Monday, August 24, 2020

Phase 2 continued........

8:20 am - Monday - August 24th - Coupeville, WA - 55° F, 87% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the south......cloudy, foggy this morning with sun later in the morning today with a forecast high of 65° F.  On this day in 2012 we were in a small marina RV park on the Columbia River in Arlington, OR........↴


I have been waiting for Sunday since we arrived in Coupeville 9 days ago.....the day when I would begin to pressure wash the concrete sidewalks, parking areas, and driveway.  But, first, I needed to pressure wash the front entrance deck to strip as much of the loose paint off the wood as possible......

The front entrance deck

....and then it was on to the two concrete walkways leading to the deck......


 The pressure washed concrete in the foreground, and the concrete awaiting the wrath of the pressure washer in the background 

....it took me about 2.5 hours in all to do the deck, the sidewalks, stairs and lower parking area.......

 The small, decorative concrete bridge in the front yard

 The parking area is now clean

......on Monday I'll work on doing some minor repairs to each deck including a few boards which have rot in them, and need replacing, then trim a few of the bushes bordering the lower parking area, and sidewalk leading to the parking area.  Sometime later in the week when we have more sun I'll get to work re-staining both decks.  In the interim I'll be pressure washing a couple hundred yards of driveway, another parking area, and the rear patio area.

While I was wrapping up my pressure washing equipment I got a text message advising TLE's new quick release axle had been delivered to the mailbox down the hill, so I retrieved it and set about removing the old sold axle from TLE's front wheel, and installing the new quick release axle......it took me less than 45 minutes beginning to end.......

The new hollow, quick release axle installed..... 

.....the old OEM solid axle with nuts on each end.....a real pain.....

.....the rest of the day was spent watching the final round of the Northern Trust Gold Tournament in which Dustin Johnson reached 30 under par after 72 holes.....that's an average of 7.5 strokes under par per day......his nearest competitor was 11 strokes back.....amazing!

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with Bob and Karen followed by two more episodes of 'Travelers'....we've seen 6 episodes now of Season 1, and is it ever intense.  If you haven't done so already, check it out!

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