Yet another quiet winter-week has sneaked by, it's almost March Y'all!
Earlier in the week the mornings started off quite foggy, only to burn off and turn rather sunny and pleasant later in the day, but the last couple of nights were downright frosty with temperatures between 24 and 28F (-4/-2C), and one morning we got some very light snow as well!
That's snow that's falling there!
Typical February I would say, as in, the winter isn't quite done yet but spring is trying!
I accompanied James on one of his morning drives to take pictures of houses he is appraising and their 'comps' (comparables).
It took us to the town of Sherwood, about half an hour south of us, and we enjoyed a nice drive through the hilly countryside.
We'd had some problems with our toilet lately and determined it was probably due to a leak 'somewhere' around the closing 'flap/valve', so we ordered a replacement kit and James took the whole toilet outside to take it apart ...
It's a lot easier to do that outside, since bathrooms in RVs are not the roomiest as we've discovered in the past.
He basically replaced the whole upper mechanism and while we were at it we also ordered and replaced the toilet seat. Sure, why not ..
When we bought the RV 10 years ago it had a crack in the seat which James had glued/epoxied together which than immediately started to turn an ugly yellow/brown color, and over the years the seat itself had discolored as well ..
It took him several hours but it's back in place and the leaking seems to have stopped. Success!
During one of the sunny afternoons I noticed a couple of Robins looking for insects, grubs and worms in the in the grass around the RV.
In the cold months you barely see them, which is why some people think they've gone away and migrate, but in fact they only change their diet from insects to fruits and stay somewhat hidden away in orchards.
When they 'emerge' in late winter/early spring on sunny days, it means insects and worms are starting to appear as well, and spring could be imminent!
When they start to appear in February/March it means the males are looking for mates.
Nature has woken up!
OK, what else? Oh, look, I got me a new and very nifty contraption for my sore heel:
It's made of a springy hard plastic which means it moves with your foot and allows you to make a normal step, and, best of all, your heel 'floats', as in, it doesn't touch the bottom!
So far, so good, I can now walk fairly normal and don't need a cane anymore (which I had borrowed from Doug and Brenda).
And that concludes today's episode of 'what's up with the Hess's' ... OK, maybe one more pic of yet another puzzle I finished, but that's it.