|The RV Purse Museum being prepped for paint in its new home in Tucson.|
It's been quite a while since we posted, but we have some great news to share, along with a story about some literal bumps in the road.
2019 was the year we decided to move from Simi Valley, California to Tucson, Arizona. These plans derailed our work on the Rolling Vintage Purse Museum.
We sold our home in California in early 2020, and then Covid happened. We were very lucky that the sale went through, considering the circumstances.
We lived in our trailer (not the vintage Land Commander, but a modern travel trailer!) on a friend's property for just a few weeks until we found the perfect mid-century home in Tucson in April 2020.
And here we are!
But, as we said, there were some bumps. We had a very difficult time getting a reliable transport company to move our trailer and its tow vehicle, a 1960 Chevy panel truck, from California to Arizona. In fact, the first company we hired broke the radiator drain plug trying to get the truck onto the wrong-size ramp. Through a field. In the dark. 🙄
When we finally found a company that seemed a little better, they managed to deliver the vintage truck and trailer to our new home in Tucson. Wow, were we relieved to see them show up!
Then the driver told us that somewhere between California and Arizona, the entire viewing window--which Mike painstakingly created incorporating the original Aristocrat Land Commander glass window--had flown off. The driver noticed it was missing when he pulled over to take a break from driving. Hence, the literal bump--or bumps--or something like that--in the road, shaking loose our window and flinging it into the desert somewhere.
Well, by now you know our intrepid Mike. The trailer already has a new viewing window, unfortunately without the original glass, but still there for us to remove when we have our handbag exhibits, hopefully starting some time this year.
He also put more of the rubberized coating on the top, front and back of the trailer and is getting ready to paint it. The panel truck will be painted to match. Stay tuned for more updates!