Getting other bits and pieces organized for Redford. Today I continued staining ceiling boards and also prepped the ladder and ladder guards. We had tried a collapsible ladder from Costco but it was much too heavy and large to be convenient. The price was great but it was a few feet longer than we needed; that extra bulk and weight were problems in an RV with limited storage (and I also doubt that Angela could move it easily.) Instead we ordered one online and it's the proper length. We didn't want the ladder scratching the van or roof rack so I cut some pieces of pool noodle foam to act as protectors. I'll also add a velcro strap to the top rung so that we can secure the ladder to the roof rack when we're up on the deck.
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.