Thursday, April 12, 2018
A good day & evening
The Yawger Family in the Adirondacks in the 1930s
Life is good. I finished cleaning gutters today. Also got the sewer system actually washed and cleaned out it is now ready for the motor. The reason we have a sewer pump is the area where the coach is parked is below the level of the city sewer system, so we must pump the effluent (I think that is a nice word for poop, lol ) up about 11 feet for it to drain with the condo sewerage.
Oh, the gutters. Have you ever had to do a job, and run into an altogether different problem? Fortunately even at 79 I can still walk a roof with a pitch less than 8/12. So I walked the roof to get to some gutters. In the process I noticed one of the condo’s had a very badly deteriorated vent cover. Actually it had a hole over 2” in it. I immediately walked over the roof to the other condo and sure enough the same. I was so glad I cleaned the gutters..
I replaced both vents with metal ones. The others were black plastic, they lasted 22 years but metal would have still been good. If I were ever to build again, there would be no plastic vents. 22 years is good, way passed a warranty, but 50 years plus, would be better.
Anyway the highlight of the evening was Jack Jr. dropped by. Then another plus Corrine (former daughter in law and still my girlfriend) and her mother dropped by to visit. They are both sweet ladies, they are still part of the family.
There was one ‘bad’. We left the phones inside so we missed a text from Matt & Kerstin. They wanted to bring Maverick over for a visit. Dadgummit we missed it.
1961 Corvair rampside
1961 Corvair Monza dropside