Friday, April 28, 2017

Two more finished.

I'm still catching up on a few things and Nancy is being so good to me.  The other day she had me and of course for her also a pork chop dinner with good fried potatoes and green beans.
I ordered seat covers for the driver and passenger seats and put them on.  I read the review before I ordered them that being a universal fit that they would not be an exact fit.  But like so many that got the covers said it sure beat what the old seats were.
Now maybe we will not have to have a towel to sit on.
I also cleaned the entry door masked it off then spray painted it. The old door like everything else on the motorhome was showing its age and needed a little TLC.

So you people that are thinking of going to be full timers it is not a long vacation.  You still have work to do around your house on wheels just like you do living in a stick and brick house.
At least when you don't like your yard you can move to another location with the house on wheels its a good feeling to be able to do that.

Well I guess its on to the next project.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dinette Cushions Finished

It was back to the dinette cushions yesterday. well actually it was the trim around the cushions and not the cushions themselves.  After taking the trim off I had to strip the material off of the wood remove more staples that was used to hold the material than was really needed.  It seems that at times it takes longer preparing to do the work than doing the work.
Stretching the new material and doing the stapling was going along good until the staple gun decided to not shoot out the staples.  My first thought was I was out of staples but taking a look that was not the problem.  My stapler thought after using it for at least 25 years it was time to retire. I thought well old friend if you want to quit you just go ahead you have served  me well.  So in the trash it went, but wait this was a Sear Craftsman Stapler I wonder do they still honor the lifetime warranty I will find out.
I went to Walmart and bought a new Arrow T-50 Stapler with that in hand I finished up the trim pieces. Nancy and I thought the project turned out pretty good.

This is the before photo with the cushion pattern and the olive green trim.  Fifteen years old and very worn.

This is the after photo with the light gray and white cushion and the dark gray trim.  It does look a better and much brighter.

So now to the next project as I have three of them flowing around in my head I just have to make up my mind which one to do first.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What's happening

Thought I had better drop a line or two in the blog.

I have been on a project that has taken a little more time than I thought it would.  Plus I still have the normal things that needs to be done.
Like another load of laundry, going to get groceries, trash to the dumpster and more.

I would put photo's up of what I'm working on but I wanted to wait until I'm finished to have the before and after photo's.  Its just things to do while waiting on Nancy's eyes to heal to have her glasses made and then we can take off for the summer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Small stuff

Monday the first thing I did was go down to the park laundromat to do a load of laundry through the washer and dryer.

When I got back with the carpet being completely dried I shook out the throw rugs or if you prefer I shook out the scatter rugs and put them in their proper place. 
Then next was to work on the drawer under the oven that had dropped down and was out of alinement.
Next up was to take the filters out of both air/conditioners and cut new ones to put in. I buy the foam filter material from Walmart I buy a pack for .99 which has enough to make three filters.   
After that a couple of the normal things that have to be taken care of like taking the trash down to the dumpster.

Yesterday the first thing I did was to take out the screens in the Fantastic Fan and the bathroom to give them a good cleaning.
Nancy said she needed to get her hair cut so we went up to Spring Hill to Great Clips to have them to cut her hair.
From there it was to Walmart to do a little shopping and pick out a material to upholster the dinette cushions. We didn't really like the material that we bought the other day.  Of course the reason we did get it was to see if I could do it and how it would look. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The carpet is cleaned.

Yesterday was a busy day for us in that we got up early to get things up and out of the way
so the Carpet Cleaner could start cleaning the carpets when he got here.
He was scheduled to be here between 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Well he called at 11:10 and said he was just finishing up on another job and would be here shortly  The short time was another half an hour when he called to say he was on his way and still took another half an hour to get here.

He did finally get here I showed him the carpet the sofa and the chair I also wanted cleaned and also to put scotchgard on all of it. He got started and within twenty minutes a problem came up and it took a while to solve the problem that it was a section of the water hose wasn't letting the water come through.  All that plus he was deep cleaning it so it took him three and a half hours to finish.

After the Carpet Cleaner left Nancy and I decided we would got to Little Caesar's and get a pepperoni pizza.  We brought the pizza home to eat, after finishing the pizza we put everything back together in the proper places. We had to set a lot of things on the bed to be out of the way of the carpet cleaner. 
The sofa, chair and carpet looks and feel much better after the cleaning. 

So now it will be on the next project. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Good eating

I hope you had a very good Easter and a happy one.
Nancy and I stayed home to enjoy a nice quite meal alone.  We both were busy doing the peeling and mixing of different things for our meal and didn't take time for lunch because we knew we would be stuffing ourselves at supper time.
After about three hours in the oven the ham with just a little honey on it came out of the oven ready to be carved.  This was the only small ham that Winn Dixie had and it was enough to feed six people so we will have a lot leftover.
So with the ham was candied sweet potatoes, green beans, deviled eggs and a hot roll we enjoyed our meal and for sure we did stuff ourselves enough the we didn't eat anything the rest of the evening.
The ham was cooked to perfection as was everything else.  That Nancy of mine can really cook.

Yesterday I did a little painting on the inside of my bay doors, with the motorhome being fifteen years old its beginning to look a little old and needs to be shaped up a little.
We also have a carpet cleaning crew coming out tomorrow to clean the carpets and do the upholstery.

Since we have to stay longer than we had planned on because of Nancy's eyes we have a few more things we are going to do concerning the motorhome.

I guess you have heard about all the fires in Florida.  They have these signs out on the highway to keep us award of the fog and smoke but most of the people driving still do not slow down.

Nancy and I will be clearing the carpet as much as we can today so the cleaners can get to cleaning the carpets as soon as they get here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

First I wish all of you a Happy Easter this special day.  May you and your family enjoy a quiet time together.

Yesterday was a day for somethings that needed to be taken care of.  I did the vacuuming then took the rugs outside to give them a good shaking out.  For some reason our shower head needs to be taken apart to clean out the holes since we are in this park.  This is the only time that it needs to be done. I have no idea why unless they have old water lines in the park.  The park itself is old so it could be old metal water lines.

After catching up on my work I went to the Winn Dixie Store to get a ham and all that goes with it because Nancy  said she wanted to have a good Easter Dinner for us and of course she will have no argument from me.  I have enjoyed her cooking for a long, long time.
She knows on a holiday I like to snack on the leftovers and with just the two of us there are a lot of leftovers to eat ummm.
Besides my spaghetti is just about gone.  The plate full in the photo is the spaghetti with a lot of cheese baked on top of it.

On the way to the store I thought I would snap a couple of pictures to show you a couple of places near us.
This one is a Mobile home and RV Parts place. I've been in to look around but haven't bought anything from them yet.
This is one of those places from years ago when there were a bunch of roadside attractions.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.