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RiverCat Journal : Birthday, Winter Storm, and Good News

Posted by on December 9, 2013

Current Venue: Coffeyville, KS
Campground:   Buckeye Mobile Estates
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My birthday was last Monday.  I typically forget my birthday, and holidays for that matter, except when I have a girlfriend (my girlfriends are acutely aware well in advance).  But I don’t know if I’ve had an actual birthday cake since I was a kid, so you can imagine this was a surprise…

birthday cake

Bob and Ruby are my best friends at Amazon.  They give me a ride to work and I enjoy every moment with them.  Sweet couple.  They are now my second set of “RV Grandparents” I’ve decided to adopt.  (Yes Sandie, you’re my first).

birthday, Bob and Ruby

The big news this week was not my birthday.  First, I had my season extended at Amazon until the end of January.  That gives me a bit of wiggle room!  Second, a winter storm…

birthday, winter storm

Of course, I LOVE snow.

birthday, snow

But the single-digit temperatures have wreaked havoc.  As if “48” weren’t ugly enough…

sewer hose

The water froze a couple days ago with the sewer hose not far behind.  You see, I don’t have enough descent in the hose’s 30-foot stretch to clear the wastes and, unbeknownst to me  the entire thing was stopped up and then frozen solid.  I managed to get one segment thawed out along with my water hose but am going to try anti-freeze and some toasty 34-degree temperatures tomorrow to get the rest thawed out so I can wash my dishes and use the toilet again, tomorrow.  I’ll have to keep both valves closed and just do walk-throughs when I empty the tanks. The foam tape-job over the refrigerator panel is my version of a “repair.”  It seems when it gets below 18 degrees my freezer reacts by thawing out!  Covering the vent did the trick. It’s been a busy week. The manager of Buckeye claims the lake has never frozen over completely.  Good news, I guess — my neighbor Danny and I are eyeballing this as our fishing hole.

fishing hole

2 Responses to RiverCat Journal : Birthday, Winter Storm, and Good News

  1. Sandie

    I love you too. And Happy Birthday. I’m so glad somebody made you a cake. That really is good news that Amazon extended you – well as long as the weather warms up a little bit. Everything freezes when it’s that cold. Marv told Jim a couple of days ago that he really wants to go fishing but NOT ice fishing. It didn’t get that cold here but for us wimps it might as well have. I’ve been looking at a couple of blogs and I’ll get the info to you tomorrow. Hang in there with me.

  2. Pleinguy

    Well, congratulations on making another year. Hope this one is better than the last. The extension in work gives you more time to sort out the next move. Have a happy holiday season.

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