Bryce Canyon NP

Bryce Canyon NP
Bryce Canyon NP

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another lesson learned

As I mentioned in my last post, we are staying in the Central IL area for a while to see how my dad's health condition progresses. It is a terminal health condition however there is no way to know when it would progress to the terminal state. We are staying at a local county park near Hudson, IL next to Evergreen Lake. Much quieter and more our style(more like camping). Well the park is electric and water only and we had been here for a week on a back in site(#94)and are planning on staying at least until Oct 17th. So we needed to dump our tanks and we also snagged a pull through site more toward the front of the park. We have a picture of Snake Alley in Burlington Iowa, our hometown, which is similar to Lombard street in San Francisco. We thought it looked good above the slide out with the refrigerator. And since we really don't have many places to hang pictures, this was a convenient way to show the picture without putting holes in the walls.

 
Well in the process of pulling the slides in to go dump the tanks, we neglected to take down the picture and to add to that mistake, after setting up on the new site(#7) we didn't see the picture had fallen down and was laying on the top of the slide so when we pushed the slide back out....this happened.
Yes, that is the picture stuck under the edge of the slide

Different angle
 
 
The weirdest part of this was the fact that Glenda woke up in the middle of the night because she heard a noise. It turned out to be the window shades clinking because I forgot to shut the window. Then as I was closing the windows she goes....oh my gosh I didn't take down the picture. It must be on the slide. So this morning I climbed up the ladder and sure enough there it was. I tried to get it free but it wouldn't budge. So I had Glenda pull the slide in about 4-5 inches and I reached down and it came out easily. Whoa...what a relief and no damage to the top of the slide or the slide seals and no damage to the picture or frame.
 

Another lesson learned. The picture is not going back up on the slide. Guess we'll have to find another place for it or decide to put a hole in a wall. Anyway, all's well that ends well. Another day in the life of a retired RV'er. :-)

 


6 comments:

  1. We put our pictures up with 3M picture hangers. Stick very well and no holes in the wall! They have been up for almost two years with no problems. You can get them in Wal-Mart.

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I actually will be making a Wal Mart trip tomorrow and will look for the 3M hangers. Great suggestion. Curt

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  2. We put pics up also with 3M or with Velcro. We'll be getting into Comlara on Sunday for a week, site 39.

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    1. Faye N Dave, thanks for the suggestion. Going to try it this week. We took a walk past #39. We will look you up when you get into the park. You can't miss us since we're in the front pull throughs (#7) as you go by on your way to your site. Curt

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  3. Oops! Glad there were no casualties! Still keeping your dad in our thoughts. My Gramma passed away the last day of the rally. I flew back to CA for the funeral and just got back a few days ago. Tough, but at least she was never in pain and passed away at home at 94. We'll be in Vermont tomorrow for a few days. The color change in Upstate NY has been gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Debbie.....Dad seems to be doing better the last few days. The pain meds are working an d he got in a wheelchair today. Enjoy the NE and keep some notes for us. We would love to make it out that way next fall or the year after. Be safe. Curt

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