Friday, September 25, 2009

Did I ever mention I lived in a trailer for most of the 90s?

Well now, I can't believe I have a blog called Rocktown, Indiana, which is a pseudo-self-deprecating, tongue-in-cheek reflection upon the cultural geographics of my life choices, and I've never mentioned the trailer. I spent most of the 1990s in this trailer, and had it been located in some sweet rural woods rather than a trailer park, I'd still be there. It's a 1963_________ I can't remember the brand. The label was right by the door and I saw read it every day. The main part is 10' x 50', with an attached 16" x 20" garage. I visualized what I wanted, scoured the "Trader", and found it, for $1800.
Original turquoise fridge and sink, "banana" breakfast bar. This front area was an open space about 30' long with two of the lofted window areas, and a bumped out area that widen the space.. The back room had a third such window.

I installed a climbing pole and the cats ruled the lofted window areas.

I died when I walked into a fabric store, looking for something cheap to cover the banana bar, and found this. It wasn't cheap, but it was perfect.

This is the only home I've ever really "decorated". I just kept finding the perfect things. The end. (hee-hee. that's Ava's manxy ass coming out of the [original turquoise] sink).


Martin said...

nice place.

Nomi Lubin said...

Wow. This is awesome. And, no I don't think you've mentioned it in all the years I've known you, which must have begun immediately after you stopped living in the trailer.

Um, there is no Rocktown, Indiana, is there. Is that why when I googled it a few weeks ago, it didn't come up except on your blog? Hmm. Can you tell I've never been west of the Westside (of Manhattan)?

Tracy said...

Well, I definitely would have liked living in this THIS trailer! Love the banana bar.

The ones I lived in as a kid were standard issue 70's crap, located in a trailer court and all the attending drama that went along with that. Blech!.

Carla said...

(Spoken breathily)"Rocktown, Indiana is a state of mind."

Tracy, the park was in the process of removing all these older ones, as people sold them, they demanded they be moved. They wanted to make it a uniform park with all those awful beige monstronsities from the 70s and 80s.

I kept battling a roof leak in the back room. One day my neighbor informed me that kids were climbing up and running around on it. No amount of roof patch can combat that abuse.

M.A.H. said...

Nice digs. I'm inspired.

Next thing you're going to tell me is that Rocktown, Indiana is actually the name of your studio in Chelsea.

Carla said...

I'm sorry, I cannot reveal that information.

Nomi Lubin said...

Whoa, that would be crazy crazy. You creating this whole state-of-mind town, complete with lots of photos of a physical place, some of them including you, that is definitely not NYC while the whole time you actually lived some jet set life in NY with a swank studio in Chelsea.

That would creep me out a lot.

Tracy said...

"kids were climbing up and running around on it."

Well, now you are definitely talking my language! I was on more than a few roofs back at old Oak Terrace Estates;)

Carla said...

Everyone feel free to propagate above rumor. I am neither confirming nor denying.

Tracy, I shake my fist at you.

gcs said...

All I have to say is: she's (Carla) that brilliant, so you never know.