I’m very good at starting projects.
Finishing them is another matter. For instance, about a year ago I purchased a can of white spray paint for plastic. The project? To paint the tacky, yellowed plastic vent cover on the Best Little Trailer.
Well, that can of paint went on a seven-state road trip with me and the crew. The yellowed plastic thing still hangs off the side of the BLT.
Rather than complete the paint-the-vent project, I order supplies for more projects.
At the UPS Customer Center in Yuma I happily slide a big box and a small box through the back doors of the Perfect Tow Vehicle. Someday I’ll get the ambition . . . Someday . . . and when I do, I’ll have what I need!
In the small box is a bottle of Meguiar’s Marine and RV Oxidation Remover.
The stove/sink side of the BLT faces west most often, mainly because I like my door to face the sunrise and the refrigerator side to be out of the afternoon sun.
Oxidation is appearing along the top curve of the BLT’s west-facing side. These products earned good reviews on forums from people who have fiberglass trailers.
To follow-up the oxidation removal, I have Meguiar’s Flagship Premium Marine Wax.
Okay, that’s one project for an overcast, cool day which today isn’t.
In the big box is a roll of Reflectix.
I’m going to cut a piece for the interior of each of the three back windows of the BLT. This will serve three purposes.
In warm weather, the sun’s rays will reflect off the windows, helping to keep the BLT from heating up.
In cold weather, once I blacken the side facing out, the sun’s rays will be absorbed and heat up the air between the Reflectix and the window glass.
The third purpose is to darken the BLT’s interior. My new white curtains, which I love, do let in a lot of light. During the afternoon it’s so bright inside that I can’t edit photos.
I like a bright room, so I want the pieces of Reflectix to be easy to put up and take down before and after photo editing.
My plan is to put grommets, also known as eyelets, along the top and bottom of each piece.
Then I can hang them on drapery hooks inserted into the BLT’s carpeted wall around each window.
Given my current rate of project completion, I estimate that I’ll finish these projects, including the backlog of projects not mentioned here, some time in late 2019 or early 2020.
Update on the crew going raw . . . .
I’m surprised by the interest in Bridget and Spike’s change to a raw meat and bones diet, as evidenced by the comments under the previous post.
We’re into day four as I type this and all is going well with one very annoying exception . . .
She won’t eat any organ meat. This is problematic because organs (heart, kidney, liver, etc.) are an essential part of the diet, responsible for providing several minerals and vitamins.
I really don’t want to get involved with nutritional supplements if I can avoid them.
I’m in the process of researching alternate food sources to replace the organ meat for finicky Bridget. Today I set tuna fish before them and was relieved to see Bridget gobble it up. Tuna fish will provide some minerals and B vitamins, but not all. Fortified milk products might be the answer for Vitamin D. I’ll continue searching.
Spike — God bless his little canine heart — loves anything I put on his plate.
As you know, Spike’s arthritis slows him down.
He’s been taking glucosamine for several months. It hasn’t helped much that I can see. Our walks are becoming shorter and shorter. Not good.
Along with supplies for projects, I ordered Cetyl-M. Several readers have witnessed excellent results in their arthritic dogs with Cetyl-M.
I’d love to see Spike regain the spring in his step he had previously and to be relieved of the aches and pains of arthritis.
I’ll let you know how it goes . . .
It’s time for a sheep break.
I took this photo a few days ago while the crew and I wandered around the outskirts of Yuma. I’ve been waiting for a good place to post it, but, you know, it’s not easy finding a logical place to post sheep photos. Thus the creation of The Sheep Break. Relax and enjoy!
We’re expecting the day’s high to reach 80 degrees on Wednesday.
That’s if my crazy weather widget can be trusted. The crew and I enjoy this perfect weather. We’ve had a couple of visitors to our campsite. I’ll save that for the next post.
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