Well hello, March! You sneak up so quickly after a short February 🙂
Here’s a few things that caught our eye online, our Saturday Snippets for 04.March.2017.
On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:
- Margo Hayes becomes the first woman to send a 5.15a. The expression on her face says it all!
- Summer or winter, we love to eat salad. During the winter, it’s often warm (lots of roasted veggies!). We have a few roasted cauliflower salads on the blog; I love the look of the dressing for this one. It might have to be added to our rotation!
- Snack-attack. Don’t these Pistachio Oat Squares look so tasty?
- The top 10 scams in Canada last year. Hopefully you haven’t fallen victim!
- The secrets to happiness. We’ve been trying actively to accomplish many of these!
On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):
I had a few days off this week, and we were able to finish a couple of major projects.
- We finally insulated the remainder of the van interior (well, 98% of it). We wanted to get that done before putting up the wall panels. Do you know how many nooks and crannies and crevices and awkward, seemingly-hidden areas there are to shove insulation into? Answer: A lot. But it’s done, and my lower back can stop spasming now 🙂
Foam-backed vinyl panels:
- We also finished covering the wall and ceiling panels (at least, the ones that we’ve CNC’d). The foam-backed vinyl we’ve used gives the walls a nice soft touch.
- We spent a few hours last weekend figuring out a folding technique that would make the corners less bulky, then Jonty drew up a template for me to use. This saved a pile of time when cutting the corners out! We made the decision to peel off some of the foam around the edges we were folding over, then used 3M 90 adhesive spray for the gluing.
- We’re super happy with how it’s coming along! We still have more panels to go (in the ceiling corners, and at the front) but I think it’s going to make the van feel quite cozy when it’s all installed 🙂
Pictures from 04.March.2017:
We had snow. Again. On the last day of February. Granted, it only lasted for a few hours in the morning. But still! Those poor little daffodil shoots won’t know what hit them! And then we had rain. A lot of rain. The van work got a bit soggy, but we were treated to a sunset at the end of our week. And somehow, a good unexpected sunrise will make you forget all the other weather 🙂