Friday, April 27, 2012

Front Window Gone



The front window had to go. It leaked and the thought of direct afternoon sunshine baking my kids during naps just way outweighed the fun of laying up on the bed while your driving (not to mention it's probably not the safest way to travel). So it was as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Remove Window.

2. Add Putty Tape. 

3. Beg a piece of sheetmetal from your local HVAC company, and voila it's gone (truthfully I had written "walla", it's true, I'm a novice writer).






I also started replacing the putty tape and caulking at the exterior molding. It was starting to look pretty sad. I still haven't caulked, but the new putty is in place and I got it done just in time for  El Nino to hit on Wednesday. It's been 3 days or on and off rain, and still no signs of any leaks. I'll hopefully get it caulked this weekend.




Sunday, April 22, 2012

Getting Started


Well, I've finally gotten around to uploading some video's. This first video is footage of all the existing conditions. Who knows, maybe we should have just dusted and started using it....what do you think?


video



Here is the first 2 weeks of demolition. I can't wait to get the rest of it gutted so I can start to put it all back together.
video



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Brigitte's Prayer

Brigitte has been getting better and better at saying family prayer. The other night I was quite pleased with her progress when she was inspired to say "Please bless that Gus-Gus will stop pooping in the camper". Amen.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My '85 Dolphin

I've started a blog to document our fun little wreck of a motorhome that we just bought- that's right bought. Most people would walk away from this little gem, but for me it was love at first sight. I first saw it a few years ago when we stopped in a Christy's great-aunt Barbara's house on a trip to SLC. Aunt Barbara lives in very rural Paul, ID. and I found it back behind her house next to her shed. I put it away in the back of my head and slowly introduced the idea to Christy that we needed it. Well, the first conversation went a little like this:

Gabe- "Honey, we need to renovate Aunt Barbara's motorhome."
Christy- "Darling, you need your head examined."

Well, time passed and believe it or not, Christy surprised me with it as my birthday gift last year. I finally managed to pick it up about 2 weeks ago and I'm already elbow deep into trickin' this baby out. Here's a picture of it last summer in Aunt Barbara's pasture.
Sorry, don't be jealous!


Here's a picture of me, Alex, and Dad the day we loaded it on Dad's trailer (Chase took the picture).








Here's a picture of us hauling it down the freeway.