Started the partition at 9 this morning and finished at 10:30 tonight. I am so tired but I learned a lot. The walls are insulated with three layers of 1/2 polypro and left over cork. Hooray for left over insulation Tetris #vanlife #vanbuild #astrovanlife I have a ceiling, floor, and partition. Next up... walls. gonna take a week off cause this about killed me lol.
The smaller side is tight. But I forgot the placement by the time I got to homedepot and now I'm not sure pocket doors will work. It's all good... I have ideas. #vanlife #vanbuild #astrovanlife
The bulkhead partition was a pain in the arse. I took my design to Chase and he helped me think it though and cut the beams. It's totally over built but the 2x4's were free and 2x3's didn't fit the brackets I had. #vanlife #vanbuild #astrovanlife
I still don't have a camera but I've worked so hard this past week that I had to share. Pardon the photo quality. #vanlife #vanbuild #astrovanlife
Remember the awesome Oso Flaco's Luna sent me last year after I killed my several year old Leadville Pacers. Well, I killed them in a year. Should have taken a pic but I was busy and tossed them. Been wearing the brand for years and thinking of trying a pair of @earthrunners, @unshoes_footwear or @shammas. Any other options? Review? I've worn xero shoes before but want something a tad more polished, I like that diagnal front strap look too, need vegan. #barefootshoes #barefootsandals
Thinking I took that turn too fast dispite being under the speed limit. I hate these plastic cupboards. They are constantly falling apart and I have no idea how so many others love them. Luckily, the floor will be in next week so I can start in on the rest. I'm re-thinking about the rest of the build more and more. More cabinets or less stuff. Especially in light of wanting to spend time in zen residency and old van needs periodic work. The ability to move out in 2 bags or less on a dime would be great. Original plan was to cover the back side windows with cabinets, the passenger seat with a slide out cabinet and kitchen behind the driver seat. But after camping, I like my rear windows. And I like the wide space to meditate. I like the idea of building my kitchen at sitting kneeling height too... In Flux. Ideas?
TLDR: coconut oil gave me a perfect shave. ~ Everytime I shave my head I struggle with razor burn. It's better with a safety razor but my skin still gets irritated since I have eczema. I'd prefer to shave every couple days but wait a week or two just to allow my head to heal. Switched from a cream or shaving soap to shaving with coconut oil. No burn, irritation nadda. Much closer too. Wish I'd tried this sooner.
Sleeves to go. Deciding on length is hard but I'm glad I didn't return that crazy light ball for a ball that matched better.
And we just found a 100 Sq foot roll of cork underlayment return that isn't in their system with a crazy price. They just gave it to me 20 bucks. Everythitg happens for a reason.
Jonathan at #lowes in kingston rocked it. Pre-ordered my floor and it's gonna be gorgeous. Still no floor for another week though *sighs*
The day completely got away from me, and then I got called into work. So giving in and went to Yum Yum noodle instead of trying to track down propane at this hour. Looks delicious.
When vanity and attachment collide with the messages of the universe. The spirit will always win. I'll miss locs and would have loved my freeform journey more each year, but my hair cannot be the thing that keeps me from my journey.
Switched to slats for more storage under the bed. I'm gonna miss the comfy rope bed but this van is too small to loose 2-3 inches to the hammocking. #vanlife #astrovanlife so many screws *back to the grind*
That moment when you give up on the weather and just f*cking cut the wood inside the van. The dash is making a decent sawhorse #vanlife #astrovanlife
I have learned that I am no better with spray paint... And when running out of said paint having the worst side in the back is awesome. #DamnItsRaining #WillPaintDryInTheRain #vanlife #oops
OH. MY. GOD.i just found the most 80's vintage knitting book ever! Guess who's rocking a sweater dress next year lol #notjoking
Hahahaha, what's missing? The subconscious expectation that I need to be prepared for a second party. Bam... Square footage just increased by almost 25% now to move the under seat tray to the driver seat, and remove this nasty carpet. Next week is gonna be a long one.