Seven Weeks

 Elvis’ time before heading north was spent resting in the driveway. The trashy looking eyesore covering the streetside windows came down and he got a bath. The wasps living in a window frame got an eviction notice. Drawers and closets yield a few surprises like an original Hehr vent screen, a circa 70’s plug-in porch light and a 1960’s Seagram’s recipe book for the partying crowd. Bet this trailer’s seen some good times! I did a little photo documentation of things the way they are now and I did a little reclining on the original divan just daydreaming.

 

The week before leaving for Trailer Buff I made more suitable temporary vent covers for traveling and secured them in place with what else? Cable ties! The broken spring bar clip was replaced. We will no longer be half hitched.

On Tuesday, December 9, I left for Virginia with my faithful K9 companion Ms. Lulu Sugarfoot. Late that afternoon we pulled into TrailerBuff and dropped off Elvis. The Acorn Inn in Nellysford was my home for a few days. In addition to their B&B style inn, they have a wonderful cottage that allows dogs. Lu made herself right at home. If you ever need a place to stay in those parts, Kathy and Martin will treat you right. Tell them I sent you.

 

Spending time with Martha and Dave Makel at Trailer Buff is a real treat. Dave has an astounding knowledge base. He understands the workings of more than just Airstreams. I’ve seen his craft both in progress and in finished trailers. Best of all, I’ve met two owners of his previous restorations who are truly happy campers.

That’s life with Elvis up till now. With everything up to date I can go forward blogging in real time, more in the moment. And so it continues . .

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