As I write were just off to Scotland, if you don’t mind. Bex and Steven are with us, having attended a wedding and they joined us at Gloucester. It’s going to be fun and test Doris to the limit – four adults and all.
What have we been up to? Mostly touching up FtF; I have been given a friendly agent to send it to next week, so we’re trying our best to make sure that it’s tip-top. Fingers crossed.
Two other things have been significant in our lives. First, it looks like we sold the original Doris. In the end we employed Motorhome Depot, who, for a fee (we negotiated £2k) takes responsibility for the sale – everything. All we do is hand over the keys. The chap who came on Tuesday to take photos etc was v professional and charming. We got a telephone call on Saturday morning to say he had a prospective buyer. And by lunchtime it was sold. We weren’t there – it’s outside Jens house. The price was reasonable, and certainly we couldn’t have managed a sale over the next five weeks as we’re not in the SW. But, there was a hiccup. The buyer turned up, we agreed a price over the phone and they transferred the money to Motorhome Depot. The intermediary then phoned me and said his company couldn’t transfer the money to me until Tuesday – after the holidays.
Suspicious? Actually, in the end, no. We didn’t allow the buyer to take Doris (Jen kept the keys) and they have agreed to come back on Tuesday. Motorhome Depot gave the buyer a reduction in price – which they took the hit on. Jen was present throughout, and she relayed everything exactly as it was. So, here’s hoping for Tuesday.
And, well, we had a bit of a satellite problem. The main Oyster box is in a cupboard by the front door. There are wires everywhere. I tried to tidy them up and, hey presto, the satellite dish stopped working. D’oh! The long and the short of it, I knew I had fused the box, but couldn’t find a fuse. Anywhere. Oh, I found plenty of fuses, including one which had a satellite dish’s name on it. But none which would provide 12v to the box.
I searched and searched. I even looked for an alternative 12v power source, but couldn’t find anything. Apart from the sat cupboard, everything else is beautifully Hymer done and I couldn’t bring myself to cutting anything. I did provide an alternative power source via a 12v socket – and the everything worked. But not in the locker.
I was just about to give up and plug the box to the 12v socket every time we wanted to use it, and then I had a thought. With my ear on the floor I pulled at the wire. It ran to the chair by the habitation door. I lifted the lid of the seat and, hey presto, in the corner was a 10 Amp fuse. Which was broke. Anyhow, I replaced the fuse, rewired the sat box so it fed through a redundant switch on the side of the locker, tidied the wires and – it’s all done. Phew.
Anyway. I hope your Easter is going well. Sorry about the weather. It’s probably our fault.