Rain Brings a Leak

2/5/15 Thursday in Clermont, FL (Orlando Preserve-TT)

Last night it just poured, hard. By 5 am this morning I heard a drip. Surely it was a drip outside the rig. In time it seemed to come from the closet (next to me). So I opened the closet door to be greeted with dripping water. In the dark, no glasses. I managed to get some rags, stuffing them into the spot it seemed to be dripping into. Later when we got up I got more rags there, wiping up all the water I could find. Then I set the paper towels out to find its source. At this point it appears to be coming along the top closet rail, following our rig’s current slant to the back. While I went line dancing John got on the roof, cleaning water off the toppers. He noted that there is a gap between the wiper seal at the top of our closet side, so he figures that’s where the water got in. Fixing that could be expensive….

When I returned from line dancing and purchasing tomatoes from the market just outside the clubhouse I saw our neighbor sitting outside. I took that opportunity to ask her about Disney World tickets. We’d found that one day at Epcot (my wish) is $100!

Disney ticket prices at WalMart (phone photo)disney

We also knew that her husband works for Disney. She said that they get guest passes (free) that they can give to people who accompany them into the park. They go fairly often, so she’ll ask her husband about going there with us along. It would be Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (his days off). We leave Thursday, so that would be perfect!!

After lunch we went for a perimeter walk around this preserve. Remember, there are over 800 camp sites here. It took us an hour, so it must be at least 3 miles.

Lake-phone photo.  It was MUCH prettier in person.  Really missed my regular camera.lake

Our afternoon and evening were pretty much spent watching TV (Mad Men for me, Emergency at 5 for John).


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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