Get Together at Mom’s House

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Sun setting last night.  I’ve noticed that if I crop the photo after I take it, it turns out kind of fuzzy….or am I imagining it?

I’ve got one car chase to do today.  Then it’s off to Mom’s house.  My aunt Kaethe and uncle Dieter are here for a five-day visit from Germany.  They are on their way to Florida.  My little sister and I will be going to meet them for lunch today.

I’m looking forward to it.  It’s not often that we all get together.

It looks like I will have this coming Sunday off.  The weather is going to be awesome and it will be a good time to bubble wrap the rest of the water hose and do a few other things outside.

I stopped at Reines RV Center to check out their new parts department.  I found a heavy duty vinyl cover for my propane tanks.  The hard plastic cover is a real pain to get over those two tanks….especially when I have to switch tanks in the middle of the night at 20 some degrees.  It seems like I can never line both tanks up just right to slip that hard cover over them.   Hopefully, this vinyl cover will solve that problem.

While I was there, I shouldn’t have, but I looked at some of the trailers on their lot.  Damn….I wish I would have bought a smaller one.  It’s funny, but when I bought the Springdale that I have now, I thought it would be hard to live in anything smaller than this after living in a three bedroom townhouse.  Now after a year and a half of living in 312 square foot worth of space and downsizing my “stuff” to only things that I use, I can see that I would have no problems in living in even less space.  Last night I was thinking of pulling in both slides to shrink some of the space in here. I have one slide for the bedroom and one for the living/dining room area.  It would also prevent heat loss which I know I have with the slides.

When I got home I looked at the slides.  If I close the slide for the living/dining room, I would lose some major cabinet space in the kitchen, so that wouldn’t work too well.  The bedroom might be possible, but then I don’t think I would be able to open the drawers and the closet.  I’ll have to measure them.  The bed sits on a box type base which has storage space under it and is accessible from the outside.  I could remove the box and get a smaller bed.  I’ll have to mull it over for a while.

I know one thing for sure, I am going to get rid of the hide-a-bed in the living room.  I can’t stand it and it’s the most uncomfortable piece of furniture I’ve ever had.  I never sit on it and it just takes up space.  LOL….Taking it out of my home would be time-consuming since I think that my home was built around it.  I would have to dismantle it into small pieces to get it out of the door.

I’m still undecided on what to do about skirting.  I figured out that it would take about 60 bales of straw to totally close up the underside.  I already have enough tarp to cover the bales with.  I’ll stop by Buckland Farm Market to see how much that would cost me.  Then I’ll have to figure out a way to get it over here.

Lots of things to think about.  It sure helps to write them down. 🙂

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~ by bktango on November 6, 2009.

2 Responses to “Get Together at Mom’s House”

  1. Most places that sell hay and straw are able to deliver it.

  2. Guy…yes I know, but my funds are very limited right now. My lawyer is hungry.

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