Wednesday, January 12, 2011
THEY NEEDED TO BE WASHED ANYWAY
I laboured over the “Title” for this particular post. I thought of naming it:
“JUST A SHITTY DAY” or
“THE WAND” or
“A DAY THAT WENT IN THE TOILET” or
“WHAT A ‘CRAPPY’ DAY”
It didn’t start off good when I woke up with a lot of pain radiating down the left part of my neck and shoulder. I just slept wrong I told myself. But for those of you who know the history of this pain will know I feared the worst.
Popped a few pain killers and decided to leisurely wash some of the outside windows. Had to empty the tanks also as the gray was full.
While doing that my neighbours (a wonderful couple, Dorothy and Glen from B.C.) told me about using “The Wand” to clean out my tanks.
I did own such an object, however, thought it was only used for clearing out clogs in the toilet should you experience such a thing………And I DID experience such a thing early in my RV’ing career !! ‘Nuff said about that !!
So like everything else I do, I sized it all up very carefully. Testing the Wand OUTSIDE; turned the water off; brought the Wand inside blah blah blah. Had to make sure there were going to be no ‘mistakes’. Actually Dorothy and Glen and I joked about it.
Glen wanted to help me but NO I said as this was something I needed to know that I could do without assistance.
So finally I’m all ready to go. Probably spent an hour ‘preparing’. Next thing you know the Wand came apart from the hose and water went EVERYWHERE !! I screamed to Glen (whom I didn’t want to help me LOL) to shut the water off. THANKFULLY it was ‘fresh’ water. This picture shows where it came apart:
This picture shows how clever I was utilizing a mirror butted up against a box of Kleenex to hold the handle open:
Walls were dripping with water; floor was flooded; toilet paper soaked.......
The morale of the story is – I guess the walls; toilet; sink; floor needed to be cleaned anyway !!! LOL
Once the chaos settled down I noticed Bennie was nowhere in sight. He doesn’t wander far and when I called him he came to me. He seems to like going UNDER the rigs around here. Look at the dirt – and I had just bathed him a few days ago !! groan
And they say this RV'ing stuff is supposed to be relaxing !!!