I got caught up on Journal entries this morning and we got a knock on the door. The electricity still had not been restored, but the campground got a generator to run their water pump to supply water to the bathhouse.
I took a couple of gallon jugs to the bathhouse and filled them up at an outside spigot. I then asked the campground owners if I could use that spigot to fill our New World 45-Gallon Portable RV Fresh Water Tank and put water in our fresh water holding tank. They appreciated that I asked, and said "No problem".
So, backed the truck up as close as I could get and filled our water bladder which fits perfectly across the back of the hauler bed.
Back at the rig, I got out our spare battery and our Wayne water pump, ....
hooked up the hoses and pumped the water into our fresh tank.
While I was doing that, I met our neighbors. They also hadn't put water in their fresh tank, so I offered to get another bladder full and pump water in for them since we had no idea how long the electricity would be off.
That was my good deed for the day. We also talked about satellite dishes and gave him a little insight. He offered to let us put up our dish on their site, and asked how much he owed me for the water service. I told him allowing us to set up our satellite dish was quite enough. :)
By then, it was after noon and I still needed to go do my run. I'm much better first thing in the morning and I struggled a little, but got it done. I've now lost 15 pounds and though there is still jiggle while I'm running, it's not as bad as it was. :)
In the afternoon, after finishing off Linda's chicken salad, we drove south about 20 minutes to the Walmart and Price Chopper grocery store to pick up a few items for us plus snacks and drinks for Appalachian Trail hikers.
I forgot to mention the other day, in addition to our other troubles, the threaded bolt that holds our bike rack in our Jeep's receiver hitch snapped in two. We made a couple of stops to see if we could find a replacement, but had no luck. I'll have to see if the bike rack manufacturer, Swagman, can send us the part.
Back home, I set up our satellite dish next to the neighbor's dish.
They just bought the little dome dish and have DirecTV. I explained the little portable domes don't get High Def for DirecTV, and they had discovered that. They weren't very happy with the person that sold them the dish.
We had turned on the inverter so we could view the signal strength on our TV and Linda helped me tweak the dish for the best signal I could get. We are getting all three satellites and HD, but the signal isn't the strongest and is very sensitive.
After that was complete, I walked up to the office to see if there was any word on the electricity being restored. They said they had just gotten a call from the power company and the electric should be on this evening. We were doing okay with our batteries and inverter and our solar panels did a good job until the trees blocked the sun in the early afternoon.
Fortunately, by 7:00 p.m., the electricity, and therefore the water was back on. It was sooner than expected, and things are now back to normal. It certainly has been an interesting few days. :)