I went over this afternoon to check up on Sputnik. She sits nicely settled between the Class A motor homes under the protective storage cover.
I did a walk around checking tires, connections, windows, etc. It has been two weeks since I parked Sputnik in her space, and everything looks safe and sound.
Unlocking the door, I step inside. Sputnik seems to feel like an old friend. There is still a new camper smell. Everything inside is in order. Sputnik seems to say, “I’m ready. What’s holding YOU up?”
I went through the cabinets, took out the small plastic cups holding cotton pads. From the pantry, I found a bottle of Peppermint oil. In each cup, I dropped a dozen drops of oil and placed the cups back in the cabinets and left a few on the galley counter.
Peppermint oil is an old home remedy to deter mice, cockroaches, ants, and spiders. I know, I know, there are those already lining up to laugh. But, I don’t want poison or traps in Sputnik, and if I can use Peppermint oil to deter unwanted guests from even showing up in the first place, I’m giving it a go. Besides it smells good.
Securing the door, I left Sputnik with the assurance we’d be underway soon.
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