Getting ready…


I found a plan online for a sleeping platform for my Honda Element, got all the components on Sunday at Lowe’s and made the darn thing!

It’s been puppy tested – and approved. 48″ x 47″ with 12″ legs so I can store stuff under it. Carpeted top for a splinter-free experience.

Now, all I need to do is take the back seats out, clean up the floor and put it in place so we can give it a test run on our upcoming trip to Portland.

Max in adirondack chair on the deck in Deer Isle

Max, on the deck in Deer Isle, wondering when we're leaving…

My friend, Birgit, thought it was a neat design – says it’s the perfect height to store milk crates. She even gave me a tip on how to get the middle crates out easier. Hook them together with carabiners so when I pull out the closest one, the middle one will come too.

Meanwhile, Max is happy with his new, bigger crate for the car. More room to stretch out those long legs…

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About Maureen Farr

I am a graphic and web designer – and the publisher of the print version of Arts Guide, a free guide highlighting the arts, dining, events, and more on the coast of Maine. In addition, I am a visual artist working in mixed media and encaustic, as well as creating found object jewelry. I am currently at work revising a short novel that I wrote as a participant in the 32nd Annual 3-Day Novel Contest.
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4 Responses to Getting ready…

  1. He looks so cute! I can’t wait to see your blog posts while you are traveling–although I will miss talking to you every day!

  2. Doug says:

    “I found a plan online for a sleeping platform”

    Can ya share the link?

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