Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Weather, it's a Changin

 The temps are turning colder, the nights are getting longer and the pipes, they need a wrapping. We had our first freeze the other night, so it's time to protect our water supply. I had pick up all the essentials the other day, but then the wind started screaming and I didn't feel like chasing materials around the park, so it had to wait a couple of days. 

 This year, for the first time, I picked up so heated pipe tape, to protect the hose just a little better. After reading the the package, it says "Not for use on hoses", after talking with several folks here in the park, they have been using the same thing for years with no problem, so we'll see.

 I laid out the hose and the heat strip, luckily I bought the 30' strip, as it was just the right the right length for my 25" hose. Hmmmm creative packaging in these times??? I then attached the two using electrical tape as directed, about every 8" or so.

 Next was the foam pipe covers. I got the self sealing seam type which made it much easier (Walmart). The foam pipe connections were connected with good ole Duct Tape, the a few more wraps in between just for good measure.

The final product!!! Bring on the cold!!! As an added measure, I also placed a work light in the wet bay to be turned on in freezing temps.

We'll be headed to Kansas in a couple of days. The results of Sheryl's disco-gram show no need for surgery and to continue with Pain Management. We have her initial appointment with the pain management doc and hopefully her first injection on Wed or Thur. This will work well, as she will get some pain relief for the holidays and finish the last couple of procedures when we come back through OKC for the Christmas holidays. We had to change pain management doctors as the one we used here before stopped taking our insurance. Sheryl likes the new doc anyway, as he was the one who did her Disco-gram.

Ok, see you folks back here soon as we begin our first real adventure in our motorhome!!!


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Hot time on the old town tonight! Nice work getting your hose heated.

Might be hard to take a cold shower with all that heat... ;c)

iss-pyaar-ko-kya-naam-doon said...

so nice blogger

Mike and Terri said...

Glad to hear Sheryl won't have to have surgery.

Mike and Terri said...

Glad to hear Sheryl won't have to have surgery.