|fitting the new piece|
Beluga is a rather old girl (don't react to this statement, it hurts her feelings). She needs regular check ups and careful maintenance to keep her fit and ready to carry us to all corners of the country. Dave has been keeping an eye on one piece of structural metal below the water heater because he noticed it was coming loose. Upon further examination he found the culprit, a rusted support member that needed to be replaced.
|the old piece!|
He cut it out, had a new piece made at our old company and fastened it in place. Problem fixed!
Lewis likes to help Dave with everything so he positioned himself in the shade to supervise. He's usually a dandy supervisor except that day he neglected to warn Dave about a low clearance area on the job. A problem for Dave.
|at least he's still smiling!|
The next job Dave did was to install some abrasive strips on the deck's stairs. In his exuberance to beat us all up/down the stairs, Lewis sometimes (think, often) misses one or two and ends up in some rather spectacular crashes. He's no spring chicken anymore and we're concerned about his long legs so perhaps the non-slip strips will help him stick his landings.....
|Again he supervises|
|he tests each strip as it's installed|
|and demonstrates that he can, indeed, use each and every step|
Dave's last job this week was as my sous chef. He's very obliging in the kitchen so I give him some of the more challenging jobs (think.....one's I don't want to do). Today's dessert was cherry/blueberry Clafouti so, while I prepared the batter, he pitted the cherries.
|David purple fingers|
And, if you give him a nice glass of wine he'll grill the pork tenderloin al pastor even if it IS raining outside.
After dinner, every evening, Dave and Lewis fish off the dock. He says there are no more fish in the lake but Lewis loves the process so they do it each night.
Lewis thinks Dave is wrong, there certainly are fish, so they just keep casting....