She doesn't have a name yet, although I am quite partial to the ode to Seattle's silliest mistake, Big Bertha. I find it fitting; like, I know this isn't the best idea financially, career wise or really by any "normal" means. But it's a dream that I am gonna stick with no matter what logic tells me. So here we go-- my crazy ideas and Jeffrey's hard work to make it happen!
Our first step was to gut it all out. However, the more we pulled out, the more water damage we found. This should come to no surprise for anyone familiar with old RVs. Jeffrey and his dad began the complete overhaul of the back seating area. They transformed the original dinette and love-seat combo into a u-shaped couch, replaced all the walls and re-sealed all the windows. Then I came through, painted the walls and took all the credit for the final product!
We gutted the bathroom because who needs TWO sinks within 25 feet of living space? We will be turning part of the bathroom into storage shelves instead of having a vanity (#ooglelife). We also 86'd the air conditioner. It was old, bulky and likely not working. If it gets that hot, we will tent camp.
And speaking of good weather, we took advantage of our lovely 90 degree weekend a few weeks back to fix the roof. We knew from it's age and the condition of the interior walls that roof was some weak spots. Jeffrey scrubbed it down and re-coated it with rubber roofing... stuff. We also took this time to replace all the fans and upgraded the fan above the sleeping area to a real nice, big one.
After months of hard work, the final touches are just days away! Look out for the next post.... BEFORE AND AFTERS!