Latest project ~ a new faucet!

My most favorite remodeling project in the past two months has been the replacement of the kitchen and bathroom faucets!  The old faucets were made of plastic and were frankly just cheap.  They leaked water and were pretty bad.  Unfortunately faucet connections in an RV are a bit different than in a house but with the expert mechanical knowledge of my amazing hubby he was able to get it to work and give me the faucet I wanted!  A little ingenuity goes a long way! 🙂  Here are some before and after photos of my new kitchen faucet.  We replaced the bathroom one as well but that wasn’t nearly as exciting. LOL

Here is the original faucet (pretty icky and too short to do anything with):

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And here we go – taking out old faucet!!  That was a project!

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And the pretty new one!!

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One of the next projects we have lined up is a new sink!  We want a single bowl style that is deeper than what we have now.  The current sink is so shallow that water tends to splatter everywhere when washing dishes.  Ugh.  But that is later on down the line.  It works for now.

And for those of you who are curious about the bathroom faucet here is a before and after shot.  I didn’t get any “in between” shots, sorry!  🙂

Before:

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And after (much better!!):

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We also added an Oxygenics shower head.  What a HUGE difference in water pressure it makes!  We are on a well where we are and the water pressure isn’t the greatest and with our Girard water heater pressure makes a difference in water temp.  The shower head is AWESOME.  Best $25 spent in a long time.

Our next post will be about our new toad we purchased – and our new DEBT FREE lifestyle!  We will be going in depth about why we chose this life and what it means for our future.

Thanks for reading and we love responding to all your questions!  Keep ’em coming!! 🙂

Shelly & Mark ~ Boondock or Bust!

Time flies!

Oh my goodness!  My how the time flies when you’re having fun!!  I can not believe it’s been more than 2 months since my last blog post.  So much has happened in that time I don’t even know where to begin!  I guess it’s best to begin at the beginning. 🙂

As of December 27, 2012 we have been living full time in the RV.  We sold the last of our belongings, got everything moved out of the house and here we are!  We are in a beautiful spot that only has two other RV’s on it and includes a private island and water/marsh views galore!  We could not have chosen a better spot to start our adventure.  Since we need to stay in this area until our daughter finishes college we wanted something that was more private and I will tell you, driving around and doing a little research sure pays off!

We found this location strictly by chance.  It is just down the road from one of the most premier locations in the low country of South Carolina.  It is right on the May River and the surrounding marshland offers a large variety of wildlife!    Here are a few photos that highlight our new space:

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We are very lucky to be where we are.  The local campgrounds do not offer much in the way of parking spaces (too close together!) and our current location allows us a very short drive to work.  Best of both worlds!

We were also able to build a deck at our space to make it more “homey” and to also get away from the dirt – we reused wood from an old deck at our house and it sure makes a huge difference!

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I’m sure whoever follows in our location will be very happy to have this deck.  The best part is that it didn’t cost us much to build!

We haven’t posted much simply because we’ve just been living and working.  Saving money so when the day comes we can hit the road!  We’ve adjusted very well to living in such a small space and we find that it has brought us closer together.  Our animals love it as well – our cat Shine especially loves all the windows! 🙂

There is a lot more to share but I don’t want to drag this post out forever.  We have some new updates on the RV to share as well as the new toad we bought.  That will follow shortly.

Until then… happy trails!

Shelly & Mark ~ Boondock Or Bust!