Well, we're down to the last three days before we leave for Cabo San Lucas...lots of stuff to get done around here before we head off.
The main thing on Steve's agenda for today was to empty the trailer tanks and fill with fresh water. Unfortunately, part of that just wasn't going to happen...he decided to try turning on his new FloJet Portable Macerator before actually opening the black tank valve. Good thing he did...because it didn't work! He discovered a blown fuse in the line from the RV batteries, Luckily he had an extra fuse, but that one also blew when he turned the pump on again. That line worked fine the other day when he used our spare water pump. Just to make sure he hooked the macerator pump to his electric boat motor battery. The pump ran for a split second then blew it's internal fuse. Great! Obviously it has an internal short.
After making a trip into town to buy more fuses, Steve filled up the fresh water tank...at least that works!
I even managed to get out for a walk, stopping by Sue and Bob's place for a chat.
Oh yeah...I also did a little Christmas decorating. Our tree, Santa...and the new battery operated lights...
We were home by 11:30....then it was time to christen my new clothesline...
He had just finished that when Bob came over to dump our tanks. Since our new maserator had to be returned, we really didn't want to leave full tanks sitting for two weeks, "Yay, Bob to the rescue!" Shortly after taking this picture Bob realized that nothing was being pumped into the barrel. Geez! Onto plan C...Arts macerator. After pumping me out Bob did Arts and then his own. Thanks Bob!!
The rest of the day was spent getting ready to head off tomorrow. I got what I could packed while Steve took care of things outside. Steve walked over to our neighbour Brian's to let him know that we would be away. He was busy rebuilding his neighbours macerator pump. It's been quite the day for pumps!
Around 3:30, we walked down to see Bob and Sue. They will be watching our place for us and we wanted to drop off keys. After having a beer with them, we headed back home to finish a few things off. Thanks so much for keeping an eye on our place, Bob and Sue! Very much appreciated!
Well, it's hard to believe that eight months have gone by since I made reservations for our trip to Cabo...but it's here! We leave for Phoenix tomorrow, will drop the truck off (again) at Midway Chevrolet (hopefully, it will be fixed once and for all by the time we get back), spend the night at La Quinta Inn and fly to Cabo Thursday morning. Looking forward to it!