A relative had asked me what we were doing all day, when being out here in the desert. She wondered whether life would be boring. Of course, we all know that that’s not the case. However, sometimes we get into some unexpected occupations like f.ex. I did today.
|Moping it up...|
|The "Corpus Delicti"|
What had happened now again??
Well, as it turned out the water line behind the toilet had popped an water was gushing out, flooding our lovely home. Yep, pump was working!
After shutting down the pump we assessed the damage. Luckily the motorhome was slanting a bit towards the kitchen, so the water had run over to that side and found its way out from under the slide and filled our baggage compartment. Now, it was another lucky thing that it had not been running more than probably 5-7 minutes, before Bea, coming out of the bedroom, had noticed it.
Bea moped up the water inside, while I took care of the baggage compartment. With the sun shining full power and a slight wind, everything will dry up in no time.
But I needed to fix the water pipe. In a tight corner the glued-on elbow had popped up from the downward water pipe. I had “fixed” that once earlier and met the problem that the residential-type elbow was made of a different sort plastic than the RV-type water pipe, so I had used a glue for PVC pipes only. This time I made sure I got a glue good for PVC CPVC and ABS plastics.
While I was scurrying off to town and the Hardware Store I saw something that made me stop the car. A guy was about to trim down Orange and Lemon trees with the fruits still on!
I quickly got one of our big shopping bags out and filled it to the brim. These oranges are very sour and cannot be enjoyed raw, but they sure make for excellent bitter orange marmalade. I picked a few big lemons too!
After I had fixed the water pipe I went ballistic in the kitchen department. Two neighbor ladies popped in staring in disbelief. Here I was chopping and peeling oranges by the dozens, then filling every pot I could find in the cupboard. Well, it took me the better part of the day, but now we are the lucky owners of 6 well-filled glass jars of wonderful orange marmalade.
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