Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Uh Oh…Part 2

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!


  1. It's been a while, but I noticed that you mentioned "The Geo Method" in your blog. Have you been doing this? It sounds like an interesting concept. We are trying it this year before we go fulltime this Fall. I think we are getting more "true" readings so it must be cleaning the walls some. Poo is universal and many mishaps can occur.

  2. Why is it house closings never happen on the day they are scheduled? Carol and Steve had their original closing date as April 8, and it still hasn't happened for them yet either. Fingers are crossed for you.

  3. Syl,
    Thanks for the reminder on the Geo Method. I had totally forgotten about it...I guess I'll have to re-read my blog :)

    Jim and Sandie

    I guess we shouldn't least we're not overdue yet!

  4. Pretty frustrating news about the house sale. They buyers always seem to have sellers at their mercy.

  5. Selling a house in this market is certainly a challenge. Sounds like your approach the delays is a good one to me.

    It took us 2.5 years to finally sell our house. we made the decision from the get go to just go ahead and travel as much as possible while leaving the house empty.

    This worked for us, but we had to spend several months each year checking on the house and doing any upkeep items necessary. But overall, it worked out fine. Never the less, we are still very glad it is now long gone.

  6. I sure hope all goes well for you with the house... Where are you planning on going?
    Have fun & Travel Safe

  7. All you can do is wait and see what happens. Sounds like you have been doing great on getting stuff sorted and sold. If the sale falls apart, there is nothing you can do about it so a nice trip would be good for you.

    Is your mother still staying in the house? You mentioned she was coming back with Al, but then didn't say any more. Did she make it?

  8. Black tank issues are awful. Hope yours is fixed for sure.

  9. Praying for your safety in these nasty storms.

    Hugs Cindy

  10. It must be frustrating but the house sale may take a little longer than expected but it will close eventually even if it's with a new buyer.

    If it doesn't taking off on a trip and having some fun sounds like a good plan to me.


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