Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cleaning, Grinding & Digging

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 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.

Thanks Wayne! 

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. 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 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




  1. Hey guys, seeing your pictures makes me miss Pahrump. Actually, reading about your adventures makes me miss you both!! You shouldn't be having adventures without me! But it turns out I have to go back there to renew my drivers license, so I will be coming back soon. It will let me check out the new van. I may head up next week. Will you still be there?

    Your new friend Wayne is my old friend Wayne!! But he stopped answering my emails and I missed him the last time I was in Pahrump. Do me a favor, tell him you know Bob and Homer and we both miss him a lot!!!! Ask him if he is mad at me and if he is I will leave him alone. But if not have him email me and I will come up and see you guys next week. Bob

  2. Hey Bob, it would be cool to see you. We plan to be here until the part is back, installed in the van sometime around the first of the month. We'll talk to Wayne and who knows maybe he'll pipe in on the blog. Always great to hear from you.
    Much Love

  3. My plans right now are to drive up Thursday morning, get there late afternoon, and go to the DMV on Friday, spend the night, and come home on Saturday.

    Are you up Basin Road (just past the DMV) toward Mt Charleston? Bob

  4. Yes, we are to the left (in the desert). Can't wait to see you! Yippee!!