Hope everyone is as well as can be expected given the crazy situation we find ourselves in. I know this self isolation is a new and unwelcome thing to most people but to be honest, for me it has been more or less a way of life for a few years now.
My GPA took so much treatment to beat it into a temporary submission that it has left me hypogammaglobulinaemic (that’s a world I never thought I’d use!). As this effectively means I have no immune system, mixing with others is risky even in normal times. I therefore decided a while ago to sort myself out with a few hobbies/ projects to keep me out of mischief. The first one that occurred to me was a campervan conversion as “normal” holidays were no longer an option due to the infection risks plus I can’t fly as my eustacian tubes no longer work. With a campervan, my wife and I can go where we like within reason, be in the open air and control exposure to other people so seemed to me to be an ideal solution. Problem was, I had never built such a thing before but unperturbed I found an old bog standard Renault Master ex Co-Op delivery van and set about the conversion with the help of YouTube. The finished result is as per the photo which I’m quite pleased with and the whole project was done by my own fair hands with absolutely everything ordered online and delivered.
We have been away a few times before the current lockdown and hope to again as soon as we can. My wife is an A&E Emergency Nurse Practitioner so I’m sure you can imagine she could do with a holiday when this is all over.
I’m sure many of the people on these forums are in a similar boat with infection risk so maybe a campervan conversion might be an idea for some of them. It’s a fairly big job but really not as difficult as you might think.
Anyway, that and a couple of other projects is how I’m occupying my time during this lockdown, is anyone else embarking on anything interesting to keep themselves busy?