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Sunday, May 12, 2013

There Are Always Maintenance Tasks

A home, whether it's sticks and bricks or a motor home, always comes with a bottomless to-do list. Last week in South Carolina, the items that rose to the top of the list were the ramp for my scooter rack and the windshield wiper blades.
When I last loaded the scooter, the slightly broken support wood became totally broken support wood. It was good that I was able to recruit an extra pair of hands to get the scoot loaded, and I knew I could not take it off the rack again without fixing the ramp.
The blades were totally shot, with several inches of flopping rubber at each end. We were getting lots of rain. Besides, inspection time was coming.

Fortunately for me, my friend Thom was willing to help me with these things. He's really good at stuff, and has a shop I think of as Tool Heaven.
He completely rebuilt my ramp.

Changing the blades was more of a challenge. Advance Auto had blades the right length but it turned out they were too narrow. Thom disassembled them and combined them with the old blades. Yay Thom! Thank you.

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