Some of you may have noticed that I took a two week hiatus from blogging and, for that matter, trailer restoration. This was not of my own volition, but was certainly of my own doing. No, Thomas doubters, not a relapse, I was just dealing with the unsavory consequences of past misbehavior. Sorry, that’s about all the detail I’m prepared to share at the moment…still processing.
At any rate, while I was away I received a wonderful piece of news. That sample of vinyl flooring and adhesive that I sent off came back negative. That’s right. Sparta is asbestos-free! All those nights I laid awake dreading the task of decontaminating her were for naught. If you are undergoing a total trailer restoration and wondering about the presence of asbestos, you know why I am so thrilled. The process of removing asbestos can be very expensive if contracted out or tremendously labor-intensive (and a wee bit risky) if DIY’d. Spend the fifty bucks and have it checked out. I used http://www.western-analytical.com, Pull it up. Go “Residential Customers” under the “Quick Site Guide” and follow the instructions. Cheap, fast and a huge return on investment.
That’s it for now. Nothing more to report until I start ripping up the floor this week.
PS – Remember way back when in my first post, The Search, I mentioned Lawson’s Landing, “Where old Spartans go to die”. I just saw a Spartan on Craigslist so badly corroded by salt and sea that she was nearly black…asking price, $500. She deserved a better fate.