Since I brought the Bigfoot
home almost one month ago here's what I've done with her (unfortunately the 'to do' list still has many items on it):
Completely cleaned and scrubbed every nook and cranny, although the previous owner had it quite clean, it’s nice to ‘know’ it’s clean. Found $1.02 (maybe that was someone’s 2cents worth, after 19 years inflation
), a wooden spoon (I presume to beat myself over the head with if I contemplate doing any mods), and two previous owners registration
papers under the cutlery drawer.
Steam cleaned all the upholstery outside on a tarp and let everything air dry out in the sun to refresh. It is all in amazing shape considering it's age, really, most of it looks about 5 years old. I love the colours too and find them quite classic, not dated, and easy to work with for accessories.
Scrubbed the exterior and did a full body Gel Gloss application. Most of the body beads water now! I figure a couple more coats this year, then one or two annually should keep it in check.
Removed and installed a new roof vent over the bathroom.
Forgot to close roof vents, backed into some branches and ripped the cover off the new vent, thought it would need a new one, but it was saveable (won’t ever forget and do that again!)
The old vent:
and the new:
(photo taken after the Gel Gloss application)
Decided that the gravel guard is fairly pitted and might make a great canvas for a painting… I think it is Ken James' Bigfoot
that I saw a picture of that done on. Thinking about that…