Water Line For Refrigerator Ice Maker Leak

11/13/14 Thursday in Yemassee, SC (The Oaks at Point South-TT/MA)

Normal morning until I stepped on some place that was very wet. Hmm. Where was that. In time I found it – carpet by the refrigerator. I got a bit freaked out. If the source is the fridge do we have to get under it to fix things? John went outside where he can access the back of the fridge and determined our drip hose may have not drained where it should and directed it to the outside of the rig. I was not convinced that was the problem, so I went to our neighbors, explaining the situation. Rvers love to help other Rvers, but sometimes men can be a bit too proud to ask for help (like in Breaking Bad). I love information-I can always choose to use what I feel is right for me/us. So these guys explained how the water comes to the fridge for the ice maker-that may be where a leak developed. It’s not uncommon. So I brought that information to John asking that he go outside to look (he was reading his Western). Sure enough, he found a leak in that hose. By now those neighbors came over to help. In trying to get the leaking hose to stop by using the on/off switch for that water line, it broke. Something that may well happen when you haven’t turned it on for years. Paul came over to add some more tips. In the end John determined that we needed to buy several items at Lowes, so off we went.

We got home at lunch time. John wanted to have his lunch before starting this project. So we managed that with our water shut off. Once he’d eaten and was outside working on it both Paul and Greg came over. So wonderful to have such great friends!!! Meanwhile I got busy mopping up the carpet with rags, then setting a fan to the area.

Note all the brand new parts on John’s most excellent job. Start at the blue store tag and work up along the white plastic hose:


Thank heavens this happened the day before our trek to Walkabout with lots of time to work on it. Never a dull moment.

At 5 pm we met the gang at Emily’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar in Beaufort, SC. Very nice (translate fancy and expensive) place with excellent (same translation) food. One of my 2 tapas was stuffed (with crab and shrimp) mushrooms. Sprinkled around them were capers. I didn’t know what they were, but was assured they weren’t wasabi (very spicy). Marcia gave a great description for them: salty green olives. Plus they had a very full, interesting flavor. Mmmmm good. Everyone totally enjoyed their 2 tapas (very rich and filling). Fabulous service, just a great experience.

Goodbye from The Oaks. Tomorrow we leave for Walkabout campground.


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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