Fun at Disney and at Home

Location: Fort Wilderness Campground, Orlando, Florida

Dates: Jan. 14 – 19, 2018

We had a fun time at Disney. It was cool to cold most of the week, so we typically didn’t stay late (i.e. after dark) at the parks during the week. A couple nights got down to the freezing mark. Daytime highs were in the 50’s or low 60’s.


One of the carriage horses getting some exercise through the campground

One thing we like about Fort Wilderness is that there is always something going on. One morning, Malcolm walked outside and heard a clopping noise. They were taking one of the carriage horses around the campground just getting some exercise.


Enjoying Hollywood Studios in our jackets

On Friday morning, we headed by the house to get the car. Malcolm headed down to pick up another trailer to take the golf cart home. We hooked up the trailer and headed home with our cart and our trailer. Malcolm took the U-haul trailer back and we were all settled back in at home.

Location: Our RV Lot at Deer Creek RV Golf and Country Club

Dates: Jan. 19 – 27, 2018

Back at home, it was time to get back to work on the shed. On the Saturday after we got back home, Malcolm got all of the drainage plumbing hooked up and tested. On Sunday, he tackled digging up the existing power feed to the shed so he could re-run the power line from the box to the shed.


Power feed uncovered

Everything was hooked up to a bigger circuit and Malcolm got everything covered back up early in the week. The last step was to hook up the water to the water line. This we done mid-week.

We tested the interior water lines by joining all the outputs together and running water through all the piping and out the washer hookup spigots through our garden hose. We found one leak and it was a section of pipe that Malcolm scarred while using his saw to adjust some woodwork in the area. A new section of pipe and everything checked out great.

With water, power and sewer ready to go, it was time to start enclosing the interior walls. We ultimately will be putting paneling in the bathroom, but most sources recommend putting the paneling over drywall. Malcolm purchased several sheets of  1/4″ drywall to cover up the walls with (though we don’t need to tape and mud the seams). We’ll nail the paneling over the drywall to finish up the walls.


Bathroom vanity out of the box for planning purposes

As of this writing (Saturday, the 27th), all of the drywall is up except for the one wall where the vanity will be going (shown above, behind the vanity cabinet). We have to move an electrical box and do some other prep work there before we put that final piece of drywall up.

We also need to purchase our paneling (they were out when we tried to buy it this past week). The weather forecast has tomorrow (Sunday) as a fairly rainy day, so we’ll wait until after the rains pass before purchasing the paneling and a couple other items we need to finish up (including a toilet).

Today we met our friend Bill and Jan Raber at our place. We took them to Disney Springs and had a late lunch/early dinner at the Boathouse restaurant. It was really good food. We had a great time visiting with them, too.


A start on the drywall installation (A/C will be going in the middle spot above the window)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.