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.
Standard size doors installed.
Installed baseboards and trim around doors.
Elizabeth’s dressing room/closet.
1987 Bonnell Mobile Home
Till next time!
“My sun sets to rise again.”- Elizabeth Barrett Browning