Friday, October 28, 2011

Letting Go…..


I hated to do it…I put it off all week but it had to be done.  It made me sad ….even though it was a beautiful day (my mood is weather dependent).  I had to put ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’ in storage.  I will miss seeing her cute little bod, right outside my window….all winter.  But I know she will be safe from any snow loads, heavy winds and rain, so I will adjust. 

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There was just not enough time this summer to get her exterior work done….I was just getting started when it got cold.  I was able to remove some of her metal edging and re putty under them,  polish them and put them back on.  I didn’t get done but polishing the aluminum strips really spiffed her up….can’t wait to do it all this Spring.  I have debated about painting and decided to leave the basic body off white and just do the stripe… a medium teal green.  Having to store her this winter is costing a pretty penny, so she is going to have to wear her old dress…all polished up.


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Can you tell where I polished a little, on the bottom right of the window frame? I also removed the emblem and the # and polished them.  The lower outside metal strip has new putty and a bit of polish.


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Maybe the outside will go better with the interior, come Spring.


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  1. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

  2. It is so cute! You have done a great job on it. I would miss seeing it too. Have a great weekend.

  3. Good night Miss Daisy. Sweet dreams! See you in the Spring, all spiffy and ready to roll!!!

  4. Rest well Ms. Daisy. Hope to travel with you next year.

  5. She is so good looking. You've done a great job of making her 'your personality'...

    That's a real cutie with that dark curly hair...I bet he loves to come visit you!

  6. Won't it be a special day to look forward to next spring to when you bring her home again . . .

  7. Hi, guess who??
    Oh I would love to have a little baby camper, kind of like having a play house. You will miss it, I'm sure.
    I think I have everything under control here, I'm back on my blog, but I forgot how to post pictures!!! I put one on there but I don't know for sure how I did it. Well anyway, wanted to stop by and say Hi, hope all is well with you, except for putting the camper away.
    Nancy Jo

  8. Hi this is Dawn from Suitcase Vignettes. I asked in another post if you knew of anyone that sells these vintage trailers. I am in the market for one. If not its ok. I like yours and I am enjoying your blog. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  9. hey Karen, I feel your pain... as I too did this last week... I so miss my lil Scotty w/a Potty....
    But oh the fun we will have next year.... FarmChicks, GirlCamp, Halloween HO-Down and other events...
    In the mean time you & I will have the Winter months to craft & create lots more deco stuff for our wee old trailers...
    Happy Trails to you....

  10. Good idea to store her as we would not want anything happening to her like what happen to the other one in a storm. You have put so much work into her. I know I will miss her...

  11. You know what i use to make it easier...sos pads...believe it or not it doesn't scratch them...then rinse really good and windex...they come out very nice...


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