It may surprise some of you to hear this, but I'm really enjoying the simplicity of life these days. I know there is no shortage of people out there who see my ongoing Vanagon conversion project as horribly complex and not even remotely in keeping with the theme of the blog, but as I see it, the opposite is true.
I am learning that there is nothing quite like a big, fat, beefy, and slightly insane project like this to focus one's mind, push out all the extraneous and unimportant concerns that modern life so often hampers us with, and leave one beaming with the sort of satisfaction and self-assuredness that comes from steady, daily progress towards a meaningful goal. If a general sense of waywardness is what ails you, I highly recommend seeking out such a project and hopping into it headfirst.
Warmer temperatures began to make their triumphant return today, and with more on the way, I wrapped up my bordering-on-creepy love affair with bed liner this afternoon. After finishing the third and final coat to the van's floor (see above), the rig's interior is now about as thoroughly protected as any man or toy camel could reasonably hope for.
I also began experimenting with sound deadening material...
...and to utterly amazing effect. More on that in our next installment.