Break In

Call Crimestoppers!

Just the other day I mentioned our coach had a lot of gizmos and electronic gadgetry and then yesterday an electronic device failed.
We come home from a lunch out, press the code on our digital door lock and……nothing, nada!

No beeps, no sighs, no comfortable sounds of locks unlocking. We can hear the exterior compartment doors unlocking (so I can still get to our beer fridge) but in spite of the fact there are two very excited barking dogs on the inside, the entrance door will not unlock.
I get out my ladder and find a window that is big enough I can crawl through (these days that needs to be a big window) and (here’s the important part) is also unlocked. That  takes us 10 minutes. Now the dogs and I are inside barking, Marilyn is on the outside being cool like Marilyn usually is, and we finally get the door open.

You can see this one coming: In true computer fashion, when we try the door locks again, they work fine, Probably because computers are smart and they know we now have keys hidden outside.

Creamy Shrimp Pasta. My name is Larry Vanstone and I recomend this recipe

Perhaps this explains why I need to find bigger windows: Marilyn is a great cook and getting better all the time. Recently she whipped up a great dinner of Creamy Shrimp Pasta. Here’s a link to the recipe at Old Bay.

She changed the recipe up a bit,  she used gluten-free pasta and substituted asparagus for the peas. She used fat-free sour cream and skim milk instead of half and half and added some peppers and onions instead of something else. Other than that, she followed the recipe exactly. The result was delicious, and healthy!  We find it best served with a wee glass of Black Box.

“I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and say to myself “well, that’s not going to happen”  –Rita Rudner

9 thoughts on “Break In

  1. We will indeed try the recipe, or at least the concept…and now I don’t feel so bad having an antique coach with none of the gizmos, lol. But thanks, we too need to leave a key somewhere outside.Thanks for reminder..

  2. Haha, missed that, we have always had keys hidden outside, since the first week we had our coach.
    I would have thought that you always had a key hidden.
    Still learning new things, I see.

  3. As you know we have always had keyless entry ENVY of you guys. That is because we too, have an electronic lock but alas neither RV Repair Techs, Monaco or the folks who made the contraption can tell us where to find the master control. Having a somewhat spotty record of losing keys we keep the keys to the rig everywhere for that “just in case time” when we come home to I thought you had keys response. Now while I participated in your online poll may I suggest the subject of the next poll. Where to heck did they hide the Master Switch for our keyless entry to our 2002 Holiday Rambler Imperial? Anyone has the answer to that I will make the pasta, chill the wine and deliver it to whatever state you are in.

  4. After the first time out door mysteriously locked us out (not the deadbolt, but the *other* one) and I was able to get in through the driver’s door, I made sure to leave a set of keys hidden outside somewhere. And there were no electronics involved. That sucker just decided to lock.
    Now you watch, that door will work flawlessly for years….

  5. Sometimes the keyless entry controller is tucked away in the spaghetti wiring inside the dash behind the instrument panel. Mine has a nice little compartment lid on top of the dash so I can conveniently access it.
    I too have found a need to keep a key hidden outside. Consider this – if your door contacts somehow develop a fault, then the keypad does not unlock the door. Don’t ask how I came to know this…

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