Bertha’s Big Adventure

Bertha had the biggest most frustrating week she’s had in months!

She first had some major league touch-up paint and staining/sealing of her wood “parts”:



Looking good!

We then tried to plug her in and realized something electrical was wrong (my re-wire job *cough*), so we called Trailer Place #1 who told me TWO times that they do electrical work.

So, we decided to take Bertha on a little adventure…… Which turned out to be a big adventure. #everythingisbiggerinTexas


After going through all of the motions to get a new tire, find a truck to use, and getting Bertha “travel ready”, we show up to Trailer Place #1 and they say, “No, we don’t do electrical work.” So… this is what we got out of Trailer Place #1:


A new jack. Yay. (sarcasm)

You can imagine the looks we were getting when we were driving through the neighborhood!  Plus, our friend’s truck literally is so loud it sets off car alarms driving by… just sayin’.

Saturday rolled around. Open hours on websites for Trailer Place #1 and Trailer Place #2 overlap by two hours. Yay!

I decide to delegate duties to my sweet husband and go to the Magnolia Market with my girlfriend which was amazing #priorities only to hear that he arrived at Trailer Place #2, and it isn’t actually open on Saturday at all like the website says.  Oh, and no, it is not safe to leave the trailer in that part of town either.  So, Aaron and our friend with a truck wasted their time. 😡

So, rain check until Monday when, shocker, I’m out of town again.

On Monday, Bertha had a date with Jesus (literally) on Monday and he got her wires uncrossed (literally, again).  Hallelujah!  Oh, and apparently they had a little fun, too, because she is covered in mud… HAHA. #muddingwithJesus

Concurrently, we were on our third attempt at having glass cut to fit her “unique” window so we decided to swing by the glass place and just have them install it.  Much success!


Oh, and by the way, that’s the accent color “Emotional” that I mentioned as a teaser last week. Super fun!


After this week, we’re trailer-poor and Bertha is ecstatic!



Guest Bath Update

Hello Everyone!

It has been a while since we posted about updates on the house!

During our big renovation, we were able to finish out the majority of our guest bathroom, but had this dirty little secret behind the shower curtain:


From afar, it doesn’t look that bad and we took amazing efforts to keep it clean and as mildew-free as possible for our Airbnb guests.

In April, we had guests (luckily all dudes).  One of the guys went to turn the center knob from the bath setting to the shower setting and it literally fell off into his hand.  Um… getting the wrench out to turn the knob so the guys could shower was not embarrassing at all! [sarcasm]

We quickly ran to the hardware store for a “universal knob”.  The “universal knob” didn’t work because an old, plastic component was so stripped that even the new knob wouldn’t stay attached.  I took photos and went to several different hardware stores and even one specialty plumbing store only to have them spell it out for me: S-O-L without a plumbing re-do.  No plumbing re-do without re-tiling.

SO… we mentioned it to our Airbnb guests for the next few months and made it work with only a shower setting.  We decided to get a quote from a friend at church who is a contractor and it was far less than we had anticipated. We also found a multi-color travertine at a good price, so we went for it!




The soap niche is a little larger than we thought, but it is the framing from an original window (with an added shelf), so that’s pretty cool!

This was one of the only projects in which we were not “hands on”… which was weird.  Apparently we both struggle with watching others work!

We feel extremely fortunate to have been able to make this update and can’t wait to have guests now!  Come stay with us, friends… and use our shower!