RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

5 Days In Boyne City, MI. To Unload The Nest

                                                           Monday April 20, 2015

So I thought I would show you and record for us the before  during and after pictures of the bathroom remodels. This is of course the "before guest bathroom"

Here is the "during demo guest bath". Because the ceiling height was under 7", we had the ceiling raised up to 8 ft. The guest bath is located in the original log cabin part of the house.

This is the "before hallway" where part of  it will be used to enlarge the master bath. We were originally going to enlarge the guest bath into part of the hall also, but our measurements were wrong and it would have come into where the washer and dryer were. What a bummer! We were very disappointed with this information.
"During hallway" A wall is being built at the end of the hall where the master bath will be expanded in to. The door will be removed that goes out to the back alley.
"Before master bath"
Expanded "during master bath" into the hallway, making the new master bath 10 feet long.
Our lakefront waters looked like this when we first arrived-frozen with small streams woven amongst the ice.

This is a picture on the 3rd day after we arrived. When we first arrived, we had a 1 1/2 foot high pile of snow running in front of the two car garage and another pile next to RV parking spot. In 2 days almost all the snow in front of the garage was gone and only a small pile up near our RV parking spot left.
Two days before we left, our contractor told us that the ice was getting close to breaking up, so we should keep an eye on it because it would happen fast. Saturday we went down to the lake and took more pictures.
The days were beautiful in the high 60's to low 70's, and the nights were cold in the high 30's to low 40's, refreezing the lake at night.

Along the shore there were ice crystal prisms. Sunday morning Joe checked the lake and it looked the same as it had the previous morning.
By Sunday noon the ice was gone in front of our lake lot.

Out in the middle of the lake, we could still see ice with large river between it.
To the east of us and close to the shore we had a large floating  patch of crush ice,

and along the shore more long ice prisms. An hour later the lake was completely thawed except a cove west of us. Like our contractor told us, the ice broke up within 3 hours from frozen to free flowing.

For 5 days we emptied the bus, cleaned the bus and walked Mallery up and down the alley (or just standing outside in the sun. Some days Mallery just wants to stand outside, because she doesn't have the energy to walk much). Because we couldn't get water from the house, we had to conserve what we had for the necessities, like dish washing, hand washing, face washing, teeth brushing, and toilet flushing. Showers were out of the question. Two showers would cause us to run out of water with in two days. Not only did we have to conserve water, the generator was not working. We thought it had been fixed a week prior, but a few days after we left the Elkhart, IN, where it had been worked on, it started to show problems and then quit. Because we only had 110 voltage from an  extension cord from the garage, it was not strong enough to give us heat at night, At night we had to run the furnace using the propane. Near the end we had to conserve the propane, and lower the thermostat so it would come on at 50, instead of 67 at night, so we would have enough for early cold mornings. Some days the voltage was low and we would blow fuses just vacuuming. Joe was worried about getting the slides in the day we left. Needless to say, we were camping while we were unloading and cleaning the bus. Luckily the morning we left, the voltage was up, (we have a voltage monitor), so we didn't have any problems with the slides. The day we left, the lake was fogged over and rain and colder weather was in the forecast. It was time to get out of Dodge!

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