July 26 – Heat Wave Humidity and Moving & the Argosy Rehab Project

A successful week here at Blue Caboose Station – in terms of moving out of an 8,000 sq. ft storage space we shared with a friend for the past 3 years, and checking off a few other projects on our list. As the saying goes, “you don’t realize how much stuff you have until you have to move”. It is so refreshing to finally be totally out – and now we move forward with setting up our shop and finding the right place for each tool and item. I am proud of ourselves as we sold a number of items we didn’t need, and we were able to make a few trips to the dump.

Early in the week Bruce completely finished gutting the insides of the Argosy – a 1974 24′ motor home, where his daughter and finance will reside when they make the move back east. We are excited to have them close by. I have included a few photos of the work, and we will hopefully have an archive of just Argosy work photos soon.

I think it was Tuesday, that I sewed up the panels for the custom trunk we are doing for a family from Norwood. Bruce patiently measured for me and I cut and sewed the pieces. He then, a few days later finished with lining the trunk. It looks fabulous. We used a Waverly blue diamond pattern fabric and it matches the character of the trunk very well. Bruce wire brushed all the rust off the trunk, hand rubbed Watco and we waited patiently between drying times. With this humidity, you have to be real careful with allowing your finish to completely dry.

A new week, end of July and more projects and lists to complete. I hope everyone has a good week. The corn is boiling and the swordfish needs to get on the grill. Cheers Friends, Kaye and Bruce

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