Long Winter Over, now to survey the damage
Well...it's almost May and spring has finally arrived in Alberta, or shall I say that the snow has finally stopped (had a dump last week tho).
With all the snow, the winter storage shed collapsed around the Argy. The owner of the yard towed the Argy out so that they could clear away the shed (one of those metal quonsette deals, pretty big one too). Well, that was back in Jan. or so. With the roof vents and AC removed, as well as the gaping front window...it sat outside (!) yikes and it's still there. The damage isn't too bad tho...however, it WAS blasted just before winter set in and now there's a patina of rust all round. Blast!
So my current strategy is to:
1. find a new home for the Argy,
2. get tow lights and get the Argy under cover again,
3. start bondo'ing all the punctures from this-and-that that POs had attached to the Argy,
4. deal with the rust,
5. clean up the interior, give it a goooood wipedown,
6. install the new interior, install the new vents & window, paint up the exterior, then
7. go camping!
How simple is that?...Though number 6 above may be the bottleneck! Ha ha. Ok, seriously, if I can't laugh then the project would SEEM overwhelming!
First things first, order some Olympic rivets and a head shaver. You'd think that in oil country, industrial goods like that would be everywhere...not! The search continues before I resort to mail order.
I'm just lucky that the shed didn't seem to collapse ONTO the Argy...just around it.