Exciting news - the morning started off with an email from Barr Plastics saying that our custom grey and black tanks were ready to pick up. After panicking for about 15 minutes thinking that I had lost my wallet I found it (phew!) I drove out to Abbotsford in the Subaru and picked up the tanks and some wood from Home Depot in preparation for framing the bathroom wall and bed cabinets. Barr Plastics threw in the threaded couplings for the fittings (the tanks weren't cheap but at least I "saved" the $35 it would have cost to buy the fittings from Home Depot.) Then when I got home I couldn't get into Redford - the locks wouldn't unlock. The good news is that after manually unlocking, there was no evidence of water penetration from the heavy rain over the last two days. I was even going to take Redford for a short drive. It wouldn't start! :( It seemed unusual - there was none of the usual lurching sounds when a battery has run low. The was no attempted turn over of the starter, no clicking sound, nothing... Then I tried the stereo - it worked. Further checking and testing: a fully charged external battery did nothing, the battery in the van had a good charge on it, but nothing was working. I called Ford roadside assistance and Redford had to get towed to the dealership!
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.