MR> STU! There you are! Mr.Claus! HI!
That's some fine-looking work you're doing! I'm so glad you're able to get back at it, and I so commiserate about having only weekends to do it.
We've had a long string of plusses, and today Paul hooked up and towed PEANUT down to his old job to show her off at this stage, which is new tires
, repacked wheel bearings, brakes
good, electricity all in, galley "done," closet done, front closet/loo ("The Putin") done...the two back bed bins are done except for the tops, which he'll do in the next couple of days. THEN the front settee area, the rest of the reverse-stained (pickled) thin plywood wall panels (surprisingly simple) and we're finished except for the hundred tiny minor things, like putting a screw here or a tie-back there.
GRANTED, we have no water lines or propane
. Neither of us could face adding water other than some bottles for immediate consumption. I never wanted propane
We sat out in it last night for two hours, just smiling and admiring and patting ourselves on the back, boy are our arms sore!
Then today he got three-dozen assorted doughnuts to start thanking the guys at his old job, and rolled off before I was even dressed, so I didn't get to see him go.
Oh, well! He's done the lion's share of the physical work, though I have carried
my own weight
in planning, sourcing, complaining and correcting, some of my strong suits.
GUYS! Good to see you here again!
Oh-- PEANUT: the inner configuration where it's wider at both ends and narrows in the middle between the (once-fridge) closet and galley... AND -- it's a SHELL with TWO NUTS in it.
Family members voted for PEANUT, and I couldn't disagree.
Will post photos when Paul gets them developed, apparently around the 12th of Never.