Monday, October 10, 2016
A late, but good day.
We took our time getting ready and loading stuff then drove over to Deltona. Our trip is via Toll roads mostly. The governor suspended all tolls for a few days due to the Hurricane workers, power and cleanup crews needing to get around quickly. Today's trip was the first time we paid tolls this time around.
Technology is amazing. Florida has an optional ‘Sun-Pass’. There is a small plastic box with two suction cups to hold it to your windshield up behind the rearview mirror. Once set up we do not have to stop for toll booths. Many places we don’t even have to slow down. Now as we drive the little box is read by electronic pulse. It charges the toll to my account. I have $30 prepaid, when the account gets down to $10 the system automatically takes $20 from our debit card. No one touches anything, everything is automatic. We do not get a statement. When we want to see the charges we go on line and can see a record of the tolls charged. Amazing that this is done at 60-70mph. We will drive the Coach tomorrow and it will know (somehow) and charge for 4 axles rather than two.
We did have a good day today. Part of it was at Lowes getting supplies.
Our house HAD a beautiful lavender (purple) closet. I knew it would be very hard to paint, it was full of shelves. I liked it. Besides WHO CARES THE COLOR OF THE CLOSET?
Answer: SHERRY! (She didn't even like the orange crown and base, can you believe it?)
So today she set out to paint the closet and DID. Then she painted the room, and finally she started the tough job of covering the ‘orange’ trim. I was proud of her. She did a great job, even cleaned the roller and brush.
I was outside digging, cutting raking and piling the debris at curbside. Then I started the other bedroom. Tomorrow we will take the coach back to our house.
My first work truck
Early 1950's Chevy ( I forgot the year, maybe a '52)