Showing posts from July, 2015

My Tiny Little Roof Patch

So. In my tiny little life there are times when I have to do scary hard things. Today, was one of those times.  First I had to remove the tarp, that has been on since I first discovered the leak in my cabinet a few months ago.  Then we did the inspection. I've never actually seen the top of my trailer before.

 Caera the Big Dog! 

Heave and ho and off we go! 

First - Luke age 5 - checks the ladder for YaiYai's safety. 

And now YaiYai - with fear and trepidation - makes her way up to the top. 

 Molly - officially in her 2nd trimester with baby #4 -  climbed up to take a few photos. 

Ruh. Roh. I think I see the problem. 

I sealed all of the outer edges, the hole, and around the vent!
I did NOT fall in, or through, or off! 

Yay me!!! Gettin' 'er done! 

So with minimal spillage and/or smudges I had a very  productive morning! I'm feeling so brave and accomplished now, I'm  thinking I'll purchase another gallon of sealant and  coat the entire roof come fall! 

A Tiny Little Adjustment

Sometimes your tiny trailer has been sitting for months, on soft ground and has slowly gotten itself off kilter. It wasn't a major lean, but it was enough to keep the doors from staying open and it probably led to the leaky seam I found when I checked on it a few months back.

So this morning. I had determined was the morning I was going to make the adjustment. I needed to either back it up, or pull it forward. After much thought? I decided to back it off of the 3 boards on one side and away from the chocks that were now buried in soft ground.

Seems simple enough. Truth be told - it took nearly 3 hours to make a simple adjustment. A tiny - TINY - adjustment. Why would it take so long? Well here's what actually had to transpire before attempting to hitch on to my pickup !

 - Secure everything inside that might fall down and break.
 - Remove all 4 stabilizers and the wood they were sitting on.
 - Move the dog away from the trailer.
- Disconnect cords for electric and refrigerator…