I had been having trouble with my Splendide washer/dryer not drying the clothes very well. It would sometimes stop drying in the middle of a cycle and 3 of the 4 lights would start blinking.
I had downloaded the technical manual a few months ago and the manual said to call Splendide. They called me back, email some instructions that had me filling up the wash tub of water, running a full cycle (except the dryer) and an extra rinse three times. After doing all that, I washed and dryed a load of clothes and it seemed to be much better.
Chuck also grilled for us a couple of nights. He grilled a steak for me and a salmon burger for him one night. My steak was S-O-O G-O-O-D. I'm glad I have another one in the freezer for him to grill another night! :) On Wednesday, he grilled chicken and zucchini, yellow squash, onions and okra. We had marinated the veggies in olive oil, pepper and garlic salt. They were delicious too! We especially liked the okra. There was nothing left but the stems! :)
After some discussion and re-arranging of doctor appointments, we officially made the decision to join Ken and Bonnie for part of their southwest adventures beginning with San Antonio in about 3 weeks! We are so excited and looking forward to exploring parts of this beautiful country like Big Bend and Yosemite National Parks and lots of other places along the way. :)
We also decided to go back to Fall Creek Falls for the 2 weeks before and including the 4th of July again this year. Fall Creek Falls is so much fun with Donald & Anna and all the gang. So we have a lot to look forward to over the next few months!
Chuck had the motorhome washed and waxed our last day that we were at Wilderness -- something we always try to get done at least once or twice a year.
And the best highlight of our week was going to dinner with Marc and Rhea at Pronto's Pizzeria in Silver Springs Thursday night. The food was delicious and we had so much fun! Chuck had the spaghetti with meat sauce and I had the baked ziti. Both came with salads and garlic knots. Yummy! Marc and Rhea had a pizza and each had salads and garlic knots also. We laughed and talked and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and time together. We're looking forward to seeing them again next year!
On Friday morning, we checked the traps before we got ready to leave hoping either there would be no rat and no rat evidence (meaning he left) or a dead rat. Unfortunately, we didn't get either of what we hoped for. The rat set one trap off in the basement without getting caught and licked all the peanut butter off. The other trap did not go off at all and he licked all the peanut butter off of it too and then started gnawing on the wood along the edges of it.
This is the kind of mouse/rat we imagine living in the basement:
After eating all the peanut butter and the trap too, Chuck says he is probably kicked back in the basement somewhere with his feet up and wearing a t-shirt that says "Life is Good -- Let's Just Go Somewhere!"
So tonight, after we arrive back in Nashville, we are going to buy more rat traps and hopefully kill the dirty rat. He is one uninvited guest we do not want on board!