Following a head-spinning week of packing, loading, driving, and unloading (aka moving), Jef and I took a couple days off to regroup. Where are we? Why are we here? What month is it?
That doesn’t mean we did anything fun—we basically just vegged out at my parents’ house and watched my dad snore. We’re real party animals.
There was a whole two hours in the beginning of the week where Jef and I were able to work on Gypsy. We cut notches in the bed frame that will catch on stops screwed down to the deck underneath it. This will keep the bed from sliding forward and back while driving, and it should also secure the bed in the chaise position. It’s hard to explain—I’ll take better photos and maybe even a video of it later. (If it works. If not, I reserve the right to hide my design failures from you all.)
The notches were pretty easy to cut out with an electric body saw from Harbor Freight (everyone should have one of these—sooooo handy!). Simply make a series of straight cuts, and then put a little pressure on the teeth to break them off. What’s left is an ugly jagged edge, but it only took a few seconds for the half inch bandfile to smooth them down (another inexpensive yet awesome tool to have around).
Sometime during the week a little bit of work came trickling in, so I had to jump on that for a day or so, and then a rainstorm came barreling in, putting a damper on our van fun. Sake was none too happy about the rain. Jef had to follow Sake around on her walks, stooped over and holding an umbrella over her, so that she’d feel comfortable staying outside long enough to empty her tanks. What a gentleman.