|These fellows come near our campsite almost every afternoon|
We are missing our buttons!! You know that wonderful button you push and your awning goes out and you push a button and the awning retracts. Yea, that one!! We don't have that button. Why would we want a button that would take away the fun of getting out and working those muscles? Our awning is manual...nothing is manual anymore except our awning. What were those folks at Oliver thinking anyway!!
It happened innocently enough. The little end piece on one of the poles that extend the awning just snapped.
Hey, any of us can snap can't we?? Well that is exactly what happened to this end of our awning pole. We called Fiamma and they were on it immediately. So our little "thingy" part on the end of the pole is making its way to us as I write this. Problem fixed!!
It happened innocently, again!! We currently have the Winegard Carryout G2+ and it was working beautifully!!
We could surf through channels to our hearts content....until Wednesday. On Wednesday it all stopped and the TV screen told us our satellite couldn't find that special satellite in the sky. So Mike got busy trying to track down the problem. It seemed strange that the TV was receiving stations one day and less than 24 hours later....nothing.
The first thing Mike did was move the Winegard around in case a limb or leaf had gotten in the way....nothing. He moved the Winegard everywhere, really, everywhere. We even moved sites to see if that would help....nothing. Our campground is pretty woodsy so we decided that while we were hooked up visiting other sites we might as well drive up the road to a very very open parking lot.....nothing. So we came to the conclusion it wasn't a tree or leaf, nothing was blocking the satellite.
|Looking up from our site, the trees are awesome, but they block the satellite|
The problem could still be something wrong with the Winegard itself, the SWM840 which are additional pieces of equipment we bought in order to be able to use our Direct TV Genie receiver. This receiver would enable us to record shows like we did when we lived in our house. The suspect in this, with us non-technical folks, is that it just might be the SWM840 since it gets mixed reviews. In other words, there are people out there that have tried this combination of Genie and SWM and didn't like it or even worse....hated it. A call is in to Winegard and we, hopefully, will narrow down the problem soon.
A new receiver that works with the Winegard G2+ Carryout that doesn't need a SWM to function is probably going to be the solution. So no more ability to record a show. Oh well....life goes on.
Mike gets his epidural shot this Wednesday. This is the shot for his cervical stenosis and pinched nerves. We are prayerful and hopeful that this shot will relieve his pain and he can avoid surgery!!
Prayers please!! No more doctor appointments (for awhile) and no more physical therapy so we are free for several weeks!!
In a few days we'll be heading to Hiawassee and the north Georgia mountains to an "Egg Rally." more on that later. We will explore around in the mountains a bit to enjoy the beautiful scenery and cooler temperatures. Got to be back by the end of June for the next round of doctor appointments!! Sigh!!
Stay well, stay safe and safe travels!
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Psalm 19:1