Monday, December 23, 2019

Daughters and December Birthdays

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Pilot Knob RV Resort
Daughters and December Birthdays
I'm sure we all know someone who has a birthday in December, or you may be one of them. The closer to Christmas the birthday is, possibly less importance is put on it. Personally, we have a grandson, step - sister, 4 friends and a daughter with birthdays this month.

My four daughters, Krystal, Jessica, Charlotte and Yvonne

Bridgette my step daughter

Anyone with a December birthday is special, because you get to celebrate with the one that this Christmas season is all about, the birth of our Savior.
This post is about one of the people listed above, one of my daughters. I have been blessed to have four daughters and a step daughter, all intelligent, strong and beautiful, each in their own way, none the same.
Krystal Jane

 December 24th, 1983, about 3:20 pm, in a blowing snow storm, Krystal  Jane Richards came into this world. Her mother and I lived about 18 miles outside of the city of Stratford, Ontario. That morning we headed into town as Krystal was letting us know today was the day. Her mother didn't want to go to the hospital right away, so we went to my mom's, which was less than 1/2 a mile from the hospital.
 Krystal and I
I don't remember exactly what time we headed over, sometime just after noon, I think. We got checked in, up to the third floor and into a birthing room, which was something new at the time. With the wind howling, snow blowing and not being able to see a 100 feet out the window, she arrived. Perfect in every way.
So  today I want to let her know, you are not forgotten and you are loved, so a Very Happy Birthday to you Krystal.
Also a Merry Christmas to you and that special man in your life.

Krystal and Matt
That's it for this post, thanks for dropping in for a read on this special birthday. Until the next time, take care, stay safe, Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Two Projects

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Pilot Knob RV Resort
Winterhaven, Ca.
Two small projects have occupied a little of my time the past couple of days. The first was the replacing of the ball seal on our Domestic toilet. This is normally an easy task, with the water turned off, step on the foot pedal to open the ball, you grab hold of the old seal and pull it out. Then you make sure that the ball  the ring where the seal sits are clean. Depending on your water supply, there may be a build up of hard mineral deposits on these parts, as it was on ours.  While trying to get it all off the back side of the ball, pushing a little too hard, the arm on one side of the ball popped out of its socket. Now I have to remove the toilet to get it back in, which actually was a good thing, as it allowed me to remove a lot of hard mineral deposits from the inside of the base and around the ring seal at the floor. Once complete and re-installed, everything worked as it should. Sorry no pictures, not a pretty sight.
Cutting one of the uprights

Measuring one of the 6 inch pieces

Project number two, was making a support for our sewer hose. We have one of those cheap slinky type ones since our first RV 10 years ago, have never liked it. Now the one I have made, isn't anything new, you will see all kinds similar to this one. It is made from PVC pipe and plastic eves trough.
The first base and upright done.
The base is made with 4 elbows and 4 tees, 4 six inch pieces of pipe, 3 four inch pieces, 2 five inch pieces and 2 pieces at whatever height you want. The base is made by gluing two six inch pieces into each side of the tee, on the other end of the six inch piece is glued an elbow. Make two like this and then glue a 4 inch piece between two elbows. The upright pieces are made from two elbows with a four inch piece between them, a five inch piece sticking up in each one and whatever length on the bottom side to determine the height. The upright is not glued to the base, so it can be taken apart for storage.
Two uprights, the eves trough and still using the old slinky one until I get more eves trough.
The 10 foot piece of eves trough was cut in half so I can adjust for different lengths and also for storage. A second piece will be bought for longer lengths when needed. 
Hopefully the picture is worth the words to describe the above instructions.

Pat capturing me at work.
That's it for this post, thanks for dropping in. Until the next time, take care and be safe.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Where Are We Today
Pilot Knob RV Park
Christmas is almost here, another year has nearly slipped by and once again we find ourselves at pilot Knob RV Park in Winterhaven, California. This is our fourth year here and hope to have many more.
As Patsy has showed you her decorating of the Suite inside and eluded to my handiwork outside, I thought I should show you what I've done.

My Christmas Lights
With the extension on my flag pole, I ran lights all the way to the top and along the ground under the trailer. Added the solar string in the tree and the 3 candy canes also lights in 4 windows.

So that being said, here is a picture of exactly that. Short and sweet is all you get this time, but I hope you stay tune for more to come. Thanks for taking a peek, until the next time, take care and be safe.