Archive for November, 2016

Our grandsons birthdays!

November 28, 2016

Both of our grandsons have fall Birthdays.

Silas was first in September and he turned 11 years old already! He started middle school this fall and is just growing up so fast. We did get to see he and his mother  recently, so that was very nice!

Silas and I had a private movie night in our bedroom which we both enjoyed tons! And since Josh didn’t get to come, this is a picture of Josh picking them up. It is one of my favorites!

Then Ivan had his 2nd birthday! We can’t believe how much he has grown even since I saw him in July! He has certainly learned to walk and talk by two! He is discovering all kinds of things and mom and dad are sooo enjoying him.

We are so looking forward to seeing everyone again at Christmas!! We can never see our family enough but this year we got to see the kids and moms several times!! Yeah!!

We are so very grateful fir the blessing that our son, daughter their spouses and their sons are to us! Even though we don’t get to see them very often, we are close and God has blessed us as a family! God has definitely blessed Kent and I as parents for which we are very grateful!

May God bless you this Christmas season too!

Jan for the Roaming Reimers

More travels and battery fixes

November 23, 2016

So after we left the retreat we drove a few hundred miles to Santa Clarita and were kindly allowed to park in the back parking lot of a Baptist church. This was taken in their parking lot. We went to church there and enjoyed this stay very much!

Then we drove to Palm Springs, no, not for the reason you might think…we were having some battery issues and so we had an appointment at the factory that made them. We have the Lithium Ion batteries and the computer control that makes them work.

The owner Bill and his wife Andi and staff all welcomed us. We even gave any that wanted a tour of our RV Home. It was a a bit smaller building than I’d expected but everyone was so helpful that I was very grateful for them all. We were given a tour of the business and found Bill to be very varied in the types of things he does. And quite brilliant to understand all of the different things that the company was doing. Wow, I was blown away.

We had to take a bunch of stuff out of the basement to get to the batteries. So Kent did that and showed Bill what was going on. He assured Kent it could be fixed in a short order. So they got busy on it, when it was a few hours and it wasn’t fixed and things put back for us to get out of their back parking lot…well it was a bit more complex than Bill thought. They did think they had it fixed but then it was about 7 pm and too late for us to move. So they gave us permission to stay the night. I ran to our truck and pulled out some freshly made applesauce and shared with Bill and Andi. Overnight things seemed good but something did happen and again we had th same problem. Back to the drawing board so to speak…and after testing and talking and looking at things, Bill and Kent figured out the problem. We had to wait until a new battery monitor control computer was made. So once that was in and more testing was done..Kent put things back together and then I could help put our stuff back in and get ready to go down the road a bit.

Some pictures:

We were so grateful for these guys and their help. We would be very glad to buy batteries from them again and would recommend their batteries to anyone. Please check them out if you are interested in this type of batteries or anything that they might be able to help you with.

http://electricvehicleenterprises.com/

We only went about an hour that day just to get out of the city and to a safe place to stay the night. Then the next day we drove on to Yuma, AZ. We were pretty tired by the time we got here and so kind of crashed. I took a long nap in the afternoon. We were parking on our friends lot and they were coming a few days later.

Love,

Jan for the Roaming Reimers