What a beautiful day today. The sun is out, it is warm and we do not need to worry about rain. The last day and a half, we were plagued with rain, rain and more rain. The night before, I woke up to our lil doggie sitting on my pillow, in front of my face, shaking uncontrollably. Poor lil guy. We might need to take him to the vet to see if there is any anxiety meds they can give him. I have to admit – when it is really bad out – it scares me too.
I wet ahead and got up with him and turned on the TV. I saw on the news that our weather was really bad and there was even hail in areas very near us. One thing we noticed, or already knew, is that we still have leaks. They are not as bad as they once were, but still a nuisance. There is one that is above our heads in the bedroom area. It drips down the wall and has gotten onto our mattress and pillows. What I do with this is put big plastic sheets over everything that is against that wall. Then I put dirty towels on it so that they can collect water. During the day, we also moved the mattress about a foot away from the wall. Thankfully, this is the first time in months that this has happened. We also noticed that there is a leak above our front door where an old antenna is at. We have been trying to figure out if there is a way to remove and plug it up or cover it up, or something. I had to put a small trash can under it to catch the water. Then the last one was above our table. Thankfully this was really tiny. A small bowl was placed on the table to catch it, and it was probably the size of a tablespoon of water. This one is where the slide out comes out. I checked the other area where we have had leaks before, but there was none – thankfully!! On his next day off, hubby is going to get up at the front and seal the area where the roof and camper meets. We hope that this might be good enough. There is a lot of work that needs to be done on the camper – but we just need the $$ to do so. lol
Hubby has been requested to do a drug test for the other company that he has put in an application for. This one is a government related company – so they drag their feet. He would rather take that job over Disney because it would be a REALLY GOOD job. Still not in the field he studies, but government work and great benefits. He is afraid that he is going to start Disney and then a week later, or soon after, the other is going to come through. He knows it wont look good to quit so soon to take another job. So he is in a quandary on what to do. Guess its a good position to be in right now. lol The other aspect of the govt job is that it would bring us back to an area near where we just moved from. That part of it we are not so crazy about since the opportunities for son are where we are at now. I know I can always travel back and forth for him, but the Interstate is very dangerous.
On to another subject. Gas prices! Yeah, I need to gripe about it today. I know everyone thinks the price of gas is way too high where they are – and it is! We have been paying about $2.15 per gallon in our area. The other day I took son on an audition near the Disney area. The gas stations around that area are notorious about having their prices a little higher because of where they are at. I know this. Thats why I do not stop at any of them. Well, on the way to this audition, the gas light came on. I told son that I was going to keep going because the hotel where the audition was at was a little off the beaten path. I purposely did not want to stop near Disney and pay a higher price. Heck – we dont have the money to pay a higher price right now.
I saw that there was a gas station right across from the “village” (3 hotels) area where the audition was at. I pulled in, grabbed $5 out of my purse and went in to pay. I know, I know….I just wanted to put enough in to get back home. Plus, I didnt have much more than that with me. Son and I walked in, told the guy what pump we were on and walked out. Another woman walked out with us and was complaining the whole time about how she wasnt going to pay their price. I honestly did not look to see how much it was. Well, her comments made me look! Oh no, I am NOT paying that much!! They wanted $5.99 PER GALLON!! I wouldnt have even gotten enough to get a gallon. So I walked my happy rear end back into there and told the guy that I wanted my money back. Then I also added, “I cant believe you are charging $5.99 per gallon. That is robbery of our money and you are taking advantage of our tourist that come to our city. Your management and owner should be ashamed of themselves!You can go a few blocks over and pay only $2.15.” Then I walked out. Another girl pulled up for gas when I was leaving and I asked her if she noticed the price of gas. When she said no (she did like I did and assumed it was the same as everyone else) I politely told her that it was highly inflated and they are robbing anyone who purchases it when you can go a few blocks over and get it for $2.15. So for all of my peeps around this area who want to know where NOT to go: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vineland-Shell/115969545131151
After looking up the gas station on-line – it appears as if this is normal for them and has been reported to the media for years. One person actually paid $80 for a tank of gas. CRAZY!!! It is obvious – I do not go in this area very often. lol
Need to help son with school and then we are off to the pool I think! Hope you are all having a beautiful day. Thanks for reading.
The Perpetual Campers