Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday March 1 - Problems but fun!

Well they say it comes in threes - whoever the hell "they" are, I don't know, but I'd sure like to give them a good geezer talkin' to!

Came to the realization that the camper refrigerator, which has been anemic off and on throughout the voyage finally "bit the shed" late last night and had to make a run to Wally World for an ice chest and bag of ice to keep the beer cold.

The day dawned windy and cold (defined for you northeasterners as 60F) but since visiting my brother Gerry and his bride Carol in Winter Haven was the most energetic thing we were doing, it was no problem. We had a great visit and wonderful dinner.

Problem #2 came with a phone call from co-geezer Al who was back home and swung by our place for a quick check (and probably raid my booze - but that's allowed among geezers). Al reported that our house was colder than an nun's kiss and that the furnace didn't seem to be working. Being a resourceful and dedicated geezer - Al called the oil company and arranged for a service call. Things seem OK now. Keeping fingers crossed!

Getting ready to leave Gerry & Carols, I noticed a pool of fluid under the Geezermobile. Uh-Oh! I had seen a few spots in the gravel at Lake Louise State Park, but didn't think too much about it, but this was a bonafide lake of black stuff on Gerry's immaculately painted and textured Fighting Irish driveway. I crawled under the car and found that the oil filter was so loose, it took nearly 3 full turns to tighten it! Another trip to WallyWorld for oil and a little de-greaser, then a visit to the local car wash to clean the engine. Seems OK now - Keeping fingers crossed again!

Tomorrow we visit the lair of the mouse that ate Florida! Epcot at Disney World. Keep tuned (and fingers crossed, please)


  1. Have soooo much fun at DISNEY WORLD! Dad, I am sorry you won't have a chance to sit on "It's A Small World", but maybe mom can hum it for you throughout the day. And remember, the only thing I want as a souvenir from Epcot is a picture of you looking HAPPY at Disney World! Preferably with a few Disney characters in the picture!

  2. We miss you, Mikey, but we hope you are having the time of your life!