I'm off today. This is my first real up close and personal meeting with my Boler
It's freezing and windy outside so it's freezing and windy inside the trailer. I understand the cold part but not the wind... I don't know how you call those funky trailer windows
that open with a crank, "cranky windows"? :-) So those windows
don't shut well on the side the wind is coming from. I don't know if there's a way to snap them shut or not...
I pulled out the power wire and plugged it in. Having power within the trailer, I put a little ceramic heater in the trailer. I discovered that the smell changes with heat... Hmmm. Old and humidity. The trailer hasn't been used for 6 or 7 years and it's a 1975. I guess the old smell would be normal. But humidity?
When I walked in, I found a patch of ice as big as a loony (for US readers, a little bigger than a quarter...) on the bench by the table. When I came back in, there was a little bit of water on the counter. Not much, but enough to go "Hmmm".
When I took the trailer home, the table was up. It was down this morning. Is that normal? Should the table always be down when traveling?
I took the cushions inside and will take care of those later.
Does anybody know whether the top bunk should bend down to make some kind of backing for the bottom one and make a couch? It comes off of the two vertical posts but the hinges and its rigid shape doesn't seem to allow it to go down.
As I vacuum the ceiling, the paint
peels. I assume it's just paint
and not the actual elephant skin I read about.
There was a velcro glued awkwardly around the inside of the door frame. I assume it goes with the screen that I found in the little closet. I threw away both velcro and screen...and what might have been an old mouse nest.
Speaking of which, there seem to be gaps where the electrical
cord come out and where there's vents for the fridge
. I'm not too sure where the water hoses are going or coming from... Will inspect more...
The laminated part of the doors and table top is coming unglued in some places and the restoration might take a little more than paint
. And the rug needs to go but is really glued down well, we'll see what happens with that.
At this point, I would really like to look at a Boler
that's in top shape and have a seasonned Boler
owner look at mine and tell me a little bit more about it.
I'm going back outside to vacuum and take some dust and fly poop off...
I'll try to take and post a few pictures later.
At this point, I feel some heaviness thinking about the work ahead. Normal as well, I assume!