Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Reading Lights

 We are still hanging out here in OKC. Sheryl had her back procedure and all went well, she is pretty sore, but that is to be expected. Her other doc appointment also went well with good news all around. While here in OKC (since it's our home base) I try and take care of projects both big and small. One I've been working on is replacing the old original reading light with more modern ones. It's not that we didn't like the old fixtures, it was a matter of, when people sit on our couch, they tend to bump their head on them. This seemed to become a problem when we removed the shelf behind the couch to gain some much needed room.

 The new fixtures we picked up while in Carthage MO at Colaw's RV Salvage. They are much more compact but still swivel, and I must say look much better.

Install became a bit of a challenge as the wires came down through a hole about the size of a dime. The new lights needed a 2" hole to recess it.  For those of you with cabinets like ours, the bottom is pretty thin laminate and splinters very easy when cutting it. This gave me a reason to buy a new tool!!! and what man doesn't like a new tool to add to his arsenal! I searched around and found an Oscillating Power Tool and it sure fit the bill, made cutting into the thin wood a piece of cake with no more splintering (wish I'd thought of it for the microwave install last year).

We had to weather another round of severe storms again last night, threats of large hail and tornado's again. We've decided not to return to Tornado Alley (OKC) again in the spring if at all possible, it just to nerve racking worrying about our home being destroyed or badly damaged. One thing I did pick up from a fellow Fulltimer (thanks Paul) is to always refuel when arriving at your destination. This is so if the power goes out or you need to leave in a hurry (for what ever reason) you will be ready. For us this time it was power outages, three so far due to the storms. Plenty of fuel for the generator and it's also nice to not have to worry about refueling when time to leave, just head out and go.

Our next project is getting the motorhomes jacks fixed, we have a couple that have been leaking and hopefully we can get them taking care of next week, I'll let you know how that goes. So, until next time...............................

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