Cargo Trailer Conversion :: Taping off the Layout

I’ve laid-out the potential configuration of the cargo trailer camper. I think I’m happy with this, but I’m still going to mock it up with cardboard before I go all-in. The most frustrating part of doing this is that I’ll be well over $1,000 into the build before any real, obvious progress can begin. Before you’ll see any changes in the interior, I have to

take down all of the interior plywood, add insulation, add all of my electrical wiring. This includes anticipating my future needs and wiring for that. And, since I plan to include solar on the roof, I’ll have to include the wiring for that. Then,I can Continue reading

I Love My Job

Or, at least, I love the benefits I’m afforded on this job.¬† The other day, I worked the afternoon from the beach. Then, 2 days later, I worked the afternoon from the banks of the Maumee river. I swear the $12 I spent on the hammock tripods¬† is among the best money I’ve ever spent.

The only down-side to this spot is the proximity to the expressway. There’s constant road-noise, but it’s easy to ignore (in my opinion).

Picking Up the New Trailer

I finally got to go pick up my new trailer.¬† It’s been a very long winter without my van. I’ll give you a tour and show you my plans for the van in another post. This one is about the trip to pick it up.

I left here on Thursday afternoon and drove to Nashville where Julie had some pizza in the oven and ready to chow down when I got there. She is, without a doubt, my best and truest friend. I love her and her husband Michael more than I could express here.

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A Visit with Jenna and the Kids

Yesterday, after work and after an awesome kite session, I went over to Jenna’s house for dinner. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day – all things considered.

Aiden wasn’t fussy the whole time, but he had his moments.

While Jenna cooked us some chicken, potatoes, and carrots, I got to play with Braelyn. Continue reading

Pete’s Picks 2019-06-09

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Pete’s Picks 2019-06-09

https://bigthink.com/personal-growth/skills-degrees?

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/4/18651413/apple-mac-pro-2019-professional-computer

http://digg.com/video/pro-display-stand-1000-reaction

https://char.gd/blog/2019/apple-wants-to-kill-the-ad-industry

https://www.fastcompany.com/90358442/apple-is-designing-for-a-post-facebook-world?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2205065-tool-use-became-widespread-10000-years-earlier-than-we-thought/?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/03/flashes-moon-german-astronomer-seeks-clues-mystery/1330848001/

https://www.wired.com/story/what-does-amazons-choice-mean/

 

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Six Hours Under Kites

Today, I spent 6 hours at the beach – most of under the kites. This is all I have to show for it. Well, this, and sore forearms from holding the bar. It was an absolute EPIC day.

It’s so good to be me.

This, by the way, is Ryan.