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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, September 29, 2014

Preventative maintenance sure pays off.

Where are we today ?
          Another wonderful warm, sunny day and still inspired to get a few more outdoor items taken care of. Today's maintenance  project is to remove our Trojan house batteries. Wash then down, clean up the wires and terminals then top up with distilled water. I do this at least twice a year. The batteries are still in good shape only about 1 cup of water in each. They were replaced about three years ago. Original house batteries lasted over 7 years.
all cleaned up
reinstalled and back to work
          After a few walkabouts and reading for a while in the shade, Rob, Pat and Lady Girl dropped by for a social hour.
Lady Girl looking for a treat,
Suzie gets her doggie fix too
           Such a beautiful sunny day with no clouds in the sky. Hard to believe it is almost the end of September.
           For supper tonight I am grilling a pork tenderloin, rubbed with a bit of Olive oil and a low sodium rub that we like. Directly on the grill after preheating and turned on low, potatoes have been going about 30 minutes. This pork takes about 15-20 minutes turn half way through until the internal temperature is 145 f. Done to perfection, so moist and tender.
all done
            The recipe for the sweet potatoes with apples and cinnamon is on my recipe Blog click here. The only variation I made was to use Extra Virgin Olive oil instead of butter, still is very tasty.
so very tasty
         Added a small red leaf lettuce salad and really hit the spot.
          A walkabout after supper and read for a short while then in the house, to finish my posting.
          Suzie loves these loafs that we occasionally pick up at the Pinery Market. So need to sample a tiny bite.
very tasty, like a loaf, not too sweet
         Another day passed us by and getting much sooner before we migrate south.
         Thanks again for stopping by.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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22 comments:

  1. Yep! We sure understand preventative maintenance... both about our rig and our own bodies! I wish a cup of water every few thousand miles would recharge MY batteries ;-)

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    1. It does pay off and even water for ourselves helps too.

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  2. Yes, my batteries are on my hit list as well before we leave. Enjoy what is left of this weather.

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    1. Soon its that time, get everything done, before we hit the road.

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  3. Paul believes actually as you do. He is always doing preventive maintenance. Keep up the good work.

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    1. These chores save surprises on the road.

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  4. I'm definitely going to try your sweet potato with those apples and cinnamon. It definitely looks yummy.

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  5. Whoa George, that food dish sure looks good. Would be just right for me. Hehe...

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  6. Think I've just decided what I'm having for supper tonight. The rain should stop around noon! Thanks George!

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    1. Its pretty easy to throw together too.

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  7. Always impressed here. Only ever done tenderloin (whole) in the oven after browning. Your way looks to be just about similar in terms of the proceedure. Checking the internal temp is easy peasy.

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    1. As you know I like to use our Weber Q and you have one too. This way it is seared and cooked right there on the Q easy and quick, bonus no pots and pans either.

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  8. I've got the battery thing on my to-do list but I'll probably wait for another month to do the maintenance as we won't be heading south until sometime in Dec. Good reminder though, thanks!

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    1. You take care of your batteries and they will take care of you.

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  9. I am lucky that I can get at my batteries from the top without having to slide them out. Makes it much easier. Twice a year is my schedule as well.

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    1. It would be nice if my batteries were that accessible, but at least I can get at them.

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  10. It's hard to beat a good PM program for any machine. Your dinner looks delicious - I've never had sweet potatoes and apples like that. We just has a very good pork tenderloin the other night as well.

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    1. Dinner was very tasty, Love the sweet potatoes like that, so tasty and easy o do.

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  11. Yes George, maintenance on the batteries are on our to do list. In fact, I plan to look into that in the next week or so. It seems you are well prepared to head south now.

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    1. We do a bit at time, as the days get closer, not rush and no stress it just gets done.

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