Saturday, May 21, 2016

Artists And RV Friends

We have both artist and RV friends and it's especially wonderful when they are one couple! Our friend Jeanette called me this morning and left a message to call because her hubby Mike wanted to talk with us about our coach.  Jeanette is a fantastic artist and Mike a wizard with mechanics and Rv's. We called and I gave the phone to Roger. They chatted for quite awhile giving us great info on where to go for service and other tid bits that will come in handy. Mike and Jeanette have saved us before when my "petite" rear shut off the switch to the main power. Duh. Thank you again guys!! And Bon Voyage on your upcoming adventure!


We heard a loud crash. Oh lord, now what. Roger could see from his computer area that our bedroom awning came down all the way. Our awning on the drivers side will do that when it gets water in the rail and I go out and give it a push back to its position.  So, off I went, long wash brush in hand to give it a push back but it wasn't moving. In fact it was really heavy. Hmm, a lot of water, I thought. Today Roger and I went out and tried again thinking we'd get the water out but realized the spring had sprung. The canvas was flapping and there was no way we would get this to rewind so we could raise the awning, much less, pull in the slide. I googled "how to fix a broken spring in a Carefree awning". They did have good directions but my eyes wouldn't move from the large print saying " Don't Attempt This If You Don't Know What You Are Doing, You Could Be Injured"  Ok then...works for me. So I called and left a message on our repair guys phone adding our sprung spring onto the list!!



Close but not finished. Not my plan for today but it's all good.  I made a list of what oils I needed then went through my stash of paints. Sort of a procrastination but also give me a night of staring at the background of the painting. I'm feeling it's bland, even though it is the original background in the reference photo. I want him to pop.  I then placed a small order and cleaned out some of the caps that go on the tubes of paint. I'm terrible about putting the caps back on so need to turn over a new leaf! 

Snake photo..  Putting that first so you are warned. Just so you know, I hate snakes. Well, not hate, but they scare me. Lat night Lola and I were doing a casual walk along the grass as we left the dog park.  Lola missed it totally but I was just getting ready to step on the quietly laying in the grass not moving yellow with green striped about 24" snake. I pulled her and if anyone was looking they saw me doing a contorted leap while hopping like a crazed woman to the roadway.  I researched last night to find they are non-poisonous and he wouldn't have bothered us unless of course I stepped on him.  He's a common Florida snake and my first sighting of them. A Ribbon Snake. (shivering as I even think about this...eeeek!!!)

Ok..let's see what tomorrow brings! Have a great night!!

Warmly,
Sheila


9 comments:

  1. It never ends in an RV, does it.

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    1. LOL..no it doesn't Mary!! Now we know!

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  2. It never ends in an RV, does it.

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  3. Cheap Joe's is having a great sale on paint and boards right now.

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  4. You should have seen me (and I'm glad no one did) when I was working in my garden, digging up potatoes. When I reached down to pull out the potatoes I put my hand right into a nest of baby mice. They all went scurrying - and there I was jumping up and down and jabbing at the ground with my pitchfork! So thankful no one saw this crazy lady with her pitchfork!

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    1. LOL..I can see it Joanne!!! EEK....hopefully you got a few potatoes with the jabbing. ;-)

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  5. Yes, it is important to read directions. We had an awning destroyed one time and insurance covered replacing the awning. We decided we would save money and install the awning ourselves. Pat had asked if I thought we could put it up just the two of us. WELL....instructions said to install the awning, one needed the help of at least 2 others. Needless to say, he had to wait until we got our friends over to help us.

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    1. Glad you had help! I have a tendency to jump right into things, glad I didn't this time.

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