Retiree in Action: Part 4: Safety, Bicycle & Lunch Time …All Important!

As I continued this crazy van project I recalled building the bed platform for my Honda Element last year. The neighborhood ACE Hardware staff cut the wood I needed. I provided cardboard templates and they were gracious in cutting most of the pieces! This van project however had much more wood to be cut, so ACE Hardware staff continued to be helpful with smaller supplies and answering my numerous questions, but no wood cutting. Fortunately for me, my neighbor offered his power saw! Yeah!  Only a few pieces of wood to cut with my hand saw. 

I bought a pair of saw horses, an electric screwdriver, refreshed my memory on how best to use the power saw when cutting wood on saw horses, and always wore my safety glasses when working with all of the power tools. Sawing, drilling and screwing were the activities to get the bicycle fork onto the sliding portion of the set-up. Photos are below. The bicycle area is done!

I also appreciated the many days when a sandwich was made for me by my partner and a surprise popcorn snack! Yum! And thank you!

2 thoughts on “Retiree in Action: Part 4: Safety, Bicycle & Lunch Time …All Important!

  1. Mary, You will be done in no time. My son and family are in an RV park in Tubac now. They have loved spending time in Patagonia. Their almost 2 year Covid travels will be over at end of the month when their renters move out of their home. I will look forward to seeing your next travels. We are booked to go scuba diving g in Grand Cayman end of next month and I go to Italy in Sept. All plans have anxiety attached. I turn 75 in a week and don’t feel I have all the time in the world to put off travel any longer.

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    Shari Harris Realtor, GRI Sellstate Next Generation Realty Dunnellon, Fl. 34432 (352)804-1875


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