I saw the familiar outline and front end of a Mercedes L406 van in the guise of a German fire truck sitting in the alley that is part of our morning dog-walk. There was no smoke to be seen, not even its diesel exhaust.
There was a guy building a new fence, though, and the van was obviously his work truck. Good call, makes an ideal work truck, what with all those compartments for tools and such.
And the center compartment is plenty long enough for hauling boards and things. I can relate, all too well.