Trailer Life...

After the previews at AMC theaters there is a message that says that you can find more trailers at their website, at which point one of us always says "We have enough trailers." We're hilarious.

My family has been living in our 25 foot travel trailer for almost a year and a half; when we decided to do this, we never imagined or intended that we would be in it this long. The truth is, we need over a hundred thousand dollars just to put in the foundation, utilities, and fire abatement. We just don't have it and we never dreamed it would end up costing this much. So it looks like we'll be in the trailer for a while longer. When we (the four adults) had our meeting together to discuss our options and made the decision to turn down a risky and extortionist loan, we also talked about how we could make the situation a bit more comfortable for all of us. After some thought, we decided we needed to do two things: find a separate place for my family to sleep so that we can use the trailer for living in, and move our trailer a bit away from the house so that everyone gets a little more of a separate life and privacy. 

So we bought a 16 foot trailer with two sleeping areas and are going to be spending the next couple of weeks getting it and the 25 footer ready for the Big Move up into the orchard (and under more shade). The new trailer is in rough shape and needs some TLC (new interior roof, exterior sealant on the roof, new skylights, and new flooring) but we got it for $450 so it's do-able. And it's super cute!

 View from the side...

View from the side...

 

 

 All that stuff was inside! Most of it is trash but I might try to wash the pillows.

All that stuff was inside! Most of it is trash but I might try to wash the pillows.

 Nina will sleep here; the table post will come out and make a nice sized bed for her. She has also requested that a curtain be installed, which is not unreasonable. As you can see, the carpet is completely wrecked; taking it out will be the first order of business.

Nina will sleep here; the table post will come out and make a nice sized bed for her. She has also requested that a curtain be installed, which is not unreasonable. As you can see, the carpet is completely wrecked; taking it out will be the first order of business.

 Lots of storage space for Nina! It has been especially hard for her not to have a space that is hers. Right now her bed is also where I sit to use my computer.

Lots of storage space for Nina! It has been especially hard for her not to have a space that is hers. Right now her bed is also where I sit to use my computer.

 Here's where our bed will be; we will most likely tear out the whole kitchen area since we don't need it. You can see in this pic that the wood on the ceiling needs to be torn out and replaced, as do the skylights.

Here's where our bed will be; we will most likely tear out the whole kitchen area since we don't need it. You can see in this pic that the wood on the ceiling needs to be torn out and replaced, as do the skylights.

 The little avocado stove is super cute and in very good shape, though... What to do with it?

The little avocado stove is super cute and in very good shape, though... What to do with it?

 Straight in the front door; behind the mirror there is a toilet. 

Straight in the front door; behind the mirror there is a toilet.