I know, we've done lots of traveling over the last year. But poor Sherman was a little jealous of the little blue car's adventures over the past couple of months while he just sat here. Sherman has been sitting here for over a year now!
The last time we were exploring in the motorhome was March 15 ...of last year!
It was a good experiment exploring in the little blue car for two and a half months or so, but we really missed the convenience of having your home with you. The worst part was not having a decent refrigerator or cooking facilities.
And on Monday, we take off for another three weeks in the little blue car!
And so we've been in the process of getting Sherman ready for sitting yet another six months or so. Poor Sherman. We have a hard time looking this far in advance, but we think that next winter we will be exploring with the motorhome! Maybe northern Mexico and maybe even the south western U.S.!
We did take Sherman for a short drive last November when we arrived here, and we're going to take him for another drive today or tomorrow just to give him some exercise and make sure everything is still working okay. Yesterday, I even plugged him in to electricity and ran his air conditioning unit just to make sure it doesn't seize up or something!
Kevin, cleaning Sherman's roof.
So yesterday morning before the sun got too strong, I climbed up and cleaned Sherman's roof. Should be done every three months or so, and all of the caulking seams on the roof need to be checked at that interval as well. So I scrubbed it yesterday, and today I'll check all the seams and recaulk as necessary. That should keep Sherman leak free through the summer rainy season.
It was hard work...took me about two hours of scrubbing!
I put the charger on his battery, and checked all the tire pressures. When we take him for a drive today or tomorrow we'll stop in at the gas station and put a few litres of fresh fuel in the tank...the stuff that's in there is a year old.
In the meantime, Ruth has been sorting through the interior items figuring out what we need to bring north with us. We won't be bringing anything in the way of camping gear so that will free up some room in the car. And, we have to keep in mind that we won't likely be coming back with the car, so anything that comes north with us will not be coming back south next fall. It's going to be interesting figuring out what we need with us for the next six or seven months until we return!