Friday, June 17, 2016

Sometimes your just have to get it done!

(Pictures, cars from the 1930's)

You may have heard the long quoted story among men of the married couple in the bed doing what ‘some’ married folk do, when the wife says, “Honey did  you know the ceiling needs painting?”
1934 buick
I have a habit of seeing something that needs fixing, and doing it. Once Sherry and I had just went to bed and she said, “Did you know our ceiling is sagging?”  I looked and sure enough, it was.

I said, “Go get in bed with the boys, I have work to do.”  By 8 the next morning the ceiling was replaced and sheetrock finished ready for painting.
1935 Buick
So, tonight I am saying good night to my sweetie, who is preparing to ‘sleep-read’.  I try always to get back to the bedroom to admire my wife and get some sugar. Many times we will discuss the day or what we plan tomorrow as I sit and enjoy my girl.
1938 Buick
Our Motorhome has two overhead a/c units. One front and the other over the bed. My girl says, “Honey, Oh no, look at the ceiling.” The ceiling fabric was already stained from the water leak (from the A/c) and was on the verge of starting to drip on the bed.  This is really not an unusual occurrence in an RV, but it can be a pain.
1936 Chevy
We carry a wet/vac so I dug it out. Along with some carpet cleaner, and with Sherry in the bed I cleaned the ceiling, well, not just me, I got to enjoy my wife as she cleaned some also. (She did ask was the door locked!).

 I tightened the unit down a little more until I can get on top tomorrow and look at the gasket. We did get the water stains out of the ceiling and all is shipshape for the night.
1937 Ford
Things go bump in the night even in a 330sqft home.

Nite Shipslog

1934 Packard


Paula said...

OMG you fixed the ceiling in the middle of the night. Sherry must sing "It's so nice to have a man around the house". This is one of the things I miss about Mel. John can grow peanuts and raise cattle but he isn't a "fixit" man.

betty said...

I do admire you for fixing that ceiling years ago in the middle of the night. I would have waited til morning to think about it, LOL. Glad you were able to work a bit on this present leak and get things manageable before sleep :)


Lisa said...

I'm pretty sure it was more fun fixing it in the middle of the night. An Rvs work is never done. That's all in the fun of it.

You two kids tickle me.


Glad you got that stain out. I'm like you... I can not sleep if there is a problem to be fixed.

Rick Watson said...

I admire that quality Jack. When I see something that needs doing, I write it down and make it happen unless it's important and urgent. If those two conditions are true, then I do it, if it can wait, I put it on the list. It happens but sometimes not right away.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a job but one that needed done. It's always something it seems. At least this one is one you can fix.