Monday, March 25, 2013

Workin, workin, workin!

First off, Maddie is feeling MUCH better!!!!!! Thank you soooo much for all of the prayers! In a long urine culture some bacteria grew out, we got her the right antibiotic and she has perked up! The weird thing is that none of her symptoms pointed to a UTI, but we think it was just a smoldering infection that was keeping her down the whole time. I pray this holds out!

Oh my, we have been working nonstop getting ready for our trip. With only a few days left we are down to the wire getting our new home live-able! There is still so much to be done but we are thinking that we just might make it happen. We have beds, a shower and bathroom, Ben put in the sink and countertop today, the fridge is in, the plumbing is mostly done, and the axle has been replaced. There is still the mattresses to cut and put in, cabinets to build, the front bed needs to be secured, we need to hang curtain rods and curtains, finish up the bathroom plumbing (for the shower) polyurethane all of the wood, make the awning, window frames put in, it needs to be cleaned, packed up, and a few other loose ends tied up. I still have a load of things to do in the house too! Pack, buy groceries, clean the house, do all of the laundry....oh! Any tips for packing a family of 7 for a 5 week trip? I'm wondering where I should even begin! This is going to be a dream come true for us and we are almost there with a healthy girl!!! I can't wait to show you all pictures of Mrs. Agnes (that's the airstream's name) when she's finished! She won't get all polished up for this trip because we've just ran out of time, but soon, very soon. :) xo, Sam


Elisabeth Rose said...

Sam, I am SO GLAD that Maddy is better!! Also, my tip for packing with kids is this: I would buy the really large (2.5 gallon) ziploc bags and put one outfit for each child in there, including socks, undies, etc. Put in 2 for the diaper set. This way, each day you just grab a baggie and go. I even color co-ordinated (but you sure wouldn't have to). Make some baggies for cooler days and some for warm. Saves a lot of searching each morning.

mandi said...

It is looking so good! Have I told you that we bought a '73 airstream in the fall? We are looking to put in bunks too. Can't wait to see how yours turns out! Wouldn't you say one of the biggest challenges in vintage trailers vs. new models is all of that outside storage? When we have used modern RVs we've always loved that outside storage. The vintage models just don't have that. Lots on the inside, but none on the outside for camp chairs, etc. I am living vicariously through you right now! You guys are going to have a blast!
ps- don't forget- there will always be a wal-mart somewhere if you forget something! Don't stress!

Anonymous said...

Sooooo jealous !

Staci said...

Awesome news! It makes a mama so much happier to see her little ones feeling well!

On another note, share please, what did you gut out and what did you keep in and why? We have a 26 ft. 5th wheel that sleeps 6, which was fine when we had a baby co-sleeping, but I'm pregnant and we will soon be 8, so a low budget redo may be in our future. :) I'm curious to know what you've found you can live without and what you feel you really need.

Melissa said...

So happy that she is feeling better! And a teaser post? No fair! I can't wait to see the finished product=)