Well, it’s been a disheartening news week, with Charlottesville and Barcelona. With the number of articles and accounts I’ve read of people raising their voices against these atrocities, let’s hope something good will come of it.
Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 19.August.2017.
On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:
- We’re adding this zucchini and halloumi salad to our weekend goals.
- Will you be (safely!) watching the solar eclipse on Monday? I distinctly remember one that happened when I was a kid, maybe 7 or 8 years old? Dad came home at lunch time, and he used a pair of binoculars and white paper so that we could watch the eclipse without actually burning our retinas. Dad – do you remember this?
- Free wi-fi is coming to rest stops in BC! A slow process, but quite exciting, if you find yourself stopped in the middle of nowhere.
- 3 self-defence moves us ladies should know.
- I’ve started in on the bullet-journal trend (or the bujo, if you’re really hip to the game… I am not…). I started at the beginning of August. So far, so good! Anyone else on this bandwagon?
- The craziest traffic intersection in the world. Oh my goodness! Once you look at the cars for a bit, take a look at the pedestrians. Life in hands, I tell you!
On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):
- We’re still in operation water-tank mode and Jonty is still in the process of putting it all together. This week, he has been working on getting all the systems set up and connected inside the van. It’s been a week of designing and many, many trips to Home Depot and Greenline… 🙂
- The idea is to have things like the water pump, water heater, hot / cold water lines, etc., fixed onto a board similar to our electrical board. It’s attached to the frame of the wheel well on the passenger side.
- As of yesterday, enough of the plumbing system was connected together, to try filling the tank and running city water through, but Jonty needed more than one pair of hands to do this, and I was working… Perhaps a test this weekend?
- I’m slowly working on the curtains. The two in the bedroom are finished, as well as the one above the kitchen sink. Next on the list is the one for the sliding door, Jonty added the track for it this week, so no excuses now!
- The curtains are three layers – black fabric facing toward the windows, a blue / turquoise linen fabric facing inside the van, and a layer of insulating material in between.
- I’ve been on the hunt for RV insurance (finally!). Because we’re a van conversion, and not a factory-manufactured RV, we’re in this grey zone of insurance. The companies I’ve spoken to so far can’t seem to categorize us appropriately. I’m waiting for a few people to get back to me, so I’m sure I’ll find something sooner or later!
- With that said, if you read this blog, and you’ve done your own RV conversion, and you’re based out of Canada – where do you get your insurance from?