Hey everyone, hope all are well & ya'll are having a great day!
Once again, I'm leaking!! ARGH!! Maybe I'll just put a tarp over my overhead cab window! grrrrr. So another call needs to be made to the RV place & this time, it has to be fixed right! At least it was another drip & this time, in 2 spots instead of the whole length of the window, but still. I want to be dry! What's the point of having the overhead rebuilt if it's still leaking somewhere :-(( So this happened around 7:30 yesterday morning. It was pouring outside! I knew it was coming & actually got up at 5 & walked my dogs before the rains came. It was thundering & lightning then, so I wanted to get them out asap.
Went back to bed, then the rains came. And came. And came.
I wake up & think, oh, check the window. I turn over & the body pillow I have under it is WET! Again! So I'm thinking, oh forgot to grab my tarps. They are in the van. I don't want to go out in the downpour to get them. Then I think, OH, shower curtain! So I go & grab it. Grab a towel & some bowls. Secure the area...once again. Lets hope this is the LAST TIME! It's supposed to rain more today, so the area is still secured. :::grrrrrumble:::
So I thought I'd focus on essential items today. Items that are essential for the RV lifestyle & yet keeping things healthy & clean.
So here are the healthy items:
Yes, I carry dumb bells.
They work well.
They are even better for things other than your arms.
They work GREAT for this!!
Heehee, I use area rugs in the RV. I actually have two different vacuums. When I use the shark, I drag out the rugs outside & put the dumb bells on them to hold them down. Then I can do a deep vacuuming with the Shark vacuum. That thing rocks! Or sucks. Sucks well! Might even suck a rock?
Here are my two vacuums:
The Shark really deep cleans. It's the lavender one.
The Hoover NanoVac does a decent job, but isn't as intense as the Shark.
So for weekly or bi-weekly vacuuming, I use it in the RV. It doesn't eat the rugs.
For deeper cleaning, I drag out the rugs & pull out the Shark to really vacuum the carpeting in the rig deeper & use the dumb bell on the rugs to vacuum them outside. My RV doesn't have slides, so it's easier to take the rugs outside to vacuum for the deeper cleaning when using the Shark.
I LOVE the Shark. If I didn't use area rugs, then I'd only be using the Shark. Both vacuums have cleaning tools & the hoses come loose for the use of the tools. That way, I can use the brush assemblies for cleaning the a/c & other things as well. I think when I take my trip, the Hoover will have to stay behind & I'll take the Shark with me. After all, I'm from the Texas gulf coast, why not take a Shark along my travels?
Now for the BOOT! Or boots in this case!
It's been a pretty wet season the past month or so. Too wet. One day, I soaked 3 pair of shoes just walking the dogs. So I took off for WalMart to get a pair of rubber boots. (which still kind of hurt to put on & even moreso to take off due to my wankle). I find the last pair of rubber boots that I can still fit. They are one size bigger than I wear, but I realized that would make it easier to get them off & on. And I can wear thicker socks in them when I need to. So I bought them. Then on my way to another dept in the store, I pass hiking boots on clearance! Woah, STOP! Look! BUY!
I planned on buying a pair once I got up to Pa, but wait! These are on SALE! Clearance! Cheap!
So I bought two pair. They had a waterproof pair & a regular type. The waterproof $10. The other $8.50. WooHoo! I'm buying! So I did! Glad to find that score. So I walked the dogs in the waterproof ones to test them & they work well.
Oh & I bought this rug after I picked Ellie up at the RV place. They took my rugs out. They SHOULD have put my rugs in the hall of the RV, but nooo, they took them out. So they had to find them. They could not find my entry rug though. Which was a nice cute little grass mat. -- then later I discovered they also took out all my drivers & passenger floor mats too. Those are gone. grrrrr
So I bought a new entry rug as I like to use them to catch dirt as I enter the RV. But honestly, although it's really cool. The grass mats work better. So I might use this one as an outdoor mat eventually.
Thanks for stopping by ya'll & have a great day!
**OH, I almost forgot. I learned how to address another type of window leak. I'll share that later as I fixed one window & it works! So I'll do a video & photos to share on another blog. **
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~