Today being our first full day in Branson, I got a little chance to relax (snooze in my recliner) while Marti and Gail took care of buying all the tickets for this week of shows. Tonight we were supposed to see the "Rat Pack", a tribute to Frank, Dean, Sammy by impersonators that sing and dance to that famous music.
It was an evening show and when we pulled up to the theater, the lot was empty. We figured it was because we were a little early. Wrong. It was because the show was cancelled. Seems two of the show members called in sick. Strike out! We will get our money back, but because we have other shows already scheduled for our week here, we'll have to pass on seeing it on another day.
Then the air conditioner on the Journey acted up. Actually, it didn't act at all. Just hummed a bit and the blower fan never came on. Uh oh. This could be expensive.
I opened up the side of the a/c unit, it is a basement type air conditioner and took a look inside. I found the start capacitor for the blower fan, a little device about the size and shape of a salt shaker was dripping water despite having a rubber cover on it. The blower motor itself was hot to touch.
I pulled the rubber cover back and found the inside was all burned, corroded and melted. Ah ha, the problem. A simple fix. Not! Looking online in the Branson area, there are no electrical supply stores in the area that will sell retail, only wholesale. Meaning, even if they have the part, I can't buy it. Strike out number two! Fortunately, the weather has been mild, the nights cool, so not having the a/c for a few days is not going to be a problem.
Of course, now is the weekend, so even if I were to go to the wholesale supply stores and throw myself on their mercy and plead my case (beg, even) that embarrassment will have to wait for Monday. Pictures will follow, too. I'd have taken some, but the capacitor was leaking really sticky fluid and I got it all over my fingers. I have enough trouble with cameras as it is, getting sticky fingerprints all over it would not be a good idea.
So, we'll see how this all works out. A fifteen minute repair and who knows how many hours to get the part. Stay tuned.
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