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I Feel Better Now . . .

First thing this morning, well, after having my coffee, I pulled the Splendide washer completely out of its cubby and rolled it out into the kitchen.




I took the top off first to see if I found any problems up top, but nothing looked wrong. So my next step was to put the top back on and turn the whole thing upside down. And after taking off the bottom panel, I immediately saw the problem. And I understood what had the caused the water leak.

This had bothered me initially, since all I had done was pull the unit partway out, and take off the back panel to check the drive belt. Nothing I did should have affected anything to do with the water or drain hoses. But when I found this, I understood.

Washer Disconnected Hose

This is the output hose from the drain pump that empties the water out after the wash and rinse cycles. I guess it had pulled loose when it was stretched tight when I had the unit partly out.

I feel better now that I know what caused the leak. But the repair will have to wait until tomorrow because I needed to get ready so we could head out lunch and some errands.

Jan and I drove up to Webster about 2pm, bent on having lunch at the local Cheddar’s, another of our favorite local places. We had thought that by not getting there until about 2:30, we would avoid any wait.

We were wrong.

We had an almost 20 minute wait, and they were still on a wait when we left about 45 minutes later. Guess Sunday’s not the best time to come to Cheddar’s if you’re in a hurry. Luckily we weren’t

Jan got her usual Key West Chicken and Shrimp with Green Beans and Baby Carrots, while I got my usual Veggie Plate with a bowl of the Chicken Tortilla Soup, again with Green Beans and Baby Carrots for me too.

One thing kind of funny was that since we both have the Green Beans and the Baby Carrots, we’re aware of what menu says the calorie count for each is – 60 calories for the beans, and 40 calories for the carrots.

But today, the menu still said the carrots were 40, but now the beans were 80, not 60 calories. Now that’s a 33% increase, so what’s up?

When our meals came I did notice that the serving size of the beans seemed to be somewhat larger, but not a third larger. And maybe they tasted better too. Finally, out of curiosity, I asked our waitress. I think she was puzzled that we even noticed, but she said she’d ask.

She came back a few minutes later and smiled as she said that they were surprised anyone noticed. She confirmed that the serving size had been increased and that they were using more bacon in the recipe. Well, more bacon makes everything taste better.

What can I say, I notice things.

Our next stop was on up the Interstate to the Home Depot to take a look at things we want to upgrade or fix, and the prices. We’d made a list of things at the house the other day, so wanted more ideas.

Then it was over to the house for a few minutes to drop some things off. The house looks pretty good, for being almost 40.

House Outside

I do need to get my hedge trimmer out and even up the foliage in front of the bedroom window.

Coming back toward Santa Fe, we made a quick stop at the storage room to drop off/pick up a couple of things and then it was back home for the night.

Tomorrow it’s back to work.




Thought for the Day:
 

“The answer to anyone who talks about the surplus population is to ask him whether he is in the surplus population; or if he is not, how he knows he is not.” — G.K. Chesterton

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3 Responses to I Feel Better Now . . .

  1. Linda Sand says:

    I am in the surplus population since I am my parents’ third child. Dave and I had only one child but lots of people informed us they were having our second child. Our child has no children so maybe some of those people were anticipating that? Yes, I was in my childbearing years during the Zero Population Growth bandwagon.

  2. Jeff Smith says:

    Hello Mr. Greg.  I’ve been following your blog for about 5 years since we got our MH and always enjoy it.  I guess this isn’t the correct method to ask your advice but I couldn’t figure out where else to do so – sorry.

    We are coming to Houston in early August (arriving on a Friday) for the ELO concert at the Toyota Center and would appreciate any advice you might could give us on where to stay for just a couple of nights.  I found a place called South Main RV park which is the closest I’ve been able to find but I know nothing about the area and traffic.  We are heading to San Antonio on Sunday after the concert.  I understand if you can’t help but thought I would ask just in case.

    Thanks for your time and keep up the great blog posts.

    Regards,

    Jeff Smith

    • gregwhite says:

      Jeff,

      South Main RV Park has good reviews and looks to be a good choice. You might also want to check out Advanced RV Park a little further south on Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway. We’ve stayed there and it’s really nice.

      Both would have pretty easy access into downtown and the Toyota Center.

      Wherever you go I would recommend reservations ASAP.

      Let me know if you need any more ideas.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate the comment.

      Greg

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