I know that when I say “Basecamp” you’re probably envisioning us lounging in some exotic locale, “glamping” on a romantic African safari. Ahhh, wouldn’t that be nice. Alas, no … at least, not yet.
If you’ve been tagging along with us for awhile, you know that when we recently returned from our second RTW, we stumbled across a surprising find in the Southeast USA – a little, inexpensive one-bedroom condo that would suit us perfectly. We could live there, visit with our families and friends, then turn the key to go traveling anytime with no worries. So we bought it and decided to name it “Basecamp Gallivance.”
There was only one catch – it was a total wreck.
Years of neglect and a flood from a broken water main had done serious damage. But since we are veterans of many previous house renovations, we decided to tackle the challenge. It required:
Parking our rolling backpacks (only temporarily).
Moving some stuff out of storage (and a stop for some liquid motivation).
Creating endless lists and diagrams.
Making a total mess.
Hammering … well, everything!
Painting miles and miles of walls, ceilings, trim, and cabinets.
Laying a new tile floor and baseboards,
Constructing bar tops.
And installing lights in tricky places.
Now, as of yesterday, the last piece in the “kitchen puzzle” has been put in place and it’s done! Finally! We can’t tell you how thrilled we are to finally have a working kitchen sink, and we’ll show you the results next week.
If you’re curious about our Letters from Basecamp Gallivance Series, these posts will give you a flavor … or look for Basecamp Gallivance under the top menu tab titled Global Cottage.
Photo Credit: 1. Courtesy of Yellowstone Under Canvas http://www.mtundercanvas.com/