This morning I again slept in till near 8 o'clock when Yuma jumped off the bed to tell me it was time to get up. Already 60 degrees out with blue skies. I think the days of cold are over. Supposed to be 90 by Friday.
Yesterday, Jerry stopped by before he, Elva and I went over to Nancy's place and I was telling him about the repair man coming on Tuesday. He said let me take a look and that's when the dirty project started to take on a life of its own.
He said I could get the replacement valves right off the shelve at Camping World. And he said he would help with the replacement. Little did I know what help means to Jerry. Anyway, after our visit with Nancy, I drove over to the nearby Camping World and got a valve for the black tank.
This morning I had a quick breakfast and started the dirty project and Jerry saw me and stopped by. Before I knew it he was under the White Lion asking for tools and soon had the valve out of there. If you ever need someone that goes the extra thousand miles to help you out, Jerry is that man.
We stopped soon after to get ready for my new friend, Rawn Stone to stop by. He and his wife live in Green Valley for the winter months and they also have a home up near Portland in Oregon.
Just about 1 o'clock Rawn pulls up in his big Ram truck and out pops Peanut! Just the cutest little girl. Then came Rawn. Yuma didn't know what to make of her.Rawn and I spent several hours talking about our lives and jobs before retirement. Also, our military service. Rawn spent 22 years in law enforcement in Multnomah County in Oregon and retired 11 years ago. He's also trained as a medic.
As for Peanut and Yuma, that little Peanut ran around the house drinking Yuma's water, walking on Yuma's bed, jumping on Yuma's couch and Yuma was not happy with any of that.
I haven't had another dog in the house and didn't realize how protective he is of his stuff. No fighting, but Yuma would give her the evil eye and stand over her. Peanut is strong willed and didn't take any guff from Yuma so it was a standoff.
It was around 3 o'clock when the two headed back towards Green Valley. Rawn has been a long time follower of my blog and comments quite often.Now that we have met we are now friends. Hope to go to Green Valley next winter and visit him, Peanut and his wife.
After Rawn left I climbed back under the White Lion to start cleaning off all the glue that I placed there to try and stop the leak. It slowed it down but never would stop the slow drip. I saw that a flange had broken back when I bottomed out on Darby Well Road and that caused the drip.
Soon Jerry was back over and to make a long story short, by 7:30 we had Gorilla glued the broken flange and placed it in properly with the new release valve and the leak has stopped. I'm waiting till morning to let the glue set before I pour water down the tank to test it. Keeping my fingers crossed. It's been a very busy and productive day thanks to Jerry.
Thanks for stopping by.