Ever have one of THOSE days...where it seems as if everything is just going all wrong??
If you follow me on Facebook, you are probably already aware...driving down the highway at 70 miles an hour and the passenger side mirror on the RV just fell off and shattered in to a zillion pieces! It is not just a regular mirror and we cannot just duct tape one back on. This particular mirror is heated and motorized and requires replacement of the entire assembly. That little mishap will cost $250.
My husband was not very happy...to say the least. It had been raining so much and it was just gloomy. Then, we get to our new park and cook dinner. I switched on the water heater to heat water for dishes after Ben had gone to bed. It usually heats up in about 15 minutes. So, I heard it switch off and went to the sink...and noticed there was water all over the floor. Chloe had been lying in front of the sink minutes before and she had just moved. So, I begin my investigation to check pipes and valves under the sink...even went in to the bathroom to see if anything is leaking in the shower. Nope! Well, Chloe had to go out by this time, so I picked her up to help her down the steps...and her fur is SOAKED! Now I am thinking...this is REALLY strange! How on earth could she have gotten all wet?
I throw caution to the wind at this point and wake Ben up to explain what is going on...as best as I can. I didn't want things to progress too much more until we found the source of this leak! It had to be coming from somewhere!
So...Ben gets up and proceeds to go outside to see if he could determine what is wrong. Meanwhile I had blow dryer Chloe and mopped up the rest of the water. Ben comes back inside and informs me that there is water all over under the RV. Apparently the water heater overheated and lost all its water!
So...dishes done in cold water and I spent several hours last night trying to locate the part I "thought" we needed...which I found at Camping World. This morning we had reservations with Enterprise to pick up our car...so while Ben did that, I called around to check prices and availability of the valve we needed. They just happened to have the very valve we needed right here at the park in their RV Service Department! Yay! Small victory! I would have celebrated anything at this point!
We were also scheduled to go pick up my golf cart today so when Ben returned with the rental car, he drove me over to the Golf Car Rental place and I took care of that. Then we both went back to try and solve this mystery.
So far, so good...we installed the new valve and it seems to be holding up for now...which is GREAT! I was actually able to take a shower AND do dishes before the hot water ran out! Mission Accomplished.
You all know how much LadyBug FREAKS out when she hears thunderstorms...well, the very same thing happens with firecrackers! I had checked with the "Powers that be" and discovered that fireworks are NOT permitted or tolerated inside the Park. Well...these firecrackers were LOUD and very, very long!! I called Security only to find out that the beach is public property and I would need to file a formal complaint with the County Sheriff.
At this point, I fee l like I am going to
I GIVE UP at this point. LadyBug has folded herself up into a tiny ball and is hiding inside the wheelwell in the bedroom.
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity...the fireworks finally came to an end.
Onward and Upward!
The good news of the day...Enterprise tricked us out with a fabulous Ford Explorer with only about 100 miles on it, but it has more electronic systems than you can even dream up!!
Let's all hope tomorrow is a better day!