Mar 29, 2011

It's Cold, but not Norcold

Monday morning found us at Travel Country RV in Lake Park, Georgia for a 9am appointment.

They quickly confirmed our suspicions that our new safety module was defective.  It was just a month ago that it was put on at Camping Connection in Kissimmee.  Travel Country was happy to order a new one but said that it would take 5 to 10 days to get it.  I even offered to pay for overnight shipping, but the manager told me that they have a difficult time even speaking to a human being at Norcold since everything is done online.  One more nail in the Norcold coffin.

I noticed that Travel Country RV also had a location in Augusta, Ga and since that's the direction we are headed, I asked the manager if he could have the parts shipped there.  He wasn't able to do that but he did offer to talk to the service manager there and forward our info to him so that they could order the parts for us. Thanks to their prompt service we were back on the road by 11am and heading NE.  We made it a short day and only drove 113 miles before we decided to stop for a couple of days at Little Ocmulgee State Park just north of McRae, Ga.

We went from shorts and t-shirts to long pants and sweatshirts in one day.  It's cold here. Even Mollie has her sweatshirt on again. We even had to haul the space heater back out.  I think our blood got thinned out after being in Florida all winter.

I had forgotten to give our cell phone number to Travel Country when we left yesterday, so I thought I should call their Augusta location this morning just to make sure the parts got ordered.  I talked to nice guy named Clint in the service department who already had all the details.  In fact they happen to have a module kit on hand and he was just waiting for me to call.

So tomorrow we will make the two hour drive up to Augusta to get our Norcold repairs made.  We're hoping that this will take care of our refrigerator problems, now if we could just do something about the weather.  We plan on spending a few days in Augusta stocking up and getting Mollie a haircut before moving over to a COE campground on the Strom Thurmond Reservoir.

On a more somber note, we read this morning on Laurie and Odel's blog that their close friend Ian McKee passed away last week.  We had the pleasure of meeting Ian and his wife Margaret Wright at an Art Fair in Cave Creek, Az last March. Margaret is an accomplished photographer and was exhibiting at the art fair there. We talked shop with Margaret and Ian for over an hour as well as discussing our mutual love for traveling in our RV's.

We promised to stay in touch, but it slipped through the cracks and we never did. Shame on me.  I am again reminded that our lives are so fragile and we truly do not know how many years, days, or hours any of us have left.  And the people we meet and friends we make are far more important than any problems we might have with all our stuff.  So today if there is someone that you have been meaning to write to or call but haven't, stop right now and do it.  You just never know.

Until later.


Unknown said...

Mollie looks so cozy in her sweater. So sorry to hear about Ian.

Happytrails said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Ian. You are so right about staying in touch with our is short.

Mollie does look so cute in her sweater. It seems spring has departed and winter has returned. Hopefully spring WILL return.

Good luck on getting the fixes done and back on the road. :-)

I.M. Vayne said...

In line with that there last comment of yers. I.M. sayin' y'all got one of the most thoughtfull an considerate blogs I.M. has ever read. And that ain't even touchin' on how spectacular yer pictures is. That doggie picture today are as good as anythin' I.M. has ever see'd.

I.M. yer faithfull reeder and admirationer.
Me and Nilda's blog

Donna McNicol said...

Glad we aren't heading north yet...expect TN will be much cooler than FL as well.

So sorry to hear about moves too quickly sometimes.

Mollie looks adorable!

Wanderin' said...

Very sorry about Ian but I know exactly what you mean. There are many things we tend to put aside because we're all so busy. I loved your last paragraph. Very well said!

Luci & Loree said...

Hi! Just found u after u joined to follow me!! Your Mollie is darling!

Kevin Read said...

Hope you are able to get your fridge operating properly again. Mollie looks so adorable in her little sweater.

Kevin and Ruth