Basic Van Build: First of Three

October 19 – November 17. Remember when you and all your friends went off to college? There was the one guy who stayed with his parents, employable, but unemployed, tinkering with some dream vehicle in their driveway. Well, I waited until I was 57 years old to be that guy. After spending the summer in …read more

Cabbagetown by the Numbers

Summer 2016. OK – so this blog was supposed to just be a couple of weeks late and now here it is some 3 plus months late. This year I am employing a blog format I stole from a friend who stole it from someone else. I have been counting everything up, so here is …read more

Goodbye Great A’Tuin

It’s early March. Our sailing season was cut short. We are staying in my parents’ house in Hobe Sound, FL. In three months we will go back to Cabbagetown for the summer. We already have house and pet sitting gigs lined up there. We have our 2000 Honda Civic. And our inert 1982 VW Westfalia …read more

A Little Adventure in Great A’Tuin

September 19 – 25. Great A’Tuin had become a giant rolling toolbox. With paint brushes, caulk guns, paint cans, a pedestal fan, a ladder, and more all wedged into its interior, our van was not having any fun, not traveling, and not living the life. Greg and I had spent the summer working hard making …read more

A Day in the Life

May 2015. It’s week four of hand-painting Jennifer’s house. Our buddy, Paul, drummed up work all spring. He and I have already bid on a few more painting jobs. We’ve even invested in a power washer and a paint sprayer. Jennifer’s place required a lot of prep work, but we are well into the second …read more