with Jim and Gayle
Super Bowl Sunday was celebrated with the resort's traditional golf
cart tailgating party. Then with gasps of dismay as we watched
Seattle Seahawks throw away the game.
My knee was still bothering me so I was unable to play pickleball. I missed playing in the Palm Desert Senior Games for the first time since I first started playing pickleball tournaments in 2009. I took my turn at refereeing at the games, however.
The good news is that, now at the end of the month, following a
cortisone shot, my knee is feeling pretty good so hopefully I can get
back to an active life.
The big item this month was the ten days we spent at Colton Truck Garage. We had a list of repair items on the motorhome that Jim wasn't able to do himself.
The easy task was the front four shock absorbers were replaced. Jim bought them ahead of time to make sure we had what he wanted installed.
A big item was replacing the two rear drive wheel speed
sensors. These are part of the ABS system. We tried,
unsuccessfully, on our way south this year to have them replaced.
This time, Jim bought the sensors ahead of time so we had what we
This was a major task as both the driver side and passenger side
rear wheels, brake calipers, drive axels, and hubs had to be removed to
get to the sensors to replace them.
The item that caused us to have to spend the weekend was replacing
the radiator. It took them about a day to remove the old
radiator. To get to the radiator, the charge air cooler, the fuel
cooler, and the hydraulic oil cooler had to removed. The two
hydraulic fans also had to be disconnected from the radiator.
Once the radiator was
removed, it was taken to a radiator shop where the decision was made to
replace the radiator with a new one rather than try to repair the old
one. Although the new one was delivered by Thursday, the shop was
unable to get to us until the following Monday, not finishing up until
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