Back in mid-July the engine in my RV gave out. Fortunately my
good friend Charley, who is the mechanic for Mike Cavaletto's avocado ranch
up Winchester Canyon, offered to do the removal and replacement at his
special 'friends only' rate ... about 25% of the going rate for RV engine
work. It's nice to have friends like Charley! Pictured along with
Charley and the new engine are several members of my 'support group' who
kept me from descending into the depths of despair over my predicament.
Before the engine went I had been commuting to the beach daily
which put additional stress on an already worn out motor. In order
to eliminate the daily commute I have reenlisted in the resident Camp Host
program here at Goleta Beach.
However the host program has a 20 hour per week work requirement
in addition to the 20 volunteer hours per week I am currently putting in
at the Angler Center so my time for blogging will be quite limited.
Hopefully once I adjust to the routine of working 40 hours per
week again (I thought I had retired) I can get back to regularly reporting
Pier news and updating the other features of this site.