Continuing along in Chapter 5 - The Metemorphosis
Right about now Peter is wishing that He could make metemorphosis happen and change into a LadyBug so he could fly away as far away from me as possible!!!!
Does anyone know how much square feet are in a 63 GT - NOT MUCH....
Must admidt - working during the week is very pieceful working together seems to strike a cord or two or three of four....
Peter has fully recovered from his head banging situation with the window and of course with the "task master" moi!. We settled with Peter working inside and I working outside - this was a much better situation as I was tired and grummpy most of the weekend. (I about had enough as I worked on it for several days before the weekend
Not too mention that popping in and out of the trailer a 1000 times and up and down the ladder as many times - I have aggrivated my sports injury plagued Knee and it was really painful all weekend - which put a slow up on progress
But - Peter was pumped - he had picked up the pieces for the skylight and was on the move Friday night and was &^%$ bent to get at least one big hole plugged up for good......oooooh honey......houston we have a problem.
I thought to myself - he cut one of the pieces wrong or scratched the skylight or something drastic....but not quite as drastic....For you fellows out there I will let you try and guess what the problem was.
With a project like this there is no room for dawdling - so there is always a PLAN B - so Peter moved onto to it.....
You know you wannnnn it....AIR baby AIR!
Once this was mastered and working - heck why not move onto the Skylight anyway - still needs a nice sturdy framework and trim pieces for inside....
While Peter did all the really important stuff - I plugged on with "Leaks" Picking vulkum until I do not want to see anymore dried out vulkem as long as I live. Pick Pick Pick Pick Pick - but it sure does work great! my picking tool of course. Front and back window are done. All side compartments are done.
Then I moved to the battery compartment - as it needs a bit of help. I would like to put a heavy duty pull out drawer base in it - as there is no way I could manage putting in a heavy battery in that small space. I knew the wood base that sits on top of the floor was toast - water and acid damage. So out it came. Will continue to work on it later. The drip rail was picked clean and buffed up somewhat as the edges are way too sharp and I will have to do it by hand so I can avoid decapitating the compounding disc.
Kind of a boring picture really - after I looked at it. We do need a nice new green ground wire - this one is a bit cracked and corroded. Also need some knew spring catches - on order VTS.
We were starting to vie for the power cord - so I thought why do I not check out these sockets on the side of the trailer -I had read somewhere that they were for special lights - so I never bothered with them - besides I could not open them anyway.
Undid the two screws and the plate came off to reveil a standard single 110 plug - which hey matched the box inside the wall above the battery box.
Both plugs got a full overhaul - and are now leak proof again and work like a charm.
Now to keep Peter motivated - I had to think about moving the LadyBug to a more suitable position on the driveway - one that is closer to the house, and to the patio and about the same distance from the garage. Haily thought it was a perfect place too - for now.... The dogs love to be in and out of the trailer and underneath it away from the "dearfly" that have come out right on cue!
Poor little Haily was feeling a bit
today- must have got into something she should not have yesterday. But she does like to be close to where ever we are working so that was a nice spot too where she can stay out of trouble.
Lastly for the weekend this expression sums it up - this is a don't &^%$ me off look - bad hair, bad clothes, bad nails, knee killing me, hot and the dear fly are driving me nuts...
Still a nice wife though - did you see the little yellow head protectors on the window!!!! Just so he would not poke his eye out and not be able to work on the LadyBug.
Lucky and Taz where having a pow wow too - and kept saying they will never make it - not in a Month of Sundays