Monday, October 17, 2011

More RV Bits and Pieces... Book Review, and Slow Goin' Repairs

Getting a few lil' bits and pieces of chores done while waitin' on the welding... He whittled a bit of his Sunday out yesterday, in between hauling a few tons of hay, and got the main plate adjusted and fitted to burn in place... so now all he has to do is burn it all. That should happen in the next couple of days... I hope :)

So... been doing some of those small things on the list that have never climbed high enough to get done... in between hunting down spelling and punctuation errors!

One of the dicey jobs was moving the pump/water heater/tank monitor panel. Jayco hung that down over the side of the counter... so... to turn on the pump in the kitchen you had to walk around the projecting counter or try to reach over and catch it blind. A small thing... but... one of those lil' aggravations that makes a guy say bad words... every time he goes to fill the coffee pot and the water ain't on!

*plenty of wires to get confused!*


But the wires were juuuuuuust long enough, with a lil' chainsaw carpentry, to stretch up and reach the new, top of the counter location... where they should have been in the first place...

*The Proper Relocation Switch Location*


Taking the pic of the wires, how they were... sure was a good thing to do!!! Made it a lot easier hookin' 'em back up... once I fought 'em through the lil' hole I bored in the counter to relocate... Now just a lil' cosmetic finishing... A LOT more convenient...

That's it tucked down twixt the water jug and the dog treat jar! :)

Been finding homes for bits and pieces of things that have accumulated as we've wandered. Packed away some things in better places that open things up a little better... off loaded some others that haven't been used, and are unlikely to be...

and... Finally, replaced the temporary "Test" dinette table that we've been using since I decided to pull the desk and Go Back to the Future. I just built a simple table top to complement the storage benches We'd put in.

*Replacement RV Dinette setup*

 They've been working out well, and are actually easier for me/us to access than the awkward drawer/bench of the factory configuration... makes a convenient place in one for my "Writing Stuff"... and the other an additional "Pantry" space... so... it all works out in the end...

 The bonus is that they actually leave enough room for another lil' "end table/cabinet" between the table and the new recliner couch we'd put in... back when the RV Remodel was first started...

Now... all I have to do is either finally find a permanent cabinet that fits that space... or build it... ;)

Sometimes I think I'm like some lil' Ol' Lady always moving the furniture around. Probably just another symptom of my Gypsy Nature.

Well, got a complete review back on "A Pair of Second Chances", from one of my "Editors"... "exiting and hard to stop to go to bed" ... not bad for my ego! :)

Then, just to keep things balanced, got a call from the accountant yesterday! He's was workin' Sunday to hti the Tax deadline Monday! Have to sign the tax papers today and get 2010 put to bed... came close on that sucker too! Kinda puts my shorts in a knot...

When the big thieves back on Wall Street and other Corporate Ivory towers get bailed out  by the trillions... on the backs of the workin' guy on the street... by their cronies that populate a corrupt congress... and white house...

... and then they try to make a broke cowboy, workin' pretty much hand-to-mouth, pony up another $1500 bucks! aarrrrrrrggggghhhhhh..... I managed to find some forgotten, legit expenses though that softened that blow considerable... but... It still makes a guy kinda angry... 'nuff said...

Back to Editing... So I can throw in another pound of flesh... to save the bankers
Brian

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6 comments:

Teri said...

I agree with the frustration of bailing out the bankers. I am in the process of selling my house, and although it is selling for more than I paid for it in 1988 - I am probably breaking even after all of the updates over the past 23 years. I managed to live frugally and pay off the mortgage before the 30 years term. It would have sold for more if the "mortgage fiasco" didn't happen. But, I am not going to sit around and wait to see if the economy changes, I will start full-timing in about 2 weeks.

Suzan said...

We had our tax woes yesterday, too, ugh. They print money anytime they feel like it. So why can't we print the money to pay our taxes? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Recken Ron P. could help?

Bruce said...

I'm with Anonymous on this one.....

Brian said...

Teri; You are gonna be in HEAVEN gal! but one thing... It's a new way of Living... NOT... Vacation. Take it slow, let it soak in. Give yourself time to adjust to the new rhythm. And FORGET the house, if you're out from under it now Suh-Wheet!

Suzan; Just got my new ink... and the $20's are in the dryer! :)

Anonymous and Bruce; Problem... 435 Thieves in the House... 100 High Class? CROOKS in the Senate. If you put one Honest Man - Ron P. in the white house, what can he do? (he's been back there for what twenty years already? and accomplished zip. Just an honest man crying in the wilderness; Because he's NOT part of the Cabal. He's frozen out) It's all a house ate up with termites. So... the Problem... How do you replace all 435 in the House AND 100 in the Senate... AND the Thief in the White House, at the SAME TIME? so you have some hope of progress. AND where are you going to find 536 Honest Politicians to clean up the sewer we've allowed to be created out of our Capital?

I wish whoever thinks they can fix that disaster back there... a LOT of luck.

Me? I'm gonna go ride my Motorcycle... At least I know YAMAHA, knows how to do its Job! :)

Ed said...

The Bank Bailout (TARP) has been paid back. The Dodd-Frank Bill has passed. Now we have Occupy Wall Street in the street demanding something(?).
Maybe they will get what they want with the next string of bank failures? I believe that we will find that the next ones will prove that the banks are NOT to big to fail.
Then we can all go back to a 'cash' economy, barter or the Federal Government will run all the bank.