Lutz, Florida ( high 92 , low 70)
I was reading the Rv-Net Forum the other day and came across a few things that really disgusted me. I had read about this before and we always tried to spray Clorox on the water spigot before hooking up the fresh water….but it seems we had forgotten that step….until now.
Anyway….apparently, some people rinse their sewer hoses by inserting them over the water spigot and then turning on the water. Yuck!
I have also heard of dogs peeing on the water spigots! Another yuck!
We’ll be keeping a spray bottle filled with Clorox and disinfect the spigot before attaching the hose from now on. You can bet we won’t be skipping this step anymore.
It rained most of the day yesterday, and it rained hard. Florida has been in a pretty bad drought and we really needed the rain….but I’m sure glad it quit. The rain was so hard yesterday we decided to stay in since some of the roads were flooding. We’re behind schedule, so we weren’t able to leave today. We’re planning on heading out tomorrow. I hope the tropical systems are done for a while. We’ve had enough rain and we’ve got a bad case of hitch-itch.
We almost decided not to leave the area, because during the hard rain, we had a water leak around the living room slide. I think the wind gust the day before stretched the slide topper awning out and it filled up with water, dumped on top of the slide room and leaked inside. We have a funky window awning. It is the same as the slide topper awning, but it pulls down further if you want the window shaded. We had never used it before. We need to get it looked at, but just couldn’t bring ourselves to heading to Lazy Days. We decided we would jury rig it to avoid problems if we can’t figure out what the problem is.
So….the plan is to leave tomorrow. We are so ready.
We paid the electric bill for our 33 day stay here. It was $160! Yikes!!! This has been an expensive little stay. $499 for the site and then the electric bill. They wanted to give us a discount to extend our stay. $199 for the first week and $99 for the second. Doesn’t sound like much of a discount to me. The only reason we stayed here is because it’s close to Mom’s house. We have found another one that’s just a little farther away, and much cheaper. We’ll be staying there when we come back.
We got up this morning to a sunny blue sky. Boy is that nice after two days of rain and clouds!