Let There Be (more) Light

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Today was a cloudy, cloudy day. Threatened rain a few times but not a drop did we see. It was cooler today with the high in the low 80s. Much nicer.

Unfortunately we went over to the paint department shortly after 7:00 and found that they had just received our paperwork and they didn’t think they would get us in today. They didn’t. They did come by the rig about 3:00 to see exactly what we needed done and told us to be at the paint bay at 7:00 am tomorrow. They think they will finish the paint tomorrow. Things always seem to take longer than we expect so we are hoping to be back in Tuscaloosa on Thursday. We shall see.

Since it was another waiting day, we did some laundry and then worked on the under-counter lighting for the galley area. We were able to run the wires while they had the cabinet out and they cut the holes for the lights when they built the cabinet so things went very nicely today. We are really pleased with the lighting. The dark work area is no more. We think we are really going to enjoy having this little addition to Fred.

Friends at Red BayThis evening we met some more people who might be interested in NOMADS and handed out two more brochures. Working to spread the word. We also had a gathering of several of us that have made friends in our long time in Red Bay. Most of us think we will be leaving over the next day or two so we had a little good bye, safe travels time and Dean brought some key lime pie for everyone. Good times here in Red Bay even though we all get tired of waiting. Now it’s time to get things packed back up for another early morning appointment.

No Longer Primitive!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Another rain-free but hot and humid day. Starting tomorrow it is suppose to be cooler with a high of only 82 and 50% chance of rain. The high the next 10 days is only 87.

We started at 7:00 again in the cabinet shop. We spent most of the day reading and watching them build our cabinet. Then after lunch they started the reinstall. First the cabinet, then the microwave, and finally the new cabinet door. Now, we are finished in the cabinet shop!! Yea! Zack our tech did a great job. We now have the cabinets reorganized, everything put a way and our floors clean again. Our home is back in order. Life is good. Oh, the wires you see in the photo are for some new under counter lighting we are installing.  Now we are waiting for the paint shop. Hopefully tomorrow.

Another Weekend In Red Bay

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Yesterday was another very nice day. Cool in the morning for a good walk and then in the 90’s in the afternoon. No rain again. Nice because the parking areas have finally dried up and we don’t get mud on our tires when we bring the rig back to the campground in the afternoon. Saturday was a day for cleaning up the rig and washing clothes. Friday in the cabinet shop brought in a lot of sawdust and polishing dust so there was a lot of vacuuming and dusting to be done. We will be back in the cabinet shop Monday and it will have to be done again but that is just part of it.

Today we were up again early to get our walk in before church and again it was only 68. Nice. We went back to Red Bay First UMC at 10:30 for worship and it was another good service. It was youth Sunday and the youth did a great job. We stayed in the air conditioning during the early afternoon, relaxing and reading and then we went to a community gospel music program tonight in the park. Many of the churches in Red Bay participated with various members playing instruments and singing. There were about 200 people in the park singing. It was a fun evening.

Now we have to get Fred packed up again to be back in cabinet shop at 7:00 tomorrow. Hopefully we will finish in cabinet and start paint tomorrow. We are hoping to be back in Tuscaloosa by Wednesday. Maybe.

Primitive Living

Friday, July 27, 2018

Another very nice day in Red Bay. Cool morning, pretty warm afternoon but nice breeze most of the time. Actually it stayed cloudy most of the day until evening when it cleared off and a wonderful view of the full moon and Mars. Nice day.

We spent the day in the cabinet shop. We had thought we would be there maybe until about noon, but nope, all day. And we will be back in the cabinet shop at 7:00 am Monday morning. So what did we do today? They cabinet guys polished our counter tops. They look really nice. It’s a service Tiffin provides for owners shortly before the one year bumper to bumper warranty expires. We also had some cabinet doors that needed adjustment. One that we thought just needed adjustment the techs decided needed replacing. That door will be built Monday morning. We also had a cabinet that we thought needed adjustment that Tiffin said needed to be replaced. They are building the replacement cabinet and that too should be completed Monday morning and reinstalled. However, to remove the cabinet they also had to remove the microwave convection oven.  Since they didn’t reinstall the cabinet we are spending the weekend without our microwave.  How do you live a weekend without a microwave?  This should be interesting.  The guys did a great job today and we will be spending another weekend in Red Bay. Oh well, there are much worse places to be and we really appreciate Tiffin repairing items that we didn’t even know needed repairing. Still really happy with Fred.

This evening we had more time to visit with fellow Tiffin owners, share information about NOMADS and just generally talk RVs. Nice evening for walking around the campground. Hope everyone has a great weekend.