Saturday, March 27, 2010

And the uniform of the day is.....

SHORTS and a TEE SHIRT!!!!! Hooray!! I can't remember when I last wore shorts, but it was probably long before Christmas. This was an unusual winter and I'm probably happier than most that it's over.

Now it's the season when an old man's thoughts are leaning toward vacation, but there is a lot to be done here before we get to that point.

I was working my Wednesday schedule of TaxAide at the Inverness Library when one of the librarians came in with a message to call Helen, saying that it was URGENT. I called and Helen advised me that there was water everywhere in the cabana and I should come home immediately. After I finished with the client I had, I sped home to find that Helen had everything under control. The major leak was coming from the pool plumbing and she had opened the breaker, shutting down the pump. We set up our wet-or-dry vac and picked up much of the water. Then I turned the pump on to see just where it was leaking. It was the seal on the pump. I left Helen to pick up the rest of the water and went back to my duties at TaxAide.

First thing Thursday morning I headed east to a truck service place in Wildwood to have the front end of the motorhome aligned. The ride home was SOOOOOO nice and the coach drives like new again. At the same time, Helen took Coco to Midway Animal Hospital to have her teeth cleaned. This was just a drop-off and we'd pick her up later. We picked her up at 1:00 and she was not her old self, still feeling some of the effects of the anesthesia. She did better as the day went on, but she wasn't her old self until the next day.

Then I took the pool pump apart and thought I'd run the motor off the pump. It sounded like there was gravel inside and I realized that the motor itself was very sick. In the afternoon I brought it down to Helton Electric Motors in Crystal River to have it fixed. They called me back on Friday and told me that it would cost $319 and change to get the motor rebuilt. I told then to forget it! On the Internet I found an exact replacement for $284 for the whole package, pump and motor. It will be here in a few days.

Friday was "Recovery Day". With a hectic week so far, we decided to have a relaxing day chilling out with a book. It worked for me.

Today I'm raring to go. I dismantled the rest of the pool pump and put it in the trash. I'm taking a short break to write this, then it's outside for more work. Probably clean the gutters.

Life is so much better when the temperature is warm.

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