Well, I didn’t quite make my deadline to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished by last night. With all the delays messing with our power problem on Saturday I just could not catch up. I still have a little over four pages to go so I should be able to wrap it up today and get it to the printer.
This is going to be a good issue. We have stories on everything from Oregon coast lighthouses to the Astoria Column, the Port Orford Lifeboat Station, a historic woolen mill in Salem Oregon, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the Castle Air Museum, the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden in Weed, California and more! I think our readers are really going to enjoy it.
Speaking of our power problem, I’m more confused than I was when I began. As I said in yesterday’s blog, our power blipped on and off several times on Saturday, knocking my computer off-line before it came right back on. After talking to my friend Phil Botnick, an excellent RV tech, I turned our inverter off Saturday evening and left it off all night and most of the day yesterday. That seemed to do the trick, because the power stayed on with no problem, even when Terry did laundry. We are on a 50 amp site and never pulled more than 20 amps with everything we had on; dryer, two computers, television, and using our laser printer.
But about 5 o’clock when I knocked off for dinner, I turned the inverter back on to see if the problem returned. And it didn’t. Not one blipp the rest of the evening as I worked away, Terry used the dryer, and even her Breville toaster oven, all at the same time. So now I don’t know what to think. Could’ve just been some glitch in the incoming power of the inverter or whatever that is now gone away? Or the gremlins just messing with me because it’s fun to do? Who knows?
This is the original 1500 watt modified sine wave Heart inverter that came with our motorhome back in 2002, and to be honest, I’m surprised it has lasted this long. I’ve seen a lot of RVers replace them long before this. If we do have to replace it, I’m definitely going with the Magnum Energy 2000 watt pure sine wave model. In my opinion, they are far superior to anything else on the market. But if the darned thing is going to die on me, I wish it would do it before Phil leaves the area!
Congratulations John Heisler, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Birdsongs, the first book in my friend Jason Deas’ excellent Benny James mystery series. We had 89 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – As I watched my dog chasing his tail, I thought how easily dogs are amused. Then I realized I was watching a dog chasing his tail.