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Teardrop American Outbacker Restoration: Adding The Curtains

Filed under: Teardrop Trailer Restoration — Laura Moncur @ 9:00 am

I’ve finished adding the curtains to our Teardrop American Outbacker.

They stay put even when the door is open.

I lined them, so they look good from the outside AND inside.

I also added a tie (permanently attached) so that we can open them when we want light or ventilation.

I’m a little worried that the curtain rods bow so much in the middle when I tie them up, but we will probably leave them closed most of the time, so I’ve decided to not worry about it unless it is a problem when we’re camping.

I also made a couple of throw pillows out of the same material, but we haven’t gotten a mattress yet, so they’ll have to wait. We measured the bed space and it’s approximately 70″ wide by 78″ long. That’s just barely too small for a California King, so we’re going to go with a Queen sized mattress.

But, first, we have to do the water test to make sure the weather stripping will keep out the rain.

Update 05-07-12: We took the trailer camping last weekend and EVERY ONE of those stupid curtain rods broke. The ends popped off each of them, making the curtains fall. I’m going to replace the rods with something more substantial.

Note to self: If you are a little worried about something (like bending curtain rods), fix it BEFORE you go camping. Trying to deal with that stuff while we were at the campground was more difficult than it would have been if I had just solved the problem at home.


Teardrop American Outbacker Restoration: Galley Shelves, Sink Drainage and Camping

Filed under: Teardrop Trailer Restoration — Laura Moncur @ 9:17 am

There was a flurry of activity last week as Mike and I worked to make the teardrop trailer ready for a maiden voyage. We had a bunch of little things that needed to be completed before we could camp. The MOST important thing was preventing the windows from leaking, which we didn’t complete, but since there was no rain planned for that weekend, we took a chance and camped anyway. Continue reading to see what we did and more pictures: (Continue Reading…)


Geeks Who Drink at The Break in Daybreak: SO FUN!!!

Filed under: Living in Daybreak,Living in Utah — Laura Moncur @ 5:28 am

Mike and I were taking Nina for a walk a couple of weeks ago when we ambled past The Break, the new sports bar. We’ve avoided it, because they didn’t have Buzztime Trivia and we don’t watch sports. When we walked by, however, we thought pub food sounded good, so we would order some to go and take it home.

Geeks Who Drink We Won!While we waited, we were surprised that there was a trivia game going on. It seemed pretty fun, so we thought we’d come next week. So glad we did, because we WON first place (and a free beer for the Guy Ritchie question)!

You can read about it here:

[Space Monkeys] got all but one questions on round two for 15 points and then they jokered for a massive early 30 point lead that they barely held on to all night.

“Jokered” means you can choose one round where you get double the points you earn on that round. We chose that one because that round was music clips and we were pretty sure we had all of them, except the CCR song. Lucky thing we did that because it really helped.

Geeks Who Drink Fun TimesBeing first timers, I was worried that it would be too complicated to understand what was going on, but the instructions were very clear. I was also worried that I wouldn’t be able to hear the questions, which DID happen a couple of times, but he was careful to repeat any questions for anyone who needed it. I love that he plays music in between the questions, so we can kibitz without people at other tables hearing.

It was the perfectly orchestrated trivia game and the food was DELICIOUS!

Can’t wait until next Wednesday!


Celebrity Optical Illusion: What Is Going On Here?

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 8:35 am

This animated GIF a strange optical illusion that I can’t quite figure out. Stare at the cross in the middle. Really focus on it. When you do, the faces on each side start to appear horribly disfigured, but when you glimpse over at them, they haven’t changed at all.

Celebrity Optical Illusion

As far as I can tell, staring at the center cross makes our mind try to merge the two faces, just as it would in a stereogram with the right focal distance. Because the two faces are vastly different, they appear disfigured because our mind has made an amalgam of the two.

Via: What is This Sorcery?! – Celebrity Pictures, Lol Celebs and Funny Actor and Actress Photos – ROFLrazzi

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