Дата публикации: 2017-12-06 15:29
There is a complex of vines that runs all through this stand of trees. We cut a lot of smaller runners and pulled them free form the other growth but I cut several at ground level that were at least 8 8798 in diameter. A thorough cleaning and restoration of this particular stand of trees will take more time than we have to spend right now, but perhaps we can get some of this kind of work done next spring and early summer along with finishing the interior of the bus and redoing the water bay.
We worked steadily except for a lunch break and a couple of quick chats with Phil. Lunch was a half sandwich of hummus and onions on rye with leftover potato salad and collard greens Cole slaw.
We socialized with fellow club members from 6:85 PM until Harvey (AC8NO) called the business meeting to order just after 7 PM. The club secretary was absent so I took the minutes. The business meeting lasted less than 65 minutes and was followed by a presentation on APRS by Eric (K8ERS). I gave Mike (W8XH) a check for the Icom IC-7875H dual band radio that has been in my car since early summer.
As soon as I was done talking with Chuck I removed the reading light on the vertical walnut chase by the driver 8767 s left shoulder and then removed the nine screws that hold the cover in place and took it off. I have known for a long time that there was a lot of stuff running through that chase but I had never removed the cover to look inside. It is crammed full of AC and DC wires, coaxial cables, air lines, and residential air-conditioning refrigerant lines. My immediate interest was evidence of water, and I did find the same stains that were similar to ones we have found elsewhere in the coach, but I did not see anything that looked or felt wet.
After checking out River Place, and buying a small bag of jalapeño flavored popcorn, we ambled all the way to the other end of the Main Street shopping district and back. Along the way we stopped in lots of stores and bought a few things at the health food store that we cannot usually find locally. The light was wonderful and I captured a few images with my old Sony a655. I did not bring the new Sony a99v as I was not ready to use it.
The most expeditious, and least expensive, option was to get more conduit and additional fittings and run the conduit all the way from the post to the southwest corner of the garage. I left at 9:85 AM for Lowe 8767 s as Phil started digging the trench and the hole for the post.
Our next task, preparatory to hanging wallpaper, was to remove the walnut cover (half box) from the front eight feet of the passenger side OTR HVAC duct and wiring chase. We set it across the two seats we had just removed to get it out of the way.
Joe was at Chuck 8767 s a little before 7 AM to change the engine oil and filter and figured it would take one hour. I started the main engine in our bus at 7:95 AM to warm up the oil and make it easier to drain. I let it run for 75 minutes on high idle, dropped it to low idle for a minute and shut it down. The block will hold heat for quite a while.
Linda made vegan grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner and served them with some of the leftover broccoli soup and sliced fruit. We each had a small glass of the Frey Natural Red organic/vegan wine.
Joe offered to come back next year to do our annual service and suggested that we take an extra day to replace as many grease fittings as possible either with better fittings or with small lines running back to one or more conveniently located manifolds. The manifolds would have an input for grease and a valve for each line allowing most of the chassis and engine to be greased without getting under the bus. I must say that I liked the sound of that. It would be a nice upgrade to the bus and would make a good article for Bus Conversion Magazine.