Side Tracked

Last night it rained a bit and I notice that water was dripping down between one of my window awnings and the RV, so this morning I checked it out and sure enough it was loose and pulled away from the RV about a half inch or so. Maybe all the wind had pulled it loose. At any rate, the holes for the mounting screws were rimmed out, so the screws needed to be replaced with bigger ones and I will add a few more for strength. I got it snubbed back up and will add the screws and silicon tomorrow. Of course, there were two trips to the hardware store to take up my time too. It took all my morning and I still have more to do.
With all the wind here, I don’t usually want to leave any of my awnings out, but this is the one where I set my fan to blow in cool air at night into the bedroom and I wanted it out to keep the water away from the window when it rains. It is also a very small awning, seeing as it only covers the one window. However, the wind must have been too much for it. We did have one day when the wind came up really fast and hard, that was likely a little too much for the awning. Wind and awnings don’t play well together. I never leave the big awning out, just too likely to get damaged by wind out here in the west. Maybe if I had one of those with the wind sensor, however that’s probably not a good ideal either, because one time I’ve seen a person get their awning took out by one of the little dust devils that you see so many of around here. There is no build up to those, they just hit you.
As much as I fuss about the wind out here in the west, I still, think it is the best of all weather evils. It beats tornadoes, hurricanes, hail storms, ice storms, snow storms and the many other multitudes of bad weather we get across the US.

So there you have it, a morning in the life of RV John, and as for the afternoon I am just hiding from the heat.

Have a nice day, Folks.