We haven't heard yet from Art Miller about our Tracker... probably some time this week. We hope! Maybe if we don't hear from him by Wednesday, we will give him a call. As for now, we are comfortable and relaxed in a nice park at a reasonable rate. No complaints. The weather is in the 70's and sunshiny today, and down in the 40's at night.
We decided to spend the next part of the day with our laundry. Steve determined that perhaps the rubber tray we had put underneath the washing machine was causing some of the trouble. It has a diagonally ribbed bottom for strength as it was originally meant as a "rabbit droppings tray" to pull out from under a rabbit hutch and empty without a lot of flexing. It really has a big star shape of ribs all radiating outwards from the center. We bought the rubber tray (new) at a farm supply store to put under our washing machine in case of any more leaks. It was the exact right size and we thought it would be a preventative device in case of any more leaks. In the past we had a leaking pump because the previous owners never winterized it correctly and it was cracked. That was a job and a half to replace that pump, and at the same time we did a major floor repair too.
Sooooo Steve's brain was thinking perhaps that the washing machine was bumped up crooked and the little feet were set up on some diagonal ribs of that tray and not on others. Maybe from the same big bump we went over at Elephant Butte???? Because in 8 years of owning this coach, we never had the washing machine bang and shake like that.
Steve was gonna get to the bottom of this, no matter what! Either that or we would be hauling all of our dirty laundry to laundromat, which neither of us ever like to do.....
We unhooked the machine and pulled it out of the cabinet to look. Sure enough, not only was it unevenly standing on two of the diagonal ribs, but two other spots for the legs had cracked the tray, basically rendering it useless anyhow. We tipped the machine on it's side and pulled out the tray, slid the machine back into place and hooked it all back up again.
Wheee!!! I did two perfect loads with NO thumping or bumping!
The third load I had two thick towels and a pair of jeans, which did some thumping, but it straightened out again as soon as it went into high speed spin. Our problem is solved. I hope.
Our lazy Monday laundry day progressed nicely....
and Steveio watched the clothes dry on the line.
That was his "job" for the day.
He got a few messages about some "crises" that happened at work, back in Wisconsin. He shrugged them off with a few smart aleck comments to his boss and let her deal with them! LOL Now that's the spirit, Steveio~!
We were sitting out in our area, relaxing under our palapa,
knitting socks, and drying our clothes.....
And what to our wondering eyes should apppear????
Coming along down the road we saw two Shelties!!
Meet Luke and Gracie from northern Idaho....
They were being walked by their owners Kathy and Pat who are camped nearby.
The dogs all sniffed and it took a bit for Binney to get close. But she did.
Finnegan wanted to play with old Luke, who I think reminds him of our Duke.
I think those two could play ball together for hours on end and enjoy themselves.
Gracie is the Alpha girl who said don't bother me, I want to go back to my daddy....
and then Margo and Tom from Missouri.
Then we met Debbie and Steve McCormick from Down The Road
and Glenda and Curt from Camp Lowry: That's How We Roll
Both are camped together on the other side of the park and came to visit us... and see the hooty owls in the big tree by our campsite.
I had another project in mind to take care of.... years ago I had made a vinyl tire cover for our spare tire we carry mounted to the front of the motorhome. Time has taken it's toll, as well as sun, wind, rain and snow.... The stitching all needed reinforcing and a new rope threaded through the casing.
Good thing I have my sewing machine along, eh? I think that the duct tape we had holding it together may be a tad bit tacky looking???
Much better, don't you think?
I moved my sewing machine inside and was working on some quilt squares.
It sure is a great way to spend some time and create a fun project.
If I couldn't take along my fun fiber stuff to play with, I wouldn't go ya know.
Next, I decided to post a few cute pics of the dogs, just because I can. It's my blog. I can do what I want! And some people are asking for more pics of Finney and Binney and their Great Southwest Adventure!
I honestly don't know how we are going to get them to sleep in their own
beds on the floor once we return home again.
Somehow they think this king sized bed in our motorhome
is for THEM??????
Who can resist?
They are just too stinkin' cute!!!!