It’s the weekend, and we’re officially into April! If photography’s your thing, check out my new Monthly Photo Challenge word I posted yesterday. I feel like I’m continually wittering on about the weather, but it was a doozy this week.
We broke a 61-year-old rainfall record on Tuesday, with nearly 30 mm of rain (and that didn’t include the rain the day before AND after). After surviving 27 of the last 31 days of rain, it’s safe to say that all “wet” coasters are ready for some sunshine. Let’s hope April brings a lot of it! 🙂
Here’s a few things that caught our eye online this week. Our Saturday Snippets for 01.April.2017.
On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:
- Yes, we’ll admit it. We love cottage cheese!
- Does your favourite nut make the cut? Here’s the healthiest nuts.
- Something for your eyes: Mindful book club. I’ve only read Real Food Fake Food. But some of the other ones look interesting.
- Something for your ears: I love listening to podcasts. S-Town was just released last week (from the same group as This American Life and Serial, both of which are worthy of your listening time). I binge-listened to all seven episodes in 3 days!
- Some may say this has been a long-time coming for Canada.
- Alright, our UK and Aussie relatives – what do you think? We say yes!
On Moby News (aka Sprinter Van Conversion):
- Before the rain started on Monday afternoon, we installed the motor on the awning. Previously, it only had the manual wind-out attachment on it, and the other parts have been in the living room since last summer. Once we get a nice dry day, we can route the cables inside and finish the job.
Shore Power Plug:
- Jonty fabricated a mount for our shore power plug. He cut the aluminum pieces using a plasma CNC, and tig welded the parts together. It turned out really well! He was able to get under the van late this past week to install it.
- We didn’t want to cut a hole in the side of our van, so the shore power plug is mounted underneath the van, on one of the existing struts.
- We’re still trying to figure out a good counter top option for the galley. We’ve ordered a sink, and it should be here mid to late April, so we still have some time to figure things out.
- We’re back and forth between solid surface (like Corian or Formica) or, more likely, solid wood. We’ll see!
Pictures from the week of 01.April.2017:
I had to head into Gastown for a hair cut this week. I think it’s one of my favourite areas in downtown Vancouver. I love the old, restored brick buildings and cobbled streets. Even in the pouring rain, dodging all the tourists and their big umbrellas, I think Gastown always looks good 🙂
I had a site visit in Sechelt yesterday too, and snapped a few pictures from the ferry. I’ll have a few more to share next week, once I download them off the camera. I always love heading over to the Sunshine Coast. It’s a quick 40 minute ferry ride away, and travelling there always makes me feel like it’s the start of a vacation, even though I’m actually working 🙂 While it was a long day, it was a good way to end the week (and the month)!