The window wall in the bedroom is worse than we originally thought.
The drywall is off the window wall and looking at the studs it’s in pretty bad shape. We now how to do a complete rebuild of the wall. Previous owners didn’t fix leaks just did patch jobs.
The opening to the window is much bigger than anticipated .The siding also had to be removed so that the work can be done. What was thought to be a couple of days project turned into maybe a week. I’m hoping that it doesn’t take that long but we will see.
The wood that held the wall in place has rotted away do to the rain and neglect. Yes, that is the outside you are looking at and it’s that bad in person. There is A lot of work that needs to be done just to get this bedroom useable. Hubby told me that he thinks that the wall in the bathroom that holds our tub is just as bad.
That will be something we look into at another time. Right our main focus is the bedroom and preventing more leaks. We knew that there was some issues but nothing like this. We are planning on moving within the next year so we just need the mobile home to hold up that long. We are doing what needs to be done for now. To make this place more livable than it was previously.
This is how we are spending our weekend. Fixing years of neglect on a what use to be nice mobile home. To look at our mobile home , you wouldn’t think that it is as bad as it is. One thing I can say is that it smelled like mildew but we didn’t see any mold. That is a good thing.
We decided to switch Bedrooms. We decided to take the smallest room in our Mobile Home.
The decision to switch rooms was talked about .The pros and the cons of going to a smaller bedroom. I wanted a peaceful room which I wasn’t getting in our current bedroom. I really want a bedroom that is just basically the bed and a night stand and a lamp.
So, we decided to switch that meant taking everything out of the small room which was the hubbys gaming room. He now has the bigger room but it is shared with our clothes and linens. We are still working on the smaller room. We did have to downsize to a full size bed. We got a good deal and a full size bedroom set from his Aunt.
This is what the room looked like emptied and on wall to the studs. The room was blue when we bought this place. We knew that we were going to do something with it but we weren’t sure what. The window has to be replaced because it leaks and it is curving in on its self. Which isn’t good. Hopefully, we won’t have to replace the frame just the window its self.
We’ve been working on the inside of our home mainly because it needs it and the rain has kept us indoors. Hopefully, within the next few days or so, we can paint and the put the bed in along with some decorations.
As we continue work on our little yard, the patio is coming along nicely.
I mentioned earlier that I ordered a bench from Amazon , I also ordered a seat cushion. The seat cushion came earlier today and I put it on the bench right away. It looks really nice and the cushion is comfy.
The patio is coming along and I still want/need to add more plants and some décor. I’m going to use what I already have for the décor. The “walls” will hold the décor. I like the Farmhouse Style so that is what I’m going to be using.
It is such a nice day , the temps are in the high 70s. There is a nice breeze so it doesn’t feel so hot. We are also working on cleaning up the junk from the back part of our yard. I’m writing this post in the middle of cleaning our yard.
We have a ways to go before the enclosure for the garden can be built. There is rotting wood and “garbage”. So, it takes time to get things done. We put in a new set of steps in the front of our porch. We took the old steps and put them on the back of our porch. There was a ramp but it took too much of the back up.
Like I said we still have a ways to go. The weather has been holding us back from working in the yard. We have been doing some work even in the rain but not like we should be doing. The porch needs to be cleaned off.
The hubby said that he would like to do another patio off the back of the porch. We will see how that goes. I just know that I want the yard cleaned so we can start working on the enclosed garden. I’m hoping to tackle that sometime next week.
So, What projects have you been doing lately? Have a wonderful weekend!!
We realized that our Patio might be too small for all the things I want there. I did break down and ordered a bench off of Amazon. Only after I checked Big Lots, Walmart and Facebook Marketplace. Walmart and Big Lots didn’t have anything I liked. Facebook Marketplace had benches but they wanted too much to the point I could buy brand new for about $10.00 to $20.00 more. So, I went on Amazon.
I did get some of the flowers in pots and still have more to put out. Today was a nice day weather wise as tomorrow into next week is going to be not so great. We are expecting thunderstorms through the weekend. The basket over the bench is from ALDI.
Our Goodwill is open so I was able to go and I got a couple of plant stands. We have a firepit but it seems to be too big for our small patio area. We are thinking of maybe making our patio bigger if we can. A lot of stores are still closed but it was nice to go into Goodwill.
The patio is still a work in progress so far I’m liking it . I’m sure that things will change with the patio. I would like to put another piece of wood or lattice behind where the chair is to give it more privacy .
How are things where you live? Is everything stilled closed??
I thought I would share a few pictures of our Cats. Their mom was found under a Trailer in the park.
It took awhile to get her use to humans. Their mom is kinda bossy and demanding but overall a calm cat.
Speedy is the dark tabby, Ketch is the Orange Tabby and Baer(bear) is Orange and white with some tabby markings.
They try and run the household but they know better or do they? Ketch is very calm and a mommas boy, he likes to cuddle and be cuddled. Speedy is quite the opposite , he wants to be petted on his terms Speedy doesn’t like to be cuddled. Baer loves attention and can’t get enough but it’s on his terms.
They like to “run you over” , play in boxes, sleep in the boxes as well. They run up and down the hall like a horde of Elephants. Speedy will accompany me to the bathroom and keeps watch. Not actually sure why he does that but he does. Speedy sleeps on our headboard at night and Ketch generally sleeps on a chair in our bedroom. Baer sleeps where he wants.
We went to Walmart so my son could cash his paycheck. All I wanted to do was stay home.
I’ve wanted nothing to do with the outside world for the last week. It seems like this is recurring with me from time to time. For so reason it really hit home that I don’t want to go anywhere and do as little as possible.
I’ve been keeping to myself and watching videos and reading blogs on homesteading, gardening , self sufficiency. Not so much on watching or reading about decorating your home on a budget, hauls, or anything that has to do with decorating.
For the most part our home is decorated or filled with everything we really like /love. I don’t really enjoy shopping like I use to which is a good thing. We are paying our bills and paying off some debt we have. We don’t know if hubby will have a job to go back to. He hasn’t heard anything from his Company. So, like many people it’s a wait and see as the Country is slowly opening back up.
I’ve been cooking and cleaning around the house. I’m really wanting to get outside and do more work in our yard. We have had crazy weather here on and off for the last week. We brought in our hanging baskets because we had a freeze warning and will continue to have freeze warning until Monday. The temp tomorrow is suppose to be in the 60s but night temps are below freezing.
This weather is strange , I don’t remember last May being like this. Next week the temps are suppose to be in the 60s to 70s but Thunderstorms are also forecasted. We did get a piece of wood for our fence and it is put up. It’s part privacy and part noise control. I also put an outdoor rug on our patio. That’s as far as I got with the patio. I have plants that I want to put on the patio but the weather is preventing me from doing that.
I will get outside tomorrow and do some work , take my plants out . I want to get our patio area “DOLLED UP”. I’m going to see if my hubby can build me a small bench or two for some of the plants we bought.
We’ve been working on outside projects and the Patio is one of those projects.
We have a ways to go before anything is complete. The Garden Enclosure will be started this weekend or early next week. The Patio was an idea from my hubby and I agreed to it . We have a porch that we could use but we wanted an area away from the house.
The front part of our yard was kind of a dead space. We didn’t use it for anything so now we have the start of a patio. The hubby is letting me come up with ideas of how to make it a useful and cozy space .
As you can see it’s not much or pretty for that matter. The grille and wood have been removed. The racks are going to be used as plant holders. We are going to put a piece of wood up against the fence for privacy and noise reduction.
I’m still looking for outside furniture but haven’t found anything I really like. So, I’m going to use dinning chairs that we already have for the time being. We have wood to make a few tables. I’ve got plants so they will be on the patio. We might have to buy a few more pavers but not sure if we will or not, I think we have some but they are smaller than what is already down.
We have a frost warning so we brought in our hanging baskets for the night. Tomorrow they will go back outside and I will get the planters from our back part of the yard and get the flowers transplanted .