Well after a few really busy weeks we are off to the Overland East Expo today at Infinity Downs in Arrington, VA to be an exhibitor as a DIY build! We're going a day early to hopefully sneak in a hike in the national forest near the venue. All major systems are up & running and although we still have a bunch to do (like install the heating system & make cushions & dining table), the truck is liveable. It has cooking, plumbing, really good lighting per my request, a bed, sinks, shower, composting head (we have yet to initiate this baby), BBQ, and an entertainment center. The outside storage boxes make the truck look more balanced and provide storage for the propane tank and other gear along with a mounting point for new tail lights. Jon made mirrored doors in the head that look really nice and the galley drawer fronts are finally in and varnished up. We have 1000 watts of solar making amps however since the day we got them wired in the sun hasn't been out of course! After running what seems like miles of wire and hose, all of it is neatened up and tucked into place out of the way. The oil is changed and the truck is washed so I think we're in good shape. We're pretty excited for this mini break and to do something different. Here's what it looks like now:
We've finally started working on the new website, Jon has done some good writing and I'm going through the pics of the build to include on there which serves to remind us of all we've accomplished. We put the letters VermonsterRV.com on the truck so its official!
We celebrated Jon's birthday with Mike & Karen from Chapter Two and it was so good to catch up and see some familiar faces again. I made a cake that actually turned out pretty good and the frosting mostly stayed on despite the fact that it was 97 degrees that day!
This time of year always makes me think of getting south in Evergreen on the ICW. But this year, we are not doing that. We've listed Evergreen for sale because we're nearing the point of being able to move into the truck full time. I feel a bit emotional about it but at the same time ready. Not getting any younger! We plan to finish out the truck, do some projects on Evergreen and then see where we're at.
Happy Fall! Maybe we can put away our third crewmember (the A/C) for the winter!