Once the pieces were in I rubbed on some stain we bought at the DIY store to dress it up a little, then sealed the various seams with silicone caulk, and finally re-installed the shelf I had modified a few days before. Now that the back of the enclosure is properly closed in the exhaust fan works much better, and the space has a finished look to it.....most importantly TLE is very, very happy!
In all it took me about 6 hours of steady work to finish the job, and the great thing is it didn't take me longer than I expected. One thing I have been learning since we became nomads, is to be more patient, and take my time on projects such as this.
Once everything was cleaned up and put away I turned on the BBQ so TLE could roast some vegetables for dinner. In all it took just over an hour to roast the veggies, so we sat outside in the lounge chairs reading and just enjoying the early evening air. Around 6 I got out the TV so we could watch the NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat as we ate, then when we moved over to the outdoor fire place. It was a very close game, ultimately won by the Spurs.
Of course, as it warms up we must begin to deal with mosquitoes, ants and yellow jackets, which are all starting to show themselves, and I got my first mosquito bites of the season while swatting a few yellow jackets, and spraying a few anthills.
Life is good, and the "beat goes on".....thanks for stopping by!