Bertha: Decked & Trimmed Out

Hello Everyone!

We had a few days off of work with 0% chance of rain, so we made the best of it!

We’ve de-Dexterized, Bertha!  And, Aaron “decked” her out!

I’ll be touching up some areas soon (like, to the right of her eye!) and…
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where the tape pulled off my super sweet teal paint job!!!!!  %&”$*#(#()!!!!!  Always one step forward and two back with ol’ Bertha!

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We also had a non-working air conditioner which contained (a) a wasps nest (surprise!),

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(b) an ant bed complete with larvae, and

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(c) enormous potential for a window.

Aaron trimmed out the new back window and we had a small piece of glass cut.  It has made a huge difference on how the trailer feels on the inside.  Helllloooooo, sunshine!!

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Once we saw a glimmer of light in Bertha’s dark soul, we couldn’t shut it out again.

We’ll be buying a new air conditioner and installing it inside the trailer so we can keep our cute little window.

Coming soon: Paint touch ups, an accent color (hint: it’s called Emotional), and another replacement window

Before you go, I’ll leave you with this image.  I’m the one on the left.

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Perfectionism Manifested in “Before and After”

I’m a perfectionist.  There, I said it.

It is a blessing and a curse in that I set these lofty (often unattainable) goals for myself and when I can’t reach those goals in the amount of time I have allotted, I get disappointed.  Does anyone else ever feel this way?

So, Aaron and I worked our tails off until the minute that I had to leave for work for a week.  We painted the whole house in one day (it had been repaired and primed in the 9 days beforehand).  It was both exhausting and exhilarating.  It looks good.  However, I did not get to touch up where the colors meet and did not get to paint my door and windows our “accent color” which I was looking forward to doing.  The list of “did not get to”s is daunting!  I’m back from work and unable to find the drive to finish what I started in the 100+ degree temperatures! Continue reading