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Old 06-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #241
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We also encountered our first snake of the season last night. Copperheads run rampant on our land, because of the pond on a neighboring lot, and because of the pastures on the back of our lot. About halfway to the trailer last night, a copperhead slithered across my path, it was a youngun, only about a foot and a half long. It turned halfway across the path and headed straight for my mom, so i grabbed a broken half of a 2"x4"x8" cinderblock and chunked it at the serpent. It struck him in the head, and stunned him, and allowed me ample time to reach it, and promptly chop it in half with the sharp broken edge of the cinderblock. Then i threw the block on top of the body and stomped on it. Then we threw some dirt on it to keep my cat off of him. I hate snakes, horrid creatures.
BTDT with the copperheads. It's hard to kill those dead enough, ain't it?

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:19 AM   #242
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The only good snake is a dead snake. And no snake will ever be dead enough for me to touch it with my bare hands. Horrible creatures.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #243
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We didnt have a lot of time to work this weekend but we did get the bed frame cut and screwed together and screwed to the wall, floor, and footboard. still have to put the cross supports in before we can put on the flat box spring support. We also got the closet hung up, and screwed the bars to the wall. I wasnt sure about the whole re-arrange-able closet system but i love it now that its installed! I put a shelf that was too close to one side, so i just picked it up and scooted it over! I love it! This week i only work three days, so ill be working on painting the walls and putting in hardwood flooring around the bed frame. i forgot my phone so i didnt get to take pics, but i will before we start any more work.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #244
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Sorry for the long absence. Things just kinda went topsy turvy around here. Most important thing is, the trailer is no longer destined for me and my fiance. I still own it, but we wont be living there. My dad agreed to let us live in one of his houses, so that we can get married sooner and put our money toward the wedding.
We will still be fixing the trailer up, and when its finished, it will be rented out. But we made some big changes. The floors of the living room and second bedroom have been changed to carpeting, and the master is still hardwood. The bathroom is the same, while the kitchen has been changed to self-stick tiles. I know they arent the best option but with renters, its easier to fix damage with those than laminate.
So, since we are so close to finished as it was, it wont take long to hit the finish line, especially since carpet can be laid in a fraction of the time it takes to lay laminate. With my parents co-owning it, which is a requirement for renting it out, now the electricity can be turned on, and we can finally use a finish nailer to hang trim pieces. We will be replacing the faceframes of the kitchen cabinets to look nicer, but otherwise the kitchen is staying pretty much the same. We are, however, switching out the one-track supports for the upper shelves and using double-track ones instead, because the double-track brackets have screw holes to attach the shelves, which is also a must with a rental. Pictures will come soon. In the meantime, im gonna go ahead and post a few pictures of what we have done to the master, but keep in mind it will change in the next few weeks. The paint color wont, but the location of the closet, type of closet is changing and the headboard is coming down, being replaced with drywall. Ill post the pics as soon as i can get them emailed to myself.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #246
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Glad to hear of the updates! At least all the remodeling won't be for naught.

I wanted to ask you, does this home have any roof overhang? Ours is a metal roof with no overhang, and there are useless mini gutters nailed to the edge of the tin roof.
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ours is the same as yours. Tin roof, tiny gutters that dont do anything to channel water. No overhang. Thats why im finding it so impossible to create an awning over the front door. Now that we are putting renters in it, im not even concerned about that anymore. The new house we are living in has a covered porch.
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We have a small metal "awning" over the back door that came with the trailer.
It just drives me crazy watching water run down the outside walls.

I mean why put mini gutters on it at all? I could understand maybe over doors and windows, but all that do is leak and hold debris and water....
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:17 AM   #249
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mine are mostly rusted out at the bottom, so they dont even hold that. They desperately need to be removed and replaced with a steel roof but that will have to wait
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #250
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We removed a section that was about to fall off. Patched the nail holes with an asphalt roofing compound. No leaks.
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WOW you have a nice mobile house, I love it because after rebuild it looks awesome. specially the kitchen area is looking great. I want to see more photos of you mobile home. Thanks
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Thanks Jason. To be perfectly honest i havent set foot in the trailer since those last pics were taken, its the middle of August and blasted HOT out there. You cant hardly breathe in there right now, with the new insulation and metal roof. Even with the windows thrown open and four fans running its not even enough to make it bearable. We cant stay out there longer than five minutes, so needless to say there is no work being done. Last year we started the rebuilding phase on October 1st, and i imagine itll be pretty close to that time before we can start working this year. Im hoping to have it done and rented before my wedding, but that may not be possible since that's only 6 months away from October and i dont think i will have a lot of time. Doesnt really matter about time anyway, me and my future hubby are settled into our new home and so far its been pretty great, really smooth sailing.
I did go to lowes last weekend and traded the sink for a cheaper version, and returned all of the flooring we had in order to get the money for carpet, padding, and tack strips. Surprisingly, they cost just about the same amount. Somehow i thought carpet would be cheaper. Oh well, it is easier to replace. Stay tuned, i havent abandoned you all!
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I am sorry about the lack of updates, its still freakin hot outside and the 2 week forecast calls for triple digits every day. Hopefully toward the end of the month itll start to cool down.
I have the money to buy all of the flooring, so once we are able to work and finish up the mudding, taping, and painting, itll be really easy to go ahead and finish the little bedroom and living room. Kitchen still needs a fair bit of work, bathroom is nearly done, and the master bedroom still needs a bit of work. We will get there, stay with me!
Just wanted to share, last night my sister called me and told me that this friend of hers, who has seen our progress in the trailer, wanted to buy my ventahood from me.
This does not make sense to me. The girl has plenty of money, my ventahood is a cheapie from Lowes, only cost $40. She can easily buy one herself, yet she wants me to disconnect wiring, remove it from the shelf its bolted to, and leave a huge gaping hole in the wall until i can get another one. No thanks! We worked hard on that! That ventahood is a LOT heavier than it looks! Plus we are trying to FINISH the place, not tear it apart.
Wow, i just dont understand some people! I told her i was extremely uncomfortable removing anything from the trailer and i would prefer that she buy one from Lowes herself. Especially since i wasnt going to give her any sort of price break, not with the labor it took to install, and the labor it would take to uninstall. Just wanted to share that little story with ya'll! Stay tuned, updates SHOULD start next month, IF it cools off enough.
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We are getting there, forecast is calling for mid-nineties this week and its not supposed to get any hotter, so hopefully over the next two weeks itll drop into the mid to upper eighties and we can finally begin working again. Ive rearranged all of the wedding mumbo jumbo around so that i can have all of the winter season weekends free to work out there.
Can you tell Im itching to go back to work on it?

From my calculations, once i factor in gift cards and savings, i will only need about $227 in cash to finish everything inside except the hot water heater. We will still need just over $500 to finish it completely (hot water heater, front door, roof coating) and we need some type of sewer, but im just focused on finishing the inside right now. The wiring is 95% complete and insulation is 80% complete. If the house has taught me anything, its that if all you have to do is walls and floors, a room can be finished in 1-2 days. So, the little bedroom, master bedroom, hallway, and living room wont take long to finish.

Thanks for reading, and im really hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that temps drop in the next two weeks and i can put my itching fingers back to work in the house. Im so ready im nearly bouncing off the walls!
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THANK THE LORD! We woke up this morning to 55 degree temps. My air conditioner was frozen! Looks like we will be able to work this weekend! Stay tuned everyone, this dead thread is about to get interesting again!

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