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Pretend camping in the driveway!

Pretend camping in the driveway!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's all in the name....

We need a name for the airstream.  THE trailer just isn't fitting.  Any ideas?

Monday, March 14, 2011

The WEB and Uwe Salwender

I accidentally ran across a friend of a friend via the web.  Uwe Salwender has a great web site and blog.  The web address is:  You can find his blog there.  In my inability to understand the computer, I'll be darned if I can add his blog.  I'll have to wait for the 'big guns' to come in from the airstream to do it for me.  He is currently wrestling with a new gasket on the refrigerator door.  It was custom made, and the door won't seem to stay shut.  He has a heat gun out there warming it up.  It snowed in KC last night.  So the airstream is a little chilly inside.  Should be 75 by Thurs. so I can't complain.

The Approachable Architect podcast has a great interview with Uwe on the Nov. 19, 2009 episode 008.  This is David Doucette's program.  A very interesting and informative pod cast for all you airstreamers!  Ah if Orange CA wasn't a little closer!!  What I wouldn't give to see Uwe's shop.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Surely spring is just around the corner.  I changed the blog a little to reflect our excitement over the possibilities of sunshine and warmer weather.  I'll post ONE more photo Derald took about Feb. 28.  It is such a nice photo, I can't resist.  Since then the sun has been out and most of the snow is gone.

Ideas for hiding some wood under the refrigerator. It's copper with a grill looking design and stainless trim on the floor.

Once the water tank issues are solved, Derald will reattach the twin bed frames in and attach the trim around the base of them.  The drawer fronts are still on the to do list of sanding, staining and waxing.  I think he has nearly completed all of the wood stripping.  Yeah!

Exciting news!!!

We are excited to ANNOUNCE we have delivered our old cushions to the upholstery shop to have the order put in place and ready to rock and roll!  It took us several months to make a firm decision on the design of the front twin beds.  In the end we decided we couldn't beat the airstream original design, and kept the twins in tact!  Derald has been working feverishly on the trailer from morning until night.  It is amazing to see the transformation of the unit.  He has hand sanded (as smooth as a babies bottom) all the woodwork.  Stained it and waxed it.  It is just beautiful.  In the photos below you can see how he covered a board to separate the drawers from the storage area with grey indoor outdoor carpet.  It won't been seen, but this is the attention to detail he is in!