Here’s the kitchen and dining area!
Well, after two days of cleaning and throwing stuff out and moving things around we’re ready to start hauling things in. We did a load today, with two tables (one pictured) and a desk and chair and the majority of our boxed clothes, and the Doc and Dag drilled a a hole in the wall on the left to fit the fridge plug through and moved it to the position you see in the picture, instead of its original position, which was brute force wedged into a space made for a far smaller fridge in the gap just to the right of that roll of plastic.
We actually had the security bit for the screws they used in the original construction so I was able to to take down the living room mirror while the guys were off securing lunch, but it turns out it was only masking taped into the frame, so once I unhooked it and tried to lower it gently to the floor there was the gentle noise of the tape giving way and then the four foot mirror plunged out of the frame and onto the carpet. Thankfully it didn’t break!
We also hauled the furniture he left out of the shed and piled it up in the lawn; people have been taking everything we left out so hopefully this will go the same way. And our landlady insisted we bring any garbage we found back to the apartment to throw out here since tonight is garbage day, so we brought back a load of garbage from the shed and all the miniblinds. We also excavated an old kerosene heater the scrappers might want.
I have also just found a place online that does supplies for vintage trailers, and they have what looks to be the window assemblies and seals that we have, so after we get moved and settled and get a feel for our finances we might be able to order in replacement seals and mechanisms for all the crank systems that are stripped out.
On the “when we can afford it” list - completely overhauling the bathroom. Someone put in the cheapest paneling possible (it’s practically cardboard) and really thick nasty carpet (hint - rooms where people stand to pee is the last place you want carpet) and the shower/bath is probably original and is slowly rusting away (it does work, but it is worn out) and the toilet is the original 1974 model (it says so on the inside!) and while it does work, it is small and incredibly inefficient and needs a certain amount of fiddling. The sink is plastic and appears to have paint buildup on it (?) Everything works, but it is not entirely pleasant in there.
The ceiling in the master bedroom closet has old water damage, and needs new drywall put up.
The carpeting is newish but we want to pull it out and put laminate in instead. Laminate is much easier to clean and maintain than carpet.
Right now, though, we’re just going to concentrate on moving in.