Sunday, October 30, 2022

Battery Maintenance, Etc

 It has been a long time since I checked the water levels in my four six volt golf cart batteries that power the systems in the motorhome. The water levels should be checked at least every six months and to understate the matter, they had not. Luckily the water was not low enough to expose the plates but was almost there. They took almost half a gallon of distilled water between the four of them so that's how low they were. I topped them off and started the generator to exercise it and started my timer for an hour and a half. I got away with it this time.

In other news, there really isn't any. I am doing fine and staying healthy except for a brief cold that resulted in the worst sore throat I can ever remember having. It was over in only a couple of days and I covid tested before, during and after and all tests were negative so that's what it was, a cold.

I got an invitation to come in for my fifth covid vaccine but had read somewhere that we have to wait before getting a vaccine if we have had covid which I have had. Exactly how long this period should be wildly varies depending on which "expert" you talk to. I have been told everything from five days to six months and no two authorities seem to agree. I will probably wait three months so from my last day of covid, that makes it December 24 which realistically makes it early January.

I am watching as my RVing friends start their trips south and somehow feel left out. One part of me wants to resume the adventure while the other part of me says I don't want to do it by myself and that part seems to be speaking the loudest right now. I may think differently by next year. Time will tell...