I am not afraid of heights, and have never minded climbing ladders, roof work, balconys, cleaning windows on top floors, or the like. Adding height to the equation of life seems to make it more exciting. Since living in the motorhome, I've realized that roof work is an essential part of maintenance.
I could hire it all done, but enjoy seeing for myself that things are in good condition.
I decided that it was time that I installed the vent cover on my motorhome roof! I'd been procrastinating, and thus I could not leave the vent open during rain. I ordered the vent cover a few weeks ago, and it's been staying in the shipping box for about two weeks in my yard! I got the cover out of the shipping box, and put the pieces together, then rounded up all the tools that I thought I would need. All these supplies were placed in a Walmart bag( not a very technological solution for jobs), and tied to a piece of rope. My theory is that I need both hands to get up the ladder, and then I can pull on the rope to get my tools up. I always hope that I won't fall from the ladder and/or roof, and so far, so good! I wore an old broad brimmed hat, and knee pads for comfort, and I am glad to get it done.
After getting up there, I realized I forgot the putty knife. I didn't want to go down and back up, so I asked my neighbor if he would loan me one , and would put it in the tool bag. The putty knife turned out to be essential, so I did peel off the putty type caulking and install the brackets that the vent cover was to be attached to.
I had taken a battery operated screwdriver to the roof, and I was so very glad that I did, because the old screws ( they had to be removed) were a doozy to get out and the new screws were really hard to get into their place. I think I would have tired out too soon if I'd been using a hand held screwdriver. As it was, I nearly gave out from the effort!
Once the vent cover was installed, I got off the roof and collapsed into my comfortable chair. Done at last!
Someone said I should train my greyhounds to do those jobs, but I don't think the ladder climbing is in their repertoire!
|Fleur working hard!|
|Power working hard also!|
Thanks for the help, guys!