Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
We coated all the seams with rubberized undercoating the other day when it it got to be a whopping 20 degrees above zero! Here is a picture of the front curve all done. While doing the rear curve, my husband was able to push the dents out from the inside. They just popped out!
The front curve is out and ready to go back in with the new insulation.
Because it was impossible to get the insulation to stay on the ceiling all at the same time, we laid the insulation in place on the curve and then held it up to get it riveted back in place (this is where he needed the help of the two boys. They scurried back inside as soon as they had finished their duty!) Before putting it back together, the wiring and tv cable was all replaced.
Ta Da! It is back in with all new insulation and wiring! Because of the cold temperatures outside, we were able to check for leaks in the seams. The ice on the outside started to melt on the roof as the heater on the inside was so much warmer than outside, so water seeped through any holes. Hopefully, that will cure all the leaks and make it nice and cozy to stay in. Next, we will work on getting the ceiling back in place down the middle!! So stay tuned for more progress on the frozen tundra!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
A view to the back - you can see the bathroom with the two side closets and then drawers under the beds. Most of the drawers are in great shape - just a few of the veneers will need to be replaced, because the carpet came so high up the drawers that the water sat on the bottom edge for some time.
This Airstream was in one of the mudslides and floods in the LaCrosse area a couple of years back, so it had water and mud inside about a foot deep, that we can tell. Fortunately, it dried out because it's out in the sun and not tightly shut up, but the damage has been done to many of the cupboards.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
As you can see, we had quite a conglomerate of nests under the tub, including carpenter ants and mice! The floor is pretty rotted out under it, so this will all have to go, which led to a very deep marital discussion of whether to replace the floor first, or fix all the leaks. We both won, because I wanted the leaks first, but my husband wanted to take all the inner skin off to fix it and redo all the electrical!
So here is the picture of the upper middle section of the ceiling. It is all in one piece - which I think will make it nice to put back. My husband was surprised that the mice had made nests all the way up to the ceiling, but I was was not surprised, as mice go everywhere! It looks like most of the insulation will need to replaced. This has opened up all the electrical for replacement, which makes my husband salivate. He plans on seal all of the seams before putting the ceiling back.
I stripped the bathroom vanity cabinet with one of the doors. It is very rewarding to find most of the cabinets salvageable, but they will need portions replaced with some TLC. My husband said that I only have the closets and the curbside cabinet left to strip and I will be done. Then we will have to get the sections either replaced or veneered and we will have that done.