I hope I NEVER grow up! Eating alone doesn't have to be lonely and boring. This is a tuna salad sandwich on whole wheat English muffin with grape tomatoes and a banana.
I should have cleaned up before taking this picture.
My kitchen is always busy though, because of my healthy diet to get well.
I'm always making something from scratch to avoid sweeteners, additives and chemicals.
Many fancy motorhomes come with heavy rv sink covers for extra counter space.
Mine didn't come with that, or someone lost them before I bought my used motorhome.
The prefab rv sink covers on the market, seemed pricey, and not to my liking.
My sailing friend was going to cut this big plastic cutting board down to fit over the sink perfectly.
But after studying it for a day, we decided not to customize it, instead fiddles on the sides would be better.
That way I don't have to find a cabinet to store it in when driving down the road.
I actually use smaller wooden cutting boards on top of this one, to do my chopping work, I want to keep this one looking nice, because it is so handy as extra counter space.
I move it out of the way, to wash dishes, then put it back again. It also hides dirty dishes, which is so convenient when you want to forget about them, until the propane hot water is fired up for use. I don't keep my hot water on 24/7. I usually just fire it once a day, do all my hot water work, then shut it down until the next day.
This saves me a lot of propane (back to that budget thing!)
To the right you can see my small dish drainer that fits in the second sink or can be removed. I was walking around with my sink measurements when I found this nice little dish drainer on sale in a discount store.
The dishes shown, also bought off various discounted racks, are mixed up spring colors.
This is the repair to my awning, which rolls out from the side of the motorhome roof, creating a big shady area to set up dining and relaxing outdoors. My awning is from 1994. I am on a severe budget due to my illness and blah blah blah, this old awning will just have to do for now. The awning had a rip at the leading edge. The winds, when it was rolled out, were threatening to make the rip longer. Everyone said it could NOT be repaired. But then again, those folks may have been RV professionals, but they sure weren't Caribbean sailors from far flung islands, used to making repairs on the fly. I rebuilt a hurricane ravaged sailboat in the middle of nowhere, surely I could find a work around for this repair too. I happened to have some emergency roof repair tape on hand. That stuff has incredible strength and massive sticky glue on one side.It is superior to awning repair tape. My sailing buddy and I, while on a trip together 10 months ago, decided one day to have a go at repairing the awning. We used multiple strips of tape, attached to the roof and the awning, both on top and the underside. Then we ran another piece lengthwise to kind of hold it all together.
That was ten months ago. Guess what. The awning repair is still holding up just fine.
Sure, I need a new awning, it's on my wish list, but we did this repair neatly, in case I have to live with it a long time. I still have leftover roof repair tape for emergencies. For those of you not familiar with motorhome roofs, mine is a rubber roof, which was fortified last winter with 5 coats of rubber roof paint. Having a non-leaky roof on a motorhome, is just as important as not having a leaky boat at sea. Any small leak, if left alone, will with each passing rain or ocean swell, increase the repair cost exponentially. If you have any leaks, fix them. My old motorhome had been garaged for years, so there wasn't any water damage, but the roof needed all new rubber paint, as the old stuff had just worn out.
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