Saturday November 7, 2020 Guerneville CA.
On my last desert trip about a mouth or so ago on the way home I stopped to get gas in Lovelock and spotted a small drip from the gas tank filler hose. It wasn’t too bad so I decided to fix it when I got home.
I took it apart awhile back and finally got a new hose at the hydraulic shop this week so now I could put it back together and today was the day.
I tried a couple different methods to get the hose on and finally found one that worked and so I got the new hose on and the clamps tightened up.
Of course I couldn’t find the screws for the input spout and finally just got some new ones so as to get the job done.
I had to move the van out in the open to work on it but I found the battery to be low on charge so I switched the van over to my other accessory battery in the van and got it done.
So after getting the hose on I put the battery charger on the battery to charge it up.
After that I did some chair hopping and puttering around the yard as it was a nice day out.
Keeping the rats out of my attic
Since I’ve been watching the rats come and go from my attic area I knew of two spots with access holes that they were using so I needed to plug them up.
I took a chair up on the roof and studied the job to see what I needed to do to block the holes as they were in a fairly hard area to block.
At first I had planned to use wood to block the access spot but after checking the spot out I changed my mind and used sheet metal instead as I figured it’d be easier to work with to plug the spot so I got the metal working tools out.
That should work
About the time I got that repair done the sun went down so I didn’t get to the next one, maybe tomorrow.
I don’t think I’ve found all the access holes yet but each one I block is one less. I’ll keep using the camera to watch for any more and eventually I should be able to block all the holes.
Just before dark I put the chickens away and went in the house.