New Friends . . .

After our busy day yesterday, this morning it was really nice to just sit outside on the patio, drink our coffee, and enjoy the view.

Colorado River Backyard

While we were out there, our neighbor Maxine Phillips came by and invited us over for wine after supper, and we readily accepted.

Later I got back to my chore list.

First up was a drawer repair. Recently Jan tried to open the big drawer under the fridge that holds the big pots and pans, and when she did, the drawer front started to pull off.

So I emptied it out, pulled it off the slides, and took it outside to the picnic table.

Drawer Repair 1

I was happy to see that, like the rest of the wood cabinetry in our coach, the drawer was all wood with dovetail joints and an inset for the drawer bottom.

Drawer Repair 2

It looked like either the original glue had dried out, or was applied a little skimpily. So I dug out my bottle of Elmer’s Wood Glue and applied it to all the joints and dovetails.

Drawer Repair 3

Then I used some bungee cords to clamp it all together. I’ll let it dry overnight and put it back in service.tomorrow.

Drawer Repair 4

Later I spent some time going through the last of our plastic bins, pretty much just sorting things into my other bins. I also finished empting some bags of books and tapes and also getting them sorted out.

Later for dinner, we heated up the leftover catfish, shrimp, oysters, and fries from our Sealand Seafood visit a few days ago. Along with a salad, it was a nice meal. Using the convection oven keeps everything crispy, almost as good as at the restaurant.

After dinner we grabbed a bottle of Sutter Home Moscato and a couple of wine glasses and headed next door to sit outside with Maxine and Cliff Phillips. They’re from Tennessee and some of the areas where I grew up, and are heading out west on Monday, so we spent some time talking about places to see, and especially, to eat. We finally gave up when the sun went down, and made a date to have dinner tomorrow night at Los Cabos down in Columbus.

We’re looking forward to it.
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Thought for the Day:

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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8 Responses

  1. Nice area and view! They dont make the drawers very well! We had to redo a few of ours too! Enjoy your day!

  2. Have you thought about pre-drilling and using a few drywall screws for added strength?

  3. Actually they do seem to be pretty well made. I know I’ve seen some rigs that looked like the cabinets were made from cardboard.

    And the dovetail joints are a sign of good quality too.

  4. Bungee cords are pretty clever for that use!

  5. Well Mr. White it is not all your fault but I have gone through our tubs and re-positioned tubs in the bays to better utilize our space. It is truly amazing the difference of this thing here and that hing on top can make. Next fall when we head to AZ Anne’s sister will be going with us so I wanted to make sure I could make space for her stuff when the time comes. Thanks for the encouragement to press on. LeRoy Willis

  6. George,

    I think the glue will hold this time. And the wood’s a little thin for any kind of screws.

  7. Bob,

    Sometimes you use what you have on hand.

    I couldn’t find my straps.

  8. LeRoy,

    Glad to hear it worked out for you.

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