It’s nice to look outside and see the sun shining again. We had two days with very little sun and lots of rain. Of course we still have the heat and humidity.
We had a little accident here last night. I was standing by the cabinet opening a couple cans of kitty food. Baxter was getting very excited. I’m not sure exactly what happened. He was standing on his back legs with his front feet resting against the cabinet. All of a sudden he started screaming like he was in terrible pain. I think the claw on his left front foot had gotten stuck in the opening of the cabinet door. It happened so quick, but I remembered wondering if I had accidently shut the door on his foot…but decided I hadn’t. I reached down to grab him and lift his foot out, but he was in panic mode and felt he needed to defend himself.
His first reaction was to bite at what he thought was hurting him. Unfortunately, it was my hand. He chomped down on it hard, I released him and he ran off scared to death. As soon as I got over to him, he was fine. Me, on the other hand…not so fine. I had 4 teeth marks in my hand and it hurt like crazy…. he really chomped down.
I didn’t punish him, he was just “defending” himself. We examined him and found no blood or damage to his foot, thankfully. I think his nail must have gotten caught in the crack between the cabinet door and the frame. So….after doctoring my wound with some alcohol, I decided I would live too.
After the rain stopped yesterday, we decided to disinfect the fresh water tank. It was something we have been intending to do since we bought this coach. You should do it every few months, or when you buy a new or used rig. When the coach was back and forth in the service bays at Lazy Days, they would fill the fresh water up with the regular hoses they had laying around in the service bays. They were not the sanitary white fresh water hoses like we use and they had nothing to keep insects from crawling into the hoses. I kept noticing that and how nasty the hoses were. We figured our fresh tank was crawling with germs, but we just never got around to flushing it. Until yesterday. It didn’t kill us though, so I guess there weren’t any real bad germs.
We are very careful with our fresh water tank and hoses. The fresh water hose ends are kept screwed together when not in use. I don’t want bugs, frogs or lizard's crawling into them. On this coach we have a fresh water fill valve right on the coach, so we don’t have to fill the water with a separate hose, but in the old coach it was always filled only with our clean white fresh water hose.
We followed the directions and added 1/4 cup chlorine per every 15 gallons of fresh water. Our fresh water tank holds 100 gallons. We ran the chlorine water through all the faucets via the water pump, and let them stay overnight. We turned the water pump off and this morning flushed the chlorine from the hoses and faucets. We thought! Apparently we didn’t rinse the hoses and faucets enough because that first sip of coffee was nasty! We had to dump the entire pot of coffee and start over.
Oh well, at least our fresh water tank is finally sanitized. We don’t use it often, only on travel days.
The next step is to flush the water heater tank.
I think Al checked all the engine fluids yesterday, and we’ll check the tire pressures with the TST tire pressure monitoring system, before we leave. Then we’ll be ready to head out of here! knock on wood! Boy are we ready to leave!