Barb left this morning, heading back to Pittsburgh to get some work done and conduct client meetings, leaving me with the coach and the sunshine. I used to spend a lot of time by myself on trips for the airline, which was a mixed blessing. It’s nice to have some time by yourself to do what you want at your own pace and to think you own thoughts, but it can also be lonely at times.
So, I busied myself fixing our damaged door (that’s an embarrassing story – make sure the cabinet doors are completely closed before moving out the slide, even though they are hard to see). That turned into a day project. I was super impressed with Newmar, the manufacturer of our RV. They didn’t have a door in stock or left over from the 2005 Kountry Star production run, but they offered to build us one from scratch using the original plans and the stain codes. It matched perfectly and they only charged $56 and had it to me in a week and a half- wow!
I also played with a new product – which is think if “one of the things your need now” - a waterless wash was kit that was developed by Aero Cosmetics for aircraft. It’s being marketed to RV owners who have a similar gel coat fiberglass finish.You’re not allowed to wash your RV and car in most campgrounds, so this seems to be a great solution. It works like a champ and it was actually fun.
It’s tempting when you’re by yourself to eat junk food – it does take some motivation to cook for one person but it’s therapeutic once you get start.ed Barb’s not big on olives and anchovies or sardines, so I think in line with the latest news that Mediterranean diet is healthy for you, I’m going to make a nice Pasta tuna sauce with olives, capers, some Italian tuna and the nice plum tomatoes I found at Walmart today while shopping for a part that I couldn’t retrieve from the old door.
It feels like it’s been a productive day – it was a little cool to swim so I missed my afternoon laps in the pool and relaxation in the hot tub. Ah shucks, a pity party for me.