Monday, 27 March 2017

A Touch of New Technology

Today was a typical Monday and we had no real plan for the day.  There was no sign of any more mouse activity in the Ponderosa, so I packed up all the traps and put them away.   Hope we don't need them for a while again.

When we were shopping yesterday, we decided to pick up a new microwave for the Ponderosa.  The old one was like a boat anchor and weighed a ton.  It was one of those convection/microwave ovens and in the 3 years we have owned the motor home, we have never used the convection part of it.

Walmart had nice little microwaves on sale for $59.97 so we picked one up.  It is a 900 watt plain jane microwave in a pretty red colour.

After searching You Tube for a while, I finally came across a video on how to remove the old one without using a crow bar.  There are two long screws that go up from the bottom into the back mounting plate that I never would have found without viewing the video.  You can find out anything you want to know on You Tube.  When I got it out there was a very large hole left with a lot of wires hanging down.  I will build a cupboard for spices for Sue in the spare space, but I also want to move the inverter remote and the water and sewer idiot lights while I am doing the job.

The new microwave looks pretty small in the big hole, but we can always use more cupboard space.  We tried out the new one vs. the old one heating a cup of water.  To heat a cup of water to steaming took the old one 3 minutes and the new one took 45 seconds.  Glad we changed it out.  The new one will use way less of our solar power to cook with.

I had to go to town to buy some wire to move the inverter remote and had to patiently wait for the neighbourhood cows to have a drink.  Even though cows can do a lot of damage around RV's, it is nice to have the old farm feeling again.

Tonight we are camped on BLM land near Cottonwood AZ at 34.66837, -111.9620 and this is the view from our window.

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