Monday, December 03, 2018

The Great Glue Disaster!

7:43 am:
Yesterday afternoon, I was well into gluing down the Armstrong vinyl. After applying the glue, I went to move from my hands-and-knees position and rolled backwards on to the glued floor!

As I tried to rise up, I could feel the sticky glue gripping the back of my T-shirt. And then I rolled back a second time on to the glue!




When I tried to take off my T-shirt, I found that the T-shirt was now glued to the shirt underneath! And also onto my back!!

It was sooooo hard to get my two stuck shirts off! But trying for several minutes I was able to struggle out of them.

Then I saw that my pants were covered with glue! Front and back! And my shoes. Also, my belt! And my hands! My upper legs! Everything that I touched became a glue mess!

Using isopropyl alcohol cut the glue off of my hands a little bit. But I needed much more cleaning up than that!

I decided to go to 24 Hour Fitness to shower, shampoo and soak in the hot spa.

Showering did nothing to remove the blackness of the glue on my hands and legs. However, after soaking in the spa [102℉] for several minutes, the glue mess began to dissipate.


Conclusion: Don't mess with vinyl glue! It's bad news!

PS: I was wearing latex gloves when applying the glue but had to remove them because they were covered in glue and transferring glue to everything that I touched.


The glue attacked my pants!




1:30 pm:
It's such a nice day, that I decided to head over to Mission Trails Park at Lake Murray. Box Van had its big door open. The view is toward the water.

Simply by looking around Box Van, I made a list of things that will need to be done on my adventure of completing this build-out.

This list is not prioritized:
➜ Replace the hard-working full extension slides in the the drawer cabinet.
➜ Test the trailer jack.
➜ Insulate Box Van aluminum ceiling.
➜ Use Must For Rust on rusty places on Box Van's big door.
➜ Hang small hand truck on a hook.
➜ Mount Nature's Head composting toilet.
➜ Insulate Granny's Attic floor.
➜ Move big battery from Scampy to Box Van.
➜ Install and test Marey hot water heater in Granny's Attic.
➜ Design my table which converts to a bed.
➜ Buy 12-volt fuse box.
➜ Repair the mess that I made in the pass-thru and install the door frame.
➜ Buy the microwave oven.
➜ Buy the propane gas oven.
➜ Buy the stainless sink and faucet.
➜ Order the kitchen counter.
➜ Buy lighting for my workshop.
➜ Buy lighting for my living quarters and Granny's Attic.
➜ Find a source for the door and drawer fronts in my living quarters.
➜ Buy components for the video windows.
➜ Seal holes that I put in Box Van's roof during the Yingli solar panel installation.
➜ Secure the left side of the tall cabinet.
➜ Install the Mopeka propane tank level gage.
➜ Plan the 12-volt line runs.
➜ Plan the propane line runs.


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40 comments:

  1. Screw your courage to the sticking place - eNotes Shakespeare Quotes
    https://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/screw-your-courage-sticking-place

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    1. That Case,

      Shakespeare! Gotta love it!

      George

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    1. Rita,

      OMG x 10 = A fun Blog/story!

      George

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  3. Thank you George. I haven't laughed so hard in years.

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    1. Squire,

      Sometimes you find entertainment in extraordinary places!

      I am happy that you found it here!

      George

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  4. I'm sure that glue did wonders for the spa.

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    1. Squire,

      There was no glue on my body when I entered the spa. Just a stain on my leg, hands and arms.

      George

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  5. You should write a book....George.....As they say 'shit happens' in this case it's glue.....Glad you're ok...... Marilyn

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    1. Marilyn,

      Yes, I am OK. And I have nice floor! 😎

      George

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  6. This is GREAT entertainment. Reminds me of the movie "RV", except Robin was not covered in glue... Luckily for you, you won't have a sewer dump.

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  7. I have to definitely agree with squire A great laugh
    But a vision of the glue floating in this spa I feel sorry for the next hairy guy that gets in,,,,next
    If the glue is that goodtry put it under the subfloor
    But if it's any consolation you ain't going to do it twice??? Are you

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    1. Ed,

      There was not any glue on my body when I entered the spa.

      The hot spa water removed the stain on my leg and hands.

      You stand corrected, Mister ed!

      George

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  8. Dorris Smith12/3/18, 3:30 PM

    George, You are just plain stupid, you are being punished for your cheating ways, doing anything to live on the street,avoiding an R V Park to pay, hiding your identity in a U-Haul truck to fool the neighborhood that you happen to be parked in. Shame on You.If I see an unpainted U-Haul truck parked over night in my neighborhood, I am about to call the police.

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    1. Dorris,

      I may be behaving stupidly. But I have chance to reform my ways.

      You, on the other hand, are ugly, foul, and judgmental. You will always be ugly, foul, and judgmental. That is your fate.

      Nobody likes you, Dorris.

      George

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    2. I think George should call the Internet Police on you. Stay in your lane and keep moving.

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  9. A definition of Vagabonder!
    A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home and often without a regular means of support. adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond.
    I understand that part, but the part that I don't understand is you trying to glue yourself to the floor,,, is that some kind of old age trick.
    Or you could've been frozen in time, like Hans solo in Star Wars. If you get stuck like glue, in that position. An to think archaeologist 100 years from now could prop you up in a ancient history museum. Titled it :)) plan B. Nope didn't come out right.



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    1. Ed

      Maybe in this comment, you are trying too hard to be funny?

      As I've recommended before, Ed, make your comments half as long.

      And, more importantly, proof read them.

      Suggestion, Ed. Subscribe to Grammary.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15NXrnyT2HM

      George


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    2. Stop trying be the school teacher if you can't read it delete it👍

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    3. Ed,

      I try to publish all comments. Even comments that are disrespectful of me.

      However, if a comment is disrespectful of me, I may reply with a shot-between-the eyes [ie: Dorris Smith].

      George

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  10. You better watch out Mr. G,,,,,, Doris may come over and glue herself to your floor????????? 🤷🏿‍♀️

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    1. Ed,

      Now THAT would be something special to behold! Dorris glued to my floor! ☠️

      George

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  11. The view out the open roll-up door brings up my opinion of putting windows in rear wall of the living quarters for those times you can open it. "Shed windows" have tempered glass or polycarb with screens and very easy to install should you feel the need .

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    1. Squire,

      Thank you for your suggestion.

      I will consider that!

      George

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  12. Have you considered installing a fan on your back wall, it could still be used with the roll-up door closed.
    No hole in the roof and could also serve as a vent for your cook top (depending on its placement).

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    1. Squire

      I will wait on that until a need appears.

      George

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  13. Dorris is probably the offspring of Gladys Kravitz..(Bewitched)...
    I've never met her and I'm with you George...
    I don't like Dorris.....

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    1. David,

      I just made up my:
      "Nobody likes you, Dorris."

      I really do not know her.

      George

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  14. I have experienced your pain.

    Funniest "Lucille Ball" even I ever had was when I tried to install a wooden parquet floor that involved spreading thick, black, tarry stuff down. I was on my hands and knees or sitting down on the good part of the floor. All was fine until I turned around to reach something and got my feet in the glue. Then turned around again to get the foot glue off, and I leaned my hand into the black stuff and got it not only on my hands, but by then the stuff on my feet had transferred to the finished part of the floor. It was a series of errors, but no one to capture the mess for posterity!

    Glad you got it all off your body, but it looks like your clothing is shot.

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    1. Grandma,

      Your experience with the parquet floor is much, much worse than my own with the glue!

      I am sorry for you! [Even though your parquet experience may have happened a long time ago!]

      George

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    2. And that is why I always tackle hard projects privately when no one else is around. Can better hide my disasters. You are brave to not only announce it, but take a photo.

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  15. You certainly found the "sticking place"! Sounds like
    something that would happen to me! So funny...

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    1. Joan,

      I still have some black stains on my hands!

      George

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  16. I once came across a guy either camping or living in a uhaul. He took out the roll up door and put a wall up with a regular entry door. That wall was recessed just deep enough in the box for him to put out a chair and sit on his "deck". Pretty neat. Of course that came at the price of sacrificing indoor space.

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  17. it there any chance you could get a spot in a nice RV park with hookups for the winter that you could park Scampy and Box Truck and live in Scampy while you work in Box Truck? Might be more efficient to not have to put everything away and make your bed every night when it is time for bed (or time for a nap) By Spring you would be finished and buyers are looking for campers, so you could sell Scampy then. Or, if you still own Twaylor, do the same thing. I'll bet Box Truck could tow Twaylor to a spot for you.

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  18. Wow! Glad you got unstuck. I pictured you like a turtle on it's back. I read you EVERY morning ,George, and today you made me shake! I need to calm down...lol.

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    1. WOW with double sugar on it. You even have Cher following your blog George.

      John

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  19. George, your experience is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Thanks for sharing your struggles to realize your dream. We need a few laughs in these times. Also, you make a perfect case for those "Peel and stick" tiles they sell...

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