Today we’re going to try again to get our motorhome’s two piece windshield replaced. We had an appointment for last Friday but it was cancelled at the last minute, so hopefully we can get it done. Both sides have big cracks in them and I really want to get them done before we head south in a couple of weeks. Hopefully we’ll be in and out in a couple of hours, no more than four if they run into any difficulties. Terry used to run a commercial glass shop and back in the day I know she could have made child’s play out of the job.
Taking your house to the shop is always one of the hassles of the fulltime RV lifestyle. Hopefully we can just stay inside the RV while they do the work. At least we don’t have any pets. That can be a hassle if you’re having something done and need to spend any time in a repair shop’s waiting room. Especially if somebody else is there with their pets, too. We’ve been in a couple of situations like that where dogs got into snarling matches.
Speaking of RV repairs and pets in RVs, I got an e-mail the other day from a woman who was complaining that an RV rental company was ripping her off. She said she and her husband want to RV fulltime, so they took the advice of several people and decided to rent a Class C motorhome for a two week trip and see what they thought of it.
She said that their dog had never been in a car or RV before and reacted very badly, whining and howling much of the time they were on the road. And when left it alone, it barked and howled. It also messed on the floor and chewed up the armrest on one of the seats. She said when they returned from their trip, the rental company charged $900 to her credit card for cleaning and repairs and the time RV was not available for rent. “How can they do that? That should be considered normal wear and tear,” she wrote.
How is it fair? Why would you think it’s fair for your animal to damage something and for the business to have to foot the bill for the repairs and loss of income while it is in the shop? Normal wear and tear does not include damage from negligence or from your kids or animals.
Congratulations Cathie Laurent, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Castle Cay by Lee Hanson! We had 114 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon!
My buddy George Wier has two great books you should check out. Errant Knight is the story of Shelby Knight, a cop who turned in his badge and put his gun under glass after a fatal shooting he was involved in, and what he does when trouble comes calling. George’s other new book, Sentinel In Elysium . deals with a double murder in a small Texas town and the investigation that follows. I’m a big fan of George’s work, and if you try one of his books I think you will become a fan, too.
Thought For The Day – I hate those people who knock on your door and say you have to be saved or you’ll burn. Stupid firemen.