Whew- we've been busy putting the dirt in dirtbag shovelling compost and prepping gardens for spring the last few days. The dogs are alllll about it. They don't even think I smell bad when I'm covered in manure.
Also- update on the van. We fixed the original bleeder valve problem and then, as we were bleeding the air from our coolant system, our H-pipe cracked right down the middle and spewed water all over our alternator. The battery light went on immediately and then the whole thing died in a cloud of steam. We're waiting on a new h-pipe from @gowestycampers (thank goodness they make a replacement-it's a super weird part) and then we will sort out what's going on with the alternator since we don't have the proper diagnostic tools up here on the mountain to test it. Fingers crossed it's not fried (if you recall, I just put in a new one on my way to Oregon in May). At least I know how to do it now though! 😂 #vanagonlife
This moment was beautiful but what you don’t see is the ditch filled with beer cans, plastic bottles and styrofoam cups next to our vans.
Rain floods the ditch and sweeps the garbage out to sea where it accumulates as an island bigger than Texas, chokes sea life and passes toxic chemicals up the food chain full circle back to us.
It’s easy to look away. It’s uncomfortable to face and stand what we see, for in doing so we undeniably recognize 1️⃣ the poverty of our time resulting from the false view that we are separate from nature and 2️⃣ our responsibility to act accordingly.
New Year’s day we picked up as much as possible. A week later we returned to the same spot to find it trashed. What steps are you taking this new year to honor life on Earth?
We are beyond thrilled for this weekend! We are choosing NOT to work AND our incredible brother & sister-in-law are having our precious 17-month-old over for a sleepover! Although we adore our babe and love our VanGo work, this picture captures how we feel about this first break in a year and a half. Awwww... #VanGoAuto 📷@benbenbuhben thanks - @teenage_nicki@s_h_a_n_m_a_n
Eng Bellow 👇
Дано: • мебель, возрастом 32 года 😐
• куча дыр, сколов и трещин во всевозможных местах, 😣
• последствия самодеятельности предыдущего хозяина 🤦♀️
Имеется: • две пары ровных рук 👌
• 2 банки краски по дереву, кисточки, шпаклевка и наждачная бумага👌
Привести всю эту красоту в божеский вид 👀
Пока мотор находится на «операционном столе», вовсю идут восстановительные работы по интерьеру бусика. Родная мебель салона была в крайне плачевном состоянии: множество сколов и дыр, вкрученные шурупы и забитые гвозди.
Да, проще было бы изготовить все заново, но мы хотели оставить все родное. Сохранить душу, так сказать ☺️
Поэтому взяли в руки инструменты, запаслись терпением и ринулись в бой! 💪
Смотрим фото до/после 👉
Работа кипит уже не первую неделю, и результатом уже можно полюбоваться.
Осталось совсем немного!
@chrisburkard:"My film ‘Under an Arctic Sky’ is officially on Netflix! . My heart is full of gratitude to the whole team that worked on this project for over 2 years, and to all you who have sent us feedback. Telling this story was truly one of the greatest journeys I have ever taken. You can download & stream the film just about everywhere now and the extras including directors commentary, slideshow & BTS cut are on iTunes.
From day one this adventure was about pushing technology & the way we interact with nature. Thanks for supporting the journey & if you see it leave a review online 🙏🏽 . www.UnderanArcticSky.com" 📸 &✒ : @chrisburkard
It almost feels like transitioning into van life is like becoming an adult again. You have to learn how to keep things clean, what 'practical' household items you'll need and how to organize your life. We're not living in the van full time right now but it's still a learning curve. 📸 : @liveforwheels
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