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The Saga Continues

God has been doing a very good job in keeping us distracted these days.
A little recap….
First our energy management system fried. It looked like a bad contactor, so my Super Hero Husband (SHH) wired our system around it so we would still have power. And ordered a new contactor.
Then he installed new 50 AMP service for both of the RV sites here. Looking good!
Electric Box
But wait. We have power, but nothing works. Hmmm. Checking all other options, it was apparent that our inverter had failed.
OK, the SHH worked around that so we’d have power but no battery charging, so we were good to watch TV, but we had to pretty much do it in the dark.  Ambiance, I’m thinking? (or maybe just go and read a book!)
When the batteries ran down we’d hook the house to the truck and give it a little charge. Who knew those jumper cables would come in so handy! So we were getting by OK. The new inverter would be here soon, right???
And lately….
The new contactor for the energy management system arrived  and was installed. But still no go. The contactor did need to be replaced, but probably it went bad because the control board had also fried. Back to Amazon we went!

Meanwhile, when Gary poured milk over his Crispix yesterday, he noticed it wasn’t very cold. In fact, nothing in the fridge was very cold. Really???? Sure enough, the refrigerator was not working. UGH. Thankfully the church where we’re parked has a refrigerator/freezer, so we moved the freezer stuff in there and got some bagged ice to make our fridge into one big cooler.
Untitled
With a gas station across the street (with the 10# bags of ice on sale for 2/$4!) we once again averted a total melt down. (Get it? See what I did there?)
OK – SSH diagnosed a bad condenser fan motor on the fridge. Under $20 on Amazon and it’s already been shipped!
Refrigerator Diagnosis
(Yes, the easiest way to get to the back of the fridge is from the outside of the rig. It’s just the way it is!)
Good news today – the new inverter arrived! Gary had it installed by dinner time and we were back up to full power!
Inverter
So all is good.
Well, except our energy management isn’t working (but the part’s been ordered)
Oh, and then there’s the fridge thing.  But no food was lost in the telling of this tale!
These things – these distractions – are so minor compared to what folks across our country (and the world) are going through.  Regardless of whether or not I can turn on the light over the sink or have to walk into the building next door to get something out for dinner, we have a Great God who is caring for us in ways  we can only imagine.  This sounds corny, I know, but I believe it is true – we definitely don’t know what tomorrow will hold, but I know for sure who holds that tomorrow.  Praying you are resting in that knowledge also!

Thanks for stopping by – Be safe and stay well!
Steph
Today’s (totally unrelated) header photo is just a couple of cool dudes we found during our Sisters’ Winter Getaway. Not sure they are social distancing correctly, but they seem pretty chill to me!