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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A slow recovery but we are getting there!

As you may have read on Carol’s Blog, back on September 7, our RV was burglarized and we lost anything of value in it.  The list is too long to mention here, but all the electronics (TVs, DVDs, DVRs, etc.) were taken along with bedding, clothing, and miscellaneous other stuff.

We have slowly been putting things back together and re-acquiring what was taken.  We have just about replaced everything except my cell phone booster.  Hope to get that later this week.

We decided to make a one day trip close to home to try everything out.  There were some cut and damaged cables and I found another one just before we left home.  So I fixed that one and we drove up to Columbia River RV Park in Woodland, about 30 miles or so from home.

We did discover two more missing items.  First was the little ear bud I use with my cell phone while in the RV.  That was easily replaced with a trip to Wal-Mart, conveniently located 2 miles from the RV park.  Last night Carol discovered that our laundry bags are also missing.

Other than those items, it appears we are just about recovered.  Most of the electronics has more features and about 50% of what we originally paid for them, so I guess that is a plus.  One of our new DVRs can record 5 programs at once which will be handy.  Our new printer is about twice the size of our old one, but it costs half as much and can also scan/copy which will be nice.

Next week we will try a 3 night trip to Cape Disappointment to see how the phone booster works.  Here’s hoping it does.  The old one costs about $150 more than the new one and it only worked marginally.

This RV park is right on the Columbia River main shipping channel.  We keep hoping to see some large ocean ships, but so far all we see are tugboats and barges.

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I use a fee phone app called from Marinetraffic.com that locates my position and tells me what ships are coming along.  I can see details about the ship and also see it positioned on a map.  A neat app if you watch ships.

We stayed at this park many years ago but the park was not near as nice then as now.  All sites are paved, great hookups, and lots of green grass in front before the river.

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Now if I can just get a big ship to come by in the next hour before we leave!

1 comment:

Russ Krecklow said...

Sure glad to hear that things are coming back together for you guys! It's nice to see you out for a short trip to check things over. Glad Carol discovered the missing laundry bags now, rather than later. That stuff does tend to accumulate. Take care, we're heading to Roseburg tomorrow, then over to the coast.