Welcome to the winnebago diaries! This is a work in progress, in fact, for the next few days while we juggle our recent stroke of good luck (being featured on the Etsy front page) this blog is just a small selection of pics to wet your pallet and a promise of great things ahead.
As the web address spells out, much of what we’ll be sharing is the present story of Miss Winnie: how we came to find her and the accidental renovations which kept us on the curb in front of our friend’s house in the Long Beach ghetto for way too long. We’ve seen and heard a lot from our little bread box which we’ve parked all over the place. It’s been a ride … a sputter and a backfire of a time, and the next chapter is always a mystery to us both.
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Here's some pictures from the Craig's List ad that I found when I called out to Peter, "Babe - I found it ... I found our Winnie!"
We had just been searching the Los Angles area and finding nothing, but then for whatever reason I clicked the San Francisco button, and there she was.
Of course - in the lives of p&j, this was just the beginning of a two month ordeal between the guy who owned the Winnie, us and his kooky mechanic. We almost lost her in the fine details and had to Western Union money on a few occasions just to keep her within reach ...
The story of traveling out to SF with our pocket full of cash (a whole $1,800) getting the run down of how everything worked (or didn't work in some cases) breaking down two feet from the purchase site and then freezing the night away in the Winnie will be a fun one to share. "Babe ... wake up. Did you hear that? I think somebody's out there!"
As you can see .. she wasn't in that bad of a shape when we found her (or at least from the surface she wasn't). But once we got home and started picking at a little hole of dry rot here, or pulling up a dusty piece of the the original shag carpet there .. before we knew it, we were standing in a completely demolitioned mess, and we had already given up our apartment by then, so our bed was made so to speak : )
Okay, I'm off to update my Etsy listings before our interview goes live in .. 4 minutes!! I'll be back to post some more pictures of the picking process. You'll never believe what a mess we made - ha!