What a difference a day makes

We had hoped to go to a casino for a few hours this afternoon. Instead our convention microwave which is 21 years old has began to give us a few signals that it might be on its last legs. A very loud and strange noise, perhaps grinding bearings. So we began a search online to find a replacement.

Why do stores no longer keep product in stock? It appears that everything now has to brought in. Hours later I started a search for “in stock over the range convention microwaves to pick up today”. Finally I found a few. Honestly we have both spent hours on the computer and phone yesterday and again a few hours this morning researching this.  Certainly not how I planned to spend my last relaxing day here in Las Vegas.

Colin checked with our RV Tech in Mazatlan and Erik gave us two options, bring a new one for him to install or he can take ours out and try and get it repaired.  Colin did look at a $200.00 counter top model unit but it was big, bulky and heavy. The thought was to use that one outside and get the original one repaired. However once he thought about it, what if if the original one could not be repaired and after all it was already over 20 years old. So he made an executive decision and purchased a new ( expensive ) unit. You have to be aware that we have a built in hole to fit the new one into and this one was the closet fit. So instead of a fun few hours at the casino we now have a new over the range convection microwave. However it is also an air fryer which I know nothing about but apparently that is a good thing. Except for the final price converted to Canadian dollars, just under $1,000.00 CAD 😯 Click here for the link to what we purchased. Better to have something new that will work as long as we keep RVing. Fortunately Erik will install it for us.

As I type this we are heating the convention oven for our dinner, yup defiantly strange noises 🙄 So far so good. 22 minutes to go. Update, all functioned as it should have.

Colin has two back up hard drives. One stopped working two days ago. So yet another expense for an 8TB hard drive. At least that is a company write off.

So all the signs are pointing to no time in a casino ❗

Personally I had a video kinesiology video session yesterday. We can’t figure out why I have so much pain. The only way I can get out of the RV is by backing down the steps. Also being able to dry myself which involves bending after a shower really hurts. So Lise decreased my exercise level 12 back to a level 5 exercise level. Today I found that my pain was still severe but in a different area which was not quite as debilitating. So it looks like I will be living on Ibuprofen for the next week. Hoping that the new/old excises will help with my problem.

Today was so crazy that I had no time to do even one exercise session today. I was out for 3.5 hours doing our final grocery shop for Mexico. You have to remember that our generator no longer works so we have to plan meals without electricity and I needed fresh ingredients. Plus I am purchasing items for six people already in Mexico.

Weather wise it was cool today with wind and rain showers, with a high of  59F, going to be cold tonight @ 40F.

Overall we are doing well. But really looking forward to leaving here Friday. The Isla is paradise and we are only a few days away 😎

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11 thoughts on “What a difference a day makes

  1. Cindy says:

    I love my air fryer hardly use the oven anymore for anything! Safe travels to Mazatlan! 💕💕

    1. I will be talking to you about air fryers. Thank you for the safe travels wishes. They are so important.

  2. Jim and Barb says:

    Good call buying a new microwave. 20 years is a long time. Sorry your pain is still so bad, hopefully Mexico will cure that!

    1. You are right, this microwave owes us nothing.

  3. Colleen says:

    Keep on keepin’ on. The end is on sight.
    Glad to hear that you cut back on your exercise level and the pain decreased. Pain is a sign that something is wrong. Good that yhere isvless of it for you

    1. You are so right, those gorgeous sunsets are at the end. Not to mention the margaritas.

  4. Well at least the microwave was on sale! You will love the air fryer part when you start using it. We just love ours! There are many easy, delicious recipes on line.

    Supplement the ibuprofen with some of the wine you have on board! Just not too much, feel better soon.

    Safe & happy travels!!

    1. You consider that a sale price!!! Yes the wine and the heating pad is helping. Still not getting your blog.

      1. We entered you again, crazy how your email doesn’t want to take!

  5. Karen says:

    I think you will learn to love the new microwave, ours has the air fry option as well I love it for reheating homemade pizza it keeps the crust nice and crispy and takes minutes. You are always so busy Contessa hopefully all your pain and trouble will disappear as soon as you see that beautiful beach. We are enjoying Hawaii and I will be making a trip to mazatlan in February for a few weeks before heading to Lo de Marco so I will definitely keep you posted. Take care my friend if you need anything I can get into a suitcase I’m more than happy to help

    1. Thank you my friend. I will have to study up on how to use the air fryer. Heating pad is really helping one we are stopped. I actually need one tiny tiny thing from Canadian Tire. I will email you.

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