Gray Water Muck Out

By , August 15, 2018

A week or so ago, our shower drain clogged. That’s not a big deal; we keep a plunger in the corner of the shower stall, and one often gives it a few plunges in the middle of a shower. This time, the clog came right back. Soon, we had standing water in the stall, with only slight draining.

We had a problem!

gray water system

Mark hit gray dirt…er, pay dirt! (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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A Successful Vacation

By , August 13, 2018

We returned from our Canada trip Saturday afternoon (see Get Out of Town!). We knew we had a good time, because, while we only left Haines around noon on August 9th, and returned on August 11th, we felt like we’d been gone a week or longer!

We went to Takhini Hot Pools (which you may know as Takhini Hot Springs—I guess it’s a copyright thing) and camped, spending a lot of time in the springs. That felt great! We didn’t find as much sunshine as Michelle craved, but the constant squalls between sunny breaks felt fantastic while we were in the tubs. There’s nothing like sitting up to your chin in hot water while rain falls hard on your head, raising splashes several inches off the water surface. At one point, we had dark purple storm clouds all around us, while we sat in the center of a sucker hole, bathed in sunlight as well as hot water (if you’re not familiar with the term, see Sucker Hole). On the final night, a double rainbow hung above the tubs, the brighter one as sharp and clear as neon lighting.

Yukon Suspension Bridge

The Yukon Suspension Bridge, between Whitehorse, Canada, and Skagway, Alaska (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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