Saturday, December 3, 2016

All fixed!

Yanks RV Resort
Greenfield, CA

After two long months, we finally got to
take Harvey up to Camping World 
for the long awaited repairs.
Our appointment with the metal fabricator was
 Thursday morning at 7 am.
The traffic up north is terrible,
so we decided to drive up on Wednesday afternoon,
and camp out in the parking lot.

Thursday's repair took all of 2 hours,
and we pulled it back over to CW to await
their repairs on Friday.

Thursday afternoon we met up with Greg & Connie
and dined out at Sweet Tomatoes!

Friday morning George pulled Harvey into
one of the bays to get the body work started.


While they worked on that,
we rode over to Greg & Connie's at Coyote RV Resort,
where George helped Greg restring one of his blinds.


Connie and I supervised :-)
Afterward we took a ride to pick up a few things,
then went out to dinner at BJ's.
We had a great time!

Finally at around 4 pm yesterday,
Harvey was all spiffed up, better than new!

Before..


 After..


They really did do a great job, 
and we're both happy with the results.

We pulled back in to Yanks this morning,
did some house cleaning and laundry,
and got our Christmas decorations up.



George and I have decided to stick with 
our same insurance company,
despite the run around we got.
If we switch to someone else,
we lose the replacement cost coverage
that we currently have.
So...
we raised our deductible to $1,000
and our premium isn't as bad as before.
We'll pay $2084 for the truck and trailer for the year.

Now it's time to start celebrating the season!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A new addition

Yanks RV Resort
Greenfield, CA

Today we finally pull out and head north
to Camping World for the long awaited
repairs to Harvey.

2 months ago we had a blow out on the trailer
which caused damage to the passenger side.
Why it's taken 2 months to get it finally repaired is unacceptable.
Somewhere between Camping World and NGIC insurance
lies the blame, so we're currently shopping for new insurance.
NGIC has upped our annual premium by $672!
This is after 5 years of no claims, and no significant increases.

Yesterday we did some shopping :-)
Our sofa bed in the RV is falling apart,
and is very uncomfortable to sit on anyway.
George and I have been looking for 
something to replace it with,
such as theater seating with recliners.
It had to be a specific length,
wall hugger,
and not too heavy either.

There is a local Ashley Furniture dealer,
so we looked for something there.
We found the perfect thing!


It is SO comfortable, has a great center console with storage,
and power recline!
Watching TV will be so much nicer :-)
It gets delivered in 3 weeks, we can't wait!

After shopping and taking Mom to the dentist,
we stopped to eat at a local Mexican restaurant.
You know it's authentic when everything
on the menu was in Spanish.
Good thing I took several years of Spanish,
it came in handy!

This is salsa & chips..


8 different salsas, all very hot!

I ordered carne asada,
which was excellent..


It came with refried beans, baked in a flour shell,
rice with corn, and a cactus leaf.
Yum!


Hopefully we'll be back here in Greenfield by mid-week.
Looking forward to getting our Christmas decorations out!






Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yanks RV Resort
Greenfield , CA

We hope that everyone had a great day Thursday!

Our Thanksgiving Day was a lot of fun.
We made reservations at the Monterey Plaza Hotel
on Cannery Row, and it didn't disappoint!

Our friends Greg & Connie went with the 3 of us,
and it was nice of them to drive.
The spread was just beautiful,
with turkey, prime rib, salmon, shrimp, crab,
and different salads.
Of course there was the traditional sides
of stuffing, sweet potatoes, etc.
The dessert table was wonderful too!


There was a harpist playing in the room we were in,
and our waiter was terrific!



I wish I had gotten more pictures of the spread :-)

Afterwards, Greg took us for a drive to see the ocean..



Yesterday George and I decorated Mom's
apartment with all her Nativity scenes,
and sorted through boxes of other Christmas decorations.
Adam & Jennifer came by and helped too!

Next week we finally are getting the repairs done
to Harvey, we're so happy!