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Friday, December 16, 2011

Basic Housekeeping

After our marathon trip across the USA in seven days (not a personal record, I did it back in 2008 in 5 1/2 days when I unexpectedly got called back to work), the Journey was somewhat disheveled.

When we pulled into our son's slightly down sloping driveway on Wednesday, I used the front levelers to get us on an even plane.  Being too tired to fiddle too much with leveling, I just left it "close" and spent the first night feeling like I was going to roll off the bed.

The next day, I was determined to get the Journey properly leveled, but before doing that, I wanted to fill the propane tank and the diesel fuel tank.  Doing a check around Astoria, the best place to get propane was the KOA, so off we went, Ryan, Taylor, Kierra and me.  While the worker filled the tank, Ryan and the girls went into the KOA store and got some ice cream.


Then off to the gas station that carried diesel and filled that tank.


Back at the house, I used my "Lego" blocks to level out the Journey correctly.  I had to stack some under the levelers to lift it up beyond level, then more blocks under the front wheels, then let the full weight of the Journey back down on the blocks with the levelers used to be stabilizers.  It took a few tries to get everything just right.


Today I spent a couple of hours giving the Journey and the Element a good scrubbing.  I hate having a dirty vehicle and I swear when they are clean they run much better.


Even the "shoes" were dirty.


Now that's more like it.


Finally, got it all done.  I had almost forgotten how good the Journey looks when it's clean.


In the mean time Marti has been having a great time with the girls, helping them do projects, bake cookies and color things.


Marti went with the girls to their school Christmas party, then after school, worked on some Christmas ornaments with them.  She's having a great time with the girls but she seems to be a little out of practice.


Fortunately, she'll have almost three more weeks here to get the hang of it.  ;c)

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


17 comments:

  1. What a great job you did at leveling! It's amazing how tuckered we can get now but a few minutes of shut-eye sure feels good.

    Love Marti's hat. I assume it's a Santa original.

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  2. It seems that we all have the experience but those little ones seem to have the endless supply of energy.

    It's about time.

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  3. Mr. Leveler Man is your name. Great job! Love a clean motor home!

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  4. She does look tired.How do you find the best price for propane? I've learned about gas buddy for diesel fuel, but I'm have a hard time finding a way to check on propane.

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  5. Marti must be the most understanding wife ever! I would kill anybody who posted a picture of me sleeping. Fortunately, she looks good sleeping.

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  6. Great job on the rig and the toad. I would be doing the same thing. I glad you made it safe. I hope next time your on the west coast we can meet. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years and safe travels.

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  7. Wow, that's quite a leveling job. Sounds like you two are settling in now. Have you adjusted to west coast time yet?

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  8. The Journey looks great, all clean and shiney. However, it looks like it is on stilts??!!! Be careful...remember your last 'high altitude' adventure;o))

    Nice to see Marti is finally getting use to the retirement advantages...just nap when you need it!!

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  9. Journey is looking good! If I posted a picture of Catherine sleeping, she would box my ears.

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  10. Yikes, don't get a nose bleed! Pretty high up there :)

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  11. Maybe if you came and detailed my rig I wouldn't have to worry about what was going to break next! :)

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  12. Excellent leveling job! Marti looks nice an level too. :-) She seems to be adjusting to retirment quite well.

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  13. Amazing how all that energy radiating from the little ones can just zap us older folks. The Journey sure does look good up there on her pedestal. lol

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  14. Are you on the LEVEL??? :>)

    Looks good all cleaned up - just in time for Santa.

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  15. Between you and the guy in the Tour next to me, I am feeling like a slob. I have never coated my tires. And only wash the mud off occasionally.

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  16. wow thats quite the levelling job..:)...if Rick took a picture of me sleeping I'd probably box more than his ears..thankfully Marti looks good..my mouth would probably be hanging open...enjoy those grands..great shine job on the rv also...

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  17. great job on washing and cleaning!..a clean rig is a happy rig!!

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