We are so close to move in! I am getting so excited and anxious, and really just want to work for the next two weeks without sleep so we can be done. Well, not completely done. We plan on moving in once we have all the major things in place. Since we are not taking on any debt to build this bus we can only purchase supplies as funds come in. More or less, we have around $400-$600 a month in our budget to purchase things we need. Once it’s gone, work ceases.
Because of the way our funds are working, we had a very slow month in December with the holidays and two of our childrens’ birthdays. Our latest goal was to move in at the end of December, but it became apparent that wasn’t going to happen. Though I was sorely disappointed, I know that God’s timing is perfect, so we will diligently press on and eagerly await.
We had some wonderful friends donate some angle iron to us, which Anthony cut up and welded into frames for our Murphey bed and the couches we got from here. Pics to come of the couches soon. The bed frame is installed and currently awaiting me getting the mattress put together, some framing, and a more secure latching system. ;)
After a long time deliberating over stain colors for our cabinets, we ended up with black. For some reason the other colors weren’t working for me and the original red oak was too pink to just seal and leave. Although I like the black, it appears that we are going to end up with a more modern look than I had in my head. At least we won’t be able to see stains as much.
Lastly, here is a night-time view of the kids’ bunk area. We installed dividers between the beds that will eventually get painted something fun to suit each kids’ personality.
This weekend we tackle the bathroom!