Spent the entire afternoon picking up leaves today... and that was only about one quarter of the leaves! So plenty more to come down and plenty more to pick up. I continued to work on the kitchen cabinet and the false front for the sink area was probably the most challenging thing I've done yet. If something could go wrong, well it went wrong. In the end, I was able to repair the mistakes and accidents but it was a bit frustrating. I had mentioned previously that working in a van is the "gift of small spaces" but this was magnified today. Even though I tested the length of pocket screws and holes (and the test went fine) a screw still went astray and punctured the side of the panel - in a highly visible area (right on the edge of the panel that faces the dining area.) Arrrgghhh! After several hours (all while picking up leaves) I was able to repair the edge of the panel so the mistake is not longer visible. I've also installed the first of the wall panels (pictures of that tomorrow.)
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.