Monday, September 9-10, 2019 - Getting Things Done
Monday, September 9
I've mentioned before how much we enjoy going to Lamar's in Wichita before. Dean and I both love apple fritters and we think Lamar's make some of the best we've ever had, so it was on our radar first thing this morning. Oh my, they were so good. A bit of a sugar rush, they are so big, but once I start eating it I just can't stop. Next time, maybe we should share one - although I'm not sure Dean would share with me!!! LOL!!
It was 10:40am before we left All Seasons RV Park in Wichita and headed north to 96 Highway. We arrived at Sand Hills State Park just northeast of Hutchinson at 12:06pm. We are in site 26, and Thursday Brett, Emilee and Tucker will arrive and park next to us. More about that later.
I immediately got started doing more laundry. I've had to eliminate a few things from my wardrobe due to weight loss and it seems I'm always doing laundry now. We've just been so busy I haven't had time to go clothes shopping. Once we are back in Oswego or Branson in the next few weeks, maybe I can take time to look then. Hopefully, I can still find some end of season sales.
We really like this RV park - it's our third time staying here. Unfortunately, it has really been hot today, and the trees are not big enough to provide much shade yet. It looks like the heat will be hanging around a few more days. As much as I love the beautiful glass panel in our door, when the sun hits it, it really heats things up inside. I took a towel and hung it over the door to keep some of the heat out and it actually helped quite a bit. Once the sun gets down it's no longer a problem - until the next day - and then we deal with it all over again. I was telling my sister about it this afternoon when I called her. She suggested getting some of the tape they've been advertising on TV that you can put on just about anything and then remove it. I'd like to try it with the reflective insulation we have put int he windows - it is working great. I'll have to look into that. Of course if we could manage to get a site where the sun is not on the door side of the RV it would help, but it doesn't always work out that way.
While we were in Garnett Dean found a tear in a seal on one of the slides so he wanted to get that fixed while we are here. Someone at the park in Wichita told him Hutchinson had a nice RV parts store, so after lunch, we headed into Hutchinson to Discount RV Parts & Services. We were surprised at how much inventory they had available in their store. They were very nice to work with, however we didn't have all the information we needed to get the seal today, so we'll be back tomorrow morning. (I imagine they get quite a bit of customers due to the fairgrounds here in Hutch. They have 211 full hookup sites. There are a number of rallies and jamborees held here throughout the year. That doesn't count all of the RV's that are dry camping in the fair parking areas or those that park here at Sand Hills State Park).
Dean also made an appointment to get the oil changed in the truck. It is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9.
I spent most of the day working on the blog. I'm determined to get it caught up before we move again next Monday. We'll see how it goes.
I made goulash for dinner tonight and it sure tasted good.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Running Errands
We headed into Hutchinson (Hutch for short) to have the oil changed at the Chevy Dealership there. They also changed the air filter, and told Dean it was absolutely filthy. We'll need to make sure it is checked each time from here on out.
Our next stop was at Discount RV Parts & Sales where we soon had the size of seal we needed for the slide, and our last stop was at Walmart to pick up a few groceries. We should be good for the rest of the week, I hope!
While Dean worked on replacing the seal, I spent most of the day getting our address changed from UPS to our new mail service. I managed to get 90% of it done online today. I will need to make calls to a few people tomorrow and get Dean to take care of a few things that he will need to do. Fortunately I kept copies of the items I received in the mail to confirm the address had been changed two years ago. I also had another list where I marked off the ones I changed online. So, there were only a few new ones to add to this list. So glad I saved all that information!
It was another very warm day in the RV - warmer than I care for. It wasn't unbearable but it wasn't really comfortable either. The mornings are cooler and once it starts cooling down in the evening - after 8:00 or later it's not bad but by 10 or 11am it's getting to the point I don't want to do much because it just makes you uncomfortable. I know air conditioning has spoiled me in a major way!
Brett sent us a note this evening a little before 9, letting us know Dacy and Tucker would be coming to the State Fair tomorrow. The Columbus High School Band will participate during Band Day. Dacy plays clarinet and Tucker plays tuba. So, we will go to the Fair tomorrow too.