Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It didn't last long

The winding down thing was over this morning! I was out of bed and on the lawnmower after the neighbors went to work. I always wait until the working set moves out before starting outside duties.

I had done some of the trim work with the walk behind mower yesterday, so the trimming didn't take too long. We have a small garden tractor with a belly mower, so riding over the yard is not a daunting task, but it takes time.

Seems as though the weed whacking and blower work take as long as the actual mowing. But now that is done for another week or so. Its been raining a bunch here in Kansas, something that is quite unusual for August in this state. So the yard has been troubling for my younger son Ben while we were away, so thanks Ben.

Next it was on to the pressure washer, and the Toyota and the Pickup got a bath, and bug removal. One sentence, but it took a couple of hours to accomplish.

So then over to the storage lot and the Big Monster Bus came home for its turn at a bath. I had washed it in a couple of the campgrounds with a bucket and a brush, rinsing it off with a hose. But today it got the pressure washer treatment with the bucket and brush as well. The pressure washer makes dirt come rushing out of places that seemed clean to look at.

Also the generator compartment, and the propane tank underneath were pig pens, so they were blown out. When the motorhome was delivered, they were left with over two years of crud on them. The dealer must have felt that these parts are meant to be left dirty. I sprayed and sprayed.

When we were at the KOA farm campground in Western Wyoming, I opened the gen compartment to power down the gen set as the campground owner was standing there helping us get settled in. He made comment that "it sure gets dirty under there," when I opened the door. I was embarrassed, but could do nothing about it at the time.

I see it is after midnight, so today is officially our Anniversary. We have been married for 41 years today, since we were married when we were ten years old. How else could I only be 49 and holding if we have been married for 41 years? One of theses years , it will be that we were married when we were born. Maybe it will have to change to 59 and holding, LOL.

Retired Rod


  1. Happy Anniversary
    Doug, JoAnn & Fillmore

  2. Happy Anniversary - and, many more! I'll bet you felt good to get all that dirt and grime off the bus, too!

  3. ♥♥♥Happy Anniversary♥♥♥
    Aren't you glad you have all that washing done now... It is a HUGE job and takes a lot of time... Good for you!

    Have Fun & Travel Safe


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