Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lots Of Changes....

  Oh please allow me to show this same photo of Monday morning's snow.
 By Monday afternoon, the very same day, the snow had melted. I have never seen anything like this Do you see that spot of white , it's snow. April the 2nd.
  On April the 3rd, Tuesday, It rained the entire day and later there were tornado warnings issued. Plus many flood warnings. Our sump pumps came on for a few hours.
  Wednesday, April the 4th. A skiff of snow. It blew in and lined the drives, tree bases, but did not stay.  It was plenty cold, the wind was fierce.
  This Thursday morning, April the 5th. The sun was out and you can see the grass is becoming very green. It was a nice morning.
  I heard a chopper going over and took this shot. I love , love, love  machines of flight. I did enjoy the clear sunny morning. The clouds are moving in this afternoon. Some snow may come in but it can not last...because it truly is spring, even tough it sure does not feel like it.

  This photo is from this past autumn. Ted brought this trailer to our yard so he could work on it for his sister.
  This is what it looked like when it arrived. A big tin can with blown in insulation, and wiring..Nothing else.
 Ted started lining the walls and building walls also.
 Put in cabinets to store things  These are built  in over the wheel well.
  Here's part of the bathroom. Dorothy(Ted's sister) found this wee sink made of Teak, so Ted installed it for her in the bath. There's a shower and soon a stool will be in place. You would not believe all the measuring and the steps in and out of this trailer that Ted has made . So many patterns to be made to accomplice all this. You know that old adage , Measure twice, cut once. Well somethings needed measured many times.
   Like this counter top. This is the kitchen area. A two burner stove and a small sink. The faucets are not  on yet. But it's work-work-work. The drawer under the stove will work as that stove is that shallow. But the sink will have a false drawer front.  Ted's sister will be staining all the wood colored items , once that trailer is back at her house.  Once it's all finished here, I will get more pictures. Ted did tell his sister, never again. LOL.
 You all know that  cat that was dropped off here. We named her Stormy, she came here on a rainy day.  She goes in the trailer and hangs out with Ted. She is so funny, I call her Ted's shop cat. :)
 Wishing all of you a great evening. XO

51 comments:

  1. Hi Susie, Seems like forever since I've come by; not intentional mind you(I love visiting), but just busy. We've had the same type of weather at home-warm spring days one day and snow the next. In fact, I think our area is supposed to get snow tomorrow. For now, I'm enjoying Kauai. Your hubby has done such a great job on the camper. Well done. Great name for the cat.
    Hugs,
    Noreen

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    1. Noreen, Oh there would have been many to sign up if you had needed traveling companions. LOL. Enjoy !! It may be spring when you return home. Hopefully . :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. oh I wish our snow would go away that fast!!!!
    I think its lovely that the cat likes to be a shop cat lol,, a beautiful job Ted is doing!!

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    1. Laurie, I have never seen a four inch snow melt that fast in my whole life. Yes, Ted and the cat are pals now. I did not want to keep her and he did...so she stays in the shop on bad days. Litterbox and all. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. OH man! Im so jealous right now. I want one of those little campers so bad! I cant wait to see the finshed project. Teds sister is a lucky gal.
    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, If you ever buy a trailer...you may want to think hard about it if it needs work. The reason Ted is doing this for his sister...places that do this work told us they charge 100 dollars an hour plus materials. Yikes. Dorothy is happy but keeps bring up ideas...it's like she wants Ted to pull a rabbit out of a hat. So he had to tell her how many times he had to rework an idea to get it in. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. I'm not sure which is more amazing, the quick changing weather or the transformation of the little trailer - what a glorious job! Everything is so clever. Enjoy your spring weather - ours here in NW WA is cold and rainy - we had some hail storms but mostly just that soaking, cold rain - every day every day every day - and the same is forecast for at least 10 more days - temps around 45 for highs and 38 for lows - Oh for some spring!!!!

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    1. JoAnn, That is a lot of rain !!! My grandson lives in Seattle..I told him it rained about 300 days a year there. LOL. Hope you get glorious sunshine soon. Hopefully Ted will get this trailer done before his sister plants shrubs around it here. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. How cute that the cat is a supervisor for Ted! I love the trailer. Your weather is so crazy this week. Karen tells me much the same in her area! Hope you have a good evening. xo

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    1. Mildred, There's times Teddy needs supervised. :):) He is now the owner of this drop off cat. I did not want it in the house...I did not really want another pet since Zoey's(our old cat) is gone. So Stormy lives in the shop. Litterbox and all. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  6. That is some quick disappearing snow, Susie! And what a lot of work that has happened in that trailer. What a lucky sister. -Jenn

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    1. Jenn, How I wish all our snow would go that quickly. LOL I had never seen anything like in all my years. Oh yes, that trailer is a horrid job for Ted at times...he's a perfectionist and it makes him crazy...thus I get to hear about it. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
      p.s. hope you are doing well honey.

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  7. Looks like you are getting a huge variety of different weather, all within a few days, LOL. That's Springtime for you.
    Love the trailer and all that he's doing to it. His sister must be overjoyed. We built a cabinet in our sailboat once and it was a challenge. Anytime that you are working with walls that curve and are not square it's very hard to measure.
    Interesting post . . . have a super sweet week.
    Connie :)

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    1. Connie...girl you hit the nail on the head...trying to measure and fit things into this curvy bendy trailer is a magic act. That is why there's so much measuring. I help Ted talk it thru and draw up plans...it takes that at times. Thank goodness the cabinets are store bought and fitted to work. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. What a change in the weather over the course of a few days! The trailer is coming along nicely Susie!

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    1. Pilar, In all my days I had never seen a snow melt that quickly...loved it. Till the storms the next days. LOL. Our weather is just crazy this year. Hope you are having some good spring days. Ted is working hard to get that trailer done to get it our of our yard before mowing time and it's so near that time. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. You guys are running the gamut with the weather. I loved that first photo of all that beautiful snow! Your Ted is very talented and I can't wait to see the finished product on that trailer.

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    1. Nonnie, This week was every kind of day. I am keeping a small fire in the fireplace to knock the chill down. I am so ready to open the window for fresh spring air. I will show picture of the trailer when it's done. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. That's amazing to see the snow melted. A picture is worth a thousand words...for sure! And the camper sure will be nice. What a huge project though! Hugs!

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    1. Diane, I had to get picture of the start of the snow day and the end where it was all gone....most amazing to me. I had never seen that before...not that much snow. Oh that camper... I love helping and seeing what all can be finished in it. Dorothy will do the staining of the woods, the window treatments and carpet. Ted saved her a fortune . We will not have any more big projects. I have been waiting for ten years for a pantry...I am next. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Boy that's crazy how quickly the weather changes by you. All in a week too!! Love those pictures of the camper your husband is working on. Will be fun to see the finished product.

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    1. Louise, I have never seen a snow melt that quickly...not a 4 inch snowfall.I was thrilled. :):) I will post shots of the trailer when it's done. So ready for that day. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. This weather is soooooo crazy. Spring needs to land and stay with us. Enough already. The camper is looking so great. Ted is doing such a great job.
    Have a great weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Kris, I am ready for a dang vacation, if this weather doesn't improve soon. Ted is a hard worker...but this was almost too much. I will rejoice when Ted's done. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. What a great name for the cat! And hard work on the trailer. Here in Michigan we had snow last night -- and more due this weekend. Waiting (im)patiently for spring!

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    1. Jeanie, This cat is a sweet vocal one. She will reach for your hands to pet her. It's so funny. But I just could not do another pet in the house. So she's a shop cat. Oh I am ready for much better weather and I think it may start next week. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  14. oh i could have written this post, our weather has been the same....and we are expecting snow tomorrow!!

    the trailer/camper looks to be a lot of work but it is coming along nicely. your sister in law is lucky to have someone like her brother to work on this for her!!

    i am drawn to "machines of flight" also!!

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    1. Debbie, Crazy weather...seems to have been mixed up since last fall. Oh Ted said if Dorothy was not his sister, this project would not be here in our yard. LOL. It's been hard work for him. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. It sure looks like Spring at your house Susie!!! We just got socked with another snow storm today!!! Your hubby sure is talented, to be able to outfit a travel trailer like that!! Enjoy that springtime weather, girl!!
    Love you.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Debbie, I think we are getting spring in a few hour spans at a time. LOL Today is sunny and nippy...bt I am loving it. I really can not wait to open windows. :):) Teddy Bear is a good woodworker and can do almost any home repairs. Some times I help with extra hands and ideas. :) Then we really have some good laughs. I want to find some joy in everyday of this spring and summer. Life needs joy...some times it's the little things that bring it . Blessings to you sweet friend, xoxo,love you , Susie

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  16. Good job on the trailer! I'd live there! Your weather, well not personally yours, is coming our way. As I write this the flurries have appeared. It's not supposed to be much but this is New England. I do have milk and bread though. Phew!

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    1. Boston Boy, I think my friend Tete in Iowa sends that weather here first. LOL. Dang I am ready for a string of warm dry days. I bet you are also. I am ready for that trailer to be gone...I told Ted we should take it for a test run, say Florida. LOL. Blessings, stay warm, xoxo, Susie

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  17. The trailer is going to be wonderful when he gets it all done. Can you believe snow in our forecast tonight and tomorrow?

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    1. Karen, Are you almost at a loss as to what to wear. I am getting confused, but then I usually wear sweaters or long sleeves all the time. LOL. I am thinking next week we will get more spring like days...hooray. I am ready. I will post new pics of the trailer when it's comp[leted. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  18. What a totally fun project - I can't wait to see the finished product! The snow did the same thing here a few weeks ago - covered in the morning gone by afternoon! Weird!

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    1. Oh me too Carrie...for one thing it will be on it's way back to Ted's sister's house. LOL I could not believe a four inch snow could melt so very fast. I loved it !! Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you Regine, hope you are doing well . Hope it's becoming warm. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. This weather is starting to depress me. There is snow on the ground right now.
    I love the cabinets your husband built for the trailer!

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    1. Oh honey, too many old gray days in a row, drag my spirits down. I need sunshine to cheer me. Today is a good sunny day. Those cabinets were already assembled,but Ted made them fit all the curves of the trailer. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  21. The perfect snow!! The trailer looks like a tiny home..So cute..Ted is doing a great job..Glad he has kitty company..

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    1. Missy, I can tell you, I was smiling when I saw that snow melting so quickly...it was almost unbelievable.My kind of snow. Ted is working hard to complete that trailer. It's kept him busy. Oh that cat is so fun. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  22. Susie, I loved seeing different pictures of the same area around your yard. Wow, I can't believe all the changes within a few days. SNOW, RAIN, SUNNY, AND TORNADO WARNINGS! Ted is really working hard on this project for his sister. It's all looking so nice, Susie.

    Have a blessed weekend. It's raining here today!

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, We had just about every kind of weather in one week. Here it is Saturday and the sun has shone all day. I am loving it. Ted is doing a fine job on the trailer. I think we need to take it for a test. LOL. Hope you are safe with all the rains there. Blessings to all, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  23. Hey I have a camper that could use a little "road ready" maintenance! Just in case Ted changes his mind and decides to go into the camper fixer upper business! OH MY GOSH I JUST CAME UP WITH A NEW REALITY TV SHOW! I said it first! THIS WEATHER has been AWFUL! I can't like it, as my niece used to say when she was younger!

    Cindy

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    1. Cindy, That would be a good title for a new make-over show. LOL Ted says he doesn't want any part of it. LOL. This round trailer has wore him out. So much measuring and pattern making. Oh our weather is not what I am used too. It's been all mixed up for a couple years now. Snow in April is nuts. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  24. Hi Susie, I am late visiting--it has been a wild few weeks around here. Your weather is as changeable as ours except we haven't seen any green yet-nor any signs of spring at all.

    Ted had done a great job on that camper. I hope it is truly appreciated when all is said and done.

    Have a great week, Susie. xo Diana

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    1. Diana, Our lawn looks like it maybe needing mowed here in a week or so. I really need to rake some areas. It's just not as nice here as it used to be. Ted is ready to be done with that camper...me too. His fishing trip is in a few weeks. I am hoping it will be gone by then. LOL Blessings to you for some warm weather. xoxo, Susie

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  25. Susie, we have seen a bit of craziness like this weather wise too. We woke up to snow one morning. By late afternoon we were able to mow the lawn. It's nice one day and then raining the next. I figure it gives my body time to recoop between doing spring clean up. lol! Not as young as I use to be, that's for sure! Love the trailer, and how cute is the name stormy?
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, I keep thinking the weather patterns are changing. I am not used to snow this late ...it snowed again today April the 9th. Oh dear spring cleaning is minimal for me. I just do not wash the walls and woodwork down any more. I do a few things here and there all year long so it's not all at once. I am ready to take the curtains down and wash windows. OH where oh where is my maid...the one I thought I would have once I retired. LOL. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Susie - your weather was so much like ours. What s strange spring !! Love all the wok Ted is doing! To me it is fascinating!!!

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