I know you are just dying for an update and I apologize for being a few days behind. First things first, the torsion bar... J' ended up walking over to Home Depot a couple of days ago and got an angle grinder to take it out. The darn thing just would not come out or off any way ya sliced it...so he sliced it in half and finally got the darn thing off!
[caption id="attachment_1674" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Grinding away[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1675" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Only half of it![/caption]
Our new friend, Wayne, offered us a couple of jack stands that he isn't using. He came to check in on us after reading about the torsion bar problems from the blog, how cool is that!? He then whisked J' away to get some fresh water...FREE Water!! He's a super nice guy with a heart of gold.
During the day, while J' was walking, grinding, refreshing, grinding, etc. I started feeling not so well throughout the day but figured J' already had a lot on his plate for the day, so I thought I would help with some things. I did my first potty dump ever, probably not the cleanest of all things I could have done but it needed to be done. ..so now it's done! I spent a good hour or so spraying, wiping, rinsing, filling...all of the fun stuff!
[caption id="attachment_1676" align="aligncenter" width="225"] So fresh & so clean, clean[/caption]
The next morning I would find out that I did a few things wrong:
1&2- I twisted off the wrong cap to pour deodorizer & water into the wrong area! 3- When I twisted the cap back on, it actually didn't twist back on but crossed the threads, so it leaked a little (good thing we have the mats like we do, they got taken out and washed). 4- I didn't put any water into the top of it. Well, all I can say is, at least I tried to help. It did get a very thorough cleaning AND all the gummed up T.P. was taken out, so I did do some good! I also cleaned the inside of the van up, it looks so purty!
I hung curtains on the outside of Joon to make it cooler on the inside...it sure heats up in here during the day. A big thank you out to SoulRaven for the curtains!
The rest of the day, when J' wasn't gone or grinding, he was working or reading on the torsion bar. I moved from one spot to another moanin' & groanin' and Savannah dug herself into a frenzy trying to get a hold of one of those Kangaroo Mice...poor things! She sure is a good digger though...she's bound to strike oil out here!
[caption id="attachment_1679" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Digging to China[/caption]
We all know what she would do with those little mice too...exactly what she does with everything of hers... saves it for later!
[caption id="attachment_1683" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sha-Sha's all locked up![/caption]
Let's just hope for everyone's sake she never catches up with those scared little mice but it is good exercise for her! haha