Thursday, June 6, 2013

RV Fridge Tips. Move TV. June 22nd: Great American Backyard Campout. First Drive-in. D-Day. Ed Sullivan Show.


For “tRaVersing Thursday” or RV Day:

How Absorption Refrigeration Works

“Learn how your RV refrigerator works so you know what to do if your unit ever experiences problems.”

Simple steps to keep your RV fridge operating properly

“Here are some good tips — most of them common sense — about standard maintenance steps for RV refrigerators.”


Tips to Improve RV Refrigerator Efficiency

“Helpful tips to improve the efficiency of an RV refrigerator”


No 1 Reason Why your RV Fridge will not get cold

“Every RV fridge has to run relatively level; this video will tell you everything you need to know on how to do this.”


RV Refrigerator Freezing Troubleshooting

“Over-freezing in RV refrigerators is a common problem. Learn how to resolve the issue by testing the circuit board.”


RV Refrigerator Cooling Unit Troubleshooting

“Learn about some common RV refrigerator problems, how to identify them, and how to fix them.”

Insufficient RV Refrigerator Cooling Troubleshooting

“Learn how to fix any cooling problems that your RV's refrigerator may experience.”


Move your TV for comfort

“Maybe you're one of the lucky ones and your TV is perfectly situated in your RV for the best viewing comfort. But all too often, the TV is placed more for décor reasons and less for ergonomics.

In our Class A motorhome, the TV placement is just plain horrible. It normally lives up high in the forward overhead, between the driver and passenger seats. This is a perfect position for watching programs — while standing up next to the kitchen sink. For any other seat in the RV, it's a total neck-buster, and much too far away. Watching the news for a few minutes is no big deal, but a 90-minute movie is a real strain.

Making a TV set movable is not too difficult (provided it's a flat-screen type). Inexpensive wall mounts can be used to reposition a TV to almost any imaginable location. For our floor plan, it made sense to build a small stand to mount the TV at about belly-height. The stand can be positioned for viewing either from the captain's chairs (swiveled around) or the dinette seats. The TV is closer and at ideal viewing height. The base of the stand is shaped to fit just behind the driver's chair, and it takes up virtually no space while we're traveling.   But depending on the nature of your floor plan, you might want to simply mount to another wall, or the side of a cabinet.” By Greg Illes


Join Us June 22 for Great American Backyard Campout

“On June 22, 2013, thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in a one-night FREE event that will provide an experience for all generations to connect with nature.

Sid the Science Kid's Backyard CampoutBe a part of the movement! The positive effects of daily, unstructured time outdoors on kids’ health are well-documented and wide-ranging. National Wildlife Federation encourages families and friends to Be Out There™ in order to give back to American children what they don’t even know they’ve lost—their connection to the natural world.

Registration is Free and will open soon.

If June 22nd isn’t convenient for you, no problem! You can still be a part of this year’s Campout, support this movement and get all the camping tips and activities we have in store. Just register now and camp at a later date of your choosing.”

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On This Day:

First drive-in movie theater opens, Jun 6, 1933:

“On this day in 1933, eager motorists park their automobiles on the grounds of Park-In Theaters, the first-ever drive-in movie theater, located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey.

Drive-ins became an icon of American culture, and a typical weekend destination not just for parents and children but also for teenage couples seeking some privacy. Since then, however, the rising price of real estate, especially in suburban areas, combined with the growing numbers of walk-in theaters and the rise of video rentals to curb the growth of the drive-in industry. Today, fewer than 500 drive-in theaters survive in the United States.”


D-Day, Jun 6, 1944:

“Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II. Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east.

On the morning of June 5, 1944, U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious military operation in history. On his orders, 6,000 landing craft, ships and other vessels carrying 176,000 troops began to leave England for the trip to France. That night, 822 aircraft filled with parachutists headed for drop zones in Normandy. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion.

By dawn on June 6, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground; the land invasions began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno and Sword beaches; so did the Americans. The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost and it was only through the tenacity and quick-wittedness of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day's end, 155,000 Allied troops--Americans, British and Canadians--had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches.

Though it did not go off exactly as planned, as later claimed by British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery--for example, the Allies were able to land only fractions of the supplies and vehicles they had intended in France--D-Day was a decided success. By the end of June, the Allies had 850,000 men and 150,000 vehicles in Normandy and were poised to continue their march across Europe.

The heroism and bravery displayed by troops from the Allied countries on D-Day has served as inspiration for several films, most famously The Longest Day (1962) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). It was also depicted in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers (2001).”


The Ed Sullivan Show airs for the very last time, Jun 6, 1971:

“Sunday nights, 8:00 pm, CBS. Ask almost any American born in the 1950s or earlier what television program ran in that timeslot on that network, and they'll probably know the answer: The Ed Sullivan Show. For more than two decades, Sullivan's variety show was the premiere television showcase for entertainers of all stripes, including borscht-belt comedians, plate-spinning vaudeville throwbacks and, most significantly, some of the biggest and most current names in rock and roll. Twenty-three years after its 1948 premiere, The Ed Sullivan Show had its final broadcast on this day in 1971.”



The first day of taking my medications for my unknown allergy.  They made me kind of sleepy, and apart from the usual jobs, all I did was go through junk mail, and shred any pieces with my name and address on them.  I hate going to the mail box.

I don’t know the outcome of Jay and the stolen Yorkie, I didn’t want to disturb Claudia, his mother.  Jay would have either been hauled off to jail or gone to bed to sleep it off.  Either way, she would finally be able to get some rest.  I am sure we will find out sooner or later.

Shay and Ray had found a little kitten all alone on a highway and put it in a big cage in their bedroom, but it cried all night, so Shay was cured of wanting another pet.  We found it a different home where there is no ‘killer cat’, like Ray’s, so it doesn’t have to be protected in a cage.

Kenya called to say that she had checked on Simba at the Cat Habitat, and managed to feed him and Nila.  But if he is still upset and being nasty, as he trusts me I will need to be on hand when it’s Chris’ turn to take care of the cats today.

1 comment:

Gypsy said...

Very interesting article about kale. I usually buy a lot of green leafy vegetables at the Saturday farmers' market, but mostly chard. I'll have to go heavier on the kale, and lighter on the others.