Friday, April 26, 2013

Auction Night

Last night was another auction at the fairgrounds.
The fair board sells the food at these auctions,
but really
we throw out some hot dogs and french fries
way more than we ever sell.
One of those puzzling phenomenons.
Last night,
I won the prize for spending the most.
Really, there was not a prize,
laughing about it made the pain at the check-out
a little easier.
This little radio,
which will be perfect in my camper,
was a deal despite the hit that my checkbook took.
Two Dollars!

This coffee pot...
the only thing that I REALLY wanted
and might have actually
not so cheap.
Apparently, someone else thought
she needed/wanted it as bad as I did.
She must have seen the determined look on my face.
Her husband told her to let me have it.
The coffee pot that is.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A LIttle Glitch

And some fun decorating.
The little glitch happened on Monday.
JWS was working on the door
that would not shut easily.
Hinges off, hinges on, hinges off,
hinges on and it worked.
He said you could shut it with one finger.
He said you could shut it with your tongue.
Not sure I want to go there.
He checked the keys.
They worked.
He threw the keys all on the table.
Walked out,
pushed the door shut,
you guessed it!
Locked tight!
We thought of scenarios,
I tried every key we had.
I mentioned taking out the roof vent and dropping Logan
through the roof.
Honestly, I think we could have done that.
He would have thought it was a Mario move
would have loved it!
we ripped a screen and got them out.
Another fix on the list.
See the dinette above.
After much procrastination,
I finally got the covers made for the cushions.
Sometimes the apprehension of a job
is actually worse than the job.

A little more decorating.
Those lovely wall plaques showed up on my porch one day.
I love them and they were the perfect touch for the kitchen
Thanks so much, Bonnie and Linda!
You gals rock!

I just laid this material over the couch cushions..
and then someone sat on it.
Shouldn't I have fixed that prior to the picture?
Curtains are next
new cushions and covers for the couch.
My wallet needs a breather though.
I have the material for the curtains...
it is raining here today,
curtains may happen tonight.

And my pennants. 
I love these, may have to make some more.
This is sitting in our garage that we use to make signs in.
Hence, the campaign signs everywhere.
Last night, I started the new floor.
Finish the floor or start the curtains?
Paint the bathroom or keep cleaning up the outside?
Quite the project list I have.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Not Pretty Stuff

JWS calls me to the garage...
and this
is what he had to show me.
I knew that there was a problem with the floor.
Wow...this looked like a big problem to me.

But then yesterday,
while I was off on my own little fun thing...
I got this photo sent to me.

Now off to someplace to replace the floor.
You see,
I really liked the linoleum.
I really wanted to save it.
The carpet had been ripped up,
and the linoleum scraped
ever so carefully
But to no avail.
I am going to have to tile it.
Now off to look for some
early 70's retro looking tile.

This is the next puzzling thing.
Where is the holding tank?
was there ever one?

And finally.
Some new rubber for the old girl.
Hers were dry rotted
cheap as I am...
and for all the farther she is going to travel..
I was not looking forward to spending that money on tires.
One morning,
I just broke down
and told JWS to order them.
Later that same morning,
and before he had the chance to order them,
tire fairy
showed up with these in the back of his
tire fairymobile.
One fourth the cost of new ones!
Sometimes it just pays to tell everyone that you know what
you are looking for.
One man's junk,
another man's (or woman's)
And finally,
The Really Not Pretty Stuff
JWS installed the refrigerator.
Well, in truth,
I helped to at least get it in position.
Several bumped knuckles
and more than a little sweat and tense moments
it was in and I had Ieft the garage.
Next thing I know,
JWS is sitting staring at me,
white faced and sweating saying...
"Something bad happened!"
The fact that he had just came in,
with grandson in tow
made me immediately check Logan.
He seemed happy enough.
I didn't see any blood on anyone.
My comment,
"Is my refrigerator OK?"
Yes, but it was bad, come with me.
Off we head in the direction of the garage. 
He stops me at the back door and says,
"I was cleaning out the vent for the refrigerator and
(Insert shaking voice and more sweating)
Hahaha...I just laughed and went back to work.
I think he is still sweating!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Camper Junkyard

JWS likes Craigslist.
I am not a big fan.
He finds things and tells me about them though.
I really should look at it more often.
This time,
it led us to the
Camper Junkyard
we found a refrigerator for the camper!
Woo Hoo!

It was a fun outing.
Rick, the proprietor
could not have been more helpful.
His statement,
"I'll have that out in ten minutes!"
was not far off.
I managed to take some pics.
This was sure a cute little trailer.

Here are some pics of the inside.
Not in as good a shape as my
Little Ellie J.

And the best part of this event?
JWS is once again ready to work on the camper.
I think he was worried that he was not going to
have a place for his
food and beverages.
Another crisis averted
The Strate Household!