Thursday, April 16, 2015

Well still no camping..but plenty of fun with My Funny Valentine

i left you with a minor introduction of my new adventure....well the excitement is still there...i am still enamored with my new toy and also have made so many new friends on Facebook groups  on the Shasta Re-issue club and various other trailer fun!

Well i was able to get my trailer home safely, by wait Turner went with me and is a tremendous help with set up and unhitching...

here she is hooked up and ready to come home:
then of course the fun began....curtain fabric choosing....adding all sorts of decorations and accessories..and i even have spent the night out there and frequently go out on weekends to watch movies with some wine...Every Tuesday my grandson Micah requests watching a movie out there as well...even though i have not taken her out of the drive yet..i am having loads of fun!
here...lots of pictures....the beginnings...adding the needed items..choosing fabrics for curtains...

then it got serious...the curtains were made...more items were purchased..decorating got into full swing...

i had kept the bed made for the longest time..but wanted to try out a table setting. It got to stay because i found out that if i turned the TV around and made the gaucho in the back into a small bed.. I am able to watch my movies back fun.. and cozy!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Year...some new adventures..

I am the new owner of a camping trailer!!

i am so excited about all of this...My new girl coming is the Red Shasta Airflyte and her name is My Funny i figure i have a small window to collect Valentine themed things...She originally was going to have a rose i can incorporate both...funny story on how this all transpired:...yeah grab your cup of coffee and humor me..i have to tell you the story...It all Started several years ago when my Friend Beth Bricker bought her trailer and posted it on our art group...then Sue her best friend...also my friend got her pink and white Cracklin Rose...i followed them both...watching...slightly envious..but totally each year a few times i catch a glimpse of a trailer here and there on Pinterest or some where....and i get the itch again.  This time it was bad enough i started looking on Craigslist...and then my favorite..ebay...and there she was..the second time I looked...the darling NEW Shasta Airflyte..first i saw her in pink...then scrolling RED!!! i LOVE RED!!!  I noticed that it was from a dealer here in Grand Rapids..only an hour drive for me....I sent the auction to my husband..he never goes on ebay...just to test the waters...set the know...get him used to the idea...

so next day...i mentioned something to him....his response...oh yeah..well if we did get one we probably should get a new one with all the bells and whistles..."Honey....this was  a new one!"...oh cool he says..end of this conversation...well for the moment....*side husband's idea of "roughing it" is a hotel with no room service*

one more day later...i say..'well i could at least make a doll sized one for My Blythe dolls'...discussed that and details..he loves details, had some great ideas.... Later that day...we have a date while the kids were at relaxed the rest of the was he...Some how i got back on the trailer thing...he were giggling about how we like to buy the things we want...instead of things we should new siding on our is still good but needs to be replaced some time in the next few years....He goes..yeah like my new projector...your trailer!  "what?..i can get a trailer??."  Yeah sure..if you can get it in your name, your credit....i don't care!!!  Inside i was jumping up and down with joy.

So that very next morning...on Tuesday last week i made the phone call to the RV dealer...and yup they had one in the show room and i was welcome to come look.  I have my grandson on i couldn't go right away..but Wednesday i took the drive up..all by myself. Never said a word to any one....and sure enough it was absolutely adorable...and i asked him what it would take..I had the exact amount of down payment credit was excellent and i was pretty much approved on the spot.  I honestly did just go to all happened so fast...  I signed the paper...found out that it was already in stock..yippeee!! no waiting...and so i set up the date for me to come and learn how to use her and pick her up(Tuesday this permitting)

so that afternoon i texted Art about how it all transpired....sent him a picture....

all i get back is:
oh shit...he is mad???!!...or what?? i babble on about how excited i much Turner wants to go camping...all the great things about it..etc...."honey don't you remember?.you said I could"

he was at his answers were though came back..right after i said it too..."Um was it one of those *after sex conversations*?" yes!

So i am a nervous wreck for a few hours until he gets home....He comes in...i ask.."do you really not remember our conversation?..where you said i could?"

Vaguely..honey...i am NOT mad...i am happy for you..i hope you enjoy it....

PHEW!!! thank god he wasn't mad....

So a while later....he wanders into the front room that is below my open second floor office and studio...
"honey?...can we call this your Valentine's present, it is red after all?"

i say..."well sure...since you never get me a gift any can be for the next 15 years!"

"but i get you roses every year!!!"

"yes you do...and i love them!!"

So the thought occurred to me..since i was planning a red checkered and rose theme already, that 'Valentine' would be the best name for appropriate...but when a friend suggested 'My Funny Valentine' could be my theme song...I had to change it to that...since it was a pretty funny story

Moral of this long story...give hubby great sex...and time requests afterward, during the lovely can pretty much get anything....hhmmm what do i want next?...hahaha

so to keep on sharing my newest grand adventure......i have already been collecting items for her.and since there is only two more weeks for Valentine's themed things..i hurried up...I have been visiting the sections at my favorite stores....might need to hit the thrift shops too...while they still have Valentine themed items...
so far...this is what has come in the mail..and what i have bought so far.... I hope you enjoyed my story..i still am giggling about the whole thing...I have to make our first trip perfect..since Art has never gone camping..and considers it way to primitive for him..and beyond roughing