We've now been on the road for a full week. Currently we are in Perry, FL, the town that "smells like money. Okay really it smells like wood pulp (a stinky smell). But the paper mills are how they make their living here. It's been dismal since we crossed into FL; dark and dreary and raining kittens and puppies. We are hoping to actually see some sun tomorrow. I seriously do not handle gloomy weather well. Might be why I spent the last six years in Tucson.
So believe it or not, we have had five days in a row of no driving mishaps! And tomorrow we finish our journey to Brooksville FL. In the beginning I don't think either of us thought we would actually make it. But I don't want to disappoint our readers either. We know you value entertainment!
On to the fun stuff. Driving time may be running smoothly but our down time has been anything but. Something is causing our propane to not fire. This means no heat and also the refrigerator must run off of AC instead of the propane. What complicates this is that the other morning when we got up, a couple of outlets and the refrigerator had quit working. The light inside the fridge works. The lights on the control panel of the fridge work. But the fridge itself not so much. So. It won't work with either propane OR electricity now. No fridge. So to keep from losing our food we've had to resort to throwing in bags of ice. Which then melt and make a drippy mess.
What else? Oh, it's been unseasonably cold on top of everything else. No propane, no heat. So we had to go out and buy a portable heater. We do have a heated mattress pad and an electric blanket so we haven't frozen to death overnight at least. And then there's the issue of every day when we pull into a camp spot and plug in. And nothing happens. We keep flipping switches. And for some reason it takes forever to get power to the RV. It's always come on eventually but it's like this stupid struggle every single time. Once it comes on it stays on and we're fine. Bizarre. And then today, the entry steps have decided they no longer want to stay down. So every single time we enter and exit the RV we have to wait for the steps to go down. Not a huge deal. Just an annoyance on top of everything else!
We have plenty to deal with once we settle into our spot in Brooksville. But at least we can stay put for a while and get things organized better. Really looking forward to that!