The exterior is maroon, red was what the woman at the Nashua registration office asked, and I said yes, but maroon is what the title said and first I thought about ASU and then about being marooned, and then decided that was not a good thought so perhaps not maroon, we’ll call it instead blood red.
Blood isn’t very nice either.
Zinfandel, that’s what I’ll call it. The Zen Van in the Dell. I like it.
The bed will be big, 6 x 4 ft, 2 ft up off the floor, the perfect height to sit on when not sleeping, big enough to toss and turn, as I am wont to do, big enough up off the ground to store scads of stuff beneath. It spans the wheel wells, perfectly positioned to allow me to look at the back windows at night.
I’ll put lots of layers on top tomorrow, make it soft, cover it with that nice spread I made for the guest room as a bottom layer, it matches the Zinfandel red of the exterior nicely. When the bedding is stowed below, it will make an attractive place to sit.
A foot x six remains behind the bed at the back doors, where the stowage space will open. There will be water back there, perhaps a sink that folds out of the stow space for washing dishes outside, for taking a shower back there.
Easy enough to make a curtain to hang around the doors, for privacy. An inline propane hot water heater is not too expensive, at all, easy to install. A portable composting toilet, only when needed, not often, at all.
Disposing of bodily wastes outside is easy, in most places.
Lots of space in front of the bed, behind the partition to the front. The side sliding door will open up on it, now 4 x 6 feet of blank space. Soon a closet will go in, right behind the driver’s seat, the perfect spot, 2 x 2 x 4.5 tall, plenty for my few clothes and shoes and such.
A spot for a table space there, a chair, perhaps the passenger seat, we’ll see, a place for the little stove and tea pot, a spot to set up the computer and plug in. The water and electric will come in there, that spot, it’s perfect. A holding tank for water to carry, just five gallons or so.
Perhaps a 12V marine battery for electronics; we’ll see what it takes to make a USB charging station, a good application for solar. And yes, I must invest in a new stereo. Radio does not cut it, the iPod needs a dock. Priorities.
But for now, a bed, and storage space. Lots of storage space, plenty for the clothes that don’t hang and the few odds and ends I’ve chosen to keep. The space is enough, for sure.
The new digs are nice, getting nicer all the time.
Ever the nester.