• A bad week

    A guy here in the park suffered a series of mishaps a couple of weeks ago, beginning so innocently…

    He pulled the black tank handle and, lo and behold, nothing happened. After some more fiddling with valves, he reached the inescapable conclusion that the tank drain was plugged up.

    Now it gets interesting.

    Not really considering the possible ramifications, he got one of those rubber ball things that you put on a water hose and stuff down a toilet to dislodge a clog with water pressure.

    He dislodged the clog all right; he BLEW UP the black tank! Split that sucker! Made a spill BP would’ve been proud of.

    He spent his long July 4 weekend under his 5er replacing the black  tank.

    Now when you think this story doesn’t get worse…it does.

    After all that it’s time to go home, so he cranks up his newish Beemer and drives it smack dab into a tree stump! The same stump that’s been there for years and he’s been parking next to for years. Pushed the radiator into the fan; that’ll be expensive.

    Some days you eat the bear and some days the bear eats you.

  • Fulltiming in Hicks Holler

    It’s been two months since we left home and this fulltime RV lifestyle really suits us. We do everything we do at home, just on a smaller scale…plus we get to enjoy the cooler weather up on the mountain.

    We like it so much that we’ve committed to a year’s rent for our site. Even though we won’t be here for three months or so the cost is about the same as paying monthly for the time we will be here and it secures our site for when we return.

    Since our site is in a lower part of the CG we’ve named it Hicks Holler; no sooner did we do that than the Hicks family from Tennessee moved into the site directly across from us!

    We’ve been discussing what to do; looks like our best option is to rent out the house at Lake Como. The rental income would pay costs there plus our rent here in Tennessee or in Florida during the winter or wherever else we may wander.

    Now we just need to get rid of all that stuff…