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Thursday, March 11, 2010

it just keeps getting better

The weather this week has been great so far. I heard on the radio that it has gotten warmer and warmer everyday since March 3rd. Cool!!

Work has been busy. I'm doing the Fort Wayne territory again and have been up there 3 times so far this week. Each trip is a minimum of 360 miles and it sure makes for a long day.

Wednesday evening we had our dinner ride with our goldwing group and we actually got to ride. As soon as I got home we pulled the goldwing out from under the 5th wheel overhang. When I put it away for the winter I hooked up a trickle charger to the battery and it must have done it's job because the battery was not only fully charged but the bike fired right up as
well :-).

We were meeting in Lebanon at the 32 Warehouse restaurant. Since it was 70* and sunny we decided to head out early and take a little ride. I made sure the air pressure in the tires was within specs and took a quick solo trip to get gas. It also gave me a quick refresher on my riding skills. Rudee was ready to go when I got back. We were both glad to be able to do some riding again. It's been a long winter.

We rode for about 1 1/2 hours before stopping at the restaurant to meet the group. Several others also took the opportunity to shake the cobwebs off their bikes as well. We had 5 motorcycles follow us back to Crawfordsville after the meal. The temperature had dropped to 54* but it was still a nice night for a ride :-).

We are going to make a trip to Camping World in Indianapolis tomorrow evening. Our Splendid washer/dryer has gone on the fritz. Rudee had washed a load of clothes and when the dry cycle had ended the clothes were still soaking wet. Turns out the drum is no longer tumbling or spinning :-(. We purchased a seven year extended warranty before our manufacturers warranty expired and it includes coverage on all of our appliances. Rudee called Camping World for a service appointment and the warranty company to verify the coverage and give them a heads up on the problem. We have a little experience working with them from our furnace problem last fall which went very well since we followed all their rules. I have heard a lot of horror stories about people getting denied coverage with extended warranties and almost all of them were because they tried to get the warranty company to cover a repair after the fact. Our policy is very clear that they need to be contacted by the service facility "after" they diagnose the problem but "before" any repairs. We are going to take off an hour early tomorrow so we have time to load the washer into the Dakota and get to Camping World before they close at 6pm. I just hope they can get it fixed fairly quickly, I hate laundromats.

This morning we woke up to thunderstorms and we even had some small hail. Of course the hail didn't start until I stepped outside to head for the car :-( OUCH. The rain continued off and on most of the day and we are having some more thunderstorms this evening. It not only feels like spring around here but it also sounds like it too!!

We don't have any big plans this week end. They are saying it will be cooler and some rain will be moving through so who knows what we will come up with. I'll keep you posted.

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