AND SO OUR RIG’S LITTLE MINI RENOVATION BEGINS & THE FIRST THING TO BE REMOVED IS OUR DINING TABLE
With trusty hammer in hand plus a few screwdrivers we hit the decks a running this morning & tackled the job of making a few renovations to our Motorhome’s interior. Been talking about it for awhile so with pleasantly cooler & refreshing workable temperatures upon us we decided to go ahead with what we have been talking about for awhile now.
COULDN’T BELIEVE HOW HEAVY THIS CORIAN TABLE TOP WAS
OF COURSE I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW HEAVY I AM EITHER
First item for removal was our 'too large' dining room table. Yes it's nice to have a table to eat at but overall comfort is priority for us & the only way we were going to be able to use recliners was to remove the table. Eight wood screws secured it to the floor & luckily I was able to remove all eight. Four screws held the top on & I had to remove the top to get the table assembly out the door. I could not believe how heavy that Corian top was. I'm guessing 50 pounds.
OK SO NOW TO GET THIS FIRST BIG RECLINER THROUGH THAT NARROW DOOR
SO HERE’S OUR FIRST OPTION…..DOABLE BUT A BIT CROWDED
THESE CHAIRS ARE LIGHT & WITH THAT BIG ROUND BASE ARE VERY EASY TO MOVE AROUND…..LIKE FOR WATCHING TV UP CLOSE
Next to come out was a small tub chair sitting just inside our side door. I'm sure most RV'ers know how totally uncomfortable those small tub chairs are. Four bolts anchored it to the floor but I was able to get the nuts off from a basement bin bellow. However I did have to turn the air about 7 shades of blue to get at those nuts with an adjustable wrench. Nine wrenches in my new tool kit & not one of them would fit!!
TUB CHAIRS AS A RULE ARE SOOOOOO UNCOMFORTABLE
WITH THE TUB CHAIR GONE WE THOUGHT OF REMOVING THIS CABINET/TABLE BUT IT WOULD HAVE MEANT DISMANTLING IT PIECE BY PIECE & WE DIDN’T WANT TO DO THAT
MOVED THE 2ND RECLINER INTO THAT SPOT & WERE SURPRISED IT FIT AS WELL AS IT DID
THIS WILL BE KELLY’S CHAIR & THAT TABLE PULLS OUT & CAN BE USED TO EAT ON AS WELL AS SET HER LAPTOP ON…..(SHE’S WORKING ON A LIGHT SWITCH PROBLEM IN THE STAIRWELL)
THIS WILL BE MY CORNER & ABOUT WHERE PHEEBS IS LYING WE PLAN TO PUT IN OUR SMALL 2X2 ALL PURPOSE TABLE
MY VIEW OF KELLY’S SPOT
Several years ago we bought a couple nice recliners from our good neighbors Catherine & the late Gerald Horton. They were RV people as well & had taken these 2 recliners out of one of their rigs. We have had them in our sunroom ever since. After removing the Big EEE's table & tub chair we carried our 2 Horton recliners out to the rig, wiggled them through the narrow door & set them in place inside. We instantly began to love our rig all over again. What a difference those two small changes made this morning & at last after all these years we finally have a couple comfortable recliners to sit in. We will now look for a small 2'x2' sit down table to go at the end of the couch. One of our dining room chairs will fit under this table which can be used to eat at, set a computer on, or sit down to work at anything. Our couch/fold out bed will stay.
Our dining room table & tub chair will go into storage & can easily be re-installed if we should someday decide to sell the rig. This minor renovation would be no 'biggie' for most people but for me & my impatience with these kinds of things it sure was a nice feeling to step back & see what we had accomplished this morning. And heavy emphasis on 'WE' because without Kelly's patience & determination this job just simply would not have got done.
TABLE WILL GO WHERE THAT CHAIR IS & CHAIR WILL SLIDE UNDER IT
It was a bit of a short struggle this afternoon but we finally compromised & agreed on a South-west departure date of October 24th. That's pretty much in line with our usual departure time with last year being the exception when we left earlier & went up over Lake Superior & out onto the prairies before heading south down through the States. Last year we were hoping to catch some nice Fall weather with an abundance of colorful Autumn foliage in the North but were plagued with bad weather in the form of high winds & rain for much of the way. A stop at TRIPLE E RV in Winkler Manitoba to visit the factory where our rig was made & a final stop in Rouleau Saskatchewan to visit the 'Dog River' site where my favorite TV sit-com of all time was taped for it’s TV series…….CORNER GAS. Not our best trip last year but it's all part of the adventurous life of a travelling Snow Bird couple & their super wonder dog Pheebe……..Da Pheebs:))
I CAN MOVE THESE 2 SMALL TABLE WHEREVER I WANT THEM TO SET CAMERAS ON ETC. (BOTH TABLES ARE THE SAME COLOR BUT ONE’S IN SHADE & ONE’S IN SUN
Even with today’s lying down, bending & crawling around in upside down difficult positions I did not have any dizzy spells. All parts seem to be back together & working well again:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Traveling through New England, a motorist stopped for gas in a tiny village. "What's this place called?" he asked the station attendant. "All depends," the native drawled. "Do you mean by them that has to live in this dad-blamed, moth-eaten, dust-covered dump, or by them that's merely enjoying its quaint and picturesque rustic charms for a short spell."