Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The last few months enjoying Maisie Toot and an update on winterizing



I apologize for the lack of posting here on Maisie Toot.
It's not for lack of picture taking, I can assure you.  Its a lack of time to get on this site that is to blame.

When we last left you here, we had just completed the renovations on Maisie and we were excited to start living in her.

And live in her we did!

It was a blissful summer in the Adirondacks and we had lots of fun with our boys, we spent tons of time at the lakes and rivers and with friends and family.  We even went camping at the end of the summer as a last hurrah.

Maisie unfortunately spent the summer where we had her initially parked.  Right in Laura's driveway at her house on the mountain.  In fact, it's not really in the plans anymore to move her...atleast not in the near future due to the fact that the hitch I got for my car doesn't support campers.  I am attempting to get that remedied but for now she is parked for the present time.

Plus winter is upon us and she will soon be tucked in for a long winter's nap.

Above is a collage of some photos of the wonderful times that we have shared in Maisie, and at the bottom you will find some pics of the winterizing process in preparation of tarping her off in the next few weeks.

In fact, I had never actually looked at the roof of Maisie.  Even when we bought her.  It had just never occurred to me to inspect it.  In all honesty, I was scared about what I would find as I climbed the ladder and peeked over the outer wall at the roof surface.

I gingerly set one foot and then the other on her roof and tiptoed around until I was able to figure out the state of her surface.

But our girl is sturdy!  I found no spongy areas and I was able to scrub the skylight and the bathroom vent as well as reinforce a crack in the skylight with a bit of winterizing tape.

I did a clear caulk around all of the windows, the seams where edges of the exterior met, and replaced the seals around the door.

 It was a process for sure, but anything that I can do to keep her healthy and long lasting is worth it.

I will try to share a pic in the future once we have tarped her off and gotten her all protected for the frigid Adirondack winter.

XOXO, Julia and Laura