We discovered a leak. Uhoh! I was a bit concerned about what we would find in a 40-year-old, somewhat beaten up trailer when we removed the paneling. I was pretty sure that if we ever opened that Pandora’s box, we were going to discover that we had to replace all the beams and insulation. But…it was necessary to remove paneling to find the source of the leak, so down it came…
After all the paneling came down, Ken found that there were only 2 2x2’s with rotting ends. He replaced those in a jiffy, and sealed up the leaking spots. Whoohoo! Now we just have to get some insulation replaced and put the new paneling up. Yay!
My fabulously handy husband has also replaced the worst of the paneling in the bathroom, and removed the defunct bathtub. The bathroom is so bright now, and so much more roomy for a woman of generous proportions. I love it! We still have some cosmetics to fix – the old wallpaper needs to be completely removed, and we’re going to prime it and paint it all white – but this is such an improvement already!
We have always used the tub for sleeping bag storage, but now when we’re off camping and the sleeping bags are in their tents, there is nothing taking up MY space in the bathroom! If you’d like to take a peek back at what the bathroom looked like before you can click here. You’ll see that the damaged paneling the worst of the wallpaper are gone, as are the horrid curtain and the moss in the window frame (that you couldn’t see in the before picture).
Jemimah is getting ready for another jaunt – this weekend is the church’s second annual campout. We’re looking forward to it! Oh! And we’re eagerly awaiting a response from a Craigslist seller who might have the very refrigerator we need! I can’t wait to hear from him/her! I would so love to have a working fridge in the trailer!
I’m off to fix brunch, take the crew to the nursing home for a church service, then head off to our own church service. I’ll be back soon with more pictures of Jemimah’s redo, and maybe an update on the refrigerator.