Saturday, April 19, 2008
The next project Ron is going to start working on is getting water up to the swamp coolers. The coolers are working, but, with the fans only. We'll be posting pictures soon on how he goes about running the hose up to the coolers and how it all work out. We have been doing lots of watering and the grass is turning greener, he hasn't planted any grass seeds yet, though. We've come into some cooler weather, but, that's not going to last long, I saw the weather online that we will be having temperatures in the high 90's by weeks end. But, we're doing fine, Ron goes into the hot tub after work pretty much almost every day except the weekends, because it's usually too crowded. I've been in it once and haven't been in the pool yet. Now that it's getting warmer, I'll probably start going in to the pool in the morning before I go to work for my late shift.
It turns out I'm the only one who drove to El Cajon to see my dad, so buying the tile will have to wait until another time. My dad was his own feisty and stubborn self so guess he's going to be alright, which puts my mind at ease. While I was visiting in the big city, Ron was busy at work back at camp. He was busy running the water lines so we could have running water in the bus. The following pictures will show his progression in this area.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
We plan on driving to El Cajon on Wednesday to visit my dad, he's got a slight case of pneumonia and is taking antibiotics and is also on oxygen. I want to see for myself how he is doing and if they are taking care of him properly. While we're there, I'm hoping we'll be able to find some tile for the bathroom/shower so we can get that tiled and done. So, stay tuned for more pictures in the coming days, as Ron still is busy getting everything hooked up.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Since last I posted, Ron has been busy practically every day. Remember seeing that stump out front, well, Ron found some bricks up by the maintenance shed and put them around and then filled in with dirt. We then went to town and bought some vincas, the only flower that loves the sun so much, it can withstand temperatures up to 130 degrees! Amazing, huh? So, I bought lots and put them all around the stump. It looks kind of bare now, but, I'm sure that soon it will all fill in and look lovely. He also fertilized the grass and he's been watering, watering and more watering! Sometime this week, he'll be putting in more grass seed and watering some more. He's also been working on the bus. This last week he's been hooking up the fluorescent lights and the swamp coolers. He still needs to find the right hose fittings so he can start running water through the coolers. He's also been running the drain lines for the bathroom sink and shower. Next up, running the drain lines for the kitchen sink.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Since I posted last, we've moved to a different site. The site we're in now is about two rows away from the freeway and is much quieter. Yes, we can still hear the freeway and even see it, but, it doesn't seem to be as loud as it was. We also have a nice view of the alfalfa fields near the campground. We're in the process of greening up the grass, plus, we're going to be planting some more grass seeds, as we'd like to have nice, thick green grass for the summer. So, when you look at the pictures from different angles, it doesn't look like much now, but, it will look better. The main thing we liked about it was the shade tree we are now parked under. The front half is always shaded, which is real nice. Since the air conditioner is towards the back of the rig, the front didn't always get cool, especially if the sun was beating down on it. Now, even though the air conditioner will still be in the sun for part of the day, the front of the rig should stay cooler since it will always be in the shade. We also have a small shed to put our extra stuff into. The other nice thing is we have both rigs on one site, whereas in our old site, we were taking up two sites. You'll see how we have them arranged in the pictures. Ron did manage to hook up one of the swamp coolers late today, but, as of yet, is only using it as a vent. Apparently, when he first turned it on, the fan was hitting part of the shroud, I think he stopped it from doing that, but, he still needs to work on it.