We stayed a total of three nights at Toutle River RVR and planned to pull out Tuesday morning. Wayne busied himself doing outside chores while I showered. As I emerged from the shower, I heard a loud bang and wondered what happened. I called out but Wayne did not answer. Anytime that happens, I fear he might be injured and unable to respond.
But Wayne didn't hear me. He was still outside, standing with our neighbor, Gene, talking and gazing at our coach's collapsed patio awning. As he attempted to retract it, the roller arm gave out, breaking a metal piece off the roller cuff and subsequently, allowing the entire 16 foot awning to fall lifelessly onto the curbside slide.
|The broken awning|
|Ladder extended and put into place for a major operation. |
The ladder did manage to cut his finger, causing lots and lots of blood....
|Successful completion of rewinding the canvas onto the broken arm.|
|Securing everything with Duck Tape. Lots of Duck Tape.|
|The finished project. The touch of blue Duck Tape is my contribution.|
More on the repair developments will be posted as they occur.