Bye, BB

You remember our last post when I told you that we were trying to be less productive in 2017?  Yeah? Well…

I lied.

Not on purpose.  That’s just the way things are going so far, but we’re hoping to chill out a bit after the end of this school year.

In January, I decided we had too much stuff and began eliminating unused or little used belongings that were taking up valuable space.  I had a lot more stuff than I realized and I have not missed one single item that I discarded.  In fact, I’ve found that tidying the house has been so much easier with everything having a place and not competing with excess junk.

One of the things that I became really convicted about was Big Bertha.  She was looking/functioning so much better, but we still didn’t have the time or the vehicle we’d hoped to have to use her.

So, we sold her.


Let’s take a little journey in time from when we bought her until current day:











The new owner bought Bertha as a surprise for her parents so they could travel together.  So sweet and So rewarding.  I hope they make some great memories.

In typical Bertha fashion, this is all we saw as they drove into the sunset…


Lookin’ fine, Bertha.  See you on the flip side.


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!