Before the camper could be insulated, there was some work to be done. First, it needed to be dug out of the snow. I almost got my truck stuck in the axle deep mud hiding under the dense old snow. (This was March), the shoulder season of melt water almost flowing underneath heavy snow . … Continue reading Camper reno: adventures in fiberglass
The carving was long and hard and exhausting. It didn’t look very good, and it was tough sawing away, really tough to work with arms overhead for so long. On the bright side, it improved greatly when it was painted.
In keeping with a long tradition of living in a construction site the moment it could loosely be called shelter, we moved in and started sleeping in the camper.
Every day we moved all the bedding out so that I could use the bedframe for a workbench, and then moved it back in at night.
The foam is very dense and stiff. It resists being cut or chipped out, and it won’t tear at all. It has a great deal of shear strength. It will break the blade of a boxcutter. The real tool we found for it was a stiff putty knife. Then I can cut and chip out chunks.
I liked the colour a lot. Light peach, and the texture was nubbly in places and more rounded in others. Very much like a cave. I planned to leave the surface as is, cavelike and peaceful peach
My list has two sections: eight things I intend to do daily, and eleven things that I want to do 1-3x per week. When I execute one, I get to stick one of my fancy glitter stars over the hopeful little grey placeholder. The satisfaction of doing this is all out of proportion.
I was ecstatic about the coroplast. Instead of creating little caves when the sides go up, the insides of the cabinets are flooded with natural light still. You can see everywhere in it! This is not to be underestimated.
While the chassis was gone on its welding and powdercoating improvement journey, the egg was “up on blocks”, and its time for the body work. We went out to get our supplies, and learning from the last stage, to do preliminary research on the cost of painting the egg after it was all prepared. Insert … Continue reading Great body! Bondo and sanding
Just as I’m about to leave for my ridiculous mission, the sun warms the grass and the air seems full of life and I’m touched with enthusiasm for rending and tearing and building. I’ve been so buried in work I haven’t wanted to force anything else into my overcrowded brain. But I had a look … Continue reading
It’s SO much easier to say “We lived in a tent for a month”, rather than say “Here we are in the tent!”, over and over, for a month.