Here’s Loyal Readers Numbers Five, Six, and Twelve’s old house in Big Bear – the one they’re moving out of this weekend. Compare and contrast with yesterday’s picture.

What a busy day today! I stayed home, it being my off Friday and all. I did have to dial in to two meetings, sign timecards, and do an hour or two on my laptop, but that was about it for work. However, there were plenty of other things that needed doing. Let’s see if we can remember them all.

We had an appointment at noon for a little work on the trailer. There was a recall on the refrigerator and the parts had come in, so they invited us to bring the trailer over to be worked on. We did, and while we were there, we picked up an electrical part we had ordered for the heater. Since the trailer was just sitting there while the guy worked on the fridge from the outside, I went inside and installed the new part and Loyal Reader Number Four swept the floor. It was good to kill a few birds with one stone.

While we were at the trailer joint, we had a look at a couple of new trailers and motorhomes. Fortunately, we didn’t see anything we liked better than what we already have. There’s some good news.

In the early afternoon, I ran over to the Tracy Honda dealer for a new tail light (link note: have you ever seen more pathetic prose?) for the Accord. Somebody had destroyed the driver’s side light sometime yesterday. We have no idea when or how it was done, but we needed a new one. It looked like it would be really easy to install – just take out three little nuts holding the old one on and swap them. What I couldn’t see at first was that the tail light unit was also bolted in on the bottom, and the bumper cover has to be partially removed to get to the bolts. So I spent quite a bit of time on it, but it’s done and it looks great. Let’s hope we don’t have to do that again anytime soon, though – it was quite expensive.

Later in the afternoon, we decided to put up our new Rubbermaid shed. It mostly snaps together, and if you’ve ever tried to snap a shed together, you know how hard that can be. We got the ground (mostly) leveled underneath, put the floor together, put up all the walls (mostly) correctly, and got one of the four roof panels installed. We struggled with the second one for quite a while until it got too dark to work. We’ll finish it up tomorrow. I’m just hoping there isn’t a strong wind overnight so I don’t have to comb the neighborhood for shed pieces tomorrow morning.

The boys are holding a scout troop car wash tomorrow morning to help pay for summer camp. Since I have to pay anyway, I might as well get something additional for my money, so I bought four washes. I’m going to have to do quite a bit of running back and forth to get all those cars over there. Let’s hope they do a halfway decent job. A fully decent job would be even better.

I’m delighted to hear about the progress on Chateau Grand Ours. You’ll be in there in no time, LRN5, LRN6, and LRN12. And living with the grandparents will be even more motivation to finish quickly, no doubt. Get those toilets in!

Lots of other stuff going on, but no time to talk about it. Thanks to the Loyal Readers for their continued patronage, and have a great weekend. See you on Monday.

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