After an amazing summer in the northwest we needed to get to Reno for Andrew’s office picnic and some work in the office. Turns out we needed to be here for other things, too! Our tenants had unwanted guests, wasps, so we headed there for a few treatments. While there we noticed a bunch of pigeon poop… Turns out they were living on the roof! So Andrew installed some spikes to convince them to move on.
As I mentioned in a previous post we noticed some difficulty with our RV power running low and the refrigerator stealing an unusual amount. Turns out one of the batteries was faulty, one of the battery wires was not crimped tightly and fell apart when removing the batteries to test them and to top it off the refrigerator was surging to 80 amps even when it was not running to cool. Needless to say, we decided to have the batteries looked at, and as always Battle Born was great. The battery was under warranty and they re-crimped the wire. So now that’s back in action. We removed the refrigerator and stored it in the garage at the renal property with our food and bought a Iceco freezer/refrigerator. Of course that showed up in a damaged box and has a huge dent on the side with the compressor. We bought it from Wayfare and their response was amazing! No hassle; they said they’d replace our freezer and we could just keep this damaged one. Unfortunately it was backordered and not going to make it to the US for a couple weeks or more. No problem, we had it shipped to Fairfax. Funny thing is it’s already in Andrew’s office in VA! Thanks to Andrew’s co-worker the freezer was accepted, inspected and is waiting for our arrival!
Getting the fridge out of the RV was an experience. We literally had to remove the refrigerator doors, the entire RV door and frame and then I kicked the fridge with my feet to get it out since it seemed a bit mis-shaped. It seems bouncing on the highways was not great for this rather large refrigerator.
As of now we are waiting for our new refrigerator (a little, red, upright energy star) to be delivered to our friend’s house tomorrow. Once at my parent’s house in VA the next stage of the renovation will be the removal of all the kitchen cabinets and the build-out for the old refrigerator and washer/dryer. Then, we will rebuild to accommodate the new freezer, fridge and maximize storage. We also dislike the upper cabinets in the kitchen because they block the top of the window and makes the space feel dark and cramped so those will also go.We selected the new fridge and freezer for size, efficiency and weight and that’s the way we will be selecting the rest of this renovation. I will post more as we get the new pieces in!
We were able to enjoy ourselves while here in Reno, too! We ate at our favorite breakfast spot (Peg’s Eggs) as well as at Sushi Pier, Chinese Duck House and The Atlantis for Cioppino! I was able to visit with friends, see the Great Balloon Race (even though it was so windy they didn’t get off the ground), get some amazing deals on fabric to make a couple children’s blankets, attend a friend’s wedding, pain pottery, and see Georgia O’Keeffe’s work at Nevada Museum of Art. Andrew joined me at the friend’s wedding, balloon race, and he went for a 23 mile backpack trip on TRT (Tahoe Rim Trail). That’s where he tried out his new camping quilt. I should probably write a couple posts about what I’ve been sewing and what Andrew’s been up to with some backpacking and motorcycle trips.