I don’t leave for the Downtown Denver Art Festival for a few days yet but I’ve already been packing my van.. Every year I change the mix of boxes, equipment etc. somewhat so I have to make sure everything still fits nicely. I’m a real stickler when it comes to the way I load the van; I don’t like things sliding or bouncing around so everything has to fit snugly, but not too tight.
A pet peeve of mine is rattles, clanks, and other noises in moving vehicles. The Fashion Queen can attest to that–many a time I’ve had her crawling around the car looking for the source of an odd noise while I drive. You can imagine what a challenge eliminating noise in a van full of miscellaneous boxes, booth tent poles etc. (Do you suppose that’s why the Fashion Queen only accompanies me to a select few out of town art shows?) I remember one trip where I must have pulled off the road 10 times in the first 50 miles after leaving an art show to try and adjust things to eliminate a particularly annoying clanking sound I just couldn’t figure out the source of.