The Worst Project of the Year

Posted by Rebecca

The insulation project was completed over the weekend.  And it was the WORST JOB EVER!!

I had 3 brave souls help me – Ethan, Jessica and Lisa.  And fortunately 2 of the 4 of us actually knew what we were doing (I was not one of those 2). 

If you have never done insulation before, let me tell you, other than appearances that pink fiberglass stuff has none of the properties of cotton candy.  It is soft at first, but then morphs into microscopic shards of glass that will leave you itchy and in pain.

But the discomfort of insulation pales in comparison to the horror of crawling under a trailer that has been sitting in the same spot for 53 years.  I’m not sure if I’m more horrified by the fact that my trailer rests upon a spider graveyard/spawning ground or that it sits atop the neighborhood cat toilet. 

We saw no actual spiders but we did see a gazillion dead spiders, cobwebs, and egg sacs.  I didn’t know whether to cry or scream and cry. 

Ethan, who was a total trooper and was under the trailer for the better part of the afternoon, had to wear a mask because of his cat allergies vs. the plethora of cat poop and spray.  At one point I was moved to nausea because of my own smell – I had managed to slither across some goopy cat guck.  It was the WORST!

But we are done!  We did it!  The skirting is insulated!  I don’t think any cat will manage to find its way under my trailer again, and I will be buying a bug bomb ASAP. 

And, you know what?  My trailer does feel a little warmer.  Ahhhhhhhh.

Piecing together the rolls of insulation to make it fit the width of the skirting.

My brave friend, Lisa, facing her biggest fear – spiders.  Now that is friendship!!

Lisa and Jessica, and Ethan’s legs.

Exhausted and over it.

Rebecca Knabe

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2 thoughts on “The Worst Project of the Year

  1. When we did ours, I raked tons of cat poop out, and felt good that its out and gone, and the insulation helps sooooo much its worth it. you will love the warmer results.

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