Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good Timing

Sometimes life is all about timing.

This morning Denny decided to check and fill the air in the truck and trailer tires since we'll be moving on to newer pastures on Monday. This meant he had to remove several items from our large basement storage bin to get out the pancake air compressor and it was at that time that he saw the puddle. Which was on its way to becoming a lake. In the bottom of the storage bin. Not good.

So it was "fetch this, get that" to me while he took out more "stuff" to access the water lines behind the screwed down access panel. A couple more "I need thises" and he had the panel off and we found the source of two leaks; the water pump and the water line to the outdoor faucets/shower head. The valves were tightened, the storage bin was totally emptied out, the laminated pressed wood panels that we lined the bin floor with were removed to air dry and the bin area was swabbed dry with a fistful of towels. There was a time limit to all of this because the campground turns on the watering system at 3:30PM and we never know which day they are going to do it despite the typed out schedule that they don't follow. The last thing we needed was to have all the items that were stored in the bin to be drenched because we had the stuff sitting out all around our campsite. The heat and intense sunshine took care of the drying out process in fairly short order and Denny soon had everything back in its place. Whew.

In the meantime, I've been creating a list of items we'll need for our two week vacation to Alaska. What I've decided is that traveling by RV is much less hassle than having to pack up the toiletries, vitamins, hats, coats, umbrellas, binoculars, clothes, blah, blah, blah, as when you travel by plane and boat. When you travel by RV you already have all those things at your fingertips without having to worry if you forgot something. Because it's right there. Always. How easy is that? Don't get me wrong--I am SO excited about this cruise. I just know I'm going to forget something major simply because I'm out of the habit of packing for a trip. But YAY! We're going on a vacation! Which to me simply means no cooking, cleaning or planning anything once we're on that plane. Just enjoy the moment every day for 14 days. I'm ready.


Linda in New Mexico said...

Hey, I would say more than good timing.....hallelujah. What a mess if you had gone on your vacation in Alaska and come back to it....YIKES.
I know you two are going to have a blast on your cruise. We have neighbors who have been three times and just love Alaska (thus the three times huh?) We have looked at photos all three times. I love it too.
vert word: pinviron. this is one of those 7th inning stretches so bear with me. I am a tree hugger especially does that make me a pinviron-mentalist. Or can I just read a pinecones mind?

SkippyMom said...

Glad you all caught that and got it fixed up. I am so happy for you guys and your trip to Alaska - okay I admit it - I am terribly jealous too! [heehee, but in a good way]Have a great time and take lotsa' pics.

[pinvironmentalist? Linda FTW - I'm not even trying. :)] said...

This seems to be the perfect time for a trip to Alaska. I am very envious and look forward to many wonderful photos.

Happiness is discovering a puddle before it turns into a lake. :-)

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