Getting ever closer
Hello, my angels! Time for an update!
I know I said in my last update that I was supposed to get my trailer back about a week and a half ago- well, that fell through, but it was only delayed by about a week. As of Saturday, my baby is back in my hands, with fresh wiring and a repaired door. There have been stops and starts- I'm still working part time and that complicates things, I had to get the title officially transferred over with all the red tape that entails, and apparently the makers of the camper saw fit to make everything with clutch tip screws. Don't know what those are? Neither did I, and it took two different trips to stores to find out and buy a bit that could take them out! But today I really got dug in, and progress is marvelously fast.
I already have half the cabinetry and flooring that I need to pull out, pulled out. By the end of today I hope to be finished with what demolition is needed, and have the walls prepped for painting. Tomorrow the goal is to paint the walls and prep the floor for its refinishing- I'm pulling up stick-on tiles, putting down a layer of smooth masonite on top of the original plywood (in surprisingly good shape- the trailer lived in Arizona for almost fifty years, so the wood hasn't been exposed to the moisture that would make it rot, for the most part), and laying a floor of smooth vinyl. The flooring will be done in my time off on Thursday and Friday, along with re-screening the windows.
Once the flooring is in and all the finish work is done on that and the walls, all that remains is loading in countertops and shelves, then appliances, and then getting my license, which I really hope will go smoothly. At this point I'm going to be cautious and say look for me to be rolling and baking in a month. I hope it'll be faster than that, but experience on this project is telling me not to be overly optimistic!
With my next update, I'll give you guys before and after pictures of the trailer interior, once the painting and floor are done. I'll also be posting a menu soon and starting new surveys for what types of cookies, whoopie pies, and macarons I'll be sending out once the kitchen is up and running. So if you haven't answered your survey yet, please do so! I can't send out new ones until then.
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