Saturday Snippets: 19.August.2017

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:

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):

RV Plumbing:

  • 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. | Sprinter van conversion - plumbing

  • 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? | Sprinter van conversion - plumbing | Sprinter van conversion - plumbing

RV curtains:

  • 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. | Srinter van conversion - making curtains | Srinter van conversion - making curtains

RV Insurance:

  • 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?

Happy Weekend!


  1. I don’t remember the binoculars and white paper. I thought I had borrowed welding lenses from work to watch it. Do you remember driving into a car with your bike when you had your head down so you won’t see the sun?

    1. Yes, I do!! The teachers had us so petrified of staring into the sun that day! Everytime there’s a solar eclipse, I think about that day with the binoculars. It was on the deck, just outside the family room addition… 😊

  2. Moira, your Saturday Snippets are a great part of my Saturdays! I look forward to reading it every week and find myself checking early to see if its been posted yet!!!

    1. Ha, I’m glad you like them!! Perhaps I’ll have to start scheduling them earlier for you 😉

  3. That’s a super cool photo of you with the ‘wing wall’. And my sister and I stayed up super late one night watching people on youtube make their bullet journals. It was super satisfying to look at various beautifully finished bullet journals for some reason. Yours is cute! I don’t have the patience to make my own bullet journals or the creativity!

    And the 3 self-defense moves will now be in the back of my mind..maybe I’ll test them out on Mark ahaha.

    1. It’s crazy how much time people put into their journals! I’m definitely not that creative either (or have the time for it!) but I like browsing them, too 😉

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