Retractable Clothes Line

2/3/15 Tuesday in Clermont, FL (Orlando Preserve-TT)

Brr – 43 degrees this morning. Our heat pump is so ambitious that it overshoots our set temperature of 68 degrees, by about 10 degrees! Our sympathies for what the rest of the country is suffering – below 0 degrees and lots of snow.

Meanwhile, down in sunny Florida, I started my day with line dancing. It’s interesting how, after a cruise, you want to continue the pampered existence, that is, do little but receive. Then you find you have lots of energy (not having expended much) to grab hold of life. C’est la vie.

Speaking of energy, after lunch we each did a project: John installed a retractable clothes line in our shower for items we don’t want to put in the dryer like swim suits and wet rags waiting for the next wash day.  We got it through Amazon  for only $10.00.   My project was to lube (with chain lube) the moving parts on our steps. It’s one of those jobs John doesn’t seem to feel is worthy of his time, so I’m glad to take it on.

dryer 1 dryer 2

On to Walmart for sofa covers and the post office. The sofa covers don’t quite work easily because these RV sofas are attached to the back and side walls, thus you can’t fit the cover over those areas. Not the normal situation in a regular home. I managed to get it to look okay on mine. John isn’t ready to try fitting one on his.

Then we rewarded ourselves with DVR tapes (taped while on our cruise) until supper. John whipped up meatloaf, then we dashed to the presentation on RV Tours, dashing back to finish making mashed potatoes and gravy. He even used our propane stove. We normally only use our induction plate. It was a great meat and potatoes meal, but I had my hands full washing all the mess.

Our evening was all TV.


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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