The weekend wasn’t as productive as I hoped it would be, but so it goes. Saturday morning was spent unloading supplies that were brought up from Los Angeles last week. The most daunting task of the day was figuring out how to get the gigantic and ridiculously heavy countertop that I bought from Ikea out of the van. If I had known how heavy it was when I bought it, I never would have bought it. Thankfully, it will eventually have a giant utility sink-sized hole cut out of it, so maybe the weight won’t be such a big issue.
In order to proceed with work on the van I had to figure out how to get the stupid ridiculously heavy countertop out of the van by myself. I knew I’d eventually have to trim part of it off, so I used that to my advantage. My solution: trim it inside the van and lighten the load.
It worked, but in all honesty I did kind of hurt my back with all that stooping and heavy lifting. As a result, physical labor kind of came to an end for the weekend … But not before testing out the 30 gallon fresh water tank.
I grabbed the tank, sat her next to the hose, and filled ‘er up. Yay! It doesn’t leak! And then I realized just how dumb I really am. I could scarcely move a 77 pound countertop. How the hell was I supposed to move a 240 pound tank of water?
I contemplated running and throwing my entire body against it to tip it over. Eh, that’s probably bad idea.
After quite a lot of head scratching, I finally cobbled a leaky siphon together by connecting 3 different hoses. It at least got rid of enough weight that I could tip the tank over and let gravity do the rest of the work. Time to start weight lifting.