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Monday, March 14, 2011

Ready, Set, Rain!

Yesterday (Sunday) was a rainy day.  It was one of those days where you just want to stay inside where it is nice and warm.  So that’s what we did for most of the day. 

It did stop raining for a while around 3 or so and that prompted us to go out exploring down to Chimacum and Port Ludlow.  It is not a long ride to either place from Fort Flagler, but at least it gave us an opportunity to get out and about.

Last night it really rained and the wind was howling.  My phone has the Weather Bug app on it and that showed a peak gust of 55mph.  That plus the torrential downpour about midnight really made for a loud symphony to sleep by.  More of a percussion symphony, but what it lacked in tone, it more than made up for in volume.

This morning we awoke late to a partly cloudy sky and light winds.  We had to leave a day earlier than originally planned to make the open house at the WSP academy tomorrow.

The drive was windy at the start but most of the drive was sheltered from the gusts.  However, there were random showers, just enough of course to get the car nice and dirty.

We arrived here in Olympia at the campground at about 1:30, got all setup and then had lunch.  After lunch, we went to find a car wash and then to scout out the capitol and parking for Wednesday.

Guess what?  Yep, it’s still raining!  We are on 30amp power which means we have to count amps.  Our RV will do that for us and it actually shows the current usage.  It will also shed items as needed to keep the amperage within limits which is really nice. 

For one of my future mods to the RV, I want to add the electric water heater to one of the items that can be shed.  Fortunately, there are some spare circuits on the shed device and I am going to try to set one of those up.  Then the system can manage it all for us.

Our reefer is behaving itself and functioning well.  No more crazy temperature swings and, thankfully, no more dry ice needed.  Feels really good to have that one out of the way.

1 comment:

Russ Krecklow said...

Well, Dave, it's Wednesday now and still raining here in Eugene. We're tired of all this rain. Sure would like to find some sun.

After Spring Break with the grand kids I think we'll do just that.

Keep dry.