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Why does work have to get in the way of my hobbies?

Why does work have to get in the way of my hobbies?

I had a rather long and boring day at work today.  I tried my best to be productive, but any time I return from a week off, I struggle to get back into the swing of things.  On a positive note, only one more day of work and then it’s off again for the rest of the week!  I’m going to get back to work on Junebug on Wednesday, otherwise known as the first day of 2014, to get the new year started off right!  I’m trying to decide what project(s) to tackle on my days off.  I really wanted to start big and take off her skin to reveal what kind of surprises she has in store for me on the inside framing.  I’m hoping there aren’t any bad surprises, but you can never tell with a camper that is 53 years old!  I know there is a leak and water damage to the interior paneling, so I’m really hoping there isn’t any dry rot going on under there.

I wanted to share some pictures of what Junebug looked like inside when I first brought her home…

Here's the kitchenette area.  It has the original propane stove and oven as well as the ice box.  You'll also see the original gas lamp in the upper left corner.  I don't think I'll use that since it probably gets pretty warm.

Here’s the kitchenette area. It has the original propane stove and oven as well as the ice box. You’ll also see the original gas lamp in the upper left corner. I don’t think I’ll use that since it probably gets pretty warm.

Here's the dinette.  The seats are covered in black vinyl and all the curtains are black and white check.  Not completely hideous, but not my style.
Here’s the dinette. The seats are covered in black vinyl and all the curtains are black and white check. Not completely hideous, but not my style.

Here's the closet, which I have turned into a bathroom.  I hate the thought of using a porta potty, but in the middle of the night, I do not want to venture outside to find the public restroom or go in the woods, so I'm willing to make a compromise.

Here’s the closet, which I have turned into a bathroom. I hate the thought of using a porta potty, but in the middle of the night, I do not want to venture outside to find the public restroom or go in the woods, so I’m willing to make a compromise.

The roof is in pretty poor condition at the moment.  Needs to be resealed and screwed back down to the frame.  I'm hoping it's not that way because the frame is rotted.  I'll find out soon!

The roof is in pretty poor condition at the moment. Needs to be resealed and screwed back down to the frame. I’m hoping it’s not that way because the frame is rotted. I’ll find out soon!

This is the worst seam, it's completely open and you can see the insulation when I press on the aluminum.  Definitely needs a repair pronto!

This is the worst seam, it’s completely open and you can see the insulation when I press on the aluminum. Definitely needs a repair pronto!

Right now, duct tape is my friend.  I know, I know, I shouldn't patch up my camper with duct tape, but it's only a temporary solution until I have the time to do it the right way!

Right now, duct tape is my friend. I know, I know, I shouldn’t patch up my camper with duct tape, but it’s only a temporary solution until I have the time to do it the right way!

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