Not a lot of progress this week but I did pick up a new valance for the front bumper. I'd shopped the Internet for a replacement and found some aftermarket valances for $70 or so plus shipping but I checked the local Ford dealer and they had factory replacements for $65. I've been pleasantly surprised by Ford's parts pricing.
The sink we got had three holes for the faucet but I needed holes for the sprayer and the soap dispenser. Word on the 'net was that stainless was ornery stuff and hard to work with. Some suggested using a greenlee punch set to shear the holes and others said a hole saw would work but would generate a lot of heat and might discolor the sink. I tried my Sears 1" hole saw and it dug right through nice and clean. Sometimes the Internet guys over-think the problem.
My little incandescent reading lights over the bed were drawing 11 watts each so I checked ebay for LED replacement bulbs. I found two G4 base LED bulbs for the grand total of $4 shipped to my door. Light output is about the same as the incandescent bulbs and these draw only 1 watt each. The light color is distinctly greenish which isn't great but the price and power draw was certainly right. After installing these our total lighting load (three aisle lights and the two reading lights) is 12 watts. That compares to about 65 watts to run all the incandescents.
We also needed some low power lights for the under-bed storage area and for use as a night light in the bathroom area. The Dollar Store came through with a set of three AAA battery powered LED stick-on puck lights. They were $5 for the set and included batteries. Their light output is pretty low but they do light up the dark places with no wiring required. You press the light lens to turn them on/off.
The weather's starting to turn cold here in lower Michigan so I need to get my water pipes and tanks drained before they freeze.