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.
Hopefully, with Jerry's help, your leak problems will finally be solved. It was very kind of him to offer his help and expertise. It's always good to make a new friend. I'm glad Rawn was able to make it to your place, so you could finally meet. Yuma will just have to learn to be gentlemanly when he has guests. 😁ReplyDelete
So far so good. Was glad Rawn was able to stop by for a visit. Not sure Yuma will ever change.😁Delete
That Jerry is a GREAT guy!! It's so nice to know there are still wonderful people in the world who will help you with anything!! Glad you got it taken care of. I'm crossing my fingers for you.ReplyDelete
You are so right Nancy. He gave me the confidence to try and tackle the job. He did an excellent job. No leaks🙂Delete
It's wise to let the glue set for Twenty-Four hours before exposing it to water. Glad Jerry was able to help.ReplyDelete
Peanuts is a cutey.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Thanks Rick. Peanuts was a feisty young lady. Took no guff from Yuma.Delete
Very nice of Jerry to help out like that! He is good people! Glad you and Rawn were able to get together for a visit. Funny about Yuma.ReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. Yuma has his peculiarities like me😁 Jerry went way beyond and I really appreciated his help and giving me the confidence to tackle the next job.Delete
Jerry is indeed the guy you want to have lend a hand! ... regardless of the project.ReplyDelete
Yuma needs follow your hosting example when he has a visitor.
Jerry was a tremendous help. Yuma hasn't had the number of visitors I have. He may learn 😊Delete
Oh my. That Yuma. He's such a playful guy so I'm surprised how he acted. I told Jerry about Yuma and he said that probably goes back to his home life and being in the shelter. Praying for "no leaks"!ReplyDelete
Your prayers worked thanks to Jerry's excellent abilities. Yuma does have his quirks 😄Delete
What a good visit Doug! It was a good to visit and get to know you! You are a friendly fellow like me. It was good to meet Yuma also. We had lots to talk about! Thanks for all of that. I hope you got your thing-ma-jig fixed! Until we meet again, RawnReplyDelete
Thanks for coming by. We had a good time and looking forward to seeing you in Green Valley next Spring.Delete
That's great that Jerry was able to help you get the leak and valve fixed.ReplyDelete
Yes it was. Able to save money and get back on the road quicker.Delete
Ah! Another victim of the “can you help me real fast?” 😂. Glad you got it fixed!ReplyDelete
Now Kristi! You know I wouldn't do that 😁Delete
Lol.. no. Doug didn't ask fur help. Jerry offered to help.Delete