Posts in Pre-Trip
I've Named the Van, and I'm Nearly Set to Go

The last week before I left was just as insane, because all of that was still going on, but I also had a lot of goodbyes to get through.

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A Few Thoughts on Americanism

Forth of July was the one day every year that I always felt unstoppableIt made me feel empowered, one person supported and held up by millions of people, like every dream I’d every dared to entertain was as close as those fireworks, falling down upon me from the stars.

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I Destroyed Part of My Build

I was dead set on pretending I had no van, and that I’d never been crazy enough to start this insane project, for the rest of the day.

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Making Great Headway

For about 60 seconds I felt like I was going to pass out with horror, but the solution is pretty obvious and not that big of a deal, even if it wasn’t going to turn out super pretty.

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Construction 101: My Journey From Clueless to Clued-In

I don’t think I’d ever so much as touched a saw of any kind, I had no idea that 2x4 really meant 1.5 inches by 3.5 inches, and the descriptions of some of these screws sounded like gibberish to me (how can a screw be both a Phillip’s and flat? Why is it a #8 but it’s 2 inches long?).

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