Big gypsy wagon progress day today! The SIP salesman finally showed me the panels. I was going to take a picture but it was all so anticlimactic that I decided to pass. Besides, big red ants were trying to bite my Birkenstock-clad feet so I couldn't stand still long enough. The panels have been stored outside and are just stacked on some pallets with a bunch of stuff on top of them. Basically, they're made of polystyrene sandwiched between pieces of waferboard plywood that are 4 1/2" thick. I guess it would have been a good picture just to show that I really can see a diamond in the rough. The price is right. Now I have to talk to my good buddy that is a builder and ask him about a dozen questions and sit down with my graph paper and see if I can make the panel sizes work. The guy was super nice but I did get the impression he wanted me to commit and whip out my checkbook right on the spot even though it took him nearly eight weeks from when I first contacted him to show them to me. On the way back from there I stopped in at the Habitat for Humanity building supply place, something I've been meaning to do for a long time. There wasn't a whole lot of stuff available but what they had was CHEAP. There was a beautiful brand new Kohler pedestal sink and deluxe toilet in a dreamy shade of navy blue for only $30. Too bad I don't need them. Doesn't make much sense to buy them and store them for years in case I really do build myself a little house and still think they are dreamy in a few years, does it?
What I did buy myself is this beautiful porch light.
Very cool, no? Doesn't it just scream gypsy wagon? And the four little glass sconces....I put a votive under one for you to see...
I have a close friend who has been collecting these for years and will scatter them all over her patio with candles glowing inside which sets a wonderful mood. I figure my sister can paint fanciful gypsy flowers on mine for me and there are just enough to set the mood on a tiny little 30" wide back porch. Oh! Remember the picture with the little lights on the steps? They'd be perfect for that. The lamp was $1 and the sconces set me back 50¢ apiece.
Honest, ONE dollar.
Not a bad start, eh? Also popped in at an RV place and talked to the sales guy about a used dinette that I could reupholster and install. I keep thinking it would be nice to have overflow sleeping for one person in case a kid or a friend meets up with me on the road. He couldn't help himself, he tried to talk me into a travel trailer instead. He was very sweet, actually, but keep looking at me like he was sure I'd suffered some sort of a head injury to be considering doing what I plan on. C'est la vie, no? Need to make this into a sticker:
Today I let go of:
1. An unopened package of decals for fingernails
2. A pair of bottle cozies - to keep your beer cold
3. A baseball glove
4. A pretty embroidered place mat in a shade of green I hope to never have in my home again
5. Yet another big baggie of pens and markers
I cleared out two drawers today; I live in a house with empty drawers...weird.