New Console

Before our travels begin again (Oct 17, 2013) Everette and I wanted to do a bit of fine-tuning.  Make some things work a bit better for us.

One of those things was the use/functioning of the space between the 2 front seats and how that affected the first bench seat.  Previously we usually had a cooler there with an open red box with flexible sides that started to splay out wider and wider as we stuffed more and more into it.  When the kids wanted to watch a video we would try and make a level surface with various books and have to hold on to the laptop if a sharp curve was coming up on the road.

The old way:

computer on top of books on top of open red box on top of cooler.  Always somewhat precarious.

computer on top of books on top of open red box on top of cooler. Always somewhat precarious.

The console as seen from the front passenger door.  The lip around the top is to help contain the laptop computer the kids can watch Planet Earth or Lord of the Rings on while we travel, and it hopefully won’t go flying off when Everette takes a corner like we’ve known it to!

Top has a hole to lift the lid up.  We have things stored below, like batteries, cords of all assortments, travel books for Mexico like the Churches, binoculars, Essential Oils for first aid,  etc.

Top has a hole to lift the lid up. We have things stored below, like batteries, cords of all assortments, travel books for Mexico like the Churches, binoculars, Essential Oils* for first aid, etc.

Along the front of the box there's a slot for maps, the other laptop and Everette's Sudoku book and reading material.

Along the front of the box there’s a slot for maps, the other laptop and Everette’s Sudoku book and reading material.

Mounted on the front of the box is a converter we use for recharging or running things like iPods and computers while we drive.  I'm wondering if I might run my slow-cooker while we drive.  The Zapp's from 'Spark Your Dream' cooked their eggs under their car hood.  When they had covered 12 miles the eggs were perfectly done!

Mounted on the front of the box is a converter we use for recharging or running things like iPods and computers while we drive. I’m wondering if I might run my slow-cooker with drier types of things, like a non-GMO cornbread while we drive. The Zapp’s from ‘Spark Your Dream’ cooked their eggs under their car hood. When they had covered 12 miles the eggs were perfectly done!

This faces the backside, towards the children on the first bench.  They can put DVD's here and some writing material.

This faces the backside, towards the children on the first bench. They can put DVD’s here and some writing material.

console, how it looks while we drive.  The blue 'noodle' protects Everette's elbow from the sharp corner while driving.

console, how it looks while we drive. The blue ‘noodle’ protects Everette’s elbow from the sharp corner while driving.

console in use.

console in use.

*Note: If you are ever interested, I get my essential oils thru Forever Green of which I am independent distributor.  Feel free to check out my site here by clicking on the flag of your country and you can see all the products from Essential Oils to raw foods and products for heart health.  Any questions, send me an email.

 

VIEW FROM OUR KITCHEN:

Maret trying to retrieve something from the back of the van!  Sycamore Wash near Nogales, AZ about Oct  25, 2013

Maret trying to retrieve something from the back of the van! Sycamore Wash near Nogales, AZ about Oct 25, 2013

One thought on “New Console

  1. You could patent this idea and sell it to auto companies. Such a wonderful organizing piece of “furniture” in the car!

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