Friday, May 24, 2019

Help!!! My Parts Are Falling Off!!!

That's probably just because I'm old.  It's that day again when I celebrate another six months.  Never in a million years did I ever think I would be THIS old.  Never in a million years did I ever think I would be President of the Golden Spike Chapter either, so there you go!!!

Why six months?  Because I get TWO a year.  One on my Facebook day and one on the real day.  I'm not saying that word because it might make the time go faster when I'm trying to make it slow down.

I can tell I'm getting older because my parts are falling off.  There should be a clip-on piece at the bottom of this mirror arm.  It covers up all the wiring inside.  Woe was me yesterday when I was inspecting the water and snow damage to find it completely missing.

I have a feeling there won't be any replacement of this 2012 model piece of fake chrome.  I'll call Tiffin and see what I can come up with.
I did take a screwdriver around the outside and discovered many loose screws.  If I could take a screwdriver to my brain, it would help considerably!!  Inside, I discovered THREE screws on the floor.  I HATE THAT!!  I've no idea where they came from, but obviously something ELSE is going to fall off soon!!

Another discovery, I have a drawer in the dash by the passenger seat that pulls out into a computer table.  Cool, right?  It has those funny sliding rail things at the side.  Wasn't I surprised when I took off from a stop sign and the desk slammed OPEN!  

The only way I could keep it closed was to tape it shut with scotch tape.  If any one has any idea how to adjust those slide thingies so they stay closed, I would greatly appreciate the help.

I made a quick trip to the Elks Park to dump the tanks, so that lovely task has been completed.  I did another walk around to be sure nothing else was going to fall off before parking her for the next 30 days, at which time I'll be taking off again.

The rest of the day I spent finishing up this quilt for the Elks Steak At The Lake donation.  It's going to be raffled off as a fundraiser.  
In the meantime, my friend from the Sacramento area came down for a goodbye visit.  Sadly her little puppy Rusty who never leaves her side, has developed a terrible tumor.  It's so sad when we lose our "children" to something so awful.  My heart goes out to Rusty and his Mom.  

I did spend an hour or two trying to figure out what a Golden Spike President does without much success.  Apparently there is something called Google Groups that I need to set up so notices can be sent to everyone.  From there, I'll just play it by ear and hope they don't notice.  As for the plaque that goes on the back of my rig, the plastic bars to hold it in place cost $10 ... the shipping $11.   Guess there won't be any plaque on MY rig!!

There's no special plans for today.  I'll be finishing up another Donation Quilt and hoping the on-and-off rain will wash most of the crud off the rig so I don't have to.


  1. Happy Birthday Nancy, I beat you by 4 days getting this old, Amazing how we managed to do that! Hmm parts wearing out and falling off, better on the rv than us. Good luck with a replacement.
    Have fun as President , finishing off the quilt and enjoy another day of this amazing life we are so lucky to be able to live.

    1. Yes we are lucky George!!! It's been a great go round.

  2. Whatever birthday this is have a great. I really like that quilt and so sorry about Rusty. I'm looking forward to your presidency. I can tell this is going to be fun for your blog followers.

  3. I thought you were a New Year's baby?

    1. Well, unofficially I AM a New Year's baby!! I'll PM you!!

  4. It's bad enough when you're getting old to begin with,,, but golly Gee when your chrome parts that falling off you have no shine
    Now you know how an old trucker feels when he loses his Chrome nuts
    If you know the price you must know the part number do a Google search on the part number
    And that fancy slider doohickey thinge photograph please
    And as for your loose screws sorry can't help you there I have way too many of my own

    1. Hahahaha I have more loose screws than I'm likely to admit!!!

  5. Happy Birthday pretty lady! Enjoy the day (no matter how many you have in a year)
    Sorry about the parts, just be happy they are mechanical not physical!
    Love the quilt, should bring in a nice donation for the cause.
    So sorry to hear about Rusty, we're too close to that possibility to think about it right now.
    Have an enjoyable 'Presidential' term, you'll be great!

    1. I'm going with ... the President thing will make life even more interesting. Love on Clemson all you can!! (I know you already to that!!)