Places We Have Called Home In 2020


November 23, 2020

Temperature 77 Degrees

A Splendide Moment

A Really Big Project

Another Book Read

A cup of coffee in hand and I was ready to face another new day.  One, like always, that I was sure would be full of promises and possibilities.  It was my Dad who often used to say to me Son, in life we don’t have problems, we have possibilities.  Amen.


Here was our first possibility.  What happened?  Where did all the water come from?  How big an issue was this?  The really nice thing about Splendide is two-fold:  it is a great machine; and, their customer support is first rate.


Once they opened Ms Barbara was on the phone with customer service.  They quickly assured her that the situation was not as dire as she first thought.


Time to cycle through this and determine what was what.  I was told to first check the pump chamber and make sure it was clear.  No problem there.


Next, I was advised to remove the dispenser drawer and clean it out.  Here is where it got interesting.  The manual says to pull it out all the way then tilt t up from the bottom and it will come completely out.  No way.  I took a different approach.  I pulled it all the way out and tilted it down from the top – out it came!  Now how about that.

Once out I was able to check and make sure the water tube leading to the washer was clear.  A couple of cups of water down it and I was satisfied that it was.

The big moment of truth.  Time to put it through a rinse cycle.  No more leaks.  No more water leaking out.  So what happened?  The guess is the water tube between the dispenser drawer and the washer became clogged because of the wrong softener being used.  Since the water couldn’t get to the washer, it ran out the front of the dispenser drawer.

After all was said and done I cleaned up the remaining mess and dried up the left over water.


Now I want everyone to know I really did want to get the washer/dryer fixed for Ms. Barbara.  But I’ll admit I also had another reason – my Sam Adams is stored right below the washer/dryer.  Now, it just would not do to have that closed flooded!

Now, for today’s really big project.



I needed to replace the vacuum break in the outside shower.  The original one was cracked and leaking.



I finished yet another book today.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was another great day from start to finish.  I’m really glad that the washer/dryer is back in service.  I wasn’t too keen on my wife having to start going back to the laundry room.  Especially now.  I wanted to install the new chassis batteries today but it was past 4 pm when I had a chance to begin.  My rule is, no major projects after 3 pm in the afternoon.  Tomorrow is another day.  We’re still enjoying life and make the most of every new day that the good Lord gives us.  I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it: we are two of the most blessed and fortunate people in this world.

Thanks for stopping by today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments and suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!





  1. Glad you were able to fix the washer/dryer. Once you have one on board, you never want to go back to the laundromat. I think your rule of not starting any projects after 3:00 is good because it leaves time for R &R.


  2. Isn’t it nice when customer service is helpful! Glad you’re back in business. I wonder how Miss Barbara happened to be using the wrong softener? Maybe that Sam Adams is too close! Enjoy your day – and your clean clothes!


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