Painting days

Today was finally a nice day again and I got the floor painted and the start of the frame work happening.  It’s getting real!20170508_140919

I completely forgot to write a post for it, so I’ll attach it to this one.  Over Easter my sister and brother-in-law came up and helped do some painting.  We got all the half spindles painted up!

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A lot of work…

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I have wanted to put a little wood stove in a caravan for a while now.  For my birthday last year the Caravan Lady gave me one!  It needs a lot of work though, it’s been painted three times, has a little patching needed, and oh, yeah, the door kind of needs to be attached again.  BUT it has two little burners on top so I can boil a kettle and heat up food on it.

Spindles!

Yesterday we went off to my Godfather’s workshop to cut 30 spindles in half lengthwise.

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he made me do the cutting.  I do not like this saw!

The spindles were a great find from the Caravan Lady.  She found a guy who turns them himself, he wanted $7-$8 a spindle, but then remembered he had 30 in the barn that needed to go and wanted a buck a piece.  Now I have 60 half spindles to decorate the new caravan!  Next step with these is painting.

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Another New Caravan

pam202So I have sold my old caravan (again!) and that means it’s time to start fresh.
I picked up a trailer base, stripped it down and had repairs done on it by our new trailer guy.

With the unseasonably warm weather we are actually able to get out to do some work.  The floor is started and should be finished tomorrow.

Almost there

Just a few more days until deadline day.  No pictures tonight cause it got dark before I could take them.  Two windows are in, the screening is up for the front windows.  We picked up more wood for trimming and have to paint it tomorrow.  Sometime in the morning a guy is coming to look at the caravan and see if he can deliver it or not.  Also to let the Caravan Lady decide if she trusts this person to deliver the caravan.

Welding Woes

Are over.  We had somebody come in and do the little bit of welding we needed to get done.

Took off all the extra 'stuff' from the tongue.  Now it is ready for a porch!

Took off all the extra ‘stuff’ from the tongue. Now it is ready for a porch!

The door frame has finally been squared and is ready for us to build the door.  There’s been some minor design changes on the door but I am very happy with what we have decided to do.  I love the idea of a window in my door.  One day it will even have some custom stained glass in it!  (The Caravan Lady is terribly talented.)

The Caravan Lady trimming back the wood of a window hole so we can get them in today.

The Caravan Lady trimming back the wood of a window hole so we can get them in today.

What have I been up to myself?  Well I’ve been painting some more.

Trim for outdoor (red) and for indoor (purple) and one of the windows that will go in my bunk.

Trim for outdoor (red) and for indoor (purple) and one of the windows that will go in my bunk.

The man who did the welding says he has an old trailer he’ll be scrapping soon and we should come over this afternoon to take windows, mattresses or whatever we want out of it before he does.  Which is awesome.  It doesn’t look like much has been done so far today, but all these little things add up.  But for now, it is lunch time for hungry workers.