Hi and welcome to the blog. Happy Labor Day to everyone! No matter how difficult working can be some times, hard work is generally good for a person. 🙂
The steroids over the last week have worked wonders. The lungs are back to about 100% and I’ve got a lot more energy. Many things were accomplished over the period.
On Thursday night I did a thorough cleaning on the old van and discarded a lot of crapola. There were a lot of good finds – like four boxes of the same kind of freezer bags stashed in various places. In addition, there was time to deodorize the carpeting and get it smelling less “manly” for the next outing.
Friday night’s progress was epic compared to the energy level the last few weeks. I decided to beautify the decaying Chevy emblem on the front of the Express van. It was a simple matter of masking the area and spraying some blue metallic Rustoleum paint over the old yellowed “bowtie”.
That really energized me. The next step was to pull off all four hub covers (total 32 plastic bolts), clean the rims, mask the tires, and spray them with a nice metallic paint… but nothing gaudy. Paper towels were stuffed inside the holes near the brake parts to avoid any damage to the rotors, calipers, or brake linings. The guys at work paid some very nice compliments! The rims look a lot nicer now! It took 90 minutes to do all four wheels. I was pooped. 🙂
There was one more pet project in mind. The wood rack that holds the solar panel got a thorough inspection and a new coat of paint tonight (Sunday). It’s held together well for about 8 years now and is going strong!
As of right now it’s late on Sunday night. I was considering camping tonight but who wants to go out on a busy holiday weekend? As luck would have it, Wednesday and Thursday are days off this week. The temp will be 72. Jenny and I will be hitting the pond at Jim’s in search of fish and snapping turtles. With lows in the upper 50s, the weather couldn’t be nicer. It’s going to be a great autumn season.
That’s it for now. Take care and thanks for visiting today. There should be some good food to cook up for the outing on Wednesday. Happy Labor Day!
Brad and Jenny and Duke
Jones County, Iowa
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