I got emails from two different readers yesterday thanking me for mentioning several times that we always keep our fresh water tank at least half full, and whenever I park the motorhome for more than an overnight stay, I like to go into a campground with a full tank of fuel.
One couple is somewhere in Georgia where the power went out in their campground due to the storms. But by following my advice they were able to run the generator and stay comfortable. Another couple wrote that they live in Florida, and though they escaped the worst of the storm damage, power is out all through their area. The husband said he kind of grumped when they came home from their last RV trip and his wife insisted he fill their motorhome’s gas tank “because Nick says so.” But he said instead of sitting in their house with no power and no AC, they are in their RV in the backyard with the generator humming away and the AC doing its job.
Folks, you should always listen to me. If you did, life would just be so much easier for all of us. Well, except for those times when I’m wrong. And anytime I say something, there’s a 50-50 chance I could be. Your job is to figure out which.
But seriously, situations like this are exactly why I always keep plenty of fuel and fresh water on hand. You just never know what’s going to happen.
I spent yesterday putting together and then sending out issue #5 of my author’s newsletter. If you’d like to be on the subscription list for the newsletter, in which I share information about my books, the writing process, and what my writer friends are up to, just send me your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. I send the newsletter out about once a month, and I never share your information with anyone else.
While I was working on that, Miss Terry was busy, too. The gooseneck faucet in our kitchen sink has been dripping for quite some time, and since it was original equipment when our Winnebago was new in 2002, we have not been able to find washers or replacement parts.
We bought what we thought was a replacement unit at Lowe’s a while back, but as it turned out, it wouldn’t work. Terry found another one on Amazon and ordered it, and it arrived yesterday. So while I was working on the newsletter, she replaced the old unit with the new one. It looks great, and swivels to give her more room when she’s cooking or doing dishes.
One of the seminars I do at RV rallies is about working on the road. In the last few years one popular job for RVers is gate guarding at drilling sites. I’ve had several people ask me about it, but since we have never done it ourselves I’ll refer you to my buddy Greg White’s recent blog post on gate guarding. Greg and his wife Jan have been doing it for several years now and they’ve got it down to a science.
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Thought For The Day – The most beautiful people are the ones that don’t know they are.