Ginger, Washer Error & Final Luncheon

Posted by on May 13, 2015
Hmmm...rather ominous

Hmmm…rather ominous

While I was at the shack Monday afternoon the skies got dark, the wind picked up and the air cooled off…not a good sign.  A few hours later the rain came…just as the ‘big wigs’ that were on-site visiting decided to leave.  It wasn’t just misting a little…it was out right pouring.  Since we are supposed to get signatures from everyone as they leave, verifying that the information on the log sheet is correct I had to go out….and I was absolutely drenched.  They all said that I should have just stayed inside and signed for them…as did the safety guy who came out shortly after the.  I’ll remember that in the future…but after having been burned in a similar situation in the past at a prior job…it’ll be hard.

Ginger has NO problem making herself comfortable!

Ginger has NO problem making herself comfortable!

It rained pretty much through the night and into the morning but stopped not long after Michael got to the shack on Tuesday morning.  The wind was what bothered me though….it started in the middle of the night and continued until the rain stopped.  You know…the kind of wind that rocks the coach from side to side and you can hear the slide awnings billowing….the kind I don’t like!

Such sweet babies...making themselves at home

Such sweet babies…making themselves at home

Fred and Ginger were back Tuesday morning and Michael was happy to report that Ginger’s face looked much better and she was running around like crazy!

I drove Michael to work Wednesday morning and we were greeted by 2 very happy canines.  Ginger looked as good as new and was prancing all over the place!  The two of them even snuck into the shack when it started raining as Michael was unloading his stuff from the truck before I left.  Smart puppies!

Fred and Ginger ended up holding up in the very tiny shack with Michael for several hours.  At one point Michael messaged me and said, “It is getting doggy smelling in here.”  LOL!

Oh Oh!

Oh Oh!

I was doing some laundry yesterday and in the middle of my third and final load I went into the bedroom to find all the lights on the front of the washer flashing and an error message, ‘F05’, on the display.  Hmm…I tried pushing some buttons and nothing happened.   I messaged Michael and he looked on the internet to see what the F05 error message meant.  I means that there may be a blockage to the pump so when he got home he manually drained the water from the washer (since that is where the cycle stopped) and opened the filter port and turned the pump and reattached the filter, finding no blockages.

When the unit was drained he started the washer again and it worked fine to finish the load that was in the washer and then to wash the towels he used to remove the excess water as it drained into the drain pan.

I made a dish for dinner that I haven’t made in several years…Chop Suey Hot Dish.  Not sure why it’s called that…other than it has soy sauce, rice and chow mein noodles.  LOL  It’s one that I enjoy but since Michael seems to have an aversion to rice it’s not one of his favorites.  Poor boy.

Getting away from a gate for a few hours can be a life saver!

Getting away from a gate for a few hours can be a life saver!

Today was the last luncheon that I’d scheduled for our gate guards in the this area.  I try to get all my errands done at the same time so I picked up the last (hopefully) of our mail at the UPS Store, stopped at Walmart for a few items and then made a stop at HEB for meat & produce before heading over to the restaurant for lunch.  We always have a small cooler in the back seat are of the truck and it comes in handy for days like this.

We met at Barth’s this month and ended up with 5 meeting for lunch.  One of the ladies brought a newcomer, which was nice. We had a wonderful time chatting, exchanging stories and enjoying being away from our various gates.  Thankfully, one of the ladies has volunteered to schedule the lunches while I’m gone for the summer.

A big job for one person!

A big job for one person!

You might remember a good while back the I posted a picture of a building in Runge where the awning had collapsed.  It’s been interesting to watch the work being done on it to tear it down.  An elderly gentleman (the owner, I assume) seems to have done all the demolition by himself, piece by piece.  As I drove by today the work is nearly complete.  Just a few beams to remove.

3 More mornings to listen to that darn alarm clock!
4 days til we hit the road!
10 days til we’re huggin’ our babies!
11 days til we’re Cruisin’!
13 days til we are celebrating 30 years of marriage!

 

 

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