Wednesday, June 25, 2008

busy days

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!


Rachel said...

WoooHooo! bonfire on the 4th!

Phelan said...

It is great when you can find the deal guys so close.

nerves05 said...

I'm glad you guys are enjoying your home,
I live in a double wide, I love my house and i tell ya, they are alot cheeper to fix than a house. And the walls are really no different than a house. There drywall. House's just have alot more studs and usally have stucco stuff on them. Thats all.
We need pic's of the fire pit. Sounds nice.

Take care :-)

Anonymous said...

I bought a trailer way back in the 60s. It was built for South Dakota winters. There is a difference. You just have to have heat tapes for the pipes underneath.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Donna,

Hopped on over from Midlife Mom's blog when I noticed you lived in Missouri. I live in Missouri as well, but way down in the southern end of the state on the Arkansas border. I live in the country, too, and love it. I am enjoying looking around your blog. The Jon Pine song is sad, but lovely. Stop by and visit me sometimes. Have a wonderful day!


Midlife Mom said...

I see Renie stopped by to say howdy. She's a nice lady with a nice blog.
My parents have a double wide in Florida and that thing is great. It's about 20 years old and is still is such good condition with little maintenance.
I'm so glad you have your air conditioning and two bathrooms!!

Muhd Imran said...

It would make for interesting barbecues at the back yard.

Good for you.