Thursday, June 15, 2006

One step forward, two steps back

When the coach was done yesterday, we weren't sure when they were going to get us into the paint bay. They had to remove our awning since it was mounted incorrectly and put in a piece called a high-rise that was missing. Then it has to be painted before the awning can be remounted. As the events of the evening unfolded, we were kind of hoping they would put us off a day.

At 9 p.m. the front air conditioner just conked out. It's been working flawlessly for six months and just quit. We were assured that in 90 degree heat, that is considered an emergency and it would be tended to first thing in the morning. Not too bad because the evenings have been cooling off to the point that we don't use the air conditioners. The rear one still works and if need be at night, we will move the dogs into the bathroom and close off the front part of the coach and we will stay nice and cool.

At 10 p.m. our dear little Neal had a gran mal seizure. It is a terrible thing to witness, but Neal actually does not suffer aside from occasionally biting his lip. The problem is that for the next 3 hours, he is walking/falling/stumbling around and must be let out occasionally as he needs to relieve himself. So I volunteered to stay up even though I was really tired. I had to take him out twice. Then he just started barking at me in the coach. Same thing outside. I think he had the munchies, but I scolded him and he finally plopped down at 1:15 a.m. The only good thing is that I have now given him honey twice to replenish his sugar and the last two times, he has ended with just the one seizure. Remarkable because ALWAYS before we were looking at 12-13 cluster seizures in a period of 24 hours. Aside from being kind of "out of it," he has done well today.

Then at 6:30 this morning Terry talked to service and they said they would try to do the air conditioner first thing. Well, at 7 a.m., they came and told us to get to Red Bay to the body shop. It is harder to get into the body shop, so we opted to go there. They gave us our coach back at 4:30, but it has to go in tomorrow to finish. But when we explained the problem, they said get the air conditioner checked on first, then come to the shop for the finish. So hopefully, we will have our air conditioner back working for the weekend.

There is a nice lounge here and we can take the dogs, so we don't have to suffer in the heat, but it is nicer to be in our own house. The works is progressing nicely, though, and we are very happy with the people and the effort they make to keep us satisfied.

Till next time. . .

Dale

1 comment:

Richard n Shirley said...

just hang in there. we were 17 days getting fixed incl 4 days in a motel.

R