Saturday, August 6, 2011


Friday, Aug 05 - Today we took an impromptu drive to Phoenix. A couple of days ago we discovered our Inverter was out of whack! Ken was able to find a rebuilt one at Tekris in Phoenix (Gilbert), AZ. It was the only one they had so we had to make our move quickly. Jumped in the car and took off.

Turns out Tekris is a small company, named for the owner, Chris -- Tech and Chris -- TEKRIS. Every time we called the company Chris answered promptly. Sometime I would press 1 for Customer Service, sometimes 2 for Technical Service, sometimes 6 for Administration. Chris always answered. Turned out he was actually located in New Jersey and Robert was the representative in Phoenix.

Ken and Robert put the Inverter in the car.

A few days later Paul (Paul's RV) installed the Inverter. All is well -- with the Inverter, at least!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


With one thing and another -- medical appointments and RV repair appointments, we are still hanging around at TT Verde Valley. It's a good thing we love this area, since we have had to stay for so long -- since the middle of April.

Pickleball friends, Roger and Linda, are still here, too. Their RV blew a rod, or something like that, and it's taking a couple of months to complete the repairs. They are renting a trailer at TT. So glad they are here!! We have enjoyed the competition on the Pickleball courts every morning!

Roger, Faye, Linda and Ken!

After Pickleball, I would head to the pool for some Billie Jo water aerobics. One morning I met Tina who has now been joining me every morning! Tina just happens to be the Arizona State TOPS Queen 2010!! I was thrilled to meet such a celebrity!! Tina told me that in 2010 she had weighed over 300 pounds. With help from TOPS, and proper diet and life style changes, she was able to lose 135 pounds!! Thus winning the title of Queen!! Amazing!! Congratulations Tina!!

Tina (in front) and another water aerobics participant.

While talking with Tina, her husband Ron joined us at the pool. Turns out Ron plays Pickleball!! He has been joining us at the Pickleball courts in the mornings!!

Roger, Ken, Ron.

We are certainly glad there are still a few RVers still at TT Verde Valley that we can play around with!!