Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Installation day.....

7:41 am - Wednesday - March 28th - SoCal - 51º F, 45% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the north with a forecast high of 79º F......just another loverly SoCal day!

Tuesday was the dedicated installation day for the 'new' Splendide 2000 'S'.  Knowing how relatively simple things like installing a new washer/dryer can consume enormous, unexpected amounts of time I dedicated the entire day to that enterprise.  I did not want any time constraints pressuring me to rush the process.

My plan was to drive the VW over to my son's office in Rancho Cucamonga about 9 am to join him in loading the 'new' Splendide into the back of his Chevy truck and then drive with him back to the Elks Lodge to load it into the Newell, and then put the 36 year old Splendide into the back of his truck for the ride back to Rancho Cucamonga where we will store it temporarily.

Everything went smoothly and according to plan.  By 10:25 am the 'new' Splendide was sitting on the floor at the top of the entry steps.  To make it easy Chris backed his truck right up to the door.  I then brought out a 2.5' x 5' piece of 3/4" plywood to bridge the gap (TLE's idea) between the tailgate and the steps into the Newell.  Then it was just a matter of Chris and I carrying it into the Newell....."easy peasy"!

I then helped Chris load the old Splendide into the truck bed, and we were off back to Rancho to drop it off, and retrieve the VW.  I was back home about 11:30 am and then off to Home Depot to buy new stainless steel braided fill hoses to replace the 36 year old fill hoses, as well as a new dryer vent hose.  Once this thing is in its cubbyhole I do not want to have to pull it back out for any reason the rest of my life!

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By 12:30 I was installing the new fill and vent hoses and then inching the 'new' Splendide into its cubbyhole, hopefully for the last time.....wishful thinking, huh?  Moving the 'new' Splendide that last 5 feet into its final resting place took about 2 hours, but by 2:30 pm the deed was done.........


Is that tight, or what?

.......there she is......everything works, and there are no leaks.....order is restored in our Newell world........suweet!  Before I put the pantry back together we ran the Splendide through one cycle still looking for leaks, but all was well.  By the time I put the pantry shelving and doors back in place it was after 3 pm, and I was tired......pleasantly tired.  

I took some time to relax and take a short nap before heading outside to set up the Sea-B-Que in order to grill some pollo asado for the street tacos TLE had promised earlier in the afternoon......and that was our Tuesday.....thanks for stopping by!

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6 comments:

  1. And it did take all day...

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  2. Your new machine looks splendide a job well done

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  3. Unrelated comment. When you put the VW into the trailer how do you then get out of the VW? Is there enough room to open the door? Seems like it would be too tight of a fit. I have visions of you climbing out the window.

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  4. Hey Jay! My wife is the one who drives the VW into the trailer. She is skinny enough to exit via the door. I don't have a chance!

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