Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Garage Doors at our NOMADS House

We got back in the saddle at our NOMADS house in Galveston.  I caught a ride with Jerry and Kit while Pam went back to the doctor for a followup.  She also got the tire repaired and did some other things before she joined us there too.

Pam found out they could not balance the tires because the tread on a front one is wearing too thin.  It is time for new tires.  ??  Really...after 16,000 miles?  We have to call our Honda dealer and check out that one.  I thought these were supposed to be good for 50,000 miles (or 30,000 at least...).

Kelly returned to Dallas with Ed(her dog).  The RV campground where we are staying at Island Community Church is about half empty.  More people left last weekend and we only have 10 people left on the project.  It closes down this week and resumes again in the fall.

My main task for the day was to get started on the garage doors.  They need to be replaced.
It was built with 1/4 inch plywood but we are replacing it with 3/4 inch.
The old doors are a bit twisted so, we are putting up cross braces inside the doors on these ones.
If the hinges hold on these HEAVY doors, they should last a while.

Inside, Jerry was fixing the bathtub fixtures and replacing an electrical outlet box while Kit and Fran were finishing off the trim around the laundry and closet doors.
Kit also finished painting the back door.  Quitting time came very quickly and we headed back to the campground after 4:00 PM.

In the evening I got caught up on emails and coordinated the final touches over the phone with our tax person at H and R Block.  That online approval and submission is pretty nifty.  We had a bit of a complicated return this year so it was great to have Mike get it done for us.  Good news ~ we get about $1700 back this year!

We are getting in the pack up and move mode.  Tonight after 'work' I will take off the tire covers and check the tire pressure, do some packing rearrange some things in the basement.

We will leave here on Friday morning for Red Bay AL to get some work done at the Tiffin factory.

Hope your week is going well and thanks for viewing the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Randy,
    16000 miles and time to replace tires? Wow, something's wrong there. Are they wearing evenly across the tread or wearing more on the inside or outsides?

  2. That Nomad's project looks to be coming along pretty well. Nice job on those garage doors - you're right about the hinges, you'll need some hefty ones to hold those doors up as they look pretty skookum to me!!

  3. Wow the house is looking GREAT!!! You guys did a winderful job and I know it must make you all feel great... Hope your day is the best and get ready for safe travels...

  4. Are the tires wearing funny because you tow the car? I've heard of that before. If you find out something please post about it as we are considering a Honda currently. I think you said you have a CRV, and if there are problems it is always good to know ahead of time.

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