Monday, November 23, 2009

Searching for The Thermometer

After we returned from the first trip, Penny bought me a remote thermometer which can be mounted on the exterior of the trailer and sends the outside temerature to a display inside. We have one at home and it works well. We figured that since we’ll be travelling in winter this time, knowing the outside temperature would be useful.

Before we departed I attached the mounting bracket on the front of the trailer in a place where it would be in the shade.  Since I didn’t want the sending unit to fall off when we were on the road, I either asked Penny to put it somewhere in the front luggage compartment, or put it in the front luggage compartment myself, (which of us did it is a matter of dispute, since neither of us remember doing it) to be clipped in place whenever we stopped for the night.

Our first night out I asked Penny for the sending unit so I could clip it onto the trailer. Uh oh. Neither she nor I had a clue where it was. We searched every luggage compartment on the trailer and couldn’t find the sending unit, which, by the way, was sending the temperature to the inside display, we just had no idea where it was sending from.

The next night we emptied everything from all three compartments, and searched inside the trailer. Still no luck, but the unit was still sending temperatures.

Then, when we arrived in Savannah, we stopped at a Camping World RV store to pick up a few things. They had the same thermometer on sale for $20. I said “the only way we’ll find the original is to buy a replacement,” so we bought a new unit which is now mounted on the trailer.

The next day, still in Savannah, we decided to do our laundry. The laundry supplies are kept in a laundry basket in the front storage compartment, and we had gone through that laundry basket several times looking for the sending unit. But apparently not thoroughly enough. Penny picked up one of the laundry bags we keep in there and said “what’s this?” holding a small, grey object. Of course, it was the original sending unit for the thermometer. So now we have two remote thermometers. I guess it’s always good to have a spare.

2 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

Hilarious recap! Way more entertaining than anything on television tonight! I hope the fun times continue!

Carol

8:51 PM  
Blogger BruceN said...

It's always good to know the temperature in your laundry basket. Vigilance prevents spontaneous combustion.

6:29 AM  

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