I’m not generally a glass half full kind of a gal. I’m a straight shooter, if it’s shit I’ll call it shit. That’s just my cross to bear, along with my ridiculous good looks of course. (insert winky face here) So it’s weird that I keep seeing this old girl in such a positive light. Of course this could be due to her status as a time bomb. Phil purchased Molly for me conditionally, our little lady had to be at Weekend Warrior status by the end of summer or I had to sell her. Well shoot. I will say that I find “functional” to be a very ambiguous term. I find her plenty functional right now, just don’t open the closet and you’ll be fine.
This is where my new found positivity comes in to play. “Look honey it’s that glorious water damage that I said we should really be grateful for!” I ripped up the floor of the “honey bucket” room that we will all call from this moment forward the “CLOSET.” Truthfully not that bad of a demo. I got to feel like a bad ass carrying two super big kind of rusty old crowbars and then I ripped shit up and all told not that much actual rot. I pulled out one non-supportive piece of wood and sort of exposed the outdoors in one teeny tiny place but I feel like I can totally fix that, no problem. So bring it on Molly, I’m not scared.
There’s no turning back now. I had to see just how bad my “good kind” of water damage was, all things considered, not too bad! Kind of. I started digging into the layers and layers of gross goo on the aluminum roof to see if I could get down to the actual skin. It has two possibly three layers on top of the aluminium of this nasty shit that I had a hell of time scraping off with a putty knife. I was able to peel a bit off around the leaky part and around the front patch.
Did I mention the ginormous front patch? It looks like someone ran the poor front of the trailer into a tree and then slathered on a bunch of black tarish stuff then slapped on a piece of aluminum and then used some sheet metal screws to jam the whole thing together. The screws aren’t even screwed into anything so there’s a growing space between the patch and the original skin, it’s cool though cause they covered it in EXTRA weird goo so it’s definitely solid (have we agreed on a sarcasm font yet?).
I also found two other rando covered over vents as well, those are not leaking currently but it’s only a matter of time right?
With all of these atrocities going on over just 14′ I think I might just replace the whole damn roof. Not actually that difficult if I can just figure out where to purchase the aluminium (if anyone knows the answer to THAT holla atcha girl). Or I can always just patch, patch and patch and re-slather with more weird goo (that’s what she said).