My week-and-a-half long shift of helping my mom take care of my dad is over, and I made the trek back down to good ‘ol Glendale today. The six hour drive gave me plenty of time to ruminate over this living in a van idea.
I spent the first couple hours visualizing how to install insulation and a plywood lining inside a high top. Insulation shouldn’t be too hard. The surfaces will be flat and broad, so my only concerns are what type of insulation to choose and how to adhere it, if it needs adhering.
The plywood lining, however, could be difficult. The guys over at Fiberine are willing to construct it for only a couple hundred dollars, but I’m not sure how they’ll work with the insulation. I’m also wondering what grade of plywood and what type of wood they typically use. A quick visit to their shop is slated for Monday morning, so I’ll hopefully get some answers.
While I pondered the possibilities of fiberglass and wood, I kept an eye out for interesting vehicles out on the road. An extended Ford E-350 passenger van caught my eye. As it passed, I glanced up to gauge it’s size.
HOLY BATMAN, I’M SUPPOSED TO FIT A BED, A UTILITY SINK, A FRIDGE, A MICROWAVE, MY DOG, AND MY ENTIRE LIFE INTO THAT THING? AM I FREAKIN’ NUTS?????
And YES is really the only answer I could come up with. But I’ve seen people do it, and they’re the happiest, friendliest bunch I think I’ve ever met. Why not go for the adventure while I’m inspired to do it? If I hate it, conventional living will always be there waiting for me.