Taking Stock

Greetings good gentles!

I'm excited about June Faire and the 20 year reunion.  I'm motivated to take stock of our camping gear and see what damage has happened over the winter. Half of the stuff was stored outside under a tarp that leaked so, I wasn't expecting much to survive.

It's absolutely gorgeous today so I thought I'd get started.  Much to my surprise, the pop-up survived amazingly well.

There are a few small rust spots on the top.

There is a tiny amount of mildew on the white binding on the edges which is hardly noticeable and is an easy fix,  if I should ever get around to that.

Other than that, I couldn't be happier that this is all that happened to it!

The floor mat is still in excellent condition, it just needs to be hosed off.

The tables on the other hand....oh, my. They'll need to be scrubbed with steel wool to get off all the "ick". After that's done I'll wipe them down with some bleach.  


I'll be storing those inside the house from now on. I'll just have Ali pass them through my bedroom window. One rolls up into a small bundle and the other folds flat so they can be stored under my bed if necessary. I'd really like it if Ali would copy them and make me several new ones.

Looks like several of the smaller ones are hopeless cases and will need to be written off.

I still need to find all our chairs and, I imagine, the canvas on those are probably ready to give up the ghost too. We've had them for, at least, 15 years and they have certainly seen better days.

There's a lot of stuff that can survive being outdoors such as the floor mat, the porta-potty, the trash bin that looks like a barrel, the water jugs and anything else made out of plastic or resin. Everything else needs to be kept indoors, end of story. I don't want to have to go through this again. As I get older, it gets more difficult. It's times like this that I wish we had an attached garage.

~ Mary

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