I am truly embarrassed to admit that yes, after saying I was going replace the floor and rebuild the Aliner, then saying I was not going to rebuild it, then saying I was, then stating emphatically I wasn’t… several times…. I am now gutting it and planning to rebuild it.
The economy is the reason. I don’t DARE go into debt with the US on the verge of default. And even if they don’t default, the debt is so unsustainable no matter what they do that we will eventually crash.
Also, I prayed about it and asked God for specific direction on whether to rebuild it or not. The next day I was looking at campers on the net and studying floorplans when I got that awful feeling that I can only relate to the extreme mental warning I get when I am thinking about camping someplace unsafe for the night. I have learned when I feel that warning not to try to rationalize it away, but to get out of there as quickly as I can.
Later, I walked out into the Aliner and felt the most profound sense of peace. All of the sudden the idea of gutting it and rebuilding it didn’t seem overwhelming. I analyzed what I actually need in a camper, and the answers are a safe place to sleep, a bathroom, a refrigerator, and a place to fix coffee and cook light meals. And the Aliner really can have everything I need. I had just wanted bling.
So, due to the extreme heat, I am only working on the camper for two hours a day. I do whatever I can get done in those two hours, then call it a day. It’s going to take a while, but I’m not on a schedule. The only deadline I have is our trip home for Thanksgiving. And I’m sure I’ll have it redone by then.