I've been a little preoccupied lately with our most recent acquisition: a camping trailer. We got it for free, and all we have to do now is make it liveable (or, really just campable). As you can see, we've already started taking things apart, vacuumed all rodent evidence away, and disposed of mattresses, carpet, and hideous window coverings (oh wait, those are still there in these photos).
It's actually a really big trailer: 28 feet, so it's bigger than our family really needs, but it will sleep all of us when our family is full grown (or we can camp with friends--Tombstone with the Leas, here we come!). Diagnostics have been reassuring so far: the electrical all seems to be working, the A/C actually cools, and the water pump works. Chad and I know absolutely nothing about the technical side of maintaining an RV, so we've got to get a manual or something. But one thing I do know how to do is make things look pretty. So for the last couple days I've been working on reupholstering the futon and banquette. I got some great fabric for $3/yard, and so far I'm half-way done with the banquette cushions (Why do my ribs hurt? Some weird pregnant thing that happens when you hunch over all day?). Tomorrow we're off to Phoenix to pick up our carpet and linoleum tile, new skylights, new locks and door handles, new shower hardware, a few lights, a manual and some other odds and ends. We're actually having fun doing this. I can't wait to see the finished product!