We haven’t been doing much exploring lately (intrepid or otherwise) due to our all-encompassing need to get the Twinkie livable. I promise we’ll get back to regular posts soon! But in the mean time, I’ll share a little more Twinkie fun.
One of the unexpectedly lovely features of the Twinkie is this window:
Apparently the previous owner didn’t like the tinting but didn’t have the wherewithal to actually finish the job of removing it. It took almost 3 hours, but yesterday I managed to get all of that nasty pink off the window. My hand is cramping, I’m wearing 2 band-aids, and I blew through 8 razor blades, but now it looks like a normal window!
Robbie tackled the daunting task of removing the Parrothead, Ron-Jon, and various other stickers from the Plexiglas window in back. I just couldn’t go through the rest of this trip having people think that we’re Parrotheads!! No offense to actual Parrotheads…
Speaking of windows… Since I don’t have access to a sewing machine, our budget doesn’t permit custom window coverings, and I don’t want to be flashing my fellow campers, I had to improvise curtains. I ironed hems into fabric, pinned them, then hung them using clips on café curtain rods. Eventually I’ll hand-sew them, but in the mean time, we have to be careful not to impale our hands with the dozens of pins in the curtains.
And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for….pictures of the interior!!! OK…I think Mom and Katie W. are the only ones who’ve actually been waiting for pictures, but the rest of you have to bear with us.
I know you’re all really impressed with the picture of the bathroom, but rest assured…the toilet works! Unfortunately, neither Robbie nor I relishes the job of figuring out how to use the black-water tank, so for now we’ll keep the Pee-Pee-Ti-Pi close at hand. And we have no shower plumbing, so the mangled old tub will serve as storage.
That’s our new home! We’re really excited to start using it!