Weepy

Today we did a lot of work – it’s what we do sometimes. We followed that up with a peak at the van. We know we have a small anti-freeze/coolant leak for a little while now but since it has gotten colder we seem to be leaving more drips on the pavement. Our radiator is starting to...

What a day

We’ve had a bit of a rough day today so this all might sound a little woe-as-us. The rain has been pouring since the wee hours of the morning and since washing the van we found a bit of a weak spot in our deflated 35 year old door seal/weather stripping. This means we have a bit of a...

Workin’ at the...

Today was carwash day! The van has needed a good wash for a while but after you rust-proof you’re not allowed to wash thoroughly for some time afterwards. We had rust-proofed just before we left to the USA and haven’t yet found a good hot day to wash her. We don’t even think...

Electrified Firebus

Andrew is putting some final touches on the van’s electrical today. We are working towards being able to charge an auxiliary battery while we drive. This spare batteries can power the water and fridge in the back when we need it, without draining our main battery. It has been quite the...

Faucets and other fi...

The van has been sitting in a few pieces for a couple days but we’re not really in a rush as we’re not planning to leave for at least another week, after Thanksgiving. Though, the weather was reasonable today so we had a chance to do a bit of work on it. The delivery of the faucet...

Lazy Sunday

This morning was a bit of a lazy day but we still managed to venture out and get some supplies for the van.  There were a few things we were not able to do before we left which need to be tended to.  One of which is the non-functional wiper motor, the other is changing the oil.  We worked at...

Pay it Forward (i.e....

Today we got up early so that we could head off on our last leg of the journey towards home. We said goodbye to our friends as they set off for work as we finished packing on the van and getting ready to go. Once we got going way we made it not more than 3 or 4 kms before trouble hit. We...