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Published: February 17th 2016
A storm rolled through last night jolting me awake sometime in the dark. There was a little rain but not much wind so I was able to go right back to sleep. So soundly in fact I didn't wake up til after 8 am.
After our morning routine I decided the best thing to do was fix the bathroom door hinges. The bottom hinge is broken completely off the door and the top hinge was hanging on by one piece of metal where there should be two. The bottom hinge was still good so I replaced the top hinge with the bottom one all with the door still hanging from the middle hinge. There was a need to wedge the bottom of the door to keep it from falling then wedge the gap in the closed door but I did it with not a lot of drama. The dilemma now was to leave the door on 2 hinges or find a 3rd somewhere.
As it turns out Lazy Days RV store is only 20 min from here so as my Father taught me, any job worth doing is worth doing well. That required a drive to
Lazy Days. Unhook the camper, put the table away, close the windows, move the outside furniture away, stow the curtain and the computer and turn the passenger seat around. Oh, don't forget the tv antenna. Sure wish I had my car, oh well.
Lazy Days is a trip in itself. It is one of the largest RV dealers on the east coast with acres and acres of rv s for sale, not to mention their service department. They have over 100 service bays and while your waiting for your rv to be done there is a Cracker Barrel, and a hotel. What more can you want.
I finally found the parts store, last one down the road, and a lovely girl helped me find the exact hinge I needed, bought 2, and a light bulb I couldn't find at another store, bought 2 of those too. Bargain day at $7.49.
After leaving there I went to a grocery store to get something for a pot luck dinner here at the campground tomorrow night. I got mac and cheese and a piece of ham to cut up in it.
On the way home we stopped at parking
lot # 2 and walked the rapids trail. I had to see them as everyone marvels that there are rapids in Florida. It was a beautiful day, too nice to spend in the van. Oscar enjoyed the walk in the "hammock" until we came to the river. There he just put his feet out and would not move one step closer. You'd think I threw him in the water at every turn, crazy dog.
There were 2 birds fishing on the opposite bank just before the rapids having some success. The river was beautiful with the trees draped over it forming a canape, the birds singing and the water babbling. Oscar pulling. Pictures
After passing some time there we mossied along the trail by the river until it wound into the hammock again and ultimately back to the parking lot. There was a profound silence about the woods and the smell of damp earth. So peaceful.
We returned to the campsite for dinner and a little book reading before retiring inside. I may brake out the drill and put the other hinge on tonight.
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