Monday, October 29, 2012


What do you do when your travel trailers deadbolt vibrates into place during the long trip home from Colorado, essentially locking itself from the inside out?

You rack your brains trying to figure out how to get into the trailer to unlock it. Zeroing in on an access panel that opens up under the bed. But who is small enough to squeeze through that access panel? Why your grandson of course!

 So the access panel was opened, cleaned out, the board was pried up and Wesley squeezed through.

Unfortunately he couldn't figure out how to push the deadbolt back so he did the next best thing and pulled the screen off of the back window (that serves as an emergency exit) and my Dad was able to climb in that way.

My camera froze at that point and the rest of the pictures died. But they made it in! Wesley was the hero of the day! They took him to the toy store and he got to pick out something. Go Wesley!

While Wes and I were away helping my folks, Sean was home ripping off the siding on the South side of the house. What was supposed to be the last project of the year is proving to be tougher than expected. Hubby was hoping to just pull down the old stuff and put up the new stuff. Pretty basic right? Nothing is that easy. Turns out the windows are rotting. The vinyl, Andersen windows are rotting. I was under the assumption that vinyl windows don't rot. I guess inside the vinyl is wood. So we are stumped at what to do next. Not all the windows are bad, just a few. What are to odds we could walk into a Andersen window store and order new windows that will match the existing 25 year old windows? I suppose I'm going to find out. Oh goody!

At least it wasn't all work this weekend. We did manage to escape together to eat snow crab Saturday evening. Thanks Rich for babysitting! We also rented Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter last night. What an excellent movie! It's so rare to see a movie that's actually enjoyable that when one does come along it's noteworthy. Hope you all have a great week!


Granny Randi said...
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Granny Randi said...

Great things come in small packages...go Wesley!
Why is it when you go to fix one thing there are many others to fix first...must be the law of remodeling!
Can't wait to see you all.