I hate to start the new year off with such a statement, but truth be told, I am also way behind on the pictures I am taking and posting - so forgive me this less than inspiring beginning statement of I AM!
Mostly this is an inside joke as that is the name I've been called every so often on my travels. I will say never by anyone other than owners of that same title....
Perception is in the eye of the beholder and sadly, my little trailer has inspired people to make all kinds of assumptions about me based on the way it looks. I did get it painted a few months ago and ironically, now I am living out of sight/site! No one cares!
But the real story today is what is around the bottom of the trailer.
When you have to keep moving and space and money are limited, the idea of skirting the trailer go under wishful thinking. So, as those of you who have followed along know, you just rock and roll with the wind and here in the southwest - lots of that going on...
I am most hopeful that I won't be moving any time soon, but just in case I really didn't want to spend money on this project because all of it would have to be left behind... again....
So, it was time to get creative!
There are really two goals here. One to block the wind from coming up underneath and reduce the movement of the trailer. The second is to make it air tight so it creates an insulating effect from the air underneath.
I have only managed the first objective and it does really work - yea!!! Now I just have to listen to the wind, get knocked about by it when I go out, and try and keep my door from slamming open or shut - but way less of the rock and roll effect.
The negative to this - and I can't believe it is happening AGAIN - is it is also a great home for rodent like critters. And yes, they have found their way inside. I'm still in a fog of denial about this but the cat is clear on what is happening behind my walls...
Which is also why I did NOT go with the straw bale around the bottom idea!
I decided to go with tires. They are free and they filled up most of the space and the wind can't blow them away. The hard part will be convincing the tire store guy to take them back for free if I do have to leave.... but we're not there yet.
I was able to borrow some tin for the sides which helps with the wind a bit more. This will blow away - so more tires and stuff I found laying around the property to hold it into place. The downside - not good for my new paint job. Oh well...
So here we are in all our trailer trash glory! Where duct tape and old tires are a girls best friend - next to Freedom that is. See you next time and Happy New Year! Drive On!
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