I know it’s hard for a lot of people to really “get” what it is that we are doing. Not only hard to understand why, but hard to visualize what is literally going to happen. Or maybe that’s just me? To tell the truth, I think my mind’s eye needs glasses. The Mr has lots of grand (yet tiny 😉) ideas, and vision enough for both of us, but I think he got tired of that blank stare I tend to give him when he describes exactly how things are going to look.
So he did what any self-respecting designer would do: he designed detailed, fully-furnished renderings of our new living room/dining room/kitchen space. Not only does this help me to see The Mr’s full vision, it also helps us to finalize our plans and know how our furniture and appliances will fit. And it’s been an ideal winter project for him to work on while it’s been too cold be accomplishing anything in the Spartan.
If you have any questions about our plans, please ask! 😃
It’s been two months since we brought home our big blue beautiful 1950-something fridge, so it’s time for an official update. Not much else has been happening on the Spartan front through winter, just a few odds and ends and wrapping her up for safe-keeping.
So the last entry I made was about that AMAZING “new” 1950’s oven we found on Craigslist, but I’m about to one up myself with this one. The Mr’s early morning Craigslist searches paid off yet again in the form of a road trip to Cincinnati to bring home this beauty:
Recently the Spartan kitchen has been a source of contention between my heart and my head. It’s made me want to forget all thoughts of downsizing and fantasize about McMansions with room for every amenity known to man. But today I got a repreive from all that because we bought our first appliance, and I. Am. In. Love. Seriously. Continue reading →
We’ve had a few rainy days on the homestead, which has been unfortunate for the Spartan. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on removing the old, original foam gaskets from the windows in preparation of The Mr installing the new rubber gasketing we found at Vintage Campers. But a funny thing happens when you have a window without gaskets and it rains outside… Continue reading →
I’m sure our large readership **cough cough** noticed the radio silence these past couple weeks, and for that we are sorry. The truth of the matter is, The Mr was working some serious overtime, which cranked up my Momma duties, and we have barely even noticed the 43′ monstrosity in our backyard in the midst of life. BUT! The work deadline has been met and normal life shall now commence! Woo Hoo!! And to celebrate (a couple days early), Continue reading →
Last week brought the first good rain since the Spartan came home. And the first good rain introduced us to a pretty little leak in the kitchen! I had popped in that afternoon to check on something else, but this sight caught my eye: