“Bad news. There is no hot water in the shower.”
“What? What do you mean ‘there is no hot water?’”
“I’ve tried and tried and haven’t gotten any hot water.”
“Did you let it run?”
“Yes” (insert eye roll).
“Did you turn the left one on?”
“Yes, I’ve turned them both on. There’s no hot water.”
And then he said, “Left is always hot. You tried the left.”
That’s when it all made sense, “The one on the right is labeled ‘h’.” “Well, that’s the problem then. Hot is always on the left. They put them on wrong,” he said.
Well alright then. They put the knobs on wrong, but at least we now have hot water. And we can shower really fast.
We also woke up Monday morning to a tree crew that called mom on Sunday night and let her know they’d be coming in the morning. I couldn’t help but think about how much fun the grandkids would have watching the men with all of the equipment cutting down all the dead trees. We spent most of the day unable to leave their driveway, so we spent most of the day on the deck watching them work. When we could leave we made our way to Walmart (the first of many ☺️) and picked up a few items we realized we needed. A bathmat being one – that shower floor is slippery when wet.
Tuesday morning was uneventful. Well, except that we couldn’t get the stove to keep a flame when I was ready to percolate my morning coffee. Had to take that into the house and use the stove. Thankfully, it was ready to work when we tried it a bit later. Seems you need to allow the propane a little time to work through the system. It won’t come as a surprise to the grands that Papa washed the bugs off of the RV and had her all shined up when we pulled out of Bob and Marcia’s RV & B.
Then, it was time to hit the road.
We changed our plans a bit after talking to my brother who said we needed to go see The Ark Encounter in Kentucky. We had originally planned to travel and get our kicks on Route 66 but have heard great things about the Ark, so we are now in our first RV Park in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. We decided we’d spend the night in a park and learn how to connect and set up in a park - so here we are.
Successes of the stay: We backed in to our area - number 77 was the only place left in this full park. We were able to hook-up and even watched tv last night. Cooked dinner in the RV for the first time on our little stove and we made it work with what we had. We took a walk around the park.
Not so great: We are parked right by an extremely busy highway: lots of traffic noise. Pat woke up at 11:45pm to find our door wide open. Hmmm…not sure how that happened but we lived to tell about it and from now on will make sure it is closed tight.
I’m not going to lie, even though my parents (and everyone) remind us that this is going to be fun and we’re going to have a great time – I am still feeling s t r e t c h e d by it all. However, I am incredible grateful. Oh so very grateful. God has definitely blessed us with an adventure. This morning I was thinking about the choices we make, and then how the choices make us. Choose to overcome the fear of “what-if” and give the dream a try.
I’ve got to get ready for today’s adventure. Have a great day!