It’s nice to be having a bit of rain – but it is putting a dent in our preparation time.
The caravan is sitting nice and dry under the new cover Rob has fixed for it, however getting from the house to the caravan has become a real chore.
This is what the front yard looks like when it’s raining lots…… Fortunately it hasn’t rained quite as much as this which was last year’s mega downpour, but it’s not been far behind. I’m sure you get the picture – lol
The ground is pretty wet!
With all the rain Rob is curtailed in what he can do, so he has dismantled the bed from the floor of the van so that he can pull up the carpet. We have discovered that there must have been some serious water leaks at some point (before we purchased the caravan) and whoever installed the carpet went berserk with a staple gun and stapled it all over the place not just around the edge. As if it was going to move anywhere with the bed on top of it screwed to the floor!
So here are some photos of Rob pulling the old carpet up.
Now because of the rain we have not been able to spread the new carpet out on the driveway to cut it to size using the old carpet as a template. So here is a photo of the new carpet all rolled up and waiting.
We purchased our carpet at Neuendorf’s Carpet Warehouse at Maroochydore. This is the second time we have been there for carpet and we have received great service on both occasions. They have been very helpful – nothing is too much trouble even when we are confused about the size of the piece we need. After much discussion we decided this one piece was sufficient to cover all the caravan floor so we really did get a bargain.
I can’t wait to see what the caravan looks like when we get the carpet laid and the curtains all put up – It’ll be like a new van for us! I’m sure it will smell better too because that old carpet was really past its prime 😉