Oh, wait, we can't get rid of the benches because then we'd have inner workings exposed. What to do, what to do? And then one day it dawned on me: turn the dinette into a daybed. When I suggested this to my brother Mike who is a great carpenter and furniture maker he immediately let me know that I could no longer have overnight guests more than 5'6" tall, a figure he is substantially over. Yes, well, he is right in a way, although my guest could take my large bunk over the cab and I, at 5'4.75" can comfortably sleep on the daybed. Perhaps even the guest could roll out one of my sleeping bags on the floor, or pitch a tent outside the door, or wait.... I wasn't thinking about entertaining guests when I bought Seeker. I was looking for a home on the backroads of our country and one that is just enough room for me and Gus and not much else. Brenda rode shotgun on our whirlwind tour of New England last summer (she's well under 5'6"), and the grandkids loved sleeping in the upper bunk when they camped with me. So what's the problem, you say? What about the couch? Oh, yeah, that's gone now too. Since the dinette is now a couch the couch space needed to be a table and chairs to act as my desk/table (more on that next post). So, I guess I have to start picking short friends or camping near motels. Life is full of trade offs. But Gus is very happy with the new arrangement which I call the Diva Daybed since I really feel decadent stretched out there reading a book or computing. Gus also gets his share of decadence there.
So here are the details along with supporting pictures. Hope you like it!