So it seems ‘it’s always something’ will be a theme. It sure is as we prep for our fulltiming journey, and from the sounds of other people already living the lifestyle, it will continue to be. I will say, at least the RV made it through the storm better than our rental place!
A insanely strong storm barreled through Georgia around 4am – loud enough to wake both of us up and freak out our dog (who usually isn’t bad at all during storms) We both looked out at the RV, which we still haven’t moved back under the pole barn and wondered how much of a mess we were going to find. Turns out, not too bad, but unfortunately not leak free.
First – the rental: The rental roof (which is a tin roof) has some serious issues. Luckily it missed our dining room table & leather dining chairs, but managed to make a huge puddle. Me, on my way to my office, stepped in the leakage and thought it was the dog. She doesn’t really like ‘getting busy’ in the rain and while she’s only had one or two accidents, when I step into a puddle pre-coffee, thoughts automatically go to the dog! Luckily I didn’t yell at her (as I wasn’t totally sure) but she definitely went out side as I was starting to clean up. Keith got up to help and get the ammonia so I could log in on time to work. A few minutes later, he confirmed it was a roof leak (since it was still dripping!) and not a Sammie accident. Whew that’s good (and bad – the last rental we had down here it literally took them 4 months to get a leak fixed and only after we said a lawyer and rent payment withholding is next..) Let’s hope it’s not the case for this rental (and our experience so far has been very positive). We’ve always owned our homes and while we are super glad we didn’t buy in this city, renting can be a real frustrating experience!
Next up was checking out the motorhome. I was really hoping for no leaks so we didn’t have to add another item on to our ever-growing fix it list. We did find two leaks, and they don’t seem too bad. They will, however, need to be addressed. One is the skylight in the bathroom over the shower. Skylights in a home are a popular leak spot and I didn’t really figure it would be any different in an RV. We’ll have to take that apart and see how big that issue is. The other leak is the window by the couch. For the ferocity of the rain, this still wasn’t bad – but it is something we’re putting on the list. The roof seams all seemed okay, and all of the other windows seemed fine so it could be a lot worse.
Are we having fun yet? 🙂 At least it is Friday.