Oh, and I still have to sort through everything in the lower compartments and leave behind anything we haven't used in the last year or so. There won't be much though, so it won't take very long to do. But the big flooring job is pretty much done. I still have a couple of small trim pieces to install, but other than that, here's the finished product...
Entrance steps - before
Entrance steps - after
Very happy with the way the entrance steps came out. There's almost a little too much brass trim though. Almost looks a little too rich for Sherman, but it makes a good first impression!
The bathroom was a lot of work. Building the boxes that go over the pipes and wires was a bit of a job, as was cutting and trimming all the wood and flooring to fit around everything. But whoever decided to put carpet in a bathroom was not thinking, and it had to go!
Bathroom - before. (I actually forgot to take a "before" picture of the bathroom and this one is from 4 years ago when we first met Sherman.)
Bathroom - after
And so the carpet is now gone from the entrance through to the bathroom. New carpet is in the dining/living area so the only old carpet left is up in the driving area and the bedroom.
Floor - before
Floor - after
Floor - after
Today will be spent in final preparation. Not sure when we'll make it back to Canada, but I know that I won't miss it. We have set things up so that Sherman can remain in Mexico up until the summer of 2014 if we want him to, so our next return to Canada will be by plane. Whiskey is 15 years old, so she will likely never return to Canada. Hopeful that friends and family will come and visit us in Mexico, we would so much enjoy showing people the Mexico that you never hear about. Either way, we'll be showing you that Mexico right here!