|Front of trailer looking toward Milford Lake|
|Sun setting on Milford Lake.|
The weather ran the gamut - hot, windy, rainy, windy, chilly, windy and perfect. I did not get away on Tuesday as hoped. My city was cleaning out the city sewer lines in our section of town and had advised us to cover any openings. I didn't want my housemate to face any cleanup - really I didn't want to get a call on the way or after just getting there saying HELP. Then we had a computer problem to take care of, then we did have a storm with 60-65 mph winds with rain and some branches did come down. So it was Wednesday morning before I got away.
We had 32 fiberglass trailers - one Oliver, two Escapes, 3 Scamps and the rest were Casitas. My camera didn't really get much of a workout this time.
I stayed until Monday morning, leaving at noon and drove to Madison Ks, located about 20 miles south of Emporia. I went there to meet a Facebook friend Janet and her husband Larry. Janet is one of those people you instantly feel like you have known all your life. She is an artist and her husband Larry is a retired electrical engineer; but like most in the mechanical/scientific arena, they never quit being one of those types.
Trailer is cleaned out and parked for the winter. UGH. I still need to get jacks under the frame to get the weight off the tires; winterize the water lines and put away the clean linens for the next time. Oh, and fix that leak in the ceiling fan that is still there - I did see where the water is coming through. There are a few other projects to do or finish before the cold weather sets in - garage trim, fix the porch guttering, maybe get the eaves on one side of the house painted. We had a chilly night and a nice rain to get us "in the mood" for Fall.
Oh, I guess spending all that money on getting the truck's maintenance work done just before leaving, helped as I averaged, pulling the trailer, 17 mpg - haven't had that in awhile. Now to just get it paid for.
Until next time . . . .