Rearranging the Back of Miss Freedom

Good day!  Thanks for stopping by Two Dogs.

This past couple of weeks have been busy. I spent several days working on our Vome. Van + Home = Vome. I stole this word from a fellow van dweller.  Don’t you just love it!  It’s perfect, isn’t it?

When the boys and I got back from our first little adventure I jumped right in to tackle those things I had made note of that I wanted to change.  Mostly it was re-organization but two of the main things I wanted to accomplish were moving the three drawer plastic storage unit from being secured along one of the side doors to having it backed against the bed, and doing something different with the storage area at the back of the van.

Moving that three drawer plastic unit  means I can once again open both side doors.  I realized this needed to be done that first night out when, after a full day in the sun, the van was sweltering inside and it wasn’t cooling down.  Being able to open both the side doors should make a big difference.

The second thing —doing something different with the back.  It was organized, but I didn’t like the way it looked.  I am not opposed to making do and  I make do quite often, but once home I experienced an epiphany. I removed one of the shelves from a four shelf plastic shelving unit I have in the sun room and replaced the board and mickey-moused  wood cube I had in the back supporting the plastic Sterlite drawer units that give me so much storage.  So it went from using this

( sorry, in my excitement I didn’t get a photo of  “before” You’ll have to use your imagination for how this looked with the drawer towers on it. and one shorty unit to support the right end of the board) To this

 It’s organized and looks good too, I think.  The area underneath the shelf will give me room for the two AGM batteries I will need for power storage from the solar panels, and because I bought portable panels, they will have to be stored when we are on the move. Their dedicated space will be right in front of this storage area. 

 DONE! DONE! AND DONE!  

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Trails!  Hugs, Shawna

Just a Little Thing

Yes, just a little thing, but it’s progress, right?  Any little thing is progress.  I find the need to do a little something in Freedom at quite regular intervals, or I become antsy that my dream may never happen.  Kind of “keeping it alive” thinking.  Oh, I know I will do this vandwelling traveling thing at some point, but working on something in Freedom keeps me in the frame of mind that it will happen sooner rather than later.  I would prefer sooner, but it may have to be later.  So be it.  I will keep on keepin’ on until that perfect moment when it all comes together and the dogs and I say adios to our mountain home and head off into whatever adventure comes our way.  Hey!  That’s a line from “Born to be Wild”.   Born to be wiiiiiild.  I don’t know about wild, but born to travel, yes.  🙂 

I won’t drag this out too long because I know you are dying to see what that little project is, so here are the shots.  Bet you can’t figure out what this is (other than a basket, 🙂

Aw, you’re too smart!  If you guessed it’s the hole where the old TV was installed, you are exactly right.  I am not sure this will be a permanent installation of this basket, but it’s staying there for now.  And I didn’t want it to look all temporary forever so I sewed up a little curtain to cover the hole and it’s resident basket.  The curtain rod is just resting on the wood frame inside the hole. 


 So that’s it for this little project.  Have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by Two Dogs!
Hugs, Shawna