Firefighters from three agencies battled a blaze at an industrial warehouse Monday. It wasn’t gas lines, a guy was handling a propane tank when the valve broke.
I wonder what the story is? Old gas lines? On the 29th, there was a scary fire in downtown SLC. “They eventually found fire in the basement. A hole was burned through the floor and fire was coming up from the basement,” said Capt. Mark Dednarik, Salt Lake City Fire Department.
This afternoon there has been a gas leak near the homeless center, at the 4th Street Clinic. That prompted an evacuation.
About 5 PM, the sky got black. I could not see the mountains. Then it started pouring. Less than half an hour later, we had blue sky and sun. During the hardest rain, there were many, many sirens. I thought maybe the homeless place got worse. On the news they said it was a bunch of bad accidents on the interstate….all at once. Soon the rain and clouds came back, though. Ah! Spring!
Examples of self-contained sinks, with fresh water, gray water and hand pump faucets.
I spent last night and all day today studying up on how to convert vans, big and small. It’s way cheaper to insure a vehicle as an RV than a van. In order to qualify as an RV, there has to be a bed, table, fridge, place to cook, a sink and a toilet. I have not been partial to built-ins in the past. I learned something new! The vehicle does not need traditional plumbing. One of these is good enough 🙂
Last time I roamed the earth, I bought bottled water to drink because I did not trust the water in campgrounds. I would rather get a 2 to 6 gallon spring water jug, put a hand pump on it and get my drinking water that way.
One guy bought a shower base, put a 15 gallon plastic drum under the frame, and the shower drains directly into the drum. Cheap and easy!
I already have an old porta potty. Yes…beds are not optional 😛 I am not sure if an ice chest passes muster. If not, all it takes is a used dorm fridge….it doesn’t have to be plugged in…just there. See? I copy and pasted RV guts for a van 🙂
I just happen to have two dressers and a small table that match. They will work perfectly for my pretend RV. If it’s a high top, the 2 dressers can be stacked and bolted together.
Two phone calls today. The first was from process servers. They have left many messages for “Mary”. When I got a real person today, I told them to quit calling me. The guy hung up while I was still grousing at him.
The next call was absolutely and totally unexpected. The Rehab Medical guy, who dragged out me getting my wheelchair for 9 months, called. At first I could not talk well….but then adrenaline hit. He said he has been off working all over UT and NV, but is now back in SLC. He claims he is here for me and will get the tilt mechanism OK’d and the power wheelchair all fixed up. I was honest with him and said I had been talking to another company. I am pretty darn sure he already knew that. I suspect that’s why he suddenly came out of the woodwork after 3 years.
I am guessing that Medsource contacted my insurance after I gave them a copy of my insurance card. And I am thinking the insurance company heard an earful about Rehab Medical jerking me around. It’s no coincidence that a company who has been ignoring me a very long time, just happened to call today. I also suspect it’s because I told the corporate office that if they charged my insurance for a new headrest or armrest that I never got, it was fraud. But….he is saying it will take 4 to 6 weeks to all happen. Seems like that’s what he said when it really took 9 months to get my chair :-p Interesting development, huh?
You know what else is interesting? I have not had night sweats since taking diflucan! I celebrated today by changing the sheets. I hate changing sheets with a passion. The 2 hardest things for me to do are take off and put on sheets and pillowcases….and do laundry. It took me all day, bit by bit, to do the darn bed. I think it’s about time to go try out my handiwork. Zzzzzzzzz……..