We’re going from gross to glamorous today.
While wandering around amazon.com, I read some reviews by people who were replacing the Casita sewer hose, which, they complained, was cheaply made and therefore unreliable. (A sewer hose is included with new Casita travel trailers.) All it took was one reviewer’s warning: You don’t want to find out too late that the factory-supplied hose is prone to leaks.
Yeah, you got that right.
The picture in my mind of poop soup flowing out of a sewer hose had me ordering a better quality hose right on the spot. This is something I don’t want to mess with.
I also included in the order a hose support, chock blocks, levelers (I’ll have wood levelers, too!), 30/15 amp adapter, 30/50 amp adapter, a tiny dish drain (designed for rvs), a mesh organizer for the shower, museum putty, Command hooks, and metal shower hooks.
And back in the real world . . . at the dollar store . . .
I picked up some packages of rug anti-slip sheets (similar to shelf-liner) for the PTV, a mesh hamper bag, and a carpet square that I know I’ll put to good use somewhere.
Thanks, readers, for helping me with the shopping list.
I’ve finally finished emptying out the storage room of things I will take with me. I made an interesting discovery! No, it wasn’t a chest full of old, silver coins. In the boxes of stuff that once belonged to my uncle, I found a RoadPro. It’s a “Car Emergency Air Compressor – 12v, 200 psi.” Might come in handy. Nice big light on it, too. You can find a similar one by clicking on Amazon.com air compressor.
It’s got to be done sometime . . .
I packed up family photos, old report cards, school play programs, letters, cards, children’s drawings and writings, and other keepsakes. These go to my daughter and grandchildren. I carefully wrapped the breakables in tissue paper . . . the figurines of my ceramic nativity scene, knicknacks and decorative items, heirlooms and gifts I’ve received over the years.
Next I packed up my father’s and uncle’s papers, photos, medals, caps, badges, and such from their service in WWII. I want to give these items to sister Pauline in Mississippi. Pauline has always had an interest in history, and her son and son-in-law will appreciate the historical value of these items, too. One of these days I’ll tell you about my father’s and uncle’s WWII service. Incredible experiences!
Scaling down is a good thing.
We scale down in order to fit our lives into a travel trailer (or any rv, for that matter). However, have you ever thought about how this removes the tedious burden from family members, that awful task of sorting through emotionally-charged items after we’ve passed on? If you’ve ever had that task fall upon you, you know what a big favor this is! I feel good that it’s done.
Enough with the sewer hose and packing and serious talk . . . geez, how dreadful. It’s time to inject a little glamour.
The crew got a postcard from Florida!