Monday, December 10, 2012

Our Next Trailer?

 We had driven by this old Silver Streak many times over the last 5 years and commented "How Cool" it was.
 We Love the look of these older aluminum "Aircraft" looking trailers. This one never moved and the weeds were starting to overtake this little gem. I finally decided to leave a note under the door of the building where this was parked asking the owner if he would like to sell it. We got a call a couple of days later from the owner saying he did want to sell it. He told us to go by and look at the inside of the trailer to see if it was what we were looking for and then get back to him.
 We inspected it inside and out. It is a great floor plan. It doesn't appear to need any structural work, just a lot of cleaning, new flooring, mattresses and cushions. A little wood work and possibly replacing some of the sub floor. Probably some re-wiring and plumbing too.
She has some typical "bumps and bruises" for a trailer this old we like to refer to as character.
We have agreed on a price and the seller is delivering her this week.

Can't wait to get started..........Can't wait to take her camping!!!!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Good Bye "Old Friend"

 We finally made the decission to let our old 1954 go to a new home. It was just not right seeing her sit there in the "mancave" looking so good and ready to drive but not being used. I had lost the passion of taking her out except for the occasional drive up and down the street to keep her going.
 Grace put an ad on Craigs List back in June and then I hurt my hand and we forgot all about selling her. We got a surprise call 2 weeks ago from a gentleman who saw the ad and wanted to see the car. I told him I needed to get her out gas her up and clean the dust off her first. She fired right up and cleaned up like new.
I took him for a test drive and he loved our '54.  The best thing is, he is the president of a vintage car club in Spokane. It was just what we wanted for the '54, someone that would appreciate the beauty of the original car, not someone that wanted to "HotRod" her out. We felt great about our decission to sell her to this person. We hope they have many enjoyable outings in the future.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hmmm, what do I want for my birthday???????

 When I asked myself that question I am sure the last thing on the list was to have a large boulder roll over and trap my finger between it and my tractor bucket......
 Well as the Dr. was looking at my finger, she mumbled "this does not look too good, I am not sure we can save it".  As she and Grace were looking at it the nurse decided to go ahead and sew it up to try and save the flesh. Grace and the Dr. were having a real gabfest. I overheard Grace ask if she was using a "French knot" while she was stitching me up. I should have made her wait in the waiting room.
I got the original bandage/wrap removed today, it looks about as bad as it feels. No one said anything about the Y shaped cut on the top of the knuckle, but it sure explains the pain coming from that area.
I keep saying I am so lucky! This could have been much worse! There are no broken bones and my pinkie is the only finger affected. Thank you Lord!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Time to Build a Fence.......

 The hardest part about building a fence is getting good help. You need someone to work with that cares about the project as much as you do.............Problem solved!
 Grace worked so hard, I was truley Amazed! From cleaning holes to delivering the posts where they needed to go to mixing all of the concrete for the job (over 3 tons worth).
 This really is a joint effort. We are working so hard on this, we literally drag ourselves in the house at the end of the each day and treat ourselves to a "Motrin Coctail".
 The holes are 3 feet deep, the posts are treated 4"X6" and the rails are 2"X6" Douglas Fir.
 It is coming along nicely, but there is still a lot of fence to install. Not to mention 2 double gates and 2 walk gates. It is a good thing I learned so much about building fences from my Dad! (And I have the Best help I could ask for!)