Hello all, how are you making it through the winter? Spring is a comin’…I can smell it in air. Mother Nature has her subtle ways of reminding us that she is in charge, and sometimes not too subtle. But spring is a comin’.
We are still in the process of making the motor home our own. Things have settled down now after the hoopla of the holidays, and we are in-between company, so we are back to working on it, and we actually went camping again. The first time in the RV without any rain!! Woohoo~
We still have not gotten the window treatments done, nor have we reupholstered the dinette and still haven’t found the fabric for the headboard yet, oh, and don’t forget the shower redo, but what we have gotten done are some of the fun things. My husband, always wanting to play.
First off, we had a detour in the remodeling due to a leak around the slide-out, and since every camping trip we have taken it out it rained, Randy took it apart and replaced the whole seal. He’s incredible. What he doesn’t know, he will spend hours investigating until he conquers it.
So with that done, we were able to move on with some off the other things that we wanted to get done. Small things like painting plug plates and light switches. The hood fan over the stove is no longer off-white, it is now black to match the other appliances. Also painted some of the wood trim an off-white instead of the god-awful pink tones it had. Randy also built new cabinets for the slide-out, using the old doors and new hardware.
Some of the larger things are a new ceiling in the bedroom, haven’t covered it yet, but the wood is up. We may put a small, ceiling-hugging ceiling fan the bedroom, I like moving air when I sleep, so that’ll be cool (no pun intended). Also, a new drop-down ceiling in the living room area with some pretty magical (disco anyone?) lights wrapping around the edge. He’s a crazy boy! When we were camping this past weekend, it was just too calming to lay in there and listen to some classic rock and look at the lights. Awesomeness.
Since we’ve been home, crazy boy has already added a (fake) fireplace in the thing. Mind you we’ve been home for 2 days. Good grief man! He’s setting some pretty good ambiance…he must want me! That’s pretty sweet after 28 years together.
We come by this camping thing naturally. Camping is the only vacation my family has ever experienced in our youth. I’ve always loved it, but I don’t do the tent thing, not with this broken body. We started out with a slide-on truck camper, remodeled that too. Then we went to a 5th wheel, then a bigger 5th wheel, then a motor home. We then tried to down size to a smaller pull-behind trailer, then a bigger pull-behind trailer, and now on to our current RV. When will the madness stop!!
Just for reference, my parents are soon to be 85, and this was their set-up at the campground this past weekend. Oh daddy, I guess it is true, you marry a man like your father…help me.
And just because I haven’t done this yet, and should have all along, I want to give a huge shout out to North Trail RV in Fort Myers, Peter is a great salesman. Good people!!