(Cue “Lightning Crashes” by Live, from the album “Throwing Copper”. A great song, one of my favs.)
(This is just a short post to let you all know I’m still around. I will be posting about Florida shortly)
The above referenced song title and lyrics were the first thing I thought of as reality set in: Thunder and lightning storm. Lightning crashes directly overhead. Power flickers, TV screen freezes. The smell of burnt plastic, and of electrically charged air (a rather unique smell).
The backup batteries and converter did their jobs so well, quickly bringing the TV back on, it took a few minutes for me to realize I was no longer running on shore (hookup/city) power. But then I noticed some little things weren’t on: the fridge had flipped from electric to gas, the socket where my phone was (no longer) charging, the Christmas lights in the living room, the microwave clock… That’s serious. When the microwave is out, I am NOT a happy
When the rain slowed down, I switched to generator power and began checking my favorite things: TVs – check; microwave – check; fridge – check; toaster oven – check; water heater – check; oven – check; furnace – check; AC unit – ….. AC unit – ……… AC unit – …………..
Lightning crashes, an RV AC unit dies.
The blower works, blowing heat, and “fan” air when on the cool setting. But she no cool, she just blow.
It appears I have also lost the outside radio. Not sure yet about the neighboring socket, and coaxial connection for outdoor TV use.
For those of you thinking the “blond” in me may be activated, rest assured I have flipped the breakers, and checked the fuse box. That said, I suspect there are more fuse things hidden somewhere, and more possible issues, like fried relay or capacitor thingys. And I have not ruled out a fried circuit breaker, not that I know how to test or replace one.
(Time passes as your blogger disappears….)
Fast forward a few weeks and a new circuit board, and I once again have AC. Fortunately for Pye’s sake, it didn’t get over 75 degrees outside while we were without AC. Now that it’s back on, it’s expected to be hella cold. Of course.
It was storming in the panhandle New Year’s Eve, so I watched the ushering in of the New Year on TV. Someone unexpected showed up for NYE weekend.
I wish you all a magical, prosperous New Year full of love, joy, peace, abundance, and gratitude for all the wonderful things life has to offer!