Saturday, December 1, 2012


Saturday, December 1 - Paul was a “busy weaver” again on Wednesday. Marsha needed more lights above her sink in the bedroom. (Women need to examine themselves very closely under extreme light conditions.... :-) ).

This was another job of fishing wires through walls and ceilings. In this case it was 12-volt wiring for 12-volt RV style lights. Paul wanted to wire them to the switch that controlled the lights already over the sink, so one switch will operate all the sink lights. Marsha can turn off the new lights at the fixtures, if she prefers less light.

Paul began by removing the bottom, inside one the overhead cabinets.

lifting up floor

There he found the wiring to the halogen puck lights already installed above the sink. He stripped back some wire insulation and spliced new wire runs.

lots of wires

He then fished the wire up the wall and into the ceiling and through a hole drilled in the ceiling at the new light location.


He then fished a wire back through the ceiling to the second light location. It was then a simple matter of attaching the wires to the new lights, screwing the lights to the ceiling, and “Walla” - new lighting and BRIGHT too!


After…Marsha is so happy.DSC01720

His final job was pretty simple but a nifty addition to the screen door. Who invents these RV doors anyway – someone who doesn't use them, that's for sure.

In order to open the screen door, we have to slide open a small door in the screen, reach through and press down the EXTERIOR latch. CRAZY. Like rolling down your car window to reach the exterior door latch to open the car door. JEEZE LOUISE!

Paul saw a little plunger type retro-fit that you can add to the screen door to eliminate this CRAZY procedure. He drilled a small home in the sliding plastic door, fit the plunger mechanism in the hole so it strikes the outside latch when pressed, and PRESTO a simpler and better way of opening the screen door.

inside screen door

outside latch

Now, what will Paul find to keep himself busy and out of trouble next? Ya'll come back and check it out!

Marsha wasn't sure how much space she would have on our maiden voyage in the 5th wheel. She only brought a few Christmas decorations, so today she put them up. Not much but it is nice all the same.

Christmas decorations

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!