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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

waiting on parts

The replacement winch to fix the bike lift has not arrived yet. I figure I will give it until the end of the week and if it isn't here I'll call the guy back. I did have a good experience with another product we use to make our life a little more "normal". We have an "On the Go" water softener that we purchased at Camping World just prior to our moving into the 5th wheel fulltime. The softener hooks up between the 5th wheel and the campgrounds hydrant and voila you have soft water. To recharge it you use a canister of table salt. Just pour it in from the top and let the water run a very small stream for 15 minutes and your good to go for another 750 gallons. I usually recharge ours about every 2-3 weeks.

Just before we left on vacation I had recharged it and was hooking everything back up when one of the plastic fixtures on the tank cracked and leaked. I sent an email to the company since it was after hours and got an email back the next morning saying they were mailing out a replacement part no charge. Sure enough 3 days later I got the new part and we were back in business. I like it when a company stands behind their product and doesn't leave you hanging.

Tomorrow is our 31st wedding anniversary so we are meeting Kadingers, Suters, and Remley's at a local restaurant to celebrate. Rudee and I met in high school at a basketball game (she was a class behind me). I used to work the games helping park cars and directing traffic when they were over. Rudee's brother in law did the same thing and she always caught a ride to and from the games with him. She came up to me and introduced herself and said "you'll be seeing a lot of me". Little did I know it would turn into a lifetime! We were married right after she graduated, just a couple kids in love who thought they knew it all. We have had some great times and some not so great times, just like any other couple, but we have always loved and supported each other. She is a wonderful partner and I love her with all my being. Happy Anniversary Honey.

We are going to our normal Wednesday night dinner ride with the motorcycle chapter tomorrow night. Thursday evening we start packing for an overnight trip with the group this week end. We are heading out early Saturday morning and riding up to the Jelly Belly factory north of Chicago for a tour. We are spending the night up there somewhere and riding back home Sunday. I'll keep you posted!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Anniversary! Such a great story :). I hope you all have a wonderful day and 31 more fabulous years together [and then some!!!]