Alice Anne Renovations

Day 351

So…it’s day 351, and it’s been some time since I’ve updated the blog about my lovely 1960’s lady, Alice Anne. Living by the seat of my crazy pants for almost a year now. Let’s review this shit show…

  • July 2018 – Adopted Alice Anne, formerly known as Maybelline.
  • September 2018 – Lost my job of twenty-years.
  • January 2019 – My business partner in crime, and chief Airstream engineer, was diagnosed with a life-threatening spinal column infection the same week my mom fell ill.
  • February-May 2019 – A blur in between mommying, trying to re-kickstart my art career and not ending up in an insane asylum or Alcoholics Anonymous. All the while, administering a high dosage of antibiotics to Kevin every morning for 3 months. Ya know, just normal, every day kinda shit.
  • May 2019 – Kevin’s infection left the building.
  • June 2019 – Broke ground on a special collaboration in Salem County, New Jersey with Hens & Honey Shoppe Owner, Valerie Robinson, to bring my toaster circus on wheels to South Jersey later this Summer.
  • July 6, 2019 – Floor finally installed inside of Alice Anne.
It's Day 351 of Airstream Restoration at the Toaster Adrift and at long last, the new floor has been installed. It's time for a happy dance.

Move Over Crazy

Ok, now that we’ve gotten the major crazy outta the way, here we are. All of Alice’s internals are sitting in the garage, sans her new, and very sexy, shower (that’s en route from Canada, home of my very helpful Northern neighbors.)

A LOT has happened since first purchasing Alice, and we’re not just talking about the crazy life altering shit. She herself was gutted and had her frame completely refurbished wherever necessary. I simply don’t believe in putting lipstick on a pig. And don’t get me wrong. I actually love little piggies. But when you need the peace of mind that only a proper trailer restoration will provide, you will go to great effort (and great expense) to do things the right way, the first time.

Day 351 in South Jersey

But today, at long last on Day 351…the new floor finally went in!!! That my friends, is a good day.

In the upcoming weeks I’m finally going to start blogging about specific aspects of her restoration, aka “necessary nerd talk,” i.e. plumbing, tanks, floors, frames, why you should be wary of white, etc. But in the meantime, enjoy the following labor of love happening as we speak here in South Jersey.