Turn The Water Off!
I don't normally post on my blog this often but I have been asked by a few people to post more frequently. Lately my life has been pretty boring just hanging around and nothing super interesting to tell anyone about or good pictures. I must admit I did get some pretty nice pictures of some longhorn cattle...Texas cattle....recently so maybe I can post those.
My reason for this post is to vent some frustration with myself. I heard the owner's of this property come in early in the wee hours of the morning last night. This morning I was out doing some organizing prior to getting ready to leave when Harry, the owner, came by. I was surprised he would be up this early but I also know Harry is a workaholic (his wife Joyce told me this so it is firsthand). Anyway we get to talking and looking at my BFT.....Big Ford Truck. I was in the process of draining the black tank and rinsing it out when we started talking. I had dumped the real stuff and was filling the tank to dump again and get it good and clean so I could dump again and get any residue out.
Well.....after Harry left I went back to my chores and I saw water coming out of the sides of my LTR...Little Travel Rig. What the hell!!?? I forgot to turn off the water and the toilet was overflowing all over the floor of my trailer and draining out wherever it could find a low spot. Well.....I shut off the water and adjusted the trailer so it would drain to one side and you cannot imagine how much water was still inside my trailer. I grabbed a bunch of old towels...my brother told me one should always keep a bunch of these handy and he was right....and started soaking up the water.
Now to top this stressful crisis off I had made plans to drive to a town about 40 miles from me and take lunch to my two sisters that live there. I did my best to get this mess cleaned up but saw this was going to take awhile so I called and delayed my visit so I could get this done. It was not as bad as you think since I had dumped the real stuff from the black tank and this was overflow but it still carried some residue and made me concerned. I got the main water out...no carpet...so only on the flooring. I then used Lysol to clean and then bleach to clean so I feel pretty good that the floor is probably cleaner than it was when I bought this rig. However, I still want to get into all corners and disinfect and clean so it will be an ongoing job for awhile. I bought some nice smelling Lemon Pine Sol to finish off the job.
What a day!! I was glad to leave for awhile when things were in control. I bought some Five Guys burgers (really good if you haven't had them) and took them to my sister's while we visited. After that I had to stop at Costco (because it was there) and WalMart for some things before hitting the road tomorrow morning. I had planned to wash the towels and a rug but ran out of time so they will stay in the back of the BFT until I get the opportunity down the road.
I am sitting here now having my second Scotch and feeling a little more relaxed after a hectic day. Actually.....I am very anxious for tomorrow to come so I can go on down the road. I want to see how this truck pulls my LTR plus I really enjoy what is waiting around the next bend. I will be heading West towards Amarillo and make my decision on which direction to go from there....right now I am leaning towards going on to Flagstaff and north by my brother's place in Hurricane, Utah and on up from there to Glacier. I can come in the south end of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and go from there and it is beautiful country.
One thing I learned today....I am getting more and more forgetful so I need to be more aware of what is going on. I am going to start playing some of those brain games on the pc and doing more crossword puzzles. I call them Senior Moments but it could be the beginning of something else....I will keep good notes just in case I forget what to tell the doctor should it come to that meeting.
See you down the road. :)