Cliff has been busy doing a few honey-dos here in the house. I needed my refrigerator to open from the left instead of the right; I needed some curtain rods placed higher. We're getting those kinds of things done, gradually.
Today we combined several trips into one, since we had to head to the big city. We hit Sam's Club, Walmart, a Mahindra tractor dealer (for parts for a brother-in-law's tractor), and a mobile-home sales place.
We've lived in mobile homes before, so we already knew the drawbacks of trailer-house living when we bought this house. The reason they're so cheaply priced is that they're cheaply built. Yes, the walls are just a step above cardboard. Ask me if I care, while I'm enjoying my air conditioning and lots of electrical outlets and TWO bathrooms.
We bought a house cheaper than the price of most new cars. If it wears out, we'll just buy another one.
I've found some wonderful websites with tips and accessories to help fix up a used mobile home. Funny thing, though: The best resource we've found is Burkhart's Mobile Home Sales in Kansas City. The guy can get anything you need for a mobile home, and his prices are reasonable. Plus, he'll tell you how to install the product. Or he'll give you the name and number of somebody who can.
Why go looking all over the Internet when somebody forty miles away is that helpful? I'm glad we found him.
I got the fire pit I ordered, today. Bonfires in the back yard. Hooray!