find out if this is really something that is going to work or not.  You can talk on the phone all day long and send tens of thousands of messages back and forth - which we literally have done at this point - but you don't really know until you meet the person in-person and also everything else that is going on in that person's life, especially the home.

Whatever the case, it's Monday morning and I need to get to work. Manager not coming in today so I only need get the truck loaded and ready to go and get out of here.

G'day.

ben

Thursday

My plan for tomorrow, in considering it works out that way, is to leave town shortly after I get off of work and head up the hill to my mom's property.  Still haven't decided whether I am going to stay one night or two, though.  Just before I leave, I will drain the entire water system out on the trailer and have the peace that the lines aren't going to freeze and burst over the winter.  Not that I don't intend on going up there at various times throughout the winter, I just haven't really wanted to go very much lately.

Well, anyway. The situation with the lady.  I haven't written this part of it out yet because I just haven't wanted to.  But, she has a lot of kids, numerous of them are teenagers and just about all of them mouth off and disrespect her to one degree or another.  Some of it is very, very serious.  To the point of cussing her out and throwing things in anger and destroying property.

I have told her repeatedly up front that I do not tolerate kids mouthing off to their mothers, period.  She doesn't have a clue how this is going to go over because she doesn't want me saying much of anything to them if they are acting out in front of me towards her.  I just had to tell her it would be very difficult for me to keep my peace if that goes on while I am there.
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Long interlude, like by a day, lol.  I am now up at the mountain property.  The GFI circuit is acting up and is turning the power off at random.  This is not a problem with the trailer, those circuits go bad after a while and/or can't handle the amount of power being used by an entire RV and just quite, blow out the circuit and then you have to go and keep resetting it.  Been there, done that, bought the farm. I spent the night here without my fan running cause it shut off in the middle of the night and I wasn't about to get up, get dressed and walk over there to reset it.

As it stands, it has gone off once while trying to make a pot of coffee.  If I would have given it any thought in the past, this potential situation would have come up in my mind and I would have bought a spare to have up here just in case.

Selah and oh well.  I'm going to drain out the water lines a little later and then I am going to head home.

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