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Old 09-11-2004, 09:50 PM   #15
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My Globetrotter smacks me in the face every morning when I open the garage door to leave for work.

We purchased it in December of 2001 thinking that we could scrub it down and use it for a couple of years. 1 weeks later we found the floor rot problem. Ended up replacing all of it just because I had to gut it to get to the bath were we discovered the original rot. As we removed the interior, we found the rest of the floor was pretty much gone all the way around it.

The floor is now in and the leaks have been stopped. It is such a feeling of satisfaction. Soon the interior goes back in, mostly it will be new as we plan to use the old woodwork for templates. I have a storage unit full of replacement wood, plumbing, new gas header, new water heater, belly pan aluminum, stains and our guest room has the new upolstery stored in it.

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Old 09-11-2004, 10:39 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by till
Second, as many of you may know (or not) there is a new baby on the way here (that makes four kids ) and depression is setting in on me. Am I ever going to get back to work on the Wreck?? Is there ever goiong to be funding for it????

Enjoy the new addition you will soon have. Believe me the time will come when you will wonder how they grew up so fast.

The project can stay on the back burner as long as necessary, it will always be there.

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Old 09-12-2004, 05:48 PM   #17
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In an effort to fight off depression I put in a couple of hours on the Wreck to day...
Removed the lovely four letter word that the PO painted on the roof.

Removed what was left of the vent pipe covers and every thing that was screwed down inside.
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:40 PM   #18
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Just have to put in my $.02

How about giving it a nice name, and stop calling it a Wreck! Really, how encouraging can it be, to be working on a "wreck"? What is it in your dreams? (and don't say, NIGHTMARE! lol). Get the kids involved in finding a new name that's a "possibility" name -- that reflects how great it'll be when it's all fixed up and you can all go camping together! Any small jobs they can do to "help" on the work so it becomes a family project?
Wishing you and and your family well and hope you have lots of fun together.
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:41 PM   #19
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How about giving it a nice name, and stop calling it a Wreck! Really, how encouraging can it be, to be working on a "wreck"? What is it in your dreams? (and don't say, NIGHTMARE! lol
How about the SS Minnow?
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Old 10-01-2004, 09:42 AM   #20
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Congratulations on all the new additions! Very time consuming and well worth it. This thread has put some perspective on my recent depression over the length of time to even get the trailer to "advanced camping"- trailer driveable, walls floor ceiling sealed and electricity- that's all I ask. Everything else can be camping style, down to the porta-potty and solar water shower. But even that seems far away.
But it's good to be reminded of family, and in particular realising how much I push them to get even a few hours a week of work done. My husband enjoys working on it but he is a perfectionist and everything takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r (I know 3 years from now it will be a thing of beauty). My greatest frustration is from being unable to work on it myself. (although the interior elements, and anything else I could do, are all sitting and waiting!) and just wanting to go somewhere to breathe better. But hopefully the winter rains have started, the temps are going down into the eighties and winter (ha)is on it's way. And I'll take everyone's advice to slow down and "smell the roses" and enjoy my family. Thanks for all your wonderful comments, silver suz

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