Yesterday morning, I got up and went to work right away on the rubber roof of the camper. At some point, we had developed a leak inside the camper and I was pretty sure there was a problem on the roof. Mark said the roof should be cleaned, so he read up on the process and found Tilex is good to use for cleaning it. We picked up an industrial strength bottle at Lowe’s, so I was anxious to get busy.
Michelle had moved a ladder around the camper a few days ago, snapping photos of sections of the roof. She and Mark reviewed them and saw a spot or two that looked suspicious. As I worked on that roof, it was incredible to see the color change from grey to white! Mark said the company that makes these roofs recommends washing them three or four times a year…..YIKES! It has been awhile since the last time I was up there!
As I worked, I was antsy to get to the refrigerator vent. I was convinced that the leak was there as when it rained, water would drip down in the cabinet below the vent. It didn’t take long to see the problem once I got to the back side of the vent….
The big long dark “crack” in the center of this photo is where the rubber roof actually came away from the caulking that kept it water tight! After I finished cleaning the roof, Michelle (excellent cake decorator!) went up with a tube of caulking and fixed that area up better’n new! The test came last night. We had a few downpours that would have left water in the camper, for sure! When I got up this morning, I went out and ran my hand inside the cupboard….it was bone dry! Phew, that was an easy fix!
As I was looking through the photos on this SD card before uploading them, I saw a few photos from Genesee Country Village and Museum that might be worth sharing. There are several really nice sculptures there and I had never been able to get a decent photo of the two horses before. This time, I took my time and took many photos from all different angles till I came up with a photo I like! Oh, and the flowers are from near the gazebo on the main green.
As we were leaving the village while we were there, I spotted a wild grapevine growing along a fence….
These remind me it won’t be long until the grape harvest in all the Finger Lakes region!
Since we were at the village on my birthday, Erin went into the gift shop with her dad and Sarah. When she came out, she handed me this really cute little Scottie dog! He rode home on the dashboard of the truck. What a cute present!
And, speaking of Scotties….I got this one of Murphy resting in my Nikon camera bag the other day! Both he and Angus love this bag. No idea why! I got my snazzy new backpack/camera bag and it blows the doors off this “ragbag”! I actually got the bag together with an extended camera warranty and lens. It was a three-for deal that was too good to pass up. The only thing is, the bag has very little padding and has developed a hole where the top closes. I have found cardboard and paper with Chinese writing on it leaking out the hole. It really was time for a new bag!
Now randomly from my front garden….
After spending a few hours cleaning the rubber roof last night, I was anxious to clean the awning today. It had gotten pretty ugly with lots of black mildew spots on it. I dragged out the ladder and began working away. I found awning cleaner and a scrub brush did miracles on removing much of the spotting. As I finished up the highest part, Ben came out and helped clean the rest. It took the two of us a little over an hour. I think had I still been working alone, I would still be out there!
Now the little camper is about as clean on the outside as on the inside. The work is strenuous, only because I find myself working from a ladder!
With the hurricane threat, I pray for folks up and down the east coast. From all I’ve read, this is pretty unusual, but they have had to deal with hurricanes before. Our forecast doesn’t show any rain although I am wondering if it will change. Seems when this happened previously, we got wind and lots of rain!