Tuesday, August 5, 2008

....And When You're Not, You're Not

As a follow-up to my last post, "When You're Hot, You're Hot", the weather finally moderated some today and it's almost pleasant. That did not change my plans to escape to the mountains for a few days.........something else did.

This is what I discovered when I went to pick up my RV from the lot yesterday afternoon... A smashed window. A probably very expensive smashed window. It looks to be a random act of vandalism. There was nothing missing from inside the RV and it looks like the window was shot out by a small caliber round or a pellet of some sort. I haven't found the projectile but the curtain behind the window has a mark on it similar to what an expended round would make.

I am bummed big time. Not only was I really looking forward to this trip but this is going to be an extreme hassle to get fixed. This is an older RV and no one stocks or makes windows, or even window glass for it anymore. At very least it will require a special cut of automotive glass. At worst it will require someone to custom fabricate another complete window unit, frame and all.

My local repair shop has someone scheduled to look at it tomorrow but I have very low expectations that anything will be able to be done to salvage the trip....I was going to start on Thursday.

To top it all off we are predicted to get some pretty strong thunder storms today and tomorrow so first thing this morning I was picking out the glass and wrapping that whole area in plastic and duct tape.

This retired life is getting stressful!

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

RV Girl said...

Oh, that makes me so MAD! I hope you are able to get it fixed/rigged for the trip and on the road so you won't miss your planned trip!

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