But it is windy . . .
But it is windy . . .
About 6:30 pm MST, we spotted a line of strong storms approaching from the east — very unusual as most storms go west to east.
Anyway, we were looking forward some thunder, lightning, and so on. No such luck. Turned out to be strong winds blowing sand around and a haboob south of us. Cough, cough. Holy Dustbowl, Batman.
Our 19-gallon water heater leaked itself to death. Luckily we were in our park model when the leaking started. Plumbers are coming out tomorrow afternoon. Do I hear $500? We’ll see.
We took a side trip to Mariposa, CA (more on this later) on our way and at a campground on our way made this film of Flirt . . .
A few days ago I filled up our RV water tank, turned the water pump back on, and went about doing other things.
An hour or so later I checked the level of water in our tank and most of the water was gone. Say what? We hadn’t done the dishes, showered, or washed the clothes. So where did the water go?
Turns out we inadvertently pumped the water out of the tank because I had left the water fill valve open. A bad thing.
So I ordered a back flow valve and installed it today. A back flow valve only allows water to flow in one direction. So we’ll let water flow into, but not out of, our water tank from now on.
Water, water everywhere . . .
Dry, dry, dry . . .
Last week we took Flirt to the vet to have her teeth cleaned and a lump removed from her head.
After the surgery the vet advised us to have a biopsy done on the lump as it was unusual. Great. Possible cancer in our 7-year-old doggy. However, the vet called today and told us that the lump was benign. Whew.
Flirt looks worse than she is, but we’ve avoided having her wear a Cone of Shame.
Bob is a WWII aircraft carrier fighter pilot vet who has lived at our campground since we’ve been working at the RV park. So he’s been here at least 5 years.
He’s independent, sharp, and a pleasure to be around. Whenever Jan and I are feeling “old”, we remind ourselves that Bob is almost 30 years older than we are.
That’s right, a 5.8 quake in Lone Pine about 60 miles south of us. This quake was fairly strong and lasted about 10-15 seconds. Just like the previous quakes, I thought it was just wind gusts at first. Exciting.