I haven’t been just playing for the past six weeks, although I haven’t exactly been working my tail off either. Sometimes I’m so ridiculously grateful for my cell phone and IG because I forget how awesome my summer really was until I look back over the pictures and posts.
We celebrated two milestones this summer. 33 years of marriage (good grief!) and our 1-year nomadiversary. I’m not sure whether it’s more surprising that we got to year 33 or survived our first year on the road together! 😊
Anyway, I used the one-year thing to justify some changes in Fred. The most important ones were making him more comfortable for Brent. (Just call me The Good Wife!) The short king bed just wasn’t working out and, truthfully, I was getting a little tired of sleeping on the jack-knife sofa most nights to give him more space. So, we ripped out the one nightstand, my brother-in-law built a frame extension and we got a short king bed. It’s a million times better. We had to stick with the “short” part because when the slide closes there isn’t room for a regular king, but we are so much happier and the new mattress is amazing.
Another project was more cosmetic but since we made the bed bigger the standard issue headboard didn’t work anymore because it was queen-sized. That means I had to tear it out (I like demo almost as much as Chip Gaines) and put up a new one.
We also got a recliner set and got rid of the uncomfortable sofa. (Thank you, Lord. I won’t miss that at all!) Again, this is more for Brent’s comfort because he had been watching tv from the dinette booth and his head was always at a weird angle. He LOVES the new recliners, which I drove almost two hours to test out, so I’m feeling like that was a win/win.
A fourth project was, again, a cosmetic one. Although I really like the gray color of Fred, as opposed to a million brown RV’s out there, it ended up being too much of a good thing. I tore up the old back-splash, which was one row so not much of a challenge, and put down a new peel-and-stick back-splash. It didn’t go as well as I had hoped because I’m impatient, but the overall effect is great as Fred is much brighter now.
All in all, we are super pumped about the improvements and I’m excited to use the recliner as it got put in right before I left for Nashville.
Currently we are headed west again and by mid-October, God willing, will be in southern California.