Hello all and welcome back! I feel like I haven’t talked to you all in a very long time! Mariah and Matt has left to go off and do their tour and Pam is back at ACC so we are basically on our own. While being on our own we have come so far! Just last week we built a bench that is apart of the couch and this week we are painting. Our guess is that we will finish building by the end of April and I think that would be amazing because I’m super excited to finish and see the transformation. I honestly feel that this airstream is so beautiful now and it’s just great. I’m too excited and I can’t wait for all the teachers to see their ideas put into a real life product.
Last week we were building and I split wood so many times! It was so frustrated and it just happened so many times that I just couldn’t. Then I finally got the wood in the right place with the nail and it stopped splitting. When wood splits its because the wood is too wide and the screw isn’t the right size. But, we had ran out of the right screws so we had to use them anyways. Which wasn’t bad at all but it was more difficult than just having everything done the right way. But, I think being in the engineering pathway and being a problem solver you just go with it because no matter what happens, you’re still going to find a way around the problem. Or an even better way to fix the problem. We did finish our bench, and we were the first ones and it was just a great experience to build with people other than my group because then I get to see how other people learn and it was just fun! I learned that Lucy is very determine and eagar and she really knows what she is doing! And after all the hard work and sweat and splitting wood, we were finished and felt very victorious and that caused for a cute picture with Pam!
This weekend Itzel and a bunch of others and I came and worked on the trailer. I luckily got to take out nails from the wood. So, one of the teachers from our school had a closet made with cedar wood, which is this gorgeous expensive wood that is just too much for us to get and donated it to us! Which is amazing because if we would have got it, it would have been over 1,000 dollars but we got this for free! Very grateful for it because I saw how the girls attached it to the bench and it’s just so beautiful. We had to ply the nails that were in there out, they had been hammered in better good and then afterwards we had to sand it and then wipe it down/ clean it. They turned out great! The excitement is rising. I said I luckily got to do all of that because I got the chance to go paint in the trailer, which I hadn’t been in the trail since last week and it’s just gorgeous.
The trailer is actually just coming together so well and we got the chosen theme and it was Gus and Emma’s Morocco theme and it’s just a beautiful choice. We are going to have the two curves a yellow and the walls are old white with those blue tiles you see on the side at the top of the ceiling.We’re using paint with no VOE, and that means that it is odorless and it’s better for the environment. The chalk paint is a way to save money because with it, we don’t need a primer or anything special. It’s just going to stick onto the wall. We are also having an engineering painting in there by us, which is a good surprise, you don’t want to miss the finished product and nor do I! I’m just so excited for the finished product and we have put so much work into it.