After 2 incredibly warm weeks of the project, winter came early to the park. Our clean-up week was a chilly one, so we were motivated to keep moving or seek out some heat. With some new shelves built in the Well House storage building, we were able to organize our supplies much better and with many hands, the work to collect the supplies from 3 different sites went quickly. We cleaned the cabins, blew off roofs, and took trash to the dumpsters. We even did some more scraping and painting of the Well House, the rear of which is the last of the building needing attention.
The work does continue.
We had a couple of issues with the RV that had been lingering for a while, but finally needed more serious attention.
With the plummeting temperatures, we were using about 20% of a tank of propane every day to keep the RV warm. Knowing the current level of the tank became very important, so when it was clear that one of our sensors wasn’t reporting, we wanted to fix it quickly. Thinking it was just a battery, we were disappointed that replacing it made no difference. After a call to tech support, it was clear that the sensor needed to be replaced. Luckily one was available nearby, and it started reporting in reliably once installed. Gotta have some heat.
We have also been puzzled by a bad taste in our water. After sanitizing the tank a couple of times in the same number of months, we were disappointed that the problem kept returning. We made a discovery that it was not the tanks that were the problem, but our galley faucet. It has a pull down hose sprayer, and we suspected it wasn’t getting clean with our sanitizing efforts. So, we disassembled the faucet and soaked it in vinegar. While this worked somewhat, we still suspect the hose is part of the problem and we haven’t found a way to get at it yet. In the meantime, Dave has upgraded his water bottle to one that produces UV-C light to sanitize the water he drinks. So far, he pretty happy with it.
We celebrated Droz’ 21st birthday together on a rainy evening that was brightened with balloons and cake. He appeared to enjoy it, even if it was spending time with the old folks.
On the Monday after Thanksgiving, we headed out for Jacksonville. It was a relatively quick trip south, spending only 1 night on the road. For the first time, we made use of a convenient free dump station at the Kenly 95 Truck stop at exit 106 on I-95 in NC. It was easy in and easy out. We also stopped at the new Buc-ee's near Florence and found a great price on diesel, easily 40 cents less than what we had been finding. (Although we could only brag so much, since Pat and Fred got a price almost 60 cents less the next day!) Spending the night at a Wal-mart in Manning, SC, we were boondocking for the first time in a long time. Given the chilly temperatures overnight, we ran the generator to provide heat in the evening.
The next day we arrived in Jacksonville, the temperatures were much improved from the chill we left in Virginia. And we are happy to be back at Faith.
Wonder what we will be up to next?