Tuesday, October 26, 2010

THE STATE OF OUR HOME - Bent Axle + THUNDERSTORM

So the diagnosis is in.  Our fifth wheel has a bent axle.  Doug thinks that it was faulty from the beginning and just got worse and worse.  So replacing those tires, and redoing the bearing was not the fix.


It's that one>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This morning we limped over to a dealership in Richmond Hill and they have started the warranty process.  The axles are guaranteed for five years.  The dealership has ordered a new axle and will install it when it arrives.  We will have to pay for the labour.

As soon as we know when this is going to happen, we will extend our stay here at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.  We couldn't be stranded in a better place.

Last night we had a huge thunder and lightning storm.  Nothing like Doug and I have ever seen.  It was 7:00 pm and it was 78* outside.  The sky was yellow.  The ground was steaming.  It was fork lightning not the sheet lightning we are accustomed to.  The thunder was so loud.  The tv posted tornado warnings. Parker and I were freaking and Doug was really enjoying it.  Wish we could have figured out how to set the camera to get pictures.  It went on for a couple of hours.  Even though it ended before bed time, we didn't sleep much.  It was so hot and sticky.

Today is hot and humid and we are going to stay inside, wait for the phone call and rest up.

2 comments:

Wanderin' said...

That's what we noticed too when we moved from the State of Washington to Texas. The lightening was very different. We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the beautiful display. We weren't so thrilled about the tornado warnings though.

Linda said...

I guess I've never seen sheet lightening since I have no idea what that looks like. Forked lightening and tornado warnings are way too familiar.