Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Doing The Work



George To Do The Work

10am - The plan for Scampy's alteration work, was to have the work done by a local RV repair company. However, when talking to other RVers staying at Lone Wolf RV Park, I received uncomplimentary comments about that company.

So, I've decided to do that work myself. Actually, I have quite a bit of experience doing this same work on the now departed, MsTioga. It seems to me that this decision should work out very well!
  • Install a propane line into the cabinet under Scampy's kitchen sink
  • Install the new inverter
  • Install 2nd propane tank with cross over valve


4pm - Taking you a long time!
We went to Orchard Supply Hardware in the Town of Hesperia, to buy the plumbing fittings needed for installing the propane line. When I returned to Twayler, the fittings were spread out on the floor to review how the connections would hook up.

That's when it became clear that these fittings would not do the job. I'd have to return to Orchard tomorrow to straighten it out.

The engineering change for the slide-out drawers needed doing. So, that's what I went to work on. This engineering change replaced sheet metal screws for holding the drawers together with 1/4" bolts. Bolts do a better job!

As I went to work on the slide-out drawers, a neighbor passed by and commented, "Taking a long time to finish that work!"

I replied, "Yes. Taking a long time."

The neighbor's comment did not bother me in the least. Because I don't give a hoot how long the work takes. I am happy as I could be to have this work to do!

I am guessing that my commenting neighbor is jealous. I'm doing real work. And maybe he has nothing for himself to do.



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13 comments:

  1. None of that sounds terribly difficult!

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    1. Hi Jim,

      You are right about this work that I am doing not being terribly difficult.

      With that said, however, I found that after I passed 75 years, I decided to leave this work for mechanics to do. But then I found out from experience, that backing away from "doing it myself", was NOT good for me.

      I had to struggle a bit, now and then, to keep myself in good mental shape.

      I think that I am now in better mental shape than I was a few years ago.

      * Memory better
      * Get along with others better
      * More positive about stuff

      Tioga George


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  2. You are capable of doing all that George. Just take your time and test the propane connections well.

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    1. Thank you, Croft!

      That is a very nice compliment! 😀

      Tioga George


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  3. Your neighbor seems to be missing some filters. If he had them, he would not have said that.

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    1. Hi LBM.

      I've noticed that retired people may suffer because they become detached from daily life. This may cause such detached persons to become overly critical and perhaps a bit nasty.

      If that does not happen to us, we should thank our lucky stars!

      Tioga George


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    2. Excellent analysis George! Since I retired some yeears ago I have found myself unc0nsciously slipping into that habit, and I have whip myself back into shape.

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  4. Next time just tell him,,,speed is not required during retirement

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    1. Hi Mister Ed,

      You are sooooo correct in your comment!

      I may not say that to this guy. I may just think it.

      Tioga George



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  5. He could have offered you a hand....Maybe that was what he was implying?..Lonely..bored...etc..and what you said...
    I cannot believe how inept the workers today are..
    At a Jiffy-Lube I had to jump into my car and turn it off..They didn't install the oil filter correctly and could/would have ruined my engine..
    Keep -on George!!
    Upriverdavid

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  6. Wonderful to see you doing all this work, George... As an aside, be sure and use yellow teflon tape that is specifically for gas fittings, not white...

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  7. Good work takes a good amount of time. Never be in a hurry!

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  8. So much better to be doing all the stuff you are doing than sitting in your chair waiting to die, as too many older people do. My son was worried about my safety when I started full-timing, so that is what I told him. I could die in my chair or get out and do things!

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