I feel defeated.
As ya'll know, it's not been a good past few weeks for me.
Now I have yet, another RV issue.
The glazing bead was popping off my overhead cab window!
OK, I can tackle this. Actually, I need to take it back to the repair place as some of their work is falling apart! Including the glazing bead on that window.
So since it was just barely hanging on anyhow, I got the ladder & pulled it off. It was absolutely covered in caulk. Sticky gooey caulk. And rubber butyl gunk. So when they "thought" the window was leaking, they applied a bunch of caulk & rubber butyl around the window, then popped the glazing bead back on. Bad idea. Not good. All that caulk has caused the glazing bead to contract & dry up in parts. Not good. And this was fairly new stuff as I changed it out myself last year!
I cleaned it off as best as I could. Then I decided to pop it all back on. Nope. Ain't gonna happen.
The frame is also covered in caulk! So it won't pop back on. Then I was angry at myself for even taking it off, but it was about to pop off anyhow. I was angry at myself for tackling this again. Working on the overhead window is not easy. I have to borrow a ladder & the one I have to borrow is a fiberglass ladder. It's not a strong ladder, so concerns me every time I need to use it.
Plus there's the issue with my foot. I put a towel on my hood & step lightly on the hood in which to balance myself. I have to be extremely careful though as not to hurt myself.
So now the glazing bead is in a lump waiting for me to put it in a box. I cut plastic & taped it over window for temporary protection.
I am defeated.
She also has a flat tire. It's my spare tire. When the roadside service sent me a tire guy, they sent me one that only spoke spanish, so I could not converse with him. I could not tell him what I needed done. So he took off the tire, found a nail in it, put the spare on. He wanted to fix the tire, but since we could not communicate, I could not ask him about that. So now I have a flat spare tire on my drivers side dually & the spare has a nail in it...and it's hard to find someone with a jack big enough to change out the tires. I'm sunk.
I know I'll get past these things, but I sure wish life would just get good again & stop picking on me.
I also found a crack in my fiberglass on the overhead cab area. I think it's related to the rebuild.
I feel defeated.
I am defeated.
I give up.
Please, please tell me life does get better!!
I know it will. I'll get the tire addressed, then get the RV back to the repair place. At least no money will be coming out of my pocket, except for the gas to get there & back.
My world just looks rather black right now.
On the foot front, I'm pending again...and am not getting better. Never get hurt while working for the government...
Can't work & I have no income. Sorry, I'm mostly venting because I just have to let it out. All this is also part of the RV lifestyle...it's not always sugar & roses.
I did put a tab up for the RV as someone asked me to see it. So look for the tab on this page!
I will say one positive is that on the passenger side of the rebuilt overhead cab area is looking good now. It was all lumpy & they told me it would settle. I didn't believe them, but it has. The drivers side however has become unglued. Oh goodie says me sarcastically. I'm not sure, maybe they use Elmer's glue.
I hope all is well with everyone.