Prior to the project start, Dave had tried to pin down the exact process that we would need to resurface the Wesley Hall roof. After the direction changed a few times, the decision was made to use a product that could be applied to the existing roof effectively. It would be applied in a few layers with a fabric in between, ensuring a surface that would effectively cover any imperfections underneath. We had the benefit of a technical rep from the company during our last week, who gave us great instruction on each process required to apply each coat. By week’s end, the entire roof had a base coat and half had one layer of top coat applied. Applying the remaining top coat was going to be much more manageable with the smaller group remaining.
“Honey, this milk is warm.” That was the discovery that led to a unsettling conclusion. The RV refrigerator had been off for some time. A day? More? When we discovered the propane was empty as well, a possible explanation began to form. Upon our return to Jacksonville, Cathy had turned on the fridge, but had likely chosen the propane setting, not “auto”, which would select electric power over propane while we were plugged in. When the fridge drained the propane tank, some lights began flashing, but no other warning signs appeared until the food became warm. Luckily, we had only a little truly perishable items in it, so the losses weren’t too big.
Dave managed to find a youtube video that solved a persistent problem that had been driving us crazy since late summer. The toilet would not hold water in the bowl. Assuming it was a problem with the gasket at the bottom of the bowl, Cathy spent extensive time cleaning it, but it made no difference. After watching the video, the problem was fixed in a matter of minutes. Apparently, the “door” that pivoted open and close with the press of the foot pedal had simply slipped out of place on one side. By popping it back in, the problem was solved. Amazing!
Cathy’s mammogram in early January resulted in very good news. The results showed no signs of cancer. Great news!
We had a visit from Cathy’s sister, Carolyn. She joined a group of us attending the United Brothers in Christ concert for their 21st anniversary. The next day found her up on the roof, just to observe, but it didn’t keep her from getting asphalt on her shoes!