Last blog, 1987 Bonnell Mobile Home

Dale and I are closing this chapter of our lives and look forward to the next chapter!




Hello everyone!  This will be my last blog about our 1987 Bonnell mobile home renovation!  For the past 5 years we have been remodeling a single wide mobile home and I was amazed how it was turning out!  I’ve learned through this whole process that you can do just about anything to a mobile home as you can with a home on a foundation!  For example, we’ve added walls, moved walls, added floor baseboards and trim!  We’ve replaced floors, kitchen counters, bathroom vanities, toilets, updated all light fixtures, etc.  Dale even replaced the front and back doors with a standard size door.  Did I mentioned paint?  We have definitely done our share of painting!

We were in the last stages of replacing bedroom floors when our home flooded.  We live near the Brazos river and on May 28, 2016 the river went over it’s banks.  The river was already high due to one of the wettest seasons ever, which made it the perfect storm for this historical event to take place.  Most homes in our neighborhood flooded along with many more homes near the Brazos river.

We wish very much that we could finish our renovation.  After evaluating the damages we would have to start all over again!  We cannot physically or financially do that!  Dale and I agreed that we don’t want to go backwards.  You might be wondering like most of our friends and family, “what are we going to do?”  Well, after going over all options we feel the best step is to purchase another mobile home.  We feel this would be the most affordable path to take.  There is a particular model we are looking at and if your willing to stick with us, I will reveal that information later.  You know I gotta keep you in suspense! Ha-ha!

Dale and I are closing this chapter of our lives and we look forward to the next chapter!  I want to take this time to thank everyone for all your words of encouragement and prayers sent our way!  We so appreciate it very much!  Please know that we are doing well.  Throughout this whole situation we have done a lot of soul searching and know that God has a plan for us.  I leave you with pictures of our home and I hope we have inspired you to make your home your own.


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Front Door

Standard size doors installed.


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Curb Appeal

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Light Fixtures

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Installed baseboards and trim around doors.

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Chair Rail

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Elizabeth’s dressing room/closet.

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Kitchen Pantry

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Kitchen Island

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1987 Bonnell Mobile Home

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Till next time!

“My sun sets to rise again.”- Elizabeth Barrett Browning





11 comments on “Last blog, 1987 Bonnell Mobile Home”

  1. I am glad that you and your family are safe.  While it is easy to say that material things can be replaced, it still hurts to realize that your home has been destroyed after all of the sweat and tears that went into it.  Will you still stay at your current location?  If so, I hope that your new home can be raised enough above the flood level that your home will not be impacted should the Brazos flood again. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and looking forward to reading your blogs about your new home in the near future.


    1. Thank you Sandra! Yes we plan to stay at our current location, we own the property and we really love where we live. I guess I now understand people who live along the coast! Lol! We will definitely raise our future home, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I did not know if I wanted to continue my blog, but I believe the next stages of our new home will be interesting so I plan to blog about it! Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂


  2. I’m so sorry. At least you all are safe. It makes sense to start over with a newer home. All the systems, HVAC, wiring are probably ruined. At least you documented all the wonderful work you and your husband achieved. Is this the end of your blog? I would love to see what you eventually move on to. Your talent and abilities are still intact.


    1. We went over all options and NEW is the way we want to go. Were tired! Lol! We don’t want to do major renovations any longer. I think we will have fun just doing things to our home that are more cosmetic, which will be neat to make it our own! I will continue with my blog and hope you will stick with us on our next journey! 🙂 Thank you!


  3. I am so sorry to hear that your beautiful creation was not salvageable. I can’t imagine what you and your community went through. Thank you for sharing your journey so far and I look forward to seeing your new renovation venture.


  4. Aw Elizabeth….you and Dale did such beautiful work on your country home! Can’t wait to see what you do with your new home! May the Lord be with you….God Bless you my friend!


  5. From what I know about both of you, I have so much faith in your plans together. While I enjoyed your creativity, talent, and lovely choices with this home, I also smiled that there is this wonderfully spiritual and caring couple who know how to make the best of each day….and who love each other very much. My best wishes to you and Dale!


  6. I am hoping you can use some of the beautiful fixtures you and Dale installed in your new home. I will keep a look out for your new blog.


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