09 October 2012

T's New Project

Well, well, well.  October.  Once again, I'm astounded at the passage of time.  I'm taking your advice though, and doing more floating than treading water...  I mean, why make it harder than it needs to be, right? So, floating.  October is floating by.

I thought I'd just give a quick update on the latest thing round our place.  Remember that we have a vintage travel trailer that we love?  The one I still haven't gotten any pictures of to post...  yeah, that one!  Well, we were going to be taking her out one more time this month -- next weekend, in fact, but have had a change in plans.  For one thing, this long stretch of sunny weather is coming to an end, and even though having a trailer means that one can camp in the rain, we're not going.

This summer, T decided that she had done such a wonderful job of rehabbing our trailer that she would look for another one to rebuild as a project.  Sure, I said, that's a good project for you, but where are you going to put it???  Our driveway is far too small and already has a trailer parked in it.  There's no room for a second one.  She made arrangements to park the new trailer over at her mom's house.  There's plenty of room!

So, she found a trailer and bought it for $100.  Probably, the guy should have paid her to haul it off.  Wow, was it rotten inside!  She felt ok about it though because the appliances were worth more than $100, so yeah.  She's been hard at work gutting it out, saving what is salvageable, and rebuilding it from the frame up. I don't know why this is fun for her, but it is.  And, she's doing a fantastic job!  This trailer will be stronger, lighter, and watertight.  All in all a good thing.  But, right now, it's not sealed up and wet weather is on it's way.  So, while we were looking forward to the weekend campout in Bend, no, we'll have to postpone it so that T can get the new trailer buttoned up.

Want to know the very best thing about this project?  It's at her mom's house and she has been spending a lot of time over there.  Which means that I have had lots more time by myself of late and that is a gift.  I know, I make it sound like I don't want to spend time with my partner, it's not that... entirely.  I just don't get enough time alone.  So, this has been really, really nice for me.

What's going on with you this fall?


Anonymous said...

I tend to crave alone time when it has been a while since I've had any and I'm always comforted by that feeling. I think it's healthy.

Would love to see a before shot of that trailer!

the only daughter said...

A friend and I were just talking about alone time and while I don't have a partner (and haven't had a live-in for many years now) I have not. ever. lived alone. And thus, precious little alone time. Ahh...bliss.

And yeah, what Greg said!

Oh, and yeah...well, there is the pup and the gym, and muscle aches as a result of the gym and the pup. :-)

Em said...

Is it completely crazy that I want to do this? Rehab an RV? I guess I need to learn something about woodworking first.

I love being alone. And it's required, due to the writing thing.

Sorry you don't get to go away for a bit, though.

(And still looking forward to pics, but when it works for you!)

8thday said...

Too bad you don't live 3,000 miles closer - we have a huge driveway and an oversized garage. Plenty of room to work on projects.

Ah, time alone . . . that is why I spend so much time in the mountains. Nothing like being truly, absolutley, no possible interupts, alone.

As for me, now that all surgeries are hopefully over, I will be working on getting back in shape so I can go back out into that wilderness - as far as possible.

A constant stream of hugs being sent to you all this month, my friend.