Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Isn’t it Supposed to Be Spring?

We left Springfield, Illinois on Monday morning.  As we entered Wisconsin, we saw a bit of snow on the grass.  I was sure hoping to avoid snow this year :)

We arrived at Burlington RV Monday afternoon.  Our appointment for repairs was first thing Tuesday morning.  They were kind enough to let us stay overnight on their lot Monday night.  They even turned on the outside water for us since one of the reasons we were there was to have our water pump replaced.

On Tuesday they replaced our water pump and repaired the damage that was done by one of our tires losing it’s tread back in February.  Repairs were completed at 5:30 p.m.  Since it was snowing to the north, we decided to spend another night in their parking lot.

We have been so impressed with Jayco.  Our warranty expired last fall, but they covered the tire damage repairs under warranty and replaced the water pump,as well.  Jayco’s customer service is excellent.  We had filed a claim with Goodyear for the tire and the damage it caused.  We got an email this morning saying they were covering all of the repair costs and the new tire.  So, Jayco will get their money back, and we will be reimbursed for the tire.  More good customer service!

It rained all day yesterday and most of the night.  There were even a few thunderstorms in the evening hours.  Three inches of snow were predicted to the north overnight.  Yuck!

We left Burlington around 11:00 a.m. this morning and arrived in Beaver Dam about two hours later.  We are at Derge County Park where we will be the camp hosts this summer.  The roads were fine getting here.  Just a bit wet in a few spots. 

Here’s the current view out of our back window.


I’m not happy about the snow view.  However, this view is to the south so I’m sure we will see some awesome sunsets out of our back window this summer.  I don’t know what crop will be growing, but it will be nice to have our back shades open with no one behind us.

Here’s the view out of our side window.


That’s Beaver Dam Lake across the road from us.  It’s to the east so there should be some beautiful sunrises over the lake.

We’re fighting with DirecTV again.  When Kevin set up our satellite today, it wouldn’t work.  When he called DirecTV, they told him our protection plan doesn’t cover us because our dish is on a tripod and not attached to a residence.  They sold us this plan last September when we had a problem with the dish on the tripod so someone screwed up. Again!!!

They wouldn’t help me find a service person in our area.  I finally found the name of a service person online, and he is supposed to call me back tomorrow to set up a time to come out and take a look. I’ll definitely be cancelling that protection plan that doesn’t cover our equipment. 

I hope this finally convinces Kevin to cancel DirecTV.  Their customer service is the worst I have ever encountered!!! Dish Network has got to be better. It certainly can’t be any worse!

Our youngest son, Korey, should be here in about an hour.  He’s driving down from Minnesota to spend the next five days with us.  I’m so excited to see him.  And, we’ll see our oldest son, Eric, on Friday.  The whole family will be together for Easter. I have missed my boys :)

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!