Life on the Road is Not Always as Sweet as Roses

Sometimes this is made very clear. For example, yesterday, as we were driving from the conference, the overwhelming smell of sewer hit us. We tried to ignore it, but oh no, the smell was very strong. Occasionally, the smell of Febreeze (bathroom fresher) would waft through the front cabin, in an effort to dilute the odor.

What was the cause? Joseph and John figured it out. The windvane on the sewer vent had frozen in the forward position so as we drove it forced air into the sewer tank and fumes into the cabin, which resulted in the awful smell.

Today, John climbed up to the vent to see if it was still frozen and to try to seal it in the correct position. The smell is no longer in the air, so hopefully that won’t happen again, but, since we’re going north, and we’re still in freezing temperatures, it wouldn’t surprise me :-).


“He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved” (Psalms 62:2).

4 thoughts on “Life on the Road is Not Always as Sweet as Roses”

  1. Oh!!!! Yuck! How thankful you must be that the Lord helped you find the problem and do something about it!

    One night last summer, our dog got sprayed by a skunk and while I tried to give her a bath, the scent filled our house!!!! Needless to say, our house wasn’t very fragrant for a couple days!

    Thinking of you and praying for you! Rebecca K.

  2. Oooooh, that’s not nice! Hope you guys can figure out a way to keep it from freezing again!

    Praying that you guys will have good roads as you go up north!

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