The sun was shining when we got up Saturday morning. Rick seemed to think it would be a shame to waste that, so after coffee and a bagel he was out the door with his project list. It’s a good thing we’ll be headed further south in January. He won’t know what to do if he can’t be outside doing something. First on his list was more roof work. While up there doing his leak repair a couple weeks ago, he determined that the running lights (the 5 lights that go across the roof at the front of the coach) needed to be opened and resealed. Two of them had burned out bulbs and two of them had water inside. That’s not good. They had previously been sealed to death with silicone, so removing them was not quite as simple as one might think. Once the amber lenses were off, I got the job of removing as much silicone from them as possible. He headed to the auto parts store for bulbs. Easier said than done. The number on the bulbs we had apparently no longer exist. There wasn’t even a reference to it in their book. He called me to check online and see if there was a new compatible bulb available. It’s rare that I get no results from a Google search, but this was one of those times. The guy at the auto parts store told him to bring the bulb in and they’d try to match it that way. Long story, short, he came home, got the bulb and me and headed back. I just came along for the ride He ended up with bulbs a little lesser wattage but they fit and no danger of overheating. We stopped at Lowe’s for new grommets and washers as long as we were there and then, the main reason I rode along, lunch @ Diana’s Tex Mex It was pretty good but I’ve had better. I can’t complain though. I didn’t have to cook Back home, he had the bulbs installed, lenses re-installed and everything sealed in short order. Of course, by that time, it was almost 4:00! It’ll be dark soon! Nothing like taking all day to change a light bulb
Sunday dawned as beautiful as Saturday. We spent the entire day day doing little projects-everything from exercising the generator to trying to remove bug ‘stains’ from the front of the coach. The bugs themselves were long gone; only the stains remained. They still remain
One thing we’ve noticed is the more we learn, the more we find we need to learn. Sometimes ignorance can be bliss. In this case, not so much. It can get you into real trouble. Our decision to sit tight and learn what we can for a couple of months was right for us.
We ended the day with a nice grilled steak and some baked potatoes and corn. Even working weekends are good