I was partial to the custom automobile interiors.
What I hated about ordering from catalogs was the wait. Pure agony. After sending off my mom's check, via good old fashioned snail mail, I'd spend every afternoon in class daydreaming at my desk while Mr. Moore would scribble math equations on the chalk board. I remember that I could hardly absorb a single fraction as the image kept cycling through my brain like a broken record -- my arrival home from school to a brown box at the foot of my doorstep with the iconic United Parcel Service label.
The catalog said "4 to 6 weeks for delivery," and I checked off every single day on the calendar that hung on the fridge, as I painfully awaited the delivery of my battery-operated cable-controlled hover craft.
Well, I'm feeling that way, now. And sadly, I'm going a bit stir crazy.
It seems as though every single thing I need for my current project is either "out of stock" at my local stores, or "back-ordered" from the vendors I've sought out on the web. I guess our economy is finally bouncing back...or something.
But, in a nutshell, here's the jist.
I'm trying to figure out how to design and align my electrical outlets and switches. For the few appliances that require household A.C. power via an onboard inverter, a standard wall outlet will be fine. But I'll need 12 volt power for most of my appliances. So that means I'll have to find a place to put one of these...