Not for the faint of heart…

Now I meant it when I said this was not for faint of heart. This Trailer is in more then a little in need of being fixed up. Thank goodness my husband was blessed with many of many talents that include plumbing, electrical and construction. It does not hurt that his dad is a plumber and his uncle is and electrician and he’s worked for both of them!! The guy is just all around good with his hands, and I am a great gofer. Kali gofer this gofer that ya i got that down. We bought this Trailer cheap and I mean cheap that being said you get what you pay for. We have a lot to do and not a ton of time. I wish that we could just focus all our time and effort on fixing it up right now but he works and we have 5, 3 and 1 year old little girls so we do what we can. In the pictures above you can see how we found it luckily you don’t have to smell or feel how we found it. There was some plumbing issues that had lead to a lot of floor damage (thankfully it was only in the kitchen bathroom area) we tore out all the damaged sub floor and replaced it. We took out all the plumbing haven’t yet got that back in, but as I mentioned work in progress. Hubs has started patch work, and can I say sometimes this guys just AMAZES me I really had no faith that we could make patches in wood paneling look good and he sure showed me!! We have a budget and we want to do this right but also the most cost effective so we can save save save to build. The more I spend the longer I’m in here. I guess who knows I might be in love when I am done and want to stay here for years. Unlikely but who knows. Stay tuned for the next step I know I am.     

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    You are a ROCK STAR!!! sooooo brave. .. and three kids under 5 is no joke! just repeat after me…its going to be awesome, its going to be awesome….

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    Just think of how much fun you will have one day, looking back at these SCARY photos and telling people, “Yes, this really is the same house!” I grew up in a house that was in a constant state of renovating turmoil for the first decade of my life, and I thought it was exciting. You are making great memories for your girls!

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    I loved your posts as I am in a similar situation to you. I have soon to be five children 6 and under and we are selling a home we own (but have never lived in and just rented out- long story!!!). Then we will be able to purchase our first real home. For the past five years we have been living in a small rental that was temporary housing (like your trailer). Hopefully this year, the house we own will sell quickly and then we can purchase our first real home. Anyway, I just wanted to encourage you in making your trailer a home for you and your family. You can do it and it will be beautiful!

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