With our first test-run special event coming on 6/6, we pulled out all the stops. We were simultaneously troubleshooting the AC electrical system while finishing the rounded corners of the front benches, while staining the interior wood furniture, while prepping to install the vinyl flooring.
One of the challenges we faced was a desire to stain the interior wheel well covers and benches while the subfloor was still exposed and to let it dry enough to install the vinyl without staining it. Fortunately, the triple-digit weather helped accelerate many processes ... even getting the vinyl flooring adhesive to get tacky really quickly.
I've never installed vinyl flooring prior to this adventure but with a sharp knife and some patience, it is a rather straight-forward task. I'm excited to have the flooring in.
It's been a long day so we are going to wait to put down the adhesive tomorrow.
By the way, a great friend and long-time supporter came by to help me take a look at the electrical system. He was able to find some simple fixes and help me experiment with a few different ideas to see if we could get the system to work. We thought there was more work ahead of us to try to solve the electrical problem but it turns out it was a stray wire tucked behind the breakers that seemed to be the culprit. After he left, I was cleaning up and putting all the breakers and panels back together and I thought I would try the air conditioning unit one more time before I put the generator away for the night and miracle of miracles it turned on! We tested all the outlets and still have one path that needs some work (two outlets not functioning properly) but we had air conditioning and about 11 other outlets that were working perfectly!