Woke up early today to make the big drive to Grass Valley to meet Pete with my camper at the upholsterer. Was told the driveway was a bit tricky and hard to back in, so I let the “pro” do it. Got that little baby in a single car garage at an angle! Very tricky!!
This is a picture before backing in between the boat and wall on the left, and then taking a sharp right to put in the garage. So the boat cushions were on the work bench, and CalTrans brought in a seat to recover and then I’m next in the que!!! Plan on going Monday to see if any progress has been made. I was told it would take a couple weeks. But I’ll get some pictures anyway. Mark and Laurie from Artist Upholstery have an amazing work room!
Vicki just sent a picture of Joe’s progress. They received the fridge and microwave last week, and I brought in the little heater Vicki found on e-bay and I bought. They have it over the new wave heater to hide it. Decided to modernize it to make it comfy (and SAFE) to camp in. This baby has to last another 67 years! So a few more drawers, and doors, and some upholstery and THEN I get to take it for a spin….
Even with the flurry of trailers coming in to be restored progress continues on our little one. The flooring has been installed and the walls are finished. Gotta wait a couple days for the floor to set up and then back at it! Happy Easter!
I was real disheartened to have to rip out the back bed/sofa from the camper. It was just a mess with droppings from critters and dust and who knows what else and was posing a real struggle to try and save…it had to be sawed out and destroyed. Looking at what they have now for futons…just wasn’t real thrilled with what I was finding. But I am pretty sure I wanted the bed to fold into a couch like the original and not be stationary.
And then, look what Vicki and Joe found! It even matches the interior walls perfectly! My dream comes true!
I took a ride out to see what the boys were up to (okay and touch and feel everything in person…okay okay, I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THE MIRROR CEILING!)
Joe was hard at work on the couch. He was replacing the metal with wood (did I mention he was a master cabinet maker?), and plans on putting it up on a pedestal so that drawers could go under it and it would be a better height for a bed. Pete of course was standing around thinking up things for everyone else to do. Like….”So Jody, do you know what floor you want in here? And what countertop? We need to order that before we put in the cabinets. We don’t want to hold things up…” Well, huh? I thought we were doing a Forbo flooring called Marmoleum and a stainless steel countertop. “OH! You don’t want stainless steel! It scratches and shows up every little thing! Gotta have formica with a metal edge!”
Crap! back to my drawing board. Pete sent me home with some samples…