WE made it totally green, requiring millions of gallons of water, by harnessing the water coming from the mountains. We farmed every square inch, followed up by building a million houses right here in River City. Then people wonder why we don't have enough water. Duh .....
Well I can tell you, as of right now, we have MORE than enough. It has rained continually for the last two days and will keep falling for seven of the next eight days. I hope the weather guessers are wrong.
Why you ask? Because I have the weirdest leak ever in my motorhome that defies reason. I really have absolutely no idea HOW, but water is going underneath the edge and UP (yes up) a half inch lip, to meet up with a long metal strip UNDERNEATH the slide mechanism, then it runs down the UNDER side and finally drops off onto the carpeted floor. It's impossible ... but that's what it's doing as far as I can tell.
The longer it rains, the worse it gets, in spite of my temporary fix of plastic covering that outside section of the slide. At least the pans inside are now collecting the water. Honestly, I've no clue. THIS is where a Knight in Shining Armor would be VERY handy.
I will cry for you, my PG&E bill, because I've now got not one, but TWO heaters running day and night, drying out the damp carpet.
On a happier note, MY PAINTS ARRIVED!!! These are just a few. I've got twelve tubes ready to create something wonderful, if only in my head. Like many things however, although I can do it perfectly in my head, what comes out of my fingers may be completely different.
Here's my fancy dancy Nancy brushes, perfect for water colors. As with most artsy things, I doubt I will use every one. This cool case folds in half and stands up. Now I'll have something to play with in my old age. Maybe I'll get some coloring books to paint, just in case my creativity doesn't kick in.
With nothing else going on due to the rain, I watched most every football game yesterday. Yup, I sat my butt on the couch almost the ENTIRE day. Did anyone see that Ravens-49ers game? BEST game of the CENTURY. It was Super Bowl worthy!!
I was screaming for the Ravens! I know, the 49ers SHOULD be my team, but they lost me when they decided it wasn't important for everyone to stand for the amazing red white and blue.
Time to head back out with umbrella, parka, my long-john underwear and my rain boots to check the rig. I guess I'll be spending my retirement money on an RV cover.
Oh my gosh Nancy, you are too funny! It is too bad about the motor home, as what you are describing makes no sense! So agree with you about the 49ers and not standing for the red, white and blue!! We basically gave up watching football for that reason. The rain is amazing...saw this morning there was a 20 mile backup on one of the freeways yesterday from Vegas to CA! Too many people!! haha. Love the paints, only wish I had an inch of talent!ReplyDelete
I'll figure out the leak at some point. I think I know how it might be fixed, but there are no parts or pieces around here.Delete
The worst problem with the rain is idiot drivers who go too fast and crash!!
Luckily I have my Knight in Shiny Armour so I do not even have to understand how water is coming in the way you explained onto your rug. I do know it sounds frustrating. Looking forward to what you create with those paints and brushes.ReplyDelete
Yes you ARE lucky!! It's certainly nice to have a handy man around the house, especially when it comes to stuff like this. I'll figure it out sooner or later.Delete
Remember reading someone else's Blog with similar leakage problem. Turned out it was the seal around their Air Conditioner and it leaked through the ceiling then came out on the floor. The AC gaskets compress and dry up with time and have to be replaced.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy your painting.
It's about time.
Yikes! That doesn't sound good! I'm pretty sure this is coming in around the slide seal. I just have to figure out where and how to fix it.Delete
Drought? Yup, CA loves that word. We moved to NorCal in 1976 and that was a really bad drought year. I think we have pretty much been in a drought since then. Sorry about the leak. Hope someone can help you with that.ReplyDelete
This poor little desert valley wasn't meant to support so many people. Maybe one of these days they will figure that out.Delete
good luck with the water leakReplyDelete
Thank you! VERY happy to see you back!!!!!Delete
Is the slide in or out? Ours will leak 'now and then' when it is closed, and not while driving, 'if' the wind blows just right. I put 2 doggie potty pads where it leaks, with a towel on top of them. The plastic keeps the water from hitting the carpet, and the pads and towel soak up and hold the water until I need to replace pads and put a new towel down. ONLY does it with slide 'in', nothing while out. It has rained just over 2 inches in past few days in Sacramento, a bit more in Citrus Heights, but still about an inch below the normal since October 1st. Something tells me that normal figure will be blown away in the next couple of days.ReplyDelete
Yup ... it's always been when the slide is in. I'm pretty sure it's the seal on the outside, I just can't figure out how to fix it. You have a great idea though ... and I think I'll try that once the carpet is dried out. It's on both sides underneath the slide rails. Hard to explain.Delete