01.21.14 Day One – Window Repair Journal

946388_561649743884436_1886688389_nWe pulled in on Monday, the 20th at Suncoast Designs in Hudson, Florida.  Checked in at the office and parked Dora for the night.

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This morning, Tuesday, the 21st, someone came to assess the work they are going to do for us.  I was still sleeping so there are no pictures of this part! They do all their work where we are parked in our spot.  We don’t move inside, they do it right here.  That is good news because having to move in and out everyday would be a pain and this is much more “user friendly” to have work done this way.

About 9 am the first pair of guys, Joe and Jim, came to remove the window shades and take the screws out of the windows.   They were really nice and worked quite efficiently going from window to window with their process.  With the curtains removed you can really see how much fog had built up inside our windows and how badly we needed this done.

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A storm that was expected later in the afternoon arrived after the first two windows were removed.  We put out our awnings so the guys could continue working closing up the windows.

2014-01-21_12-12-51_206 2014-01-21_12-04-54_517After an hour downpour  they were able to continue with the work on the remaining four windows.  We originally planned to do 4 windows but after reevaluating the condition of two more of them we added those to the list.   There are five more windows in our RV but none of them looked anywhere like the ones we’re having done.  Since those five would have doubled the cost, and we are not made of money, we’re happy to get the 6 done.

The foggy windows are our number one dislike with our RV being an older model.  Roy found this company months ago and it’s taken us until now to fit it into our travels.  I hope in the next blog about our RV window repair we’ll get to share pictures of beautiful clear windows!

They give a brief tour of inside the building where they do the work of disassembling, cleaning and reassembling the windows.  We took the tour and saw the specialized equipment they use to do this work.  The tour guide said they try to do between 20 to 50 windows a day.  These pictures are from that tour.

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All the old windows are out now and the 6 windows are cardboarded up.  The sun is coming back out and Sunny Florida is back to being sunny today!

Brad Kirby, a young pastor whom I admire a lot, posted this quote on his facebook page and it is so very true.  I want to share it with ya’ll.

“If you’re still breathing, you haven’t run out of chances for a fresh start with the Savior.”

That thought is way much more important than us changing our RV windows. If you take anything away from today’s blog, please spend some time thinking about that statement. If you already know Him as your Savior great, if not the Christian life is a wonderful road to walk with Him at your side!”

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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