Busy Day

WOW, what a busy day. No nap time for me. It is a good thing I moved hay yesterday.

After morning chores and breakfast, I stepped out of the RV to get started on some mowing around the trailer. Pam, our boss, was at the fence line so I went over to see what was going on. She was waiting for a fellow to show up with a load of dirt. We discussed where the dirt should be dumped. When the driver arrived we asked if he could get his truck in the gate and down the hill about 10 feet. He said sure – but he would not get it back out with out the help of a tow truck. OK, just dump it in front of the gate.
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Pink dirt – pretty cool. Now that may not look like much dirt but I can assure you it is. Over the next several weeks we will be spreading this dirt and grass seed in the pastures. That means shoveling it into the back of Chuck Wagon, dumping and spreading it in various spots. More physical exercise that will burn off my stored calories. After the dirt dumping I cut the grass in front and behind the RV with a Troy-Bilt String Mower. So when the mowing with the tractor we do not need to get too close to the RV.
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Then I had a short break before I tackled my next project. We purchased a Fan-Tastic Vent fan with remote control a week ago. Today it was going in. We have a few days of no rain in the forecast so now is the time. Here is the fan that is coming out. The interior trim has been removed. It is controlled by a thermostat located on the main control panel in the center of the RV. The new fan will draw air in as well as exhaust air out. Plus it is much quieter than the other fan.
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Here is the top side view of the old fan.
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Yep, that is a lot of caulk around the vent. Hopefully it will come off without tearing the EPDM roof and hopefully the roof clean up nicely. Here are before and after photos.

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Cleaning up the old caulk was a royal PITA. I got it as clean as possible without using harsh chemical on the EPDM material. The new fan came with a closed cell foam gasket. I used DICOR 501 lap sealant  on both sides of this gasket and recaulked after everything was screwed down on top.

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Tomorrow I’ll check it to see if I need to add additional caulk. More on tomorrow’s work later. From the inside, it looks pretty nice now that I have a skylight in the living room.

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By the time I got that done, I was beat. It was time to fix the grilled pizza I mention yesterday. Carol got busy chopping up the toppings and I got the grill ready. It is party time. Let’s get’r done!
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Tomorrow’s project is to climb back up on the roof and give it a good scrubbing with Simple Green. Between that and moving some pink dirt, I am sure I’ll be tired by the end of the day. I’ll try to take some photos of Carol’s quilting project tomorrow so ya’ll can see what she is working on.

Thanks for stopping by.

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2 responses to “Busy Day

  1. I just love your blog. You have such interesting days/ food/ weather/ animals/ repairs/ trips, etc.Can't wait to see what happens next.I'd love to have you check out our blog too: http://travelbug-susan.blogspot.comMaybe we'll cross paths one day and we can meet up.Susan & Bob

  2. Yum, grilled Pizza, never had it but more than willing to try.

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