- Date: 04-28-2014
- Current City: Arlington, TX
- Current Location: Treetops Carefree RV Resort
- Site Number: 163B
- Wi-fi Signal: Verizon – Very Strong / AT&T – Very Strong
- Mission: Weekend!
- Compliment: 2 Officers, 1 Crew, 0 Guests
- Captain: Eric Highland
- Navigator: Brittany Highland
- 1st Mate: Trogdor the Burninator
- Weather: Sunny and Clear / 80°
- Precipitation: 10%
- Humidity: 28%
- Wind: 4 mph
- Fuel: 33 Gallons of Diesel – 1/3 capacity
- Odometer: 100,620
- Generator Hours: 4611.8
- Estimated Date of Departure: Saturday, May 3rd
- Next Destination: Brownwood, Texas
Special Orders: Get Up On The Roof
14:39 – Starting to wrap up our workday. We’ve been asked to teach social media and social networking by one of our clients around the country in line with our RV travel schedule. Teaching on these topics is not new for us, but we’ve never been a traveling road show. So we are both excited about this next step. We’ll see where it leads.
I was able to get my new “toolbox” yesterday from Home Depot. Prior to this, I was keeping my tools in a plastic container. Now at least they are organized. I also purchased some Dicor Lap Sealant, and later today I hope to get up on the roof and take a look at any cracks that may be forming. We have no leaks, but preventative maintenance is part of living the RV life.
We also bought some silicone. Now, I’m a little confused as online you’ll hear people say, “Don’t EVER use silicone on the outside of your RV.” Yet others argue that it is ok to use and recommend it. When we went to the Tiffin Motorhomes HQ in Red Bay, Alabama, the Tiffin folks definitely used it on the outside of all rigs including ours. So, though we’re a little confused, we bought some anyway just in case we find a seal that is cracked or getting loose. My limited understanding is that you need to peel all of the existing silicone off and put down a new bead. It is a learning experience so, we’ll see what happens.
I also bought some lubricating spray for the slide mechanisms. I’ll be using that today as well. Again, not that there is anything wrong with our slides that we know of, just preventative.
There is a ladder that I really want to get, but it is not in our budget yet, so we’ll have to wait. Heck there is a long list of things we want to get still. Brittany and I have just decided to be very careful about our expenditures and stay out of any kind of revolving debt. So we pace ourselves.
It has been a pretty standard Monday workday and I’m thankful for all of our continuing clients. ~ E
16:25 – Monday, Monday! Wrapped up the work day and ran out on some quick errands, including getting the remaining ingredients I need for our salad dinner tonight. One of the things I love about Treetops is how conveniently located it is to everything one could need. Target and the post office are in walking/biking distance, and major banks, gas stations and much more are a very short drive away.
I’m keeping this brief because I’m about to start working on my own blog post for today! -B