Good morning. Did we have the wind last night. It whipped against the motorhome and howled throughout the night. Poor Patty Pepper cried a couple of times. She had a hard time sleeping through it. It was so strong it tripped our electric off. Again, it happened in the middle of the night. The Xantrex Pro Power Inverter started beeping. I got up, turned it off and went back to bed.
When I went to turn on the coffee pot this morning the plug wasn’t working. Weird, we have lights. The electric heat is working. The light on the TV is lit. Time to investigate. I turned back on the inverter that I had turned off in the middle of the night. Nope, the plug still didn’t work. Ugh. Now what. I checked the fuses/circuit breakers. Nothing was tripped, but the surge protector monitor, which is in the same area, was not lit. I went back and pushed the little button on the plug itself and still nothing. I checked the control panel on the wall to see if I could find anything out of the ordinary. The section that says how many amps we are using wouldn’t light up. Ok, now what. I think the next step is to check the post outside and see if the circuit breakers were tripped. Um, it’s cold outside and windy. I’m in my pj’s. Clyde is still sleeping. I need my coffee. It’s 6:30 by now. Yah, I’ll let him go check. He did. He said nothing was tripped but reset it anyway. It worked. The plug is working and the coffee is brewing. (Big smile). Thanks honey.
The motorhome electric is a conundrum to us. No matter how much we read or how hard we try, we still don’t understand how it all works together. Why do we have lights sometimes and not others, like this morning. When do I need the inverter on and when should it be off. When we want to boondock and rely on battery power do we leave the inverter on or off. So many questions. The answer to all of this is probably very simple. It’s just that the light still hasn’t turned on in my head. I’m just glad we have it all working again.
Day 81. Such a cold windy wet day we had. It would have been nice to have a warm sunny day, but it wasn’t a priority. We got to spend the day catching up with an old friend we haven’t seen in years, who moved down to this area to fish and play golf. He chauffeured us around the island, pointing out different sites to see and visit. It’s nice to view the area through the eyes of someone familiar with it. We stopped at one of his favorite places for a drink, where the proprietor knows him and his family. We had a nice time and hopefully we will get together again before our time here is up.
Until next time,