We probably have left you regular readers wondering, and many of you are thirsting for knowledge. So let me fill you in on the latest:
Water situation in Thousand Trails: we got home today to find a notice that our water is safe for human consumption! Two days earlier than predicted! We are having a water fest here, making new ice, drinking good water, taking showers, flushing the toilet -- OK, we did those last couple of things anyway!
Camera: Panasonic has sent us a "reconditioned" Lumix camera to replace the one that had died just before the one-year warranty ran out!
Some folks wondered about the Rok Restaurant we visited.
Along that same line, we have purchased several certificates for other restaurants for our own use, and have used them favorably. On one occasion, the restaurant had stopped accepting the certificate, but Restaurant.com quickly exchanged it for an open-end certificate. Good service once again.
Back to the water situation. Yes, we are making ice. Rosie, our 2001 Itasca motorhome, has an ice-maker built into her refrigerator, but we are such voracious ice users that it can't keep up. We found ourselves buying a bag of ice every day or two, and sometimes that ice is of poor quality and/or very expensive. Suzy went on line and found us a portable ice maker to buy. It arrived while we were at daughter Deb's place. We put it to immediate use, and WOW, the ice it makes! It delivers the first ice within about 9 minutes of being turned on, and can produce as much as 28 pounds of ice every day! That relieves the necessity of buying bags of ice, and will certainly be an advantage back in Benson, Arizona!
After literally weeks of research, Suzy found this near-perfect replacement, closely matching the one at home. This baby cuts the grapefruit as it should, with little effort, carefully separating the segments, and leaving them intact with all their juices set to leap onto our taste buds at first chomp. Delightful, if slightly expensive (it was the shipping costs that really hurt, but none of the retail stores we visited had anything like it.).
|Doesn't look that much different, but boy! does it work better!|