For the past week my head has been buried in the desert sands of Southern California and Arizona...while I've worked I've thought of nothing else but heading to the desert. I'd say it's getting pretty close to that departure date. Now with the van 98% finished it's even harder to resist the pull of warm weather and sunshine.
A lot has happened in the past week (two weeks? I can't keep track) since we returned from our family Christmas in Alberta. The electrical is 100% done, thank heavens. I managed to wire all my lights backwards and thus had to fix that problem. I thought that I had somehow managed to wreck my fantastic fan while installing it and after pulling all the wiring out and testing everything I found out that I had to crank up the hatch for the fan to start. DOH!!! The interior lights are the perfect temperature and really give us a ton of light. The fridge was installed and I built a new shelf above one of the windows for a little extra storage. The van is getting closer and closer to that home status that I'm so excited about.
In addition to all the fun interior work I did, I also got some exterior stuff out of the way. A job a serious avoiding was my exterior lights. I've learned the hard way in the past that venturing into the desert at without good lighting can be a frustrating endeavor. This is why I kept all the auxiliary lighting off my truck and have now installed it on my vans roof rack. The wiring wasn't too bad, although getting my body under the dash so that I could see where I was running the wire was definitely a challenge.