Work at Amazon finished!!!
I completed my workamping for Amazon on Wednesday 12/21. We all gathered for a meeting with the GM of the fulfillment center and were told that he very much appreciated all our efforts in making Amazon’s peak season a success. We were all asked to return next year and many of us have already made reservations with Desert Rose RV Park to return.
Yesterday I had made plans for a follow-up Dr. appointment and also to meet a future fulltimer for lunch. I got everything organized to travel to Reno and turned on my key. NOTHING!!! No noise came from my engine. Not even the click of the starter. I had started it about 2 weeks previous to this but it was a bit slow in starting. I had hoped the drive to Reno at that time would charge it enough.
I immediately called Coach-Net (my emergency road-side service). They had a truck out to my campsite within 45 minutes. The driver hooked up the jumper cables to my battery and we waited a bit and then I tried to start it. This time all I got was the clicking of the starter trying to start it. We waited for some time and I tried to start it again. NO LUCK!!! My neighbor, Steve came over to see what was going on. I explained to him that I was going to need a new battery. He graciously offered to drive me into town to pick one up. I removed my old battery and loaded it into his truck and off we went. $110 later I got a brand spanking new battery and installed it into my RV. It started up in a second.
Although I hated spending the money I was glad I finally did get a new battery. I had purchased 2 new Trojan batteries in June, 2010, but wasn’t sure about the starting battery.
Since it took most of the day to take care of the battery I had to contact the guy I was meeting fort lunch and also postpone my Dr appointment. I will probably take care of both after 12/29. I am just glad I took care of this now rather than finding out the day I was to drive to Reno to catch a flight to Southern CA. That would have been disastrous.
Freezing cold in Fernley
The weather here has really turned cold. The night of the 21st it got down to 7 and last night down to 4. I can’t wait to get into a warmer climate. I am nice and cozy in my rig but it still gets a little chilly at night. I will leave Fernley on Sat 12/24 and drive to Reno where I can park my rig and take a shuttle to the airport.
I will be returning on the 29th and will probably stay in a RV park for the night and then head south to warmer temps. Today I will gas up and get everything ready to go for an early departure tomorrow morning.
I would like to wish all my faithful readers a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa is good to all of you and you get all the RV gadgets you have been hoping for. HA!