Blind Spot No More

Hello there!  Thanks for stopping by Two Dogs.  I appreciate that you take the time to read my blog(s). 

Today I wanted to show you that I got the little mirrors  I bought for Freedom’s side mirrors installed to help with keeping track of anyone that may be cruising in or around her blind spot.  These, along with positioning the mirrors according to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwzUE6PHk4U  should help significantly in keeping me and the boys safe a little safer on the road.  Please forgive the terribly dirty van.  It’s still a bit too cold overnight to give me enough confidence that the faucets won’t freeze, so the vehicles are a mess.  Such is life.  SPRING is officially here, but another week or two before I drag the hoses out and get the faucets turned back on.  Then the old girl– the VAN, not me!! 🙂 — is getting a good washing and a new roof coating; more on that roof coating at a later date.

Patton is telling her teddy all about grandma’s van and what’s been happening to get Freedom ready to roll.  🙂 

For a Tiny Kitchen

More little things for Freedom.  It is so satisfying to get even the smallest thing done for our future “we-are-on-the-road-and-living-the-life” day. 

The small colander, enough to drain a can of vegetables or fruit or enough pasta for one person, [No boys (AKA The Chiweenie Brothers) you do not get any pasta]  caught my eye because it is “my” color and I just had to have it.  The grater–in paddle form– was a no brainer.  I prefer a box grater, but it would take up too much room, so this was a good purchase I think.  The tiny spatula was already in my sticks and brick’s kitchen as was the paring knife. 

I also bought these “blind spot” mirrors and this little pouch to store flash drives and extra  SD cards. 



These items are all over the place in relation to each other, but what I buy is dictated by how much in household goods I have sold, so it depends on what my ‘budget” for the week can handle.  I am putting the biggest chunk of dollars earned by selling items from the S/B (sticks and bricks house) into my solar fund, you know, so we can be off-grid and have a way to run all the electronics, etc. 🙂

That is what has been happening this week for the great escape plan.  Thanks for stopping by Two Dogs.  Have a good one.  Hugs, Shawna
 

Tape Won’t Work

Well, as life would have it, things need to be re-done because a good idea went south.

I posted a couple of weeks back about several things I had done in Freedom to make life a bit easier, and one of those was a couple of LED lights attached to the ceiling to make it easier to find our way inside after dark.  The whole precept was open the door, step up, push the light tab and voila’ LET THERE BE LIGHT.  It worked very well until the heat from our current day time temperatures (and it’s March, so even though it’s warmer than usual, it is not that hot) made the inside of the van warm enough to render the glue on the sticky tape unfit to hold the lights up. I found them on the floor. 

Experienced van dwellers know what they are talking about; tape is usually not a good choice for adhering items to any surface inside a vehicle.  It just gets too hot inside. 

Sooooooo……..  these terrific little lights will be reinstalled using screws.  Fortunately there are holes already drilled on the back plates so it was an easy fix.  And interesting that the company knew about the tape situation! Perhaps that’s why they caution against using the tape. BWAAAAAA.

I won’t bore you with another picture of said lights, but if you would like to be reminded of which ones I am talking about you can see the former post HERE.

Can’t have a post without a pic, so here’s a shot of the hyacinths that are in glorious bloom.  Ahhhhh, spring.  There’s nothing like it! 


Thank you for stopping by Two Dogs today.  Enjoy your Sunday and have a wonderful week.

Hugs, Shawna