SEEMS EVERY TIME I GO OUT IN OUR BACKYARD I GET LOST IN THE JUNGLE (that is our burning barrel in the background)
Am having a miserable time publishing the blog again tonight. Have backtracked & pulled out all the links & pics but still won't go. Am now going to copy & paste into a new draft & if that doesn't work I'll have to start all over with blogger. I suspect one of the enclosed links must have been bad so I just went back & re-did them all. Here goes..................
Noticed in RICK'S blog this morning that while reading BRUCE & MARGIE'S blog he was surprised to see they had run into a helpful fellow RV repair guy by the name of Phil. Same fellow Rick came across in Quartzsite a couple years ago. In reading the comments in Rick's blog I noticed other RV folks have encountered the same fellow & spoke highly of him. It is so nice to have people like that out there who can share their time & expertise to help fellow RVers with all sorts of RV & RV related problems. MIKE commented that in his 15 years of full timing he has met dozens of Phil's across the United States & my comment in Rick's blog was simply that, "Being mechanically talented like Phil has it's own personal rewards. Not only is he able to repair things & make people feel good but it must be a nice feeling inside at the end of the day to know that something he has done has been of help to someone else. I envy those people with the patience, know-how & personality to do things like that. Two thumbs up for Phil & all the good people out there like him."
MAMA ROBIN & HER 3 YOUNG ROBINETTES IN OUR CARPORT
Have you ever walked into your RV's washroom & was surprised by a wet floor?? Check out Robert & Chris's blog, LITTLE TRAVEL NOTEBOOK & see how they tackled a leaking toilet problem & saved themselves a bunch of money. And, Speedy over at SOMEWHERE IN TIME is having a problem with his jack stand gears on his 5th wheel. A mobile tech guy determined it wasn't the jack's motor so will return with parts next week to fix the gear dilemma. Meanwhile, Speedy & Sherri are grounded!! Not all Park volunteer jobs work out for folks & I came across a blog this morning where the DISCOVERY TRAVELERS, Karon & her husband, decided it was time to pull the pin on a job & head on down the road. Came across a good article about Mountain Driving a Heavy RV on RV NEWS & REVIEWS Lots of interesting & entertaining stuff out here on the internet folks & it's always a good idea to check other people's blogs to see what tips you can pick up & what they are up to.
OUR FRONT YARD HOSTAS GROW VERY LARGE HERE
We have a wooden deck outside connecting our sunroom with the front porch. This deck is shaded by a Sunburst Locust tree & we have a mildew problem with it every year. Last year I pressure washed the mildew off but didn't think that was the best way to do it because the piercing jet stream of water is too hard on the wood. Decided to slip up to Home Hardware this morning & pick up something that could be put on that mold to loosen & dissolve it. The clerk guy handed me a 4L jug of something called, 'Natura-Mildew Off.' I have a terrible trusting nature & my alarm bell should have gone off right away when I noticed the price of this stuff had been marked down from $15.99 to $11.47. To make a long story short I went home & applied this to the deck as per instructions. Nothing happened. This stuff never even put the slightest dent in that mildew problem. I even scrubbed with a bristle brush & it would not remove the mildew. I then proceeded into the house to type up a big long huge rant about my frustrations. It got kind of nasty but later I noticed the deck boards had lightened a bit & some of the mold had disappeared so I had to go back inside & rewrite my rant to make it less nasty. I will leave it at that but I will include the last line of the original rant to give you an idea about how upset I was about this product....."Welcome to Planet Earth extra terrestrial space travelers........but let me warn you....................beware of the humans!!!!"
HAVE ALWAYS KIND OF LIKED THAT IVY COVERED ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN LOOK
Now, although I may still be in a slightly sour mood over this mold remover fiasco today I do not want to end the post on a negative note, so let me just say once again how grateful I am to all the folks out there who take the time each day to either leave comments or email the Bayfield Bunch. Much appreciate each & everyone & would you believe I have saved all those comments from the past couple of years in a special folder. One of these days when I am feeling really, really, blue I am going to open that folder & count them all:)) And to the folks who email inquiries in...... if I haven't emailed you back about a specific question you asked, just email me again with a gentle reminder to get my can in gear!! Thanks for dropping by folks............................10-4:))
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