We are spending our last day at Bay RV Park and, boy, did we have a shock when our final invoice for electricity was delivered yesterday. Let's just say that it was much more than we spent in our 3,000 square foot 2-story home! I visited with the owner this morning and she did give us a break. Rule #1: Find affordable RV parks with electricity paid. We hope to never have to pay additional for electricity – especially with 100-degree weather and no trees! As we said, the past few weeks have been a learning experience.
Well, I only thought the day was almost over! After a leisurely afternoon, Dick and I went out to put the kayak on the Nitro and wrap up outdoor stuff when some neighbors came by to visit. Rule #2: Do not get interrupted once you start the shutdown procedures (words of wisdom from our camp hosts, Steve and Bonnie)! Dick forgot he was draining the black water and, when I headed around the RV to go inside, water was flowing everywhere! Dick went to take care of the water and I headed inside to check out what was flooded. Fortunately, only part of the carpet in the bedroom and closet was wet with clean water. One of our great purchases was a small shop vac, so we have been able to get up most of the water. Water also flooded part of 2 of the bays, so our evening was spent drying out and moving stuff. Thank goodness we'll be at our son's house for a few days to dry out, reorganize and wash towels! I bet this is one thing we will not have happen again!!