March 5, 2020
Temperature 82 Degrees
The Transformation Continues – More Changes and Additions
Thanks to all who have expressed concern about my well being. I’ve still got the cough but not as bad. I still tire but not as quickly. I’m able to work outside a bit longer each day. In so many words I believe I’m on the mend.
I received my new drill bits today. My old set was full of missing bits of various sizes. Usually the exact size bit that I would need at any given time. No more. Now I have them all and I will definitely take care of them.
FedEx also dropped off my new 8-ft fiberglass step ladder today. I left the smaller, 6-ft step ladder with my son Paul. The extra two feet in height of this ladder allows me to reach more places and clean the windshield and front cap easier.
The new ladder allowed me to replace the ancient porch light. This is only a stop-gap measure since in the future I’m going to replace this light with a thirteen inch flood light. I’m a firm believer in the more light the better on the front steps and door.
Today I also received two Tundra fire extinguishers. I always want one on the kitchen counter and just as important I want one in the bedroom. These two supplement the existing 2 lb fire extinguisher by the front door. That one in the near future will be replaced with a 4 lb fire extinguisher. The way I look at it, you can never have too many when you’re living in a motorhome.
The second and last towel rack came today. Once again I threw the screws and anchors out that came with it and installed it using by trusty pop rivet gun. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
I’m continuing to try and clean the front and get all the hundreds of bugs off. I believe I’m going to have to turn to a commercial cleaner. I’ve tried the dryer sheet trick and while it works fairly well help is still needed.
Day by day I continue to fix, upgrade or replace odds and ends from front to back. The pace has slowed down considerably which means the punch list is drastically shrinking.
That was our day on The Road of Retierement. It was another beautiful, clear sunny day. It’s beginning to warm up considerably during the day but we both don’t feel any need to run the A/C. We’re just taking it easy, holding hands and traveling along, singing our song. I will confess to a real feeling of hitch itch and we both looking forward to getting on the road again. We don’t like sitting around.
Thanks for coming along with us today. We always appreciate your company and your comments. Catch you tomorrow.
These are the voyages of Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before
See you on down the road!