Time To Dump The Holding Tank

It was 7 degrees when I got up this morning.   I had to refresh the page to make sure it wasn’t a mistake.  That’s just great, because my black water tank is now full :(  Hopefully it will warm up quickly today.  I guess I will see how well those 4 gallons of RV antifreeze did in keeping the dump valve from freezing.

It’s a little after noon and the temperature has gotten up to a whopping 30 degrees.  I didn’t want to wait any longer and went to see if I could open the valve to dump the tank.  I had to move two of the straw bales because the opening was not large enough for me to get my arm in and pull the plug.  If I hadn’t covered the straw with tarps, I’m sure they would have been filled with ice and snow.  They would have been too heavy for me to move.


















I had no problem dumping.  The antifreeze did the trick and kept the tank from freezing up and I am so relieved!!! :)  I’m sure that all that straw also made a big difference.  Afterwards I covered everything back up snug as a bug….until next time.


I’ll stop by Lowes later to pick up 4 more gallons of antifreeze.  I’m sure that I can get it cheaper there than at the dealership.

I’m in love with Rooibos tea and stopped by Wegmans last night.  They sell about a dozen teas loose and it is so much cheaper than buying them packaged.  I bought 6 dollars worth which would have cost me around 50 dollars normally.  LOL….next to the Spotted Dick in the international section I found these….


How much bigga are they?


  1. Those peas look horrible. Big or small!

  2. JOe....the remind me of Lima beans. LOL...I take it you don't like Peas much?

  3. I love reading about your resourcefulness in making your life a lot easier. You are a no nonsense kind of gal and I like that in a person :)

  4. Gypsy...it's all about making things that get on my last nerve go away, which makes me a content and happy woman. :)
    I sure hope that it cools off for you tomorrow and you get to feeling better!!


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