Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Small things, and BIG things

Okay, so I am told I need to get some screws. A LOT of them apparently. Thanks to the Shasta Forum, I kinda know what I need.

So, I look online and call a bulk supply place, located close to me.


You know how dealing with customer service reps these days usually requires the patience & faith of Mother Teresa, AND no small amount of foreign language skills?

I normally look like this in about a nano-second.
So anyway, I got the local place on the phone, who said that they could get me what I needed...but I would be better off calling 
These People they could do it way cheaper. He even gave me the web address and the phone number.

Someone honest? And that cares about my pocketbook?


Okay. So I thank him and look it up. Place order online. No shipping charge? 

Order placed... Feeling good!
Went to trailer and did some stuff. Dave says she needs some woodwork to shore up the sagging back end. 
(Don't we all?)

So I come home...and what is waiting for me at my doorstep?

That's right!
On the same DAY that I placed it?!!

All I have to say is..

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 2...flooring...

We (and by 'we' I really mean 'Ken') finished scraping up the RIDICULOUSLY difficult tile floor..seriously what the #%$# did they use to glue that stuff down? 
It took blood, sweat, and a blow torch..but it finally came up.

no picture of that mess, but now that the ugly floor is gone, it's got me looking at floors for the future.
How about this pattern?


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 1 of working on the trailer..

We arrived today to find Dave has dove right in!

Got problems under here.....

Dave wondering what did he do to deserve this?
Oven fun..burners work, oven doesn't? :0(
Pheebs likes to watch us work from the comfort of the old cushions
Oh man what a mess! LOL

Blurry shot of me
These kind of piles make you popular with the neighbors..
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Two layers of old tile do NOT want to come up!
Button it up for the's Margarita time!!

Thank God for Duct Tape!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Yesterday we tried a bit of polish on the side of the trailer and Wow!
It shined up beautifully!
Of course, it will be awhile till it looks like the one above.
Meanwhile, here are a few more pics of our day fetching the trailer..

Love the Groovy Seat vinyl!
Neche the pup wondering why Dad is under there...
Ugly water damage and stove

Working on trailers is exhausting...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dave says she's she's coming home with us!

Had breakfast at Sambos! YUM!
Ken's SUPER excited about lifting it again...
Hey Dave! No extra charge for the Black Widows!
Out from under the giant avocado tree... 

Rolling down the 101

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Road Trip!
Its off to Santa Barbara to give the trailer a 'once over' with Dave & Bobi.
4 adults, 2 dogs, and maybe an old camper to be drug back home.

Found this Airstream re-model on the is seriously COOL!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Round two....
So, up pops a trailer in (MUCH closer) Santa Barbara...
this one was looked over by folks on the Vintage Shasta site..
It's worth a it's off to Santa Barbara today
to see THIS one..
Maybe it will be the one!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Not really feeling awesome,  'cause the trailer was a bust...Dave said it was too far gone. BUMMER! I was really hoping for good news.
Back to the drawing board I suppose. Maybe I should just save my money and get one down the road that is mostly

In a couple of hours I will find out if I got a treasure, or ..?
I am keeping my fingers crossed. Dave says to not worry, he can
fix most anything.... 
(It's so hard to wait.)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Okay, while I WAIT to see IF the trailer I bought is actually going to make it here  (or if I just flushed a bunch of money down the toilet...) here is my Pinterest board with all the vintage camper beauties you could ever want! Like this one..which by the way is the same year as mine...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Here is where I will journal my impulsive decision to buy a vintage Shasta trailer.
Someone please tell me I didn't just do this!