Friday, December 14, 2012

Texas Hospitality - 12/14/12

Friday – December 14, 2012

Friday – December 14, 2012

Modifications continued this morning on our Casita Trailer at Little House Customs in Yantis, Texas. The two-step entry step was installed and a new longer door catch was installed. The welding of the angle iron frame for the DeeZee toolbox was completed and painted. Tomorrow the toolbox will be installed on the tongue of the trailer.

Melanie arrived early this morning to take Sharon and I over to her home for coffee and biscuits. Melanie (known as Moe to her Casita rally friends) has a marvelous personality and is such a delightful person to be around. We had such a wonderful visit with her and her two four-legged pals, eight-year-olds Curly and Larry. These two guys are a Maltese-Poodle mix, born from the same litter, weigh next to nothing and will melt your heart with their rambunctious interaction among themselves and visitors.

Melanie showed us the wonderful modifications that Larry Gamble at Little House Customs had installed on her Casita trailer. Larry had converted the inside of her Freedom Deluxe to a modified version of a Spirit Deluxe. The captain’s chairs had been replaced with bench seats with storage rollout drawers underneath. A laminated wood floor had been installed. The two support poles for the rear dinette had been replaced with a clever single folding leg and hinged end arrangement. Larry installed awnings, with a blue see-through fabric, on the two driver side windows. This too was a first class installation that really adds to the functionality and appearance of the windows. They provide a modicum of privacy, shade from the sunlight and offer visibility through the awning fabric to the outside world.

Tragic news of the massacre of 20 children in the first grade, 12 girls, 8 boys and 6 adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut put a chill on the remainder of the day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families whose lives are forever devastated by this senseless tragedy.

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