We’re in the process of settling back into the trailer after having been in Washington state for the past couple of weeks. Malcolm emptied the gray and black water tanks on the trailer after we got out to the campground. He had planned on doing it before we left, but it was pouring rain the last couple of days before Christmas week.
While we were away, we read an article in the local Wetumpka newspaper that all the campers here at the campground had to take cover in the bathhouse due to a suspected tornado in the area on Christmas day. We found out when we got back that apparently there was a funnel cloud and the campground was roughly in the direct path, but it was up high enough that there was only some scattered small limbs and debris blown around. No damage to any property.
Val is currently puttering around the trailer and taking down and stacking up Christmas decorations and clothing to store either at the house or in the basement of the trailer. Malcolm is supervising and typing his blog entry for today.
On to the mod. One of the things about how our trailer is “plumbed” from the furnace is that the bathroom seems to get the lion’s share of the heat. While this is great on cold mornings when it is shower time, it seems a bit inefficient. The floor registers in the trailer have no means for adjusting airflow at all.
We decided to get a replacement floor register for the bathroom that roughly matched the colors used in the trailer, but with and adjustable flap system. We saw some really nice ones in a nickel finish (which goes well with all the plumbing fixtures, cabinet and door hardware we replaced) and decided to replace all five registers in the trailer.
Here is the bathroom one before and after:
Here is one from the living room to show how they look in the carpeted areas.
Another advantage to the new registers is that they have a black box with the diverters that drops down into the floor vent. This helps to hide the under floor plumbing. If you look in each “before” picture, you can see the round heater hose feed under the original vents.
Well, Malcolm is still getting over his cold and hardly slept at all last night after not sleeping well for a few nights before, so he is off to take some NyQuil and try to catch up on some rest.
Only 6 days until we leave on our first trip!