Candler, North Carolina (high 70, low 56)
We’ve been homebound the past few days. There is a massive weather front slowly moving through the area, so it has kept us homebound for the most part.
Sunday we stayed home, thinking it was going to rain in the afternoon. We were both pretty tired, but somehow ended up working around the house most of the day.
We had been really needing to clean the roof of the motor home, which is fiberglass. We thought a fiberglass roof would be pretty much maintenance free, but it turns out, it gets chalky just like the rubber roof on the old motor home did. When it starts getting chalky, this yucky white stuff runs down the sides of the dark colored motor home, making a real mess. We use The Solution on the rest of the motor home. It works great, and is very easy to keep it clean and shiny…..as long as the roof is clean.
So on Sunday, Al got up there with a mop, and cleaned it off. The next step was to put two coats of Mop n Glow on it to seal it. If any of you have any better products, we’re open to suggestions. Mop n Glow only lasts a while in the Florida sun, but it kept it chalk free for quite a while. We figured we’ll try to do it in the spring and fall.
While Al was on the roof, I ran the vacuum inside, cleaning most of the nooks and crannies of a ton of cat hair. The cat hair sure builds up fast in such a small space.
Last night we finally got around to watching The Last of the Mohicans, which was filmed at Chimney Rock, where we were at a few days ago. We thought we’d see the big Chimney Rock in the film, but we never did.
Many of you know I have a phobia about storms and bad weather, so the past few days I have been getting “ready” for the storms that were to come.
I’ve been trying to quit worrying so much, but as soon as I hear about any kind of weather coming, I start to get nervous. I decided to try “wine therapy” and see if I could sleep last night. I don’t know if the wine worked, or it was just not too bad weather-wise, but I did sleep most of the night. Howard of Rv-Dreams wrote a good post about the subject a while back. It seems Linda is very much like me. She is trying to learn how to “let it go” and not to worry so much about things she can’t control. I tried that as well. Fortunately we only had flood warnings and no tornado watches or warnings.
Anyway, we woke up and found the mountain was still behind us and we had not washed or blown away. We didn’t get much heavy rain last night, but east of us got hammered. I’m thinking today and tonight that stuff will move this way and we’re going to get pretty heavy rain. calm down Karen….let it be!
This rain is bringing in a cold front and we’re expecting overnight temperatures down to 49 the next few nights. brrrr…sure wish we’d have brought our electric blankets!
We did have find a nice place to visit the other day and I never did a post on it. We drove west towards Maggie Valley. In Maggie Valley there is a road they call The Tail of the Dragon. It’s a very popular road to ride a motorcycle due the the number of curves.
There were so many motorcycles and way too much traffic in this area, so it wasn’t our favorite place to visit. We did head up a mountain to find a 6000 foot elevation and a very difficult trail up the mountain.
It started off pretty easy, but quickly got harder.
I pooped out about half way up, but Al persisted and made it to the top, which was only about half a mile. It sure seemed longer going up!
Al got this picture of the parking lot from the top.
This next picture was taken from about where I stopped and waited for Al with a few other women waiting for their husbands.
The fall colors are just starting.