Sunday, August 24, 2014

The countdown is near

We have come up with a date to leave on our next adventure.  Sept. 8th it is.  We have been busy with lots of "stuff" around the house and motor home.  On top of that Libbie had her 60th birthday yesterday.  I made her a chocolate pie.  It's been a while since I made one and I had forgotten how good it is.   Is that bragging?  Sorry no pictures.  I was too busy getting my chores done.   If you like a milk chocolate pie, this one might be the one for you.

                                                        Milk Chocolate Pie
1 cup sugar (you can use 3/4 cup if you want to cut the sugar down.)
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp of salt
2 T. cocoa
2 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs separated
2 T. butter
1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, flour, salt and cocoa together.  Add milk then egg yolks.  Mix together to blend egg yolks in mixture.  Cook over medium heat until thickened.  Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.  Pour into a cooked pie crust.  Beat egg whites with 1/4  tsp cream of tarter until firm and hold peaks.  Whisk in 4 T sugar.  Make sure you seal edges of pie with meringue.  Bake in 350º oven for 15 min.
Hope you like it!  ♥️

 Doug took the window awning apart today.  This is the one that was damaged by the blowout
It turns out that none of the parts of the awning were damaged.  It did shear the pins off so that is the only part that needs to be replaced.  He will have to rewind the spring or whatever it is to get the awning to roll up on its on.
Here is our check list of things that had or have to be done before we leave on the 8th.

  1. New tires  √        I didn't like having the blowout.  That wasn't any fun at all.  With new tires maybe we are safe from that.
  2. Repair or replace passenger side HWH jack   Jack has been removed and taken to a hydraulic shop but they were unable to take it apart.  They called HWH for help and was told they could be rebuilt but wouldn't tell them how to do it.  We have ordered a rebuilt jack from HWH.  The price was $287 for rebuilt and $550 for a new one.  Both come with a 1 yr warranty.
  3. Clean the carpet     I am saving this for last
  4. Wash all linens and couch slip cover √
  5. Defrost and clean refrigerator   √
  6. Repair awning over window  √  well almost
It seems like everything happened at once.  Well I guess since this is the only repairs we have had to make since we owned the motorhome, we are doing ok.   I guess that the tires could really be classified as maintenance and not repair.   
If the weather is not too cool, we are heading to South Dakota and Wyoming then down to New Mexico.
Maybe I will get some pictures of the repairs as they are finished.