If you’ve tried to email me in the last two days, I didn’t get it and you’ll have to resend it. I tried to fix one little thing with my domain registrar and broke my email instead. It’s working now, but all emails between Nov. 23 at 6:54 p.m. to Nov. 25 at 9:13 p.m. are gone forever.
Good news, Gypsy has water! The water isn’t exactly running yet, but water does exist inside Gypsy’s fresh water tank.
Immediately after installing all the necessary fittings and pipes, I excitedly grabbed the garden hose and found out firsthand that if one does not know what one is doing, one can get very, very wet while filling a fresh water tank. Lessons learned today:
- Open the vent all the way. Not part of the way, all the way. Failure to do this can cause water to gush back out of the fill hose into one’s face.
- Don’t use cheap hose clamps. Cheap ones break while you’re tightening them. And leaving a cheap, broken hose clamp in place and assuming it’ll work fine is most definitely a mistake.
- If using a flexible fill hose, affix it to something sturdy or have someone else hold it up while you’re filling the tank. Juggling two flexible hoses is apparently more than some can handle.
So, yeah, I got wet. So did everything within 5 feet of me. The good news is that aside from a broken hose clamp, leaks are surprisingly absent—for now.
Here’s a photo of the CleanFLO faucet, which I was too lazy to post yesterday:
Sake, wondering if she’ll have her own spot in the van. (She will.)