You know how...sometimes....you have an ideal scenario in your mind, like, say, that you have purchased a well loved trailer from a sweet couple in need of assistance at a bad time in life. And you think... what a lovely job they did on the trailer, so much love put into every stitch and paint brush stroke. Then the guru peels away the layers (literally) and you start finding strange anomalies that lead to questions like...why the foil on the insulation, why the extra ventilation, why the mould and why the extreme amount of electrical wiring and plugs for such a small space???
Theory to these questions - a grow op! Yes, the theory that has arisen is that our sweet Tilley was once a grow op. For those innocent souls who have never heard this term it simply means an operation set up for the growing of marijuana. You can find more information here http://www.nrps.com/community/marijuana.asp and here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grow_houses I also found that we are not alone in our little Boler having a shady past http://www.flickr.com/photos/15127568@N00/199087041/
Now we have no idea if the owners before us possibly used Tilley in such a manner or perhaps the people before them. The owners before us certainly may have bought Tilley with the insulation and wiring already in place and thought "Hey! Extra goodies included in the price, how nice."......just like we did.
Luckily our guru is a gentleman of many talents and has already removed the foiled insulation and the mould and will be removing the excess electrical wiring before recovering the interior.
Which brings me to some good news not involving illegal substances - the material he ordered to redo Tilley's interior has arrived! We should have her back within a week or two! She will be dressed and ready for the first of the steampunk accessories we have waiting for her....and you can be sure there will be no plants of any nature within, just myself and my mechanic.