Thoughts from Inside the Box https://frominsidethebox.com A chronicle of my life living out of a 16' box truck brandon@frominsidethebox.com (Brandon) Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:03:39 +0000 Obvious Facts About Box Trucks #2: They're Great For Moving Things https://frominsidethebox.com/post/obvious-facts-about-box-trucks-2-theyre-great-for-moving-things/5691726094139392 Every so often, I'll make sure the truck has a chance to relive its roots by using it to help people move. Brandon 5691726094139392 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:49:19 +0000 Blog 2.0 https://frominsidethebox.com/post/blog-20/5659118702428160 The blog gets a funky fresh new frontend. Brandon 5659118702428160 Tue, 23 May 2017 03:01:36 +0000 The Ugly Truckling https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-ugly-truckling/5675267779461120 On this month's episode of Extreme Makeover: Truck Edition, Brandon's dreams come true when he gets a look at his freshly remodeled box truck. Brandon 5675267779461120 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:19:16 +0000 Work and Play in Switzerland https://frominsidethebox.com/post/work-and-play-in-switzerland/5714163003293696 I recount a recent work trip to Switzerland, full of cheese, chocolate, and armed neutrality. Brandon 5714163003293696 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:22:47 +0000 Q & A #9: Mo' Money, Mo' Questions https://frominsidethebox.com/post/q--a-9-mo-money-mo-questions/5706033703944192 In this extremely boring installment, I answer a bunch of the financial questions I've received. Brandon 5706033703944192 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:50:34 +0000 Rain, Rain, Go Away https://frominsidethebox.com/post/rain-rain-go-away/5760820306771968 I put an end to my arms race with Mother Nature. Brandon 5760820306771968 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:32:38 +0000 New Year's Resolutions https://frominsidethebox.com/post/new-years-resolutions/5722646637445120 We take a look forward and see what the coming year has in store. Brandon 5722646637445120 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:59:53 +0000 The Land of Fire and Ice https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-land-of-fire-and-ice/5666313846390784 Recounting my recent voyage to the land of ice and fire: Iceland. Brandon 5666313846390784 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:17:53 +0000 I Don't <em>Live</em> In A Truck https://frominsidethebox.com/post/i-dont-live-in-a-truck/5765785288966144 Sometimes, I think people get the impression that I live in a truck, so this post is to set the record straight. Brandon 5765785288966144 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:02:52 +0000 Obvious Facts About Box Trucks #1: They Don't Have Bathrooms https://frominsidethebox.com/post/obvious-facts-about-box-trucks-1-they-dont-have-bathrooms/5699127396532224 I explore the first of many incredibly obvious facts about box trucks: they don't have bathrooms. Brandon 5699127396532224 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:35:12 +0000 A Question of Time https://frominsidethebox.com/post/a-question-of-time/5746311907246080 I spend some time trying to figure out just when I'll give up with all of this truck nonsense. Brandon 5746311907246080 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:27:42 +0000 Q&A #8: Cleaning Out The Closet https://frominsidethebox.com/post/qa-8-cleaning-out-the-closet/5681097123823616 I do a little bit of cleaning and answer some of the questions that have been collecting dust at the bottom of my inbox. Brandon 5681097123823616 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 01:29:58 +0000 Truck Tech: You've Got Mail (and TLS and other stuff) https://frominsidethebox.com/post/truck-tech-youve-got-mail-and-tls-and-other-stuff/5725202142986240 I go into the juicy, technical details behind a (not quite) new site feature: email subscriptions. Brandon 5725202142986240 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:21:09 +0000 A Year Inside The Box https://frominsidethebox.com/post/a-year-inside-the-box/5763418761986048 I celebrate my one-year truckiversary and see how my initial truck preconceptions and misgivings panned out. Brandon 5763418761986048 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:07:48 +0000 Strange Times in Truck Town https://frominsidethebox.com/post/strange-times-in-truck-town/5756035713204224 I woke up to a pretty creepy discovery, and I'm trying to figure out what's going on. Brandon 5756035713204224 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:23:08 +0000 Indebted https://frominsidethebox.com/post/indebted/5690820929781760 After being in the real world/my box truck for a year, I hit a big milestone by paying off my student loans. Brandon 5690820929781760 Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:37:16 +0000 The Art of Not Buying Things https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-art-of-not-buying-things/5718532058775552 Sometimes we take the value of a dollar for granted, so I employ a few tricks to keep myself cognizant of what those dead presidents mean to me. Brandon 5718532058775552 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 21:12:57 +0000 Picking Things Up (and Putting Them Down) https://frominsidethebox.com/post/picking-things-up-and-putting-them-down/5651874166341632 I delve into my workout routine and reflect on my progress. Brandon 5651874166341632 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:34:53 +0000 Q&A #7: Uniformly Unrelated https://frominsidethebox.com/post/qa-7-uniformly-unrelated/5635415851663360 I answer a jumbled potpourri of questions I've received over the past few months. Brandon 5635415851663360 Tue, 10 May 2016 01:11:30 +0000 Home Improvement Project #7: Let There Be Light (and Heat and Stuff) https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-improvement-project-7-let-there-be-light-and-heat-and-stuff/5694639155707904 We catch up on all the truck tweaks and tinkering I've been doing over the past few months. Brandon 5694639155707904 Mon, 02 May 2016 00:43:23 +0000 Of Trucks and Tax-Advantaged Accounts https://frominsidethebox.com/post/of-trucks-and-tax-advantaged-accounts/5671321778257920 I talk about the tweaks I've made to my financial plan and how my progress is going. Brandon 5671321778257920 Sat, 16 Apr 2016 22:08:50 +0000 Taking Inventory https://frominsidethebox.com/post/taking-inventory/5701867585667072 I lay out the plans for some spring cleaning, and try to figure out what I need in the process. Brandon 5701867585667072 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 02:11:27 +0000 The Quest for Arbitrary Milestones https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-quest-for-arbitrary-milestones-/5767494685949952 My savings clock crosses $10,000, and I reflect on what a truckless version of my life would look like. Brandon 5767494685949952 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 06:11:57 +0000 A Taste of Tomorrow https://frominsidethebox.com/post/a-taste-of-tomorrow/5734977488551936 I make my way out into the world on a business trip, and come back refreshed and reassured in my plans for the future. Brandon 5734977488551936 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:11:56 +0000 A Day In The Life: Weekday Edition https://frominsidethebox.com/post/a-day-in-the-life-weekday-edition/5645478960037888 I break down what a normal day looks like, from truck-rise to truck-set. Brandon 5645478960037888 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:31:08 +0000 Home is...Where? https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-iswhere/5703128158568448 I faux philosophize over the diminished role of the home in a modern age. Brandon 5703128158568448 Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:59:50 +0000 Q&A #6: The Stragglers https://frominsidethebox.com/post/qa-6-the-stragglers/5697070107197440 I answer a whole bunch of random and unrelated questions. Brandon 5697070107197440 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:00:29 +0000 Trying The Truck Life https://frominsidethebox.com/post/trying-the-truck-life/5630721452408832 I tackle what it takes to take on the trials and tribulations of truck life. Brandon 5630721452408832 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:33:13 +0000 Un-dodging a Bullet https://frominsidethebox.com/post/un-dodging-a-bullet/5640471028170752 I'm engaged in another bureaucratic snooze-fest fighting for my license. Brandon 5640471028170752 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 01:30:25 +0000 Home for the Holidays https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-for-the-holidays/5758531089203200 After a sad, brief interlude in Las Vegas, and two weeks at home, I'm back to my old truckly tricks. Brandon 5758531089203200 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 01:27:37 +0000 Moving Out: The Wild West https://frominsidethebox.com/post/moving-out-the-wild-west/5647308616105984 I got evicted from my cozy parking lot and have to move out to the real world. Brandon 5647308616105984 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 05:34:20 +0000 Q&A #5: Financial Questions https://frominsidethebox.com/post/qa-5-financial-questions/5667168544882688 I answer some of the financial questions I've received in the past month or so, and reminisce about college, but only a little bit. Brandon 5667168544882688 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:31:19 +0000 Home Improvement Project #6: Fixing "The Hole" https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-improvement-project-6-fixing-the-hole/5740423507083264 I finally got around to fixing the dreaded hole. Brandon 5740423507083264 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:49:43 +0000 Mini Home Improvement Project #2: Desiccants https://frominsidethebox.com/post/mini-home-improvement-project-2-desiccants/5707274949492736 Desiccant. Brandon 5707274949492736 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 04:48:00 +0000 Mini Home Improvement #1: Arts and Crafts https://frominsidethebox.com/post/mini-home-improvement-1-arts-and-crafts/5730192894984192 It's been a while (six months almost to the day) since I did my last big Home Improvement post, and I think it's about high time we changed that. Brandon 5730192894984192 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 01:52:56 +0000 Box Trucks and Beyond https://frominsidethebox.com/post/box-trucks-and-beyond/5663741160980480 TrainspottingDefinitely not the word I'm looking for, but it sounds cool I noted early on that I wasn't the only sketchy-looking vehicle on campus. Brandon 5663741160980480 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:02:14 +0000 Truck Tech https://frominsidethebox.com/post/truck-tech/5721036024709120 What CMS are you using? What WordPress plugin do I use to make a clock like yours? You're using AppEngine right? I can tell by your blog's IP address. Brandon 5721036024709120 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:09:27 +0000 Decimals And Dollars: Planning the Next Decade https://frominsidethebox.com/post/decimals-and-dollars-planning-the-next-decade/5669283816275968 Disclaimer: All salaries and bonuses in this post -- even those based on real paychecks -- are entirely fictional. Brandon 5669283816275968 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:35:02 +0000 Winter is Coming https://frominsidethebox.com/post/winter-is-coming/5158086071287808 Note: I've never seen Game of Thrones, but I'm pretty sure the title is a reference to it. Brandon 5158086071287808 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:22:37 +0000 Leaner and Greener: 2 Lean 2 Green https://frominsidethebox.com/post/leaner-and-greener-2-lean-2-green/5753952654065664 I'd like to start with a eulogy. Brandon 5753952654065664 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 03:58:54 +0000 The "I" Word https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-i-word/5743868070854656 Insurance. Brandon 5743868070854656 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 06:13:24 +0000 Keeping Dry https://frominsidethebox.com/post/keeping-dry/5678807906254848 Note: Throughout this post, I use phrases like "yesterday" and "last night". Brandon 5678807906254848 Wed, 04 Nov 2015 04:57:54 +0000 Q&A #4: Answering the Real Questions https://frominsidethebox.com/post/qa-4-answering-the-real-questions/5688737870643200 I promised a mega Q&A, I'm delivering a mega Q&A. Brandon 5688737870643200 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 22:51:33 +0000 Dodging a Bullet https://frominsidethebox.com/post/dodging-a-bullet/5172785596858368 Picture This It's midnight and my flight has just landed in Boston, two hours behind schedule. Brandon 5172785596858368 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:19:47 +0000 Accidental Relocation https://frominsidethebox.com/post/accidental-relocation/5711312218750976 One of the perks of the truck that I always mention is its mobility. Brandon 5711312218750976 Sun, 25 Oct 2015 05:38:18 +0000 The Aftermath https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-aftermath/5655608640405504 Wow, that was intense. Brandon 5655608640405504 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 05:15:52 +0000 Home Improvement Project #5: The Bike Rack Bites Back https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-improvement-project-5-the-bike-rack-bites-back/5735735550279680 It's been a while since my last Home Improvement post, which is bad because it means I'm not improving the truck. Brandon 5735735550279680 Sun, 18 Oct 2015 00:09:45 +0000 Lean and Green https://frominsidethebox.com/post/lean-and-green/5636470266134528 I like to think I'm pretty environmentally friendly. Brandon 5636470266134528 Sun, 11 Oct 2015 02:32:55 +0000 A Camping Trip https://frominsidethebox.com/post/a-camping-trip/5732694713434112 I've never really been camping before, so when a friend asked if I wanted to go camping over Labor Day weekend, I gladly accepted. Brandon 5732694713434112 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 01:32:52 +0000 Striking a Balance https://frominsidethebox.com/post/striking-a-balance/5768755258851328 People have all sorts of suggestions for how you should spend your 20s, and they land pretty much everywhere on the spectrum. Brandon 5768755258851328 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:54:35 +0000 Tips from the Truck #5: Waste Management https://frominsidethebox.com/post/tips-from-the-truck-5-waste-management/5713144022302720 In a world where everything is prepackaged, replaceable, and easily disposable, trash is tragically an unavoidable by-product of living. Brandon 5713144022302720 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 02:03:48 +0000 Commuting: A Normal Perspective https://frominsidethebox.com/post/commuting-a-normal-perspective/5692201761767424 First of all, apologies for the lack of updates over the past few weeks, I've been busy with a product launch and doing a bit of work-related travel, so I haven't had a chance to sit down and polish off any of posts. Brandon 5692201761767424 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 05:37:39 +0000 A Retrospective https://frominsidethebox.com/post/a-retrospective/5659645909663744 Human beings didn't become the dominant lifeforms on the planet by being rigid and inflexible in the face of change. Brandon 5659645909663744 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:33:25 +0000 Run-In With The Five-O https://frominsidethebox.com/post/run-in-with-the-five-o/5189192371929088 I knew the day would come eventually. Brandon 5189192371929088 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:56:44 +0000 Licensed To Kill https://frominsidethebox.com/post/licensed-to-kill/5752142325350400 . Brandon 5752142325350400 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:42:11 +0000 The Bermuda Truckangle https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-bermuda-truckangle/5674248798470144 One problem that you wouldn't expect to have in a truck is losing things. Brandon 5674248798470144 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:34:41 +0000 Pest Problems https://frominsidethebox.com/post/pest-problems/5759778777202688 Gnat nightmares, spider sadness, moth madness, ant anxiety, bug barrage—ok I'll stop now. Brandon 5759778777202688 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:36:56 +0000 The Couch Conundrum https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-couch-conundrum/5684049913839616 Every once in a while, life will challenge you with a question. Brandon 5684049913839616 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 02:08:34 +0000 Tips from the Truck #4: Keep it Professional https://frominsidethebox.com/post/tips-from-the-truck-4-keep-it-professional/5723151296102400 I enjoy living in a truck. Brandon 5723151296102400 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 22:52:23 +0000 Traffic and Tribulations https://frominsidethebox.com/post/traffic-and-tribulations/5651442522128384 Traffic is a strange beast. Brandon 5651442522128384 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:55:55 +0000 Being Invisible https://frominsidethebox.com/post/being-invisible/5743114304094208 As a forewarning, this post doesn't really provide tips on how to be invisible, it's more of an observation of human nature. Brandon 5743114304094208 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:59:18 +0000 Houston, We Have Contact https://frominsidethebox.com/post/houston-we-have-contact/5665117697998848 In this post, I mention that, upon my arrival, there were already several other vehicles that looked like they could be home to serial killers, the mentally-insane, or otherwise psychologically degenerate human beings. Brandon 5665117697998848 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:57:32 +0000 Tips from the Truck #3: Consolidation & Defragmentation https://frominsidethebox.com/post/tips-from-the-truck-3-consolidation--defragmentation/5704837555552256 A big part of truck life is managing the limited amount of space you have available to you. Brandon 5704837555552256 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:05:13 +0000 Truckwarming https://frominsidethebox.com/post/truckwarming/5631943370604544 I've [redacted] people's faces from the photo*, both because of the questionable legality of hanging out and drinking in a truck, and for their own privacy. Brandon 5631943370604544 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:32:10 +0000 New Site Feature: Savings Clock https://frominsidethebox.com/post/new-site-feature-savings-clock/5764640680181760 I was talking to someone, who we'll call Michael (because that's his name), about the truck life and this blog, and he said, "You know, it'd be cool if you had a place on the site where you could see how much money you've saved. Brandon 5764640680181760 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:23:25 +0000 Tips from the Truck #2: Securing Stuff https://frominsidethebox.com/post/tips-from-the-truck-2-securing-stuff/5697982787747840 I'm not talking about securing in the sense of safety and making something inaccessible, but rather in making sure something stays static relative to its container. Brandon 5697982787747840 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 01:32:01 +0000 Thinking Travel https://frominsidethebox.com/post/thinking-travel/5728116278296576 In Charting the Waters, I mentioned two books that I picked up to get myself in the travel mindset. Brandon 5728116278296576 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:19:39 +0000 Q & A #3 https://frominsidethebox.com/post/q--a-3/5661458385862656 Back again with another riveting installment of Questions and Answers. Brandon 5661458385862656 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:29:41 +0000 Tragedy Strikes https://frominsidethebox.com/post/tragedy-strikes/5747976207073280 Okay, that's definitely a bit of a dramatic title, but I am definitely not happy with this turn of events. Brandon 5747976207073280 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:06:15 +0000 Q & A #2 https://frominsidethebox.com/post/q--a-2/5681717746597888 It appears I have a few prolific inquirers, so here goes Q & A round two. Brandon 5681717746597888 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:47:47 +0000 Q & A #1 https://frominsidethebox.com/post/q--a-1/5709068098338816 A few days ago, I opened up a question form where people can ask whatever they want about the truck-life. Brandon 5709068098338816 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:01:16 +0000 Tips from the Truck #1: No Food https://frominsidethebox.com/post/tips-from-the-truck-1-no-food/5643440998055936 Tips from the Truck is a new series I'm starting now, where I talk about the various little things you can do to make truck life easier. Brandon 5643440998055936 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:09:39 +0000 Passing (Up) Judgement https://frominsidethebox.com/post/passing-up-judgement/5754903989321728 I'm a very judgmental person, I have been for as long as I can remember. Brandon 5754903989321728 Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:35:59 +0000 Charting the Waters https://frominsidethebox.com/post/charting-the-waters/5689792285114368 So I've been at work almost a month now, and living in the truck for just as long. Brandon 5689792285114368 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:35:46 +0000 New Neighbors https://frominsidethebox.com/post/new-neighbors/5718998062727168 Unfortunately, I'm not talking about some more RV/Hippie Van/Truck neighbors. Brandon 5718998062727168 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:59:01 +0000 A Potential Hazard https://frominsidethebox.com/post/a-potential-hazard/5653164804014080 Something I noticed when I first bought this truck was that it had a special permit in it. Brandon 5653164804014080 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:16:38 +0000 The Perfect Storm https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-perfect-storm/5738600293466112 I occasionally mention how glad I am that I'm able to live the way I do, but it's definitely not for everyone. Brandon 5738600293466112 Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:51:39 +0000 The Quest for a CDL https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-quest-for-a-cdl/5673385510043648 As I've mentioned before, I drove buses in a past life (read: two months ago). Brandon 5673385510043648 Sat, 13 Jun 2015 03:16:50 +0000 The Question https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-question/5700735861784576 Every so often, I like to apply a simple Litmus test to my life to help me figure out a couple things. Brandon 5700735861784576 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 02:46:23 +0000 Uninvited Guests https://frominsidethebox.com/post/uninvited-guests/5634387206995968 Before you get too worried, the title probably isn't what you think it is. Brandon 5634387206995968 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:23:04 +0000 New Site Features https://frominsidethebox.com/post/new-site-features/5766466041282560 As you may or may not have noticed, I've been slowly rolling out new functionality to the site. Brandon 5766466041282560 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 01:09:51 +0000 Parking Perils https://frominsidethebox.com/post/parking-perils/5693417237512192 My parking situation is very much analogous to my housing situation: I don't quite fit in. Brandon 5693417237512192 Sun, 07 Jun 2015 09:11:25 +0000 Sleep Science https://frominsidethebox.com/post/sleep-science/5733935958982656 I've mentioned in the past that I believe getting enough sleep is a key component to happiness and success. Brandon 5733935958982656 Sat, 06 Jun 2015 17:52:07 +0000 Frequently Asked Questions https://frominsidethebox.com/post/frequently-asked-questions/5113880120393728 As I've talked with more and more people about my living situation, I've noticed a few questions that come up all the time. Brandon 5113880120393728 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:12:00 +0000 The Pursuit of Happiness https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-pursuit-of-happiness/5657382461898752 This is another post on philosophy, take that as you will. Brandon 5657382461898752 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:32:08 +0000 Actually From Inside the Box https://frominsidethebox.com/post/actually-from-inside-the-box/5750085036015616 Ok, so I have a confession: this is the first post that I'm actually typing up FromInsideTheBox. Brandon 5750085036015616 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:12:50 +0000 Home Improvement Project #4: Ikea Attacks https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-improvement-project-4-ikea-attacks/5676830073815040 Look at that stupid thing. Brandon 5676830073815040 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 02:57:26 +0000 Home Improvement Project #3: Fixing #1 and #2 https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-improvement-project-3-fixing-1-and-2/6303981198376960 My first two Home Improvement Projects weren't exactly the highest caliber works of craftsmanship. Brandon 6303981198376960 Sun, 31 May 2015 04:39:53 +0000 Looking Forward https://frominsidethebox.com/post/looking-forward/5178081291534336 I've survived my first (nearly) whole week of work. Brandon 5178081291534336 Sat, 30 May 2015 02:51:04 +0000 Round Two https://frominsidethebox.com/post/round-two/5717271485874176 Don't worry, I'm not going to post about every single night I spend in the box truck, but this one was markedly different than the first, and deserves to be noted as such. Brandon 5717271485874176 Fri, 29 May 2015 00:14:11 +0000 Surviving the First Night https://frominsidethebox.com/post/surviving-the-first-night/5639274879778816 I did it. Brandon 5639274879778816 Wed, 27 May 2015 16:50:55 +0000 Home Improvement Project #2: The Clothes Rack https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-improvement-project-2-the-clothes-rack/5757334940811264 With the bed out of the way, I was ready to try bigger and better things. Brandon 5757334940811264 Mon, 25 May 2015 23:30:24 +0000 Home Improvement Project #1: The Bed https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-improvement-project-1-the-bed/5685265389584384 One important part of this whole process is turning the back of a truck into a livable, comfortable space. Brandon 5685265389584384 Mon, 25 May 2015 23:14:49 +0000 A Bit of Philosophy https://frominsidethebox.com/post/a-bit-of-philosophy/5724160613416960 So I've already laid out my pros and cons of why I'm actually doing this, but there's another aspect to it that I didn't really explore in that post, and it basically revolves around the idea of minimalism. Brandon 5724160613416960 Sun, 24 May 2015 21:12:49 +0000 Home Depot, my new Lord and Savior https://frominsidethebox.com/post/home-depot-my-new-lord-and-savior/5649050225344512 When you move into a new home, a trip or two to Home Depot isn't just likely, it's inevitable. Brandon 5649050225344512 Sun, 24 May 2015 20:46:02 +0000 The Reality https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-reality/5741031244955648 So here we are, almost a week into living in California. Brandon 5741031244955648 Sat, 23 May 2015 23:02:22 +0000 The Plan https://frominsidethebox.com/post/the-plan/5668600916475904 And here is where things start to get interesting. Brandon 5668600916475904 Sat, 23 May 2015 22:15:02 +0000 Back to California https://frominsidethebox.com/post/back-to-california/5707702298738688 Graduation The weeks leading up to my inevitable departure from UMass Amherst are but a blur at this point, a torrent of papers, finals, and tough goodbyes. Brandon 5707702298738688 Sat, 23 May 2015 21:47:20 +0000 Origins https://frominsidethebox.com/post/origins/5629499534213120 It took me a few days to code up this blog, so I'm going to write a couple of posts back to back just to catch the site up to speed with my life. Brandon 5629499534213120 Sat, 23 May 2015 21:17:37 +0000