Wanda’s privacy shades arrived!
I think they make Wanda look like a spaceship.
They’re not exactly stealth shades, are they? No, they pretty much scream, “Someone is living in here! Call the cops!”
But what else can you do? I suppose the obvious answer is don’t buy a van with lots of clear windows but if that’s what you’ve got, then you’re just going to have to work with it. Arrive at your sleeping spot late at night, and leave early in the morning. Seek out BLM land, dispersed camping areas in national forests, and such. That’d be my ideal kind of van dwelling anyway.
I’ve been back in Pinole for a week and a half or so, and while I wish I had all kinds of fun stuff to share about Gypsy, the reality is that as soon as I arrived, so did loads of design work. I’ve been spending every waking second clicking around in one Adobe program or another, so Gypsy has been patiently waiting for me in the driveway. Things look like they’ll be turning around soon, however. Design work seems to be slowing down just a bit, so I’m looking forward to finally busting out my table saw and building something for the van… I haven’t figured out exactly what that will be yet, but I’m sure something will turn up.