Living and traveling fulltime in an RV is always an adventure. Most of those adventures are a lot of fun and our memory banks are stuffed with wonderful experiences, from listening to coyotes singing as we fell asleep while boondocking in the Arizona desert, to watching whales swimming in Depoe Bay, Oregon, walking on the hallowed battleground at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and a thousand other things that most people never get to do.
But not all RVing experiences are that much fun. Sometimes they can be downright frustrating. Thursday night an hour long storm came through the area, with lots of thunder, lightning, and rain. A little before bedtime Miss Terry discovered that we had a leak in our bedroom slide and the bedding was soaked in one area. Well darn it anyway. Do they make Depends large enough to fit an RV slide?
Normally our slide seals do a pretty good job, but this happened once before when we had a hard rain and were parked in such a way that the water pooled against the slide seal. While Terry stripped the bed, I dropped the passenger side of the motorhome an inch or two so the water channeled away from the rig, solving the problem.
We were relieved to find that the water had not seeped all the way through to the mattress. So all she had to do was put on clean sheets and dry the comforter and life was back to normal. Or at least as normal as it ever is for us.
Good news if you are a fulltime RVer who uses South Dakota as your legal domicile. Up until now it has been difficult, if not impossible, to get health insurance if you are a traveling South Dakota resident. But my friend John Huggins from Living the RV Dream reported in his Facebook group that it now looks like South Dakota has a portable health care option for fulltimers under age 65. John said that Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield offers health insurance to those under age 65, who are not Medicare eligible, as long as they have a South Dakota address and a South Dakota driver’s license. The company also offers Medicare supplements for those over age 65. You can contact contact Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield at https://www.wellmark.com/i-buy-my-own/how-to-enroll and scroll to the bottom and choose “Find an agent”. Open enrollment starts November 1.
Be sure to enter our latest new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – I’ll bet you $4,567 you can’t guess how much money I owe my bookie.