Crystal River, Fl
It rained a little yesterday, but it appears that it will rain most of the day today. There is some sort of tropical formation trying to form, and it’s bringing lots of rain. Rain is okay as long as we don’t get a hurricane or tropical storm. So far it’s light rain and no lightning or wind.
Al has football and I’ll find a movie or read a book. I just started to read the book about the little boy who “died” and remembered going to Heaven and talking to Jesus. It’s pretty good so far. The name of it is Heaven is for Real.
Yesterday we went to Target and bought a new comforter for the bed, and a Bissell Quicksteamer Carpet Cleaner. The cleaner is small and lightweight. It was only $89, although I saw it online for $79.
It’s a smaller and lighter than some we looked at. I wanted something small enough to be maneuverable and that would fit in the closet. It will go into the storage shed when we get back to Tampa.
We didn’t intend to keep any carpet in our motorhome and planned to have it replaced first thing. When we found this motor home, since it doesn’t have too much carpet, we decided we could deal with it for a little while. It actually hasn’t been as bad as I thought. The entire center section of the kitchen and bathroom area are ceramic tile, but the entrance, living and bedroom room is a beige carpet. We started out trying to take our shoes off every time, but that didn’t last too long.
We will be getting new flooring sometime in the future, but since the carpet is in good shape, we’ll manage as long as we can. It does have some benefits. It’s warmer on the feet and when Baxter jumps around he has a softer surface to land on.
I gave the new cleaner a try last night and it did a good job. I did the living room with just hot water and no cleaning solution. I am leery about using chemicals with the cats and especially with a young kitten, plus Al is also sensitive to chemicals. It sucked the water up very well and with a fan blowing, it dried in 2-3 hours. I like the machine. It did a good job. We figured it would be cheaper than renting one, and we wouldn’t have a machine with other peoples dirt on it.
The shampooer was a keeper, but unfortunately our new comforter/coverlet we bought at Target is not. It looked pretty in the store and it was a brick color. When we put it on the bed, it looked more pink. It will go back. That’s comforter number 2 that hasn’t worked! I want a light weight coverlet style. There are a lot of them out there, but too many are not kitty friendly, or are the wrong colors. I’ll keep looking!
Well today the campground should empty out again. All the week-end warriors will pack up and leave and it’ll be the way we like it! There were about 50 rv’s in for the rally this week-end, so it was busier than normal week-ends.
No current pictures, but here is one from a wonderful kayaking trip years ago.