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Three-Hundred and Fifteen Dollars

After hitting Calculate, I had to admit that $315 isn’t much money for two months of work. After not having a “regular” job since 2010, I’ve been formalizing my incurable thrifting addiction into a business. I love the thrill of … Continue reading

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Supply Gathering and Cat Care

The kitchen countertop in my van is a little disorganized… It works, but I’ve had some time to live in the space and decided I want a single long countertop instead. Time to find parts! I headed over to The … Continue reading

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Shibari Storage at ADX

Storage in Junior, while plentiful, has been pretty chaotic so far. The bungie cargo nets above the bed have been Xtra Krazy. Ugly cargo nets for overhead storage They’re actually a fabulous idea, and I consider them Necessary Minimal Gear … Continue reading

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I Can’t Stop Licking The Lovecraft

I’m really digging the fact that Lovecraft has two dance floors now. If one DJ plays something one doesn’t like, it’s off to the other floor! Despite having 7% ABV, the on-tap Marionberry Cider, while tasty, has little inebriant effect … Continue reading

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Doing Portland

So now that you’re in Portland, you ask, what are you doing? I’m standing in line for 40 minutes for Salt and Straw Ice Cream. Three times. Favorite weird flavor this trip? Bonemarrow and Smoked Cherries! I’m breaking shit in … Continue reading

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TLDW: State of The Junior Report

I made this long, rambling video to capture what Junior has been like in his first three weeks of service as my pimp mobile house *before* I make any major changes. I discuss a lot of the design issues en-route, … Continue reading

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Repairs and Van Slumming in Portland

After two years and countless days of work in 100+ o heat, I finally made it back to Portland!!! It’s been my goal to visit every summer since I started in 2012, and I’ve only made it four times. It … Continue reading

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The End of Light

I watched the eclipse from the top of Junior, my moderately trusty steed, but not before encountering this adorsable pet potbellied pig! Its owners had an amazing homebrew RV they had built from scratch, including welding the frame and covering … Continue reading

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Into the Vanscape

After a last sampling of the Fabulous Fruit of Braums before I left their stomping grounds, I finally escaped Texas! I washed my boots in a puddle to get the worst off before climbing into Junior and heading north! After … Continue reading

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Escape Velocity Achieved

Bursting at the seams with In-Progress Conversion Goodness, Junior finally made it out of Austin around 2 PM yesterday! The solar, fan, and bed are installed, everything else is in a huge, mostly organized pile of tubs and wire shelves. … Continue reading

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