Texas: Severe weather and tornado outbreak

On Monday, March 21, we received warning that severe weather was heading for the Austin area. We let our employers know that at any time, we may have to shut down without any notice, but we weren't worried. Tornado watch At 3 p.m., we received a tornado watch. As I've heard before, a "watch" means … Continue reading Texas: Severe weather and tornado outbreak

Texas: Cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm

After the storm came through, it was time to go outside and clean up. We checked for overturned items such as the sewer hose (it held) and our solar LED lights. We also checked places that water could gather and cause issues. That's where we found that we had quite a bit of water on … Continue reading Texas: Cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm

Texas: Severe thunderstorm season

The Panhandle area of Texas is experiencing what is known as the severe weather season. Fast (and slow) moving thunderstorms, with wind gusts up to 70 mph, and pockets of hail. Monday's storm included golf ball to baseball sized hail, but we were lucky. That hail fell on the eastern side of Amarillo, and we … Continue reading Texas: Severe thunderstorm season

Texas: Decalcifying the hot water heater

One of the upgrades we have in our RV is a tankless hot water heater, the Truma AquaGo Comfort. It supplies hot water reliably for showering, rinsing, and hand washing in recreational vehicles. The system tells you when it is time to decalcify with a series of flashing lights on the control, so we knew … Continue reading Texas: Decalcifying the hot water heater

Texas: Progress on the RV laundry cabinet

After having the new combination washer/dryer installed, we needed to use our new storage space wisely. The first step was to add a shelf directly above the washer/dryer. The process Lucky for us, the previous stackable washer and dryer install meant there was a framework we could use. If you look carefully in the photo, … Continue reading Texas: Progress on the RV laundry cabinet

Texas: RV park reservation pet peeves

As I start making reservations for future RV trips, I remember my pet peeves when dealing with RV park websites. I've listed them below in no particular order: No contact form: This is when the only contact method is via a phone call. Wrong or right, I often associate this with a mom and pop … Continue reading Texas: RV park reservation pet peeves