In 1973, Maude was purchased used by Alpenrose Dairy. For those of you who've been in Portland a long time, this should be a familiar name! I wonder what she did during the years they had her? Did she travel the country? Did she just hang out and serve as some sort of office? Did she take the Alpenrose family on road trips? That part we won't get to know. What we do know is that in 1986, Maude was gifted to another one of her previous owners as a retirement present! I wonder what sort of condition she was in at that point, already a spunky 27 year-old! Then when that gentleman passed, his son inherited her. She lived in his field for many years, and when it was clear he was going to be unable to bring her back to her glory, she was purchased by a friend of mine who had dreams of making her shine again! But you know how life goes, life changes, dreams shift and Maude sat in her field for several years - Until the day I mentioned that I was looking for an Airstream to turn into my new acupuncture practice space! Then Maude came home to live with us :)
In the meantime, Maude's title hadn't been transferred since 1973! I called DMV to see what the process would be to correct the situation - turns out that since she was so old they had purged her record from the system in what the guy told me on the phone was "The Great Purge of 1999." Luckily, he was able to go into the old system and he found her! So he rebuilt her record. Then it was a matter of bringing all of the documentation I had on her (which wasn't much!) so that they can create and issue a new title for her :)
It'll be a little while until it's all OFFICIAL official, but it's official! It's a girl! ;)
All in all, this week was a mixed-bag. DMV went WAY smoother than I had expected, while the windows were much more frustrating than anticipated, so it all evens out!
Our next step is to patch holes in the aluminum. We've got aluminum ordered and it should arrive before the weekend!
Until next time! <3 Becca