Yesterday afternoon I set up the camper so I could work on a few things. One of those things was familiarizing myself with the furnace. I am not sure we will ever take it out when we need the furnace, but if we do, I want to know how it works. I was vexed. I thought I was following all of the procedures. I even hooked up the camp stove to make sure that the propane was in the pipes, it was. For some reason I thought I could turn on the furnace without the electric being plugged in. I am not sure why, as it only makes sense that the electric would be needed to run the fan to circulate the hot air. So after I finally plugged the camper in, amazingly the furnace worked. Wonders will never cease. It seems to put out a good amount of heat so I think the camper would remain comfortable even late into the fall.
In the process of figuring out the camper furnace I realized one of the two propane tanks was empty. So off to Tractor Supply we went to get it filled. Upon getting there I was informed that the tank was too old and they couldn’t fill it. They did tell me I could take it to the gas station down the street and they would exchange it for me with one that was newer. So I now have a full, newer, propane tank ready to heat the camper.
After my wife got home from work, I jumped on the mower and got to cutting grass. It had been a couple weeks since it had been last cut, and it showed. It’s a little humorous, I spent many years of my life owning a company whose sole purpose was to make peoples’ yards look immaculate, but I really have no desire to do the same with mine. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want my house looking unkempt(it probably does), but having the perfect landscape will never be a goal of mine. I cut into the twilight hours, finishing by the light of the headlights on the mower. I didn’t finish everything, but I got a good start on it. I think next year I am going to try to fence in around the garden to allow the sheep to keep the garden fence line trimmed for me, it’s a thought.
Until next time…