Sunday August 13, 2023 Guerneville CA.
I started the day by putting on some sprinklers around the yard and moved them around as the day progressed. Plants like lots of water, especially the fruit trees.
Finishing up the loading bar
I needed to finish putting the kayak loading bar on my car. I got another clamp the other day when I was in town. But when I tried to put it on, one of the old mounting tabs was in the wrong place, so I cut it off and re-welded it so things would fit.
Kayak loading bar
After moving the sprinklers around to new spots, it was time to see if I could figure out why the old washer was leaking water a bit when I filled it up.
Can’t get the top lid off
After doing the load of wash, I knew I needed to get the top of the washer off, but I wasn’t sure how, so I got online and tried to find out how, but all they had were newer ones that came off differently. I finally took a screw driver to it and pried it off, when I discovered the clips that were holding it on.
Top seal looks bad
I tried to put the old seal on the drum and noticed it has shrank over the years and I knew because of that, I wasn’t going to be able to put it back on with silicone, so I cut it so I could make it work.
Then, I applied a bead of silicone around the steel drum and pressed the old seal on, adding more silicone to fill the gap where I cut it. I left it to dry before I put it back together, maybe tomorrow, if I get around to it.
Van’s bench, or step stool to get in the van
I realized I’d lost my cell phone somewhere, so spent some time hunting it up, but couldn’t find it.
That was, until I had another nap and found it had fallen out of my pocket on an earlier nap.
Rode up the hill
I rode the bike up the hill later in the day to retrieve the game cam cards, but there wasn’t much on them.