Monte Rio Vacation Cottages

20701 River Blvd., Monte Rio, California, 95462, United States | Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Monte Rio

The January Progress

A travel blog entry by jazzgal on Jan 21, 2014

2 comments, 9 photos

... ll take it!

Dave has been sanding and mudding the bedroom for the last 2 days, probably 3 more to go before he can paint. (Slow process but beautiful results) That is the last room to be painted, and I am really going to be happy when it is done! Our big project is to get the bathroom plumbed.

Meanwhile, I am making some changes in the RV. Tore out the stove hood, and the top of the stove (it was a wreck) and painted the back wall. Made ...

Thanksgiving on the River

A travel blog entry by jazzgal on Dec 06, 2013

10 photos

... dead batteries…. Of course! . Luckily I have a 12-volt charger, and the trailer lights run off of 12 volts, so magic Dave got us some light. We still had ice in the chests from the trip, so the food was safe. The power was out until about 10, so it all worked out.

There were some fires and bad winds up here, which caused the outage. So, in my city-slicker way, I asked my neighbor about the emergency alert system. TV? Radio? Texting ...

Slow Progress

A travel blog entry by jazzgal on Aug 24, 2013

2 comments, 11 photos

... about 2 weeks now. The Beloved Dave (TBD) has been busting his butt trying to create perfection, and driving himself crazy since it is not possible with the ancient, poorly constructed trailer. Still, he is doing a fine job of making it as close to perfect as possible. Me…. I think close is just fine and I wish he wouldn't get so stressed, but hey, it is how he functions, so who am I to pooh-pooh it?

I have been learning how to mud and tape drywall, and doing the ...

Easter at the River

A travel blog entry by jazzgal on Apr 24, 2013

2 comments, 8 photos

... outlets and windows, so each piece must be custom cut, no just tossing the drywall up. My job is to staple the insulation and vapor barrier and, once we get the drywall positioned, I screw it into place using my new favorite tool… an Impact Driver. Oh man, I love this little baby. Light and so easy to use even I can get the job done in a few minutes.

It is spring here, so that means the bugs are swarming. The first couple of days I only ...

Rolling on the River

A travel blog entry by jazzgal on Jan 26, 2013

8 photos

... drywall in the rain is a no go. (The word DRYwall is the big clue here.) If it gets wet it swells up and turns to mush. We can only hope the rain lets up long enough for us to get to town and stock up, then get it inside.

Today we started the insulation. The ceiling is a minor drag, but Dave has invented a great one-man tool to hold the stuff up while I staple it; he cuts and stuffs it in place, I follow behind with the staple gun. With a ...

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