Taxes and Maintenance

Current Location: The Scenic Road RV Park, Quartzsite, Arizona

This morning was a lazy morning. Malcolm gathered all the information he needed to do our taxes, installed the latest H&R Block software and typed everything in. We’ll have to print out the forms and mail them in. We’ll probably do that once we get to San Diego this weekend.

After lunch, Malcolm decided to work on a couple of projects in the trailer. The main one was to remove our “spice cabinet” from the corner of the kitchen counter. The cabinet is mainly there to hide the gray tank vent tube that runs up in the corner. Not sure why 3/4ths of the cabinet was simply blank space, but now that it is removed, we have just that much more counter space.

Malcolm essentially busted the cabinet off the wall. Only two screws were easily gotten to. The rest were buried inside the cabinet. It was probably built in place at the factory. Malcolm reused one of the exterior panels to cover the pipe in the corner, screwing it to the wall. A little clear silicone along the bottom sealed it all up.

The cabinet before destruction.

The cabinet before destruction.

With door open. Cabinet is 9" deep, but back wall is only about 3" in.

With door open. Cabinet is 9″ deep, but back wall is only about 3″ in.

Front part removed.

Front part removed.

Everything removed. Look at all that space.

Everything removed. Look at all that space.

Pile of scraps. We removed the hardware and kept it.

Pile of scraps. We removed the hardware and kept it.

One of the side panels repurposed and screwed to the wall to cover the vent tube.

One of the side panels repurposed and screwed to the wall to cover the vent tube.

Clear sealant to finish the job.

Clear sealant to finish the job.

With the job done, we relaxed the rest of the afternoon. Malcolm grilled dinner outside and emptied gray tanks while it cooked. The sunset this evening was gorgeous as usual. Tomorrow we pull up stakes and move on into California. We’ll be staying in Indio, California over the weekend, then on to San Diego on Sunday.

Tonight's sunset.

Tonight’s sunset.

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