Thanks Reitha and Raya---
I'm really happy with how it turned out! Color combo came from wanting something that would look smashing with the black truck, but still embraced the "coffee house" theme, which is (in part) browns---thus the gold. Black stripe ties it in with truck and the other stripe (which is actually a very deep, rich rust color) is a basic at coffee houses and one of my favorites.
The funny part of the story is that the color scheme came together when I was sipping on my coke from Burger King! I looked at the cup and said "there are the colors I'm looking for!" I literally took the cup into Gateway Collision Auto Services and showed Ben.
I really like the sky light---gives a feeling of "spaciousness" (at least when you stand under it!) and I'll love looking up at the stars!
Raya---I'm thinking of getting Baby Moons for the wheels---will that work???
As far as the case of the hard-to-find window gasket---last week Ben called asking me if I would order the gasket, as he wasn't having any luck finding it. My hubby's dad had just died and we were on our way out of town, so when I got back I posted my question to you guys and e-mailed the info to Ben. I guess he had found some gasket while I was gone, because the next day he called to say it was all done except for the skylight and a bath. Hurray!
So now Bean is happy and cozy in the storage garage, with the wind blowing in 30 degree temps and drizzle outside. Snow forcast for tomorrow.