1.  It turns out that laundromats are great places to wash more than just clothes. Some of them have small restrooms. And there is usually an outlet somewhere. No one cares what you’re doing there, and you can read or watch a Netflix movie. And hardly anyone is around on the week days.
  2. Be careful where you park!  Trying to maneuver your van out of a tight spot, when someone has parked directly behind you and directly in front, is a pain in the ass!