Rick took the wiper motor off yesterday and we called around and toured around looking for a replacement but that was not to be. The Guy at Napa was wonderful he called anyone and everyone he knew, sadly it was to no avail. So we came back to the rig and fired it into the underbelly, cable tied the wipers together in the center of the windshield and said ok it is what it is. I did find the motor online in Portland Oregon, ordered it (great pricing 112.00) and we are having it delivered to our daughter and son in laws in VA. We plan to arrive there on Monday (weather permitting).
So we hunkered down for the day in Lewiston yesterdatm because of the nasty weather, we all ran to walmart for groceries, then back had supper and play mexican train for the evening.
Today we motored out of Lewiston toward our goal destination of Fishkill NY. The weather was suppose to be clear and cloudy all day with a 0% chance of rain. Murphy's law...
About 1 mile from our exit to Fishkill we had a bad traffic snarl (we think it was road work past our exit). We were 1.5 hours travelling that mile..and of course about 1/2 hour into the inching along it rained a shower. Wouldn't that just be our luck. At one point I was getting pretty freaky (it doesn't take much to make me nervous)...and Rick hopped out of the rig cut the cable ties and worked the wipers manually. Yesterday he talked about rigging up a rope and brining the ends in the window..but I wasn't sure that was the answer.
Upon arrival here we ran into Walmart and picked up some Rain X..cleaner and invisible wiper stuff and he did the windshield while I made supper. We met a really nice guy in there auto department shopping, who saw us reading every bottle with Rain X on it..I was ready to buy them all..bless his heart he told us he has a hotrod with no wipers and that it was the greatest stuff. He told us what to get and how to use it...now wasn't that nice of him.
The weather looks clear for tomorrow so our goal is to arrive in Chambersburg PA for the night. While there we hope to see our dear friend Debbie (our florida neighbour)..and our boy Fritz, who is at the vet as I type this he's had a pretty sick week of it and has been at the vet almost as much as the poor boy has been home. Thankfully it isn't life threatening it is severe gastritis and they will rehydrate him and settle things down. He's such a dear boy. We are all praying for a speedy recovery for him.
After supper Arch and Annie joined us and we played cribbage. Of course the boys beat us 2 games to our 1...Arch starting out of the gate with a 24 count hand sure helped them out.
The furkids have been wonderful travellers as usual...sleeping the time away on the sofa, waking only for quick pee breaks and treats.
Ok I'm off to shower and crawl into warm jammies and snuggle in with my book. Keep 'sun' dancing for us folks..my little friend back in Canada has been sun dancing for us all day..thanks Linds...I'm sure your pretty tired!!!!
Take care all...and be safe out there!!!
Elaine Rick Tucker and Lilly