Thanks for everyone offering suggestions for our black tank issue.
We are careful to use the correct type of tp, we always fill the black tank up before we dump, and we try to use a lot of water, but we still found ourselves with a problem.
Despite all our care, and Al’s work, apparently we didn’t get the problem resolved as we thought.
After he cleaned it on Saturday, the tank drained and we thought the problem was solved, but it didn’t sound right when it was flushed. It would gurgle and sometimes splash back up. We kept running lots of water into it, but the noise and gurgling continued.
Monday, morning, it stopped up again. We have one of those flush kits that hook onto a hose, so we gave it a good flush from the top. It appears to be clog free now and it sounds normal again.
No more lobster dinners for Al though :) One lobster dinner per black tank issue.
We’re getting frustrated with the house sale. We are supposed to close in 8 days and they still haven’t ordered the appraisal. Evidently there is a problem, but what it is, we don’t know. We don’t believe the closing will happen on May 6th, and at this point, we’re wondering if it will happen at all.
We’re proceeding with our sales anyway. If the deal falls through, we will just be that much further ahead next time. We have already decided if it does fall through, we’re heading out for a trip somewhere fun! There is nothing we can do about it, so we’re trying to stay focused and positive.
We have a little Carolina Wren (bird) nesting in our garage. We call her Nancy. Actually, we call all Carolina Wren’s Nancy. The way the garage is built, she can fly in and out at will. The nest is right by the side where Al’s tools are at, and he’s trying to get them sorted without bothering her too much. We should have removed nest when we first saw it, but we didn’t, and now it’s too late. She’s pretty tolerant of us though and stays put most of the time. I tried to get a picture of her sitting in it, but it didn’t turn out well. Maybe I’ll try again today.
We also have a new batch of Bluebird eggs by the motorhome. Hopefully these will hatch. We have another nest box of baby Bluebirds and they should be fledging soon. Unfortunately, we’ve been too busy to enjoy all our birds this year.
We’re watching the weather. Those nasty storms that hit Arkansas are heading our way, so it’s almost time for me to start getting nervous!