Sunday, August 15, 2021

Up on the roof......

 7:49 am - Sunday - August 15th - Seal Rock, OR - 57° F, 100% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the east by northeast.......heavy marine layer today with a forecast high of 65° F.  Sunrise at 6:19 am, and sunset at 8:21 pm.  On this date in 2014 TLE and I were on our way home from Mammoth Lakes, CA where I rode mountain bikes with good friends.....having a late lunch at Walker Burger, in Walker, CA.....one of the best cheeseburgers and fries ever.......↴


We're in a heavily overcast weather streak right now at SRRVC.....all overcast, all the time....morning, noon and night.  I prefer to wash the coach when it is a little sunny as things dry out more quickly, but I've had it in my mind for some time to get up on the roof and thoroughly clean the entire roof.....including the areas under each of our four solar panels.  I don't think I've cleaned under them in 10 years.  Finally around 11 am the skies seemed to be clearing a tad so I headed outside to set up my telescoping ladder, tilt each solar panel, and the clean the entire roof.....






....it was a slow, tedious process, but around 2:30 pm I pronounced the roof clean, and began to put away my tools (hose, sprayer, mop, sponges, ladder).  I left the solar panels tilted as I need to go back up there and scrape off some of the old lap sealant left over from when we had our last two solar panels installed, and had to reposition the other two back in 2015.  Amazingly the roof paint still shines like it was new after 39 years!  As is often the case I failed to get a 'before' shot, but it was nasty.  There were years of pine needle residue under each panel, as well as dirt, and grime. 

This was the first of several projects I need to complete before we begin to roam again at the end of September.  One of those projects is to replace all four electric brake assemblies on the trailer. It's been 9.5 years since I last replaced them, and the brake linings were getting pretty thin back in April of 2019 when I last checked them....of course, during the intervening time the trailer sat unused from that April until January of 2020, and then again from September of 2020 to the present.  During that time we've put less than 2,500 miles on the trailer.

The sun never really came out Saturday, and by early evening fog rolled in off the ocean, and there was a fine mist falling upon the landscape around SRRVC...thanks for stopping by!

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