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Since we have no floor to floor carpets in the bungalow it is a novelty to go into someones new home and breathe in the distinct new carpet scent.
I've heard it makes some people sick. Not me. . .I like it.
When my beloved talked about making a rod out of an old truck .. .
one of my first enquiries was of the interior ride scent.
I'm not a big fan of the Pine Tree's that hang from little strings.
My dad was either a fan of them or not of the other option.
I'm also not a fan of musty smells.
Living in the bungalow with a dirt crawlspace has me keenly aware of such things.
When we've vacated the bungalow for vacations and no one has cooked in my absence we often come home to a musty welcome. I go to great lengths to be sure that all the beds are occupied while we are away.
My beloved assured me that the truck would smell new.
This last summer when we took it out on the road we sat upon our seat that fits the truck perfectly.
Who would have known that finding a perfect seat would be such a challenge.
The back needed to be quite slimline to avoid losing leg space and it needed to have a seat that wasn't too thick so that our heads would show through the windows at the right height while we drove.
The outcome was found at the wreckers.
A seat in good condition that could be reupholstered.
He scrubbed the cover down for immediate use and we drove around with the interior lacking carpet and new upholstery. While it did not smell musty with new paint .. .
it also did not provide me with new carpet scent.
This winter he got a few quotes and quickly came back to the drawing board to look for other options.
His latest do it yourself project has been the carpet.
He measured . ..and fit and laid it down.
He has done a bit of hand sewing which I have scrutinized and declared well done.
The seat .. .which did go to the shop will be home soon.
The sun has been out the last few days.
Once the roads are free of calcium and sand. .. .
we'll be back to cruising. . .
with the distinct scent of fresh carpets.
As with all my 1950 Mercury Truck posts .. .this one is also for documentation purposes.
You just never know when someone will want to know the whole story.
all for now ...