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Power.

Dad spent the day hooking up the electrical panel and outlets… He got quite a bit more done than me… All I can claim is one little cabinet.

More cabinets

Rethinking a couple things. The microwave is gonna go below the cabinet now and the TV up top. I’ll put the the unneeded box by the mistaken fence.

Second coat.

Hard to tell from the picture but this is after a few hours of sanding and a little more painters putty. I hope this is the last coat but won’t know until the morning…

First coat

The inside has been sanded and the first coat sprayed on. I wasn’t thinking and sprayed the ceiling after the wall and now need to sand off some over spray. Lessons learned. On other fronts, we ordered a fantastic vent for the top and the breakers are on their way. …

Trim and primer.

Good progress today but everything still seems to take soooo long. The trim is done, Lorah is a wizard with the wood filler. We also got one coat of primer sprayed.

Walls.

Not much to say other than a long day of putting up the walls and putting the lights back on..

Paint paint paint.

Rustoleum self etching primer on the bare aluminum followed by Martin Senour industrial gloss white with a 8oz  container of valspar enamel hardener per gallon. It took one gallon for the first coat. We’ll sand out the imperfections and give it one more coat. The HPLV sprayer makes pretty easy …

Windows, wheels, and walls

Lorah has been cleaning the windows. It’s not a very green process but oven cleaner followed by 0000 steel wool and vinegar seems to do the trick. We hope to finish the walls tomorrow  We’re gonna paint the inside with a laquer primer then enamel paint. Hopefully the HPLV sprayer …

More insulation

Coming out of hibernation to do a little work on the trailer. I do the cutting and Lorah does the taping. Its a tedious process but we want this thing to be a sub zero rv.

Started the insulation

1inch foam, foil on both sides. I’m not sure the tape is really necessary but it does hide some of the gaps. The insulation sits back in the wall about half an inch. I’m hoping the air gap helps with the insulating. This is taking a while, had I though …

Insulating the floor.

Temporarily removed some plywood to slide in 1inch foil backed foam insulation. This took a little longer than expected because the other trailer was full of stuff that had to go to the dump first.

The end of Day 4

Not many pictures today. The rain slowed everything to a halt and turned the yard into a giant mud pit. The last wall is done, the top cap is on site and a few pavers for a walk way. The end is near, we are excited to see what gets …

LHR-SEA

We fly out at 3pm today… We’ve had an amazing time, but are also ready to be home :) Thanks for coming along with us and looking at all our pictures!

Naples

  Here’s a few from our only night in Naples. We just walked on the main shopping street for a bit and had a bite to eat before turning in for the night. We had a great roof top view from the hotel.

Naples

  We finally arrived in Naples. This was probably our toughest day traveling. We had a late night in Positano, the ferries were a mess and we had to change tickets because we would have missed our connection in Sorrento, our hotel was over booked so we had to move. …

The beach, part II

A couple more from the beach before we head out for a night on the town. It’s our last night in Positano, tomorrow we’ve got a stay in Naples. If you look close the signature says 2009. I guess he’s been working on this one for a while. Not entirely …

Capri

(from our book) CAPRI TOWN With its whitewashed stone buildings and tiny car-free streets, Capri town evokes a film set. Central to the action is ‘Piazza Umberto I’ (aka the Piazzetta), the showy, open-air salon where tanned tourists pay eye-watering prices to sip at one of the four square-side cafes. …

La Tagliata (updated)

Headed out for dinner. My beautiful wife and I! ——– Since the roads are so narrow and have pin hair turns this place comes and gets you. It rests up above positano with an amazing view. When we got there all the family greets you with a hand shake and …

Day off.

We took the day off. I slept. Lorah read. Tonight we have dinner reservations at a restaurant recommended by our taxi driver from Sorrento to Positano. Wait, we did buy tickets for the boat to Capri tomorrow! I’m sure we’ll have a wealth of pictures to share.

Shopping and a scooter

Pictures from Monday, shopping, eating, drinking coffee, and repeating. The sunset was amazing last night… Today we’re renting a vespa and headed to Amalfi town. (map below reproduced without permission from the author :))

Positano

Sunday 9/11. When we got back to the villa lorah said “We got a lot done for doing nothing”. We made it to the market again, had lunch on the street at a little cafe and generally spent the day walking around. I read somewhere that a building permit hasn’t …

Out and about in Positano

Sunday, 9/11. We’re out and about today getting the lay of the land. Lorah’s convinced the Italians don’t believe in soap of anykind. Our shopping list includes some of the things missing from the villa….. bath soap, dish soap, and laundry soap.

At home in Italy

Saturday 9/10 was spent flying from Dublin to Naples and then a bus ride to Sorrento where we took a taxi to Positano. We met angela on the street for the keys. She doesn’t speak a word of english and us no italian. After an hour of pointing and nodding …

The ghost tour bus

Friday night 9/9. Take a typical city bus, black out the windows, turn up the horror sounds, do it up halloween style and fill it with stories of exorcism and the reformation and you’ve got the Dublin Ghost bus tour. They drove us all over the city with stops at …

Dublin

9/9/2011 We got up early, packed up in Kinvara and drove to Dublin. It was a quick drive, only a couple hours. The car got dropped off downtown and we walked to the hotel. It was in the middle of everything. There’s an area called temple bar in dublin, about …

A few from the camera…

Here’s a few from the camera…. Wagamama! (at heathrow) We just liked the name of this place. And the last drop, a few feet from where half-hangit Maggie died, well at least that was the intent because she was revived by a cobblestone ride to the cemetery and lived for …

Today is the day!

Today is the big day! We get married at 1400 UTC. We’ve got a few things to do before the big hour but nothing more important that getting to Lothian Chambers this afternoon. It’s still early here, 639am. Lorah’s asleep and I’m on the hunt for reliable wifi and a …

Packing up

Lorah has spent the morning trying to 147 different kinds of bath products into a quart sized ziploc bag. I’m glad there’s no similar restrictions on electronics. I’m eagerly awaiting the day when one cable fits all…