Friday, February 27, 2015

50 Shades of Grey/Update on the Duchess

Connie and I "finally" went on our Valentine's Day date this afternoon. With Valentine's Day being on a Saturday, we decided not to venture out with the crowds that day. So today we went to an actual movie house at one of the local Alamo Draft House Movie Theaters and saw 50 Shades of Grey. Now that we are retired we can go see a movie in the middle of the day during the week. Connie had listen to the audio book and wanted to see how they adapted the book into a movie. She thought the screen writers did a good job on the writing and enjoyed the movie. I managed to stay awake for the entire movie (which is usually hard for me) and thought it was OK. I'm not sure how the S&M adds to the usual boy meets girl, boy gets girl and then boy looses girl. Only this movie ends without the boy getting the girl back. So, I'm sure there are setting all of us for the sequel.

The Duchess has been in the shop for the last two weeks. We kept getting a warning light that the transmission needed to be checked. The shop where we took the motor home to called today and said that after extensive testing (including changing out the transmission fluid & filters), the warning light for the transmission is still coming on once the transmission warms up. They are recommending that the dealer we bought it from replace the transmission since the error codes the computer reads on the transmission indicate there is damage within the unit itself. I not sure if we will be able to do this here in Austin or if we will have to take the unit back to the dealer we purchased it from. We should know something early next week. One of the "bumps in the road" in our journey.