So I took a couple of photos. I took pictures, too, of the huge truck towing a large fifth wheel with the addition of a car in between, just because it was so different and cool looking - I've never seen that type of configuration before. Then I thought, I really can't post their photo, that wouldn't be fair and they probably don't even know what they did to the parking lot.
The whole surface of the lot is perfect, except exactly where their levelers were all night in the soft paving material. That spot now looks like this:
I guess that's why they tell us not to put levelers down when we're parking lot camping. Now I know, and maybe by posting this, some people reading it won't put their levelers down while overnighting in parking lots. I'd hate to have that option taken away from us.
After a huge rainstorm a couple of weeks ago, everything seemed okay until the next morning when I went to unplug my camera battery charger from this outlet under my overhead cupboard...
... and a few drops of water were on the battery charger. It wasn't WET, just a few drops, but that worried me. Especially after the ferocious rains we had the night before.
This is where the outlet is:
Then I climbed up on the roof and checked everything out; all the connections seemed fine until I found this (and it's right above that cupboard):
See the crack in the material around where the wire enters the roof?
I figured that had to be where the water came in from, and put a ton of GOOP all over that area. No problems since then, but I think I'm going to have to take off all the waterproofing sealant soon, and re-apply new material to keep the roof water tight. That's going to be a job! This was just a "fix" for now, and it should be fine until I do a permanent seal. I was lucky I found that small leak before it got worse.
I guess since it's Sunday, I can be a little preachy: remember to check your roof once in a while to make sure eveything is okay up there. Wash your solar panels, check the seals, make sure everything is still on tight.
And by the way, I was a little hesitant to use that plug for a couple of days, but when I did, it worked fine.
Here's a beautiful sunset we had the other night:
On a final note, there's a saying, "Nice guys finish last," that has always bothered me. Bad boys usually seem more interesting and they often get the girl or the job, but they don't usually keep pace for the long term. This morning I had a quote e-mailed to me:
Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts. -- Addison Walker
I like that, it's so true!
And that's it for today - From me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone! :)