Bad news: it got down to 9 degrees F. last night
Good news: hmmm...let me think a minute. Oh yeah. We woke up this morning.
Bad news: no water again, went to our daughter's house to shower
Good news: we went to McDonald's for muffins and coffee for breakfast
Bad news: it's going to be sub-freezing all day
Good news: we're alive and doing FINE!
Bad news: no more bad news, so I guess it's all good news now
If I've learned only one thing in my life, it is that things could always be worse and there are always people suffering something a lot worse than I could imagine. So, you just have to keep on with it.
Currently here in Tumwater at this posting, it is 23 degrees F. We are supposed to have a low tonight of 14 degrees F. So, we aren't out of the woods yet as far as the sub-freezing temperatures go. At least we are warm inside the motorhome.
Bruce took some small towels and placed them in and around the holes in the compartment with the utility connections to try to stop the cold air from coming up in there so much. That wasn't very effective, but it did plug those openings. In fact they froze into place. He pulled one out this morning and the towel was frozen.
With our particular set-up on this MH, our water pump is inside the compartment with the fresh water connection and the sewer hose and tank drains. There is no electric receptacle inside that compartment because they probably don't want you to be messing around with electric stuff inside a compartment that deals with water. I'm no Einstein, but I do know that water and electricity are not a good mix. A man parked a few spaces down from us keeps a very small heater inside the compartment with his water pump. Good idea since his pump is far away from his water sources.