Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
At 0300 the Castle’s AC fan gave up after seven years. The groaning from the ceiling woke me in time to turn the unit off and prevent any chance of things getting hot enough for a fire. Here is the picture of the AC after the grille was removed to verify the fan had quit.
At 0800 an OFM was walking in the door of the decent RV repair place in Rockport. They, of course, had two days of work scheduled before they could normally get to my trouble. Since a new fan was already in my possession from the event in New Mexico a year or so ago, all that was needed was an able bodied person to install it. The nice lady running the shop made some adjustments in the schedules. Then about 1100 the repair fellow, John, showed up for the install. Here is their card.
John turned out to be a very pleasant fellow and got busy immediately.
As I had feared there were several “tricks of the trade” that he knew that made the install much easier than if a certain OFM had done the work. However my bad knee made several trips up and down the ladder a bad safety hazard. Thus money was well spent. John had the system totally apart and the old fan stuff down in the truck for preparation in less than ten minutes. It takes me ten minutes just to get up the ladder and back down.
John stripped the blower fan off the old stuff first so it could get a scrubbing in the sink. Then in a flash he had the old fans on the new blower motor. And “POOF” he was calling for me to turn the unit back on to confirm the repair. Yep it all worked well.
Before I could get back out of the Castle, John was bringing the bill to me for a check. Man that fellow moves quickly. The camera could not get focused in time for more pictures. Then it was over and the castle was being cooled again. Yep it feels really good in here now. That repair took less than an hour for the competent repairman and my time would have been a LOT longer just getting up and down the ladder.
And then it was lunch time. A nice Tex-mex lunch was the choice for today. From there the Team went to the new fishing jetty/pier to try out some fishing. Also was a new combination of rod and bait caster reel using heavier lures. It worked wonderfully. In fact one speckled trout jumped on the lure to celebrate.
Next was a long nap to make up for the interrupted night. Fishing a new pier and catching fish is a nice way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.