Day by Day with Daisy 2008-09 travel blog


This morning I was up at 6:00 and was on the road by 7:00. I didn’t have enough fuel to get to Fort Worth, so I had to take time to feed Daisy first. I arrived at 8:15 for my appointment at Camping World. I needed to have the air conditioner, converter and water heater serviced. The technician cleaned the burner tube and adjusted the fuel-to-air ratio on the water heater to stop the sputtering of the flame. He used compressed air to clean dust and lint from the converter and suggested that I buy some to use for that purpose regularly. He could not replace the leaky kitchen faucet because Camping World does not sell that style. He recommended that I get one at Home Depot or similar store. He then explained how to hook up the propane system when I’m using the main tank and when I’m using the auxiliary one. I felt so stupid because I had forgotten that I needed to disconnect the auxiliary hose when I’m not using the auxiliary tank. Maybe this embarrassment will keep me on track in the future!

While the technician was working on Daisy, I took Sweet Pea around to McClain’s RV for inspection. After the motorhome work was finished, I took Daisy around to McClain’s. Both vehicles passed, which was a relief. I was already spending a bundle on the maintenance and diagnostic work.

My return trip was mostly uneventful except for very slow traffic on a stretch of highway north of Fort Worth where there was road work. When I arrived back at Denison, I fed Daisy again. It was about 4:00 by the time I had gotten to my campsite at Lake Texoma. While I was getting set up, Judy stopped by for a little visit. She updated me on the lake level. It is very high right now because of so much rain upstream, as well as about seven inches of rain in the immediate area this week. I certainly hope there won’t be another big flood!! Repairs due to the extensive damage from the 2007 flood haven’t been completed yet.

On the way back, I received a call from the Heritage Park Surgery Center where I will go for injections to my spine. The woman asked if I would answer questions for their medical form so I wouldn’t have to do it Monday morning. While I had her attention, I told her that I do not want to be put to sleep for the injections. I want only local anesthetic. She agreed that they would do it.

After I had gotten settled, I called Carol to see whether she could take me to Heritage Park Surgery Center on Monday. She said that she could. I’m not sure how the injection will affect my ability to drive. If it doesn’t interfere, I’ll just drive myself from then on.

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