Friday, December 6, 2013

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful……

Our first snow of the season, and first snow in our new home has arrived!

View out our bedroom window this morning, after toweling the condensation off ;)


We got roughly two inches of powder snow overnight, which will hang around for a while as the next few days they’re forecasting extremely low temperatures for the area and wind chills in the 10 to 0 degree range, Brrrr! 


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Dawn’s happy, I’m happy, the cat is not happy, he hates snow, but he loves our electric heater :), with it near the register vent it’s kitty warming heaven, as it tends to either lay completely over the register vent, wrapped around the heater, or half on the register laying next to it. 



Our new Home, or, Why the Redneck hasn't been keeping his blog up to date

Well, since I broke my silence with the Camper tattoo, I might as well continue on, continuing on. 

So, in that vein, I will share with you our new home, the reason why I haven't spent much time lately posting on my blog (Well besides work and not wanting to sit in front of a laptop after spending 8-10 hours a day staring at several computer screens). 

Here's our new home, a 2006 Heartland Bighorn 3400 RL.   Dawn and I moved out of our old space in #3, and into our new fenced in space in #19.   

Since then, almost all of my time has been dedicated to fixing up space #19 and moving stuff out of #3 (Still need to remove my garden beds and plants). 


Trailer first Delivered

It took a massive amount of work to get that site ready to accept that giant Fifth wheel.  Originally, there was an old pink (salmon pink) Holiday rambler in the site, which we had to get out.  

This involved disassembling the decks and moving them out of the way, tearing down part of the fence out front and the rear gate, and doing alot of trimming to the birch tree so that I could pull old pink out, which ironically was later sold to an unsuspecting college kid for $2000 by the park owner (not the manager, different people) and is now our neighbor in site #17. 


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Moving the decks into place and moving the fence

Yeah, not going to lie to you, that was a royal pain in the arse.   Even with five neighbors, moving the deck sitting next to the trailer now was a royal nightmare.   The middle deck section was easier, my Dad and I simply slid it up onto the lower deck and then slid it over into place, the decks were slimy from being under the fir tree’s boughs (cut back now), so it moved fairly easily. 

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Raising the grade on the hill to level out the new driveway somewhat and relocating the lower gate

Cut the fence down on the lower end of the site and dug out a spot for a new fence post so that the old lower gate could be put back in place.  

Then I removed the original arched gate boards and went with a square fence line. 

More work has actually been done on the site, but I haven’t taken any new pictures in a while.  

The irony was my dad I did the earth moving by hand in the middle of a major wind storm.  Nothing quite like shoveling two cubic yards of mud ;). 


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Inside tour from when we bought it

Sadly, the little end table you see by the recliners disappeared out of the rig when it was at the dealers having the PDI list done (which never got done fully), however, Johnson RV paid for a new table and I picked up a nice hardwood end table with a drawer to stick between the recliners in its place. 

We also replaced the factory RV King mattress with a Sealy Posturepedic Welland California King Pillow top (biggest thing I could wedge into the bed slide out). 


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So, there you have it, our new home :).