Back home, during my free time, I scheme about bettering my life. I take on home improvement projects. I focus on solving problems. Out here, I have used my personal time to explore a new culture, see some sights, etc. That's definitely not a bad thing, however, sightseeing has a shelf life. I, like most people, thrive on producing. I need to create. That's why I couldn't imagine retiring in front of the TV. But, I don't have a garage out here. I don't have my stuff with which to build more stuff.
After that, the van doors will open for business! The notion of applying all of my newly found goodies to the build has me giddy with excitement! My only regret is that some of the stores, products and pricing found here in Taiwan just don't exist in California. I've tried to stuff my stockings with van booty as much as possible, and no doubt the moment will arrive when I'll need something I could have readily found out here. I'm already cringing at the thought. Such is life.
One thing my trip has afforded me is time away. I've had plenty of moments during which I visited the big plan and asked myself all of the pertinent questions once again; things like, "Are you sure that sliding bed frame is a good idea, right on top of the finished wood surface?"
I knew it wasn't, but I thought I'd solve the problem with furniture pads under the frame work. Upon closer evaluation, it finally occurred to me that the whole thing was just too wonky. The pads would harm the finish, wear out over time, and the bed apparatus needs to be attached, anyway.
It only took about three months of down time away from The Roving Home to snap out of it and solve this problem, rather than ignoring it and hoping it would go away.