Time flies when your having fun! Or is it time is fun when you’re having flies? I’ve had a few in the camper and man are they irritating when you try to sleep! That and asian beetles. Yup, they’re back! Gonna have to do some research on how to deter them from taking up residence with me.
When I took out the small bookshelf in the kitchen area of the camper, I didn’t think I would fill in the space again as it left me with a lot of room to walk through without knocking things around such as my french press which I knocked off the counter and broke. Having to go without coffee was not a good thing as I jumped right back on the Diet Cola bandwagon. I had weaned myself off of that for quite some time. Well, to obtain more shelving for “stuff” I decided to build a jelly cabinet. It is 5’9″ tall and 2 feet wide. Wainscotting paneling will be the back and also a door on the front. Pictures will be up as soon as it is finished and I find my camera that I have misplaced. I didn’t have a pattern. I just winged it. It fits in the camper perfectly and was completed with 1’x4″ lumber that I had cut at the Home Depot.
I’ve hung a long shelf over the kitchen area. It’s from a piece of 1’x4″ board. I painted it white and hung it up with some shelf supports. Now all of my green Ball jars have a place to call home. I have pasta, rice, oatmeal, chocolate nibs and other odds and ends in them. They make great storage containers and they’re pretty!
Since the tomatoes are soooo good right from the garden, I’ve been cutting one up with an avocado and putting oil and vinegar on them for dinner. I had two tomato plants this year that produced two tomatoes each. They were very small but very tasty! Next year my garden will be much bigger! I can’t wait!
The floor is now ready for the final pieces of subfloor. The holes have been covered. Now for some piecing of the sub floor then it will be ready for the covering. I just haven’t taken the time to measure everything and go and get the lumber to finish.
I picked up a roll of plastic for winterizing. If there are any youtube videos on how to winterize aka plasticize the windows on a camper, I will find them. Can’t really pound more holes in the side of the camper, so I’ll have to find out what the alternatives are. My friend generously gave me a roll of black paper that she got from a construction guy she parked next to and talked him out of two rolls. These will help with the skirting and hopefully I can get my hands on some straw bales soon to bank the sides of the camper.
One of my cats is gone. Kali has either gone to greener pastures or she has taken up residence with someone else. She was a sweety while I had her. Hope she is happy now. Tessa is still with me. She has currently burrowed herself under my sleeping bag on my bed and only her paws are sticking out. Funny cuz I sleep with one foot out from under the covers too! The raccoon has been by frequently. In fact, I chased him away when I arrived home last night. Little bugger was sustaining himself on the cat food buffet that was for the CATS! Not raccoons, cats! Now the cat food is indoors and Tessa gets to sleep inside at night. She has learned that her place is on the glider rocker and not in my bed. The other night I came home and I saw her in the yard with something that I saw hop! I thought it was a toad or a frog. No, she brought it over to the two outdoor carpets I have out and showed me that she had a baby shrew. Nice. Well, she played with it until it was dead and no fun anymore. I disposed of it and I noticed there is another in the grass just off the carpet that I will have to get rid of too. She earns her keep.
When I was painting the interior of the camper, I decided to go with white. It looks really nice. Then I was trying to decide what curtains I wanted and I saw a post of a “Glamper” with white walls and white curtains. I found a large piece of sheer material and cut it to size. After I put up the curtains, I looked like a bridal suite!! So, now I need to find some curtains, or make some. I’m thinking of going with a sage green with the tabs on the top. We’ll see what I come up with.
It’s been pretty chilly most mornings in the camper. It is October after all. When I heat up water for my new french press and my bath, it does take the chill out of the air. I’ve been pricing propane heaters. I can get a Mr. Heater with a carbon monoxide sensor for around $100. Unfortunately, Farm and Fleet did not have them as I do have a gift card for there. I will have to look on line to see if I can order one through Farm and Fleet so that I can use this gift card.
During the past couple months, I lost my job. Not cut out to be an accountant of any sort. But, I am now working again at the local nursing home as a Dietary Aide. Also, next week I start at Land’s End in the customer service department for the seasonal rush.
I’ve been invited to move to Milwaukee. No decision has been made as of yet. If I do move to Milwaukee, I am keeping my camper and will continue to blog about the upgrades and the fun I’m having with all of this!
Off to Home Depot I go! Wainscotting paneling is at the top of the list to finish the jelly cupboard and the kitchen area.
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