It's been almost about 22 days straight of van build and I'm proud to say, I'm almost done. This weekend I have finalized the wood build portion of the van build, which means I am no longer building anything structural, I am no longer designing anything new, I have more or less driven my last screw and cut my last piece of wood. Guaranteed I will be eating my words in a few days, but I have my hopes that that won't be the case. This past week has been filled with rainfall so pretty much every day I was pulling out the tarp, setting it up, working for the day then pulling it all down. The days that had a little less rain I made sure to get as much work done as possible outside the confines of my tent building area. I've wired all my lights, fantastic fan, plugins, fuse panels, inverter etc, all I have yet to wire is my solar which I'm waiting for a sunny day to drill holes through the roof. So, really, all I have left to do is sand and make minor adjustments. I'm left with a few weeks to mull through all the things I could do better instead of leaving and thinking about it all on the road where my ability to do anything about those things is limited. I'm expecting that when it's time to leave I will be 100% (or at least 90%) ready to leave. The excitement is definitely building...
In my last blog I left with the kitchen just being started. In the time between then and now I finished the basic shell of the kitchen, built the electrical panel & water storage cabinet and began framing the back wall.
There was a lot of exposed metal still in the van so I decided I'd cover it up.
When I write my next blog the van should be lit, have solar, dual batteries and a working refrigerator!