Our New House

It was brought to my attention that we haven’t updated our Blog since 2013. Since we have become stagnant and haven’t really traveled for a while I didn’t have much of interest to post. Not that our life isn’t interesting, there just isn’t much RV Travel going on.

Well recently we have turned another page in our lives. We decided since we like our lifestyle so much that buying a house wasn’t in our plans. However we have pretty much outgrown the RV so…

We bought a Park Model home in the same resort where we have lived for the last 11 years in the motor home. If you are not familiar with a Park Model, it is a small 400 square foot manufactured home. Ours however is a bit more than a simple park model. First off ours is set in the ground so it is ground level, then a 200 square foot addition was added making it 600 square foot overall and the whole thing is stuccoed and the roof is tiled. There is also a 117 square foot building on the property, which serves as a laundry room and a shop. This building is attached to the house by a covered patio with outdoor kitchen. Along with the real residential appliances they topped it off with an air conditioner that can turn the house into a meat locker in the 120-degree Arizona summers. You can see more photos by clicking on the link in the left column.

I have added a link to the photos of our house HERE.

So, although we are keeping the motor home, it looks like we are not Fulltimers anymore.

Best wishes to all our readers and I hope your travels are as enjoyable as ours.

I will leave the Blog up because I know others enjoy reading about our travels.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Broke again

I knew it wouldn’t last. If you remember a while back I had to disassemble my laptop to repair a bad connection on the power jack. I wasn’t happy at all with the repair job I did and knew it would be just a matter of time before I had to go in again. Well yesterday it happened again. The computer wasn’t charging.

As you can see by these pictures, this is not an easy fix. Everything has to come out to get to the Motherboard. I got to involved in the repair to take pictures of everything removed and the motherboard out. Although this repair is a bit better, I am still not happy with it. Not that I don’t have the ability to do the job right, I just don’t have the equipment. During my carrier in electronics, I am used to repairing circuits, under a microscope, soldering surface mount components smaller than an ant. But this takes good equipment to do and the equipment would cost more than replacing the computer itself. It is frustrating because I know I could do better. My next step might be to remove the motherboard and have someone with the right equipment replace the connector or buy a motherboard off Ebay and replace the whole thing. Well as you can see by this posting, It’s working for now.

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