It’s been hot here in central Texas, hotter than a whore on nickle night at the cat house. So when the rains and cool weather came – without terrifying winds – we all enjoyed it immensely. I can’t tell you how wonderful it has been to wear pants and long-sleeved shirts for the first time in over six months.
So there I was, sitting at the computer in cozy sweat-outfit bliss, trying to catch up on email, etc. while listening to the soothing plip-plop of soft rain on the roof.
Then I heard a SPLAT-SPLAT. Huh, I thought, that drip was louder than the others.
I start to go back to my
Facebooking typing when I had a second thought (yes, two in less than a minute – we wouldn’t want to tax ourselves).
Uh-oh… My mouth dropped open as my head snapped up and my focus zeroed in on the drips coming from under the entertainment center. (Feel free to insert a stream of your own dirty words.)
The RV sprung a leak, again, and in almost the same spot as last year. Some of you may recall the time when the windows let in rain. Thank goodness I was home this time, too.
While it feels at times like the Universe is conspiring against me lately with several RV issues happening all at once and myriad other things which you’ve likely been
subjected to enjoyed reading, the Universe also seems to provide (sometimes) at the same time: The rain stopped while we spent a good two hours caulking the RV, the temperature was neither hot nor cold, and the rangers once again came to my rescue.
I would like to take this moment to express my gratitude to the wonderfully kind and helpful rangers at the park. Lets all say a nice little prayer of health and happiness and prosperity for them, ok? Seriously, now is a good time.
RV Slide Issues Update
And another Thank You to all of you who’ve offered suggestions about the slide, or even just wondered of it’s progress.
After the semi-local mobile RV mechanic fell off the face of the earth, I decided to see if I could get the slide in one last time to drive the RV to far-away, but reputable, Camping World.
The mechanic there was so fast he finished in less than an hour! (Nope, there’s no dirty joke there.) He said he jacked it up. (I heard from the Service Manager they use a forklift.) I was disappointed it happened so fast because I wanted to see that and get photos for you all.
Unlike my mechanic in California, and the local-one-who-fell-off-the-face-of-the-earth, this one said I don’t need the slide-guides or plastic. So far, and after several ins-and-outs (tsk tsk) it seems to be ok, although I don’t think it moves quite as smoothly as it once did. (Yes, I have used that glide spray on the rails.)
Lets hope this time things don’t come in threes because I just can’t deal with another RV issue. But now I’m getting paranoid. I think I need tires.