It's about time.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Rebuilding.

Our Location today is Punta Gorda, Florida, USA.

At breakfast this morning we were discussing why we weren’t sleeping soundly the way we know we should. Since that trip to Fort Myers near the end of January we have both been fighting some kind of cold that just seems to be hanging in there no matter what. Our sinus congestion has cleared but the cold seems to be down in our chests. It may look like an excuse to not exercise but the less we exercise the worse we feel so we are hoping to get back into our routines soon. 
Bed cover with an old cover to protect it.
Open closet in background.
After doing our morning reading and making the bed I gathered the tools that I’d be using today. Kathy emptied the front closet, while I was outside, clearing the way for me to modify the closet. Ever since we’ve had this trailer the closet has been an issue that in the early days we kept having the dealer attempt to repair. Last year I took it apart finding that their way to fix it was to add more staples and brad nails that would only last until we made it to our next stop. I noted that they were nailing into light-weight aluminum tubing that looked like a porcupine from all the nails in it and the welds had broken loose meaning the panels were holding the brace. 

My repair lasted well over a year but since Kathy wanted to add some shelving in the corner of the closet we noticed the closet was again falling apart. By adding the shelf in the corner we would lose space for our shoes. Once I’d removed the panels more broken braces were discovered and worse yet the new material that I’d just purchase would absorb moisture and eventually mold. 

After closing up the trailer we were on our way back to Home Depot on Burnt Store Road. There was no problem returning the materials but what was a problem was finding materials that would have normally been readily available back home. Settling for usable materials we were back home having our lunch by 12:00. 
Much more room.
Removing the broken braces and cutting back the wallboard I managed to increase the closet cove by more than a foot in length and brought it straight up. By the time I had rebraced the closet walls, cut and adjusted the panels then had supper it was getting too dark to see what else I needed to cut outside. 
Hand cutting materials on picnic table using clamps. to hold them.
Tomorrow I’m hoping to finish the closet early enough that we’ll get some exercising in. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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