Wow.....l am speechless. Every one's comments have been so nice about the van renovations.
Before l did the painting my friend J was concerned about me wanting to paint the van. He said if l painted it, it may loose it's value. My response was, it's not worth much right now anyways! To me it is, it is my home. I paid $4500 for the van in December 2011.
If the paint job made the value drop to $2000, l was okay with that. And that was IF l was even thinking of selling, which l am not.
J is a really good friend, and supports me choosing to live in my van, however - he thinks l am only living in it until September/October (until the weather turns). I understand it's not normal in our society to WANT to live in your van, or even your RV (unless you are a snowbird for six months of the year), so l just let his assumption slide. No harm, no foul.
I have even decided in my mind that if winter is too tough, and l can't hack the cold, l will be back in the van in March/April. I love living in my van.