I apologize for our lack of presence here for a while. Turns out moving into a bus took quite a bit of time to get everything situated (more on that in future posts), plus we were having wonky internet and were lucky to catch small bits here and there. We have been in the bus almost two months–hard to believe! But for now, I would like to share about the last days of construction.
I’ve told you before how we lived next to the best neighbors in the whole wide world, perhaps I haven’t, but we really did. In fact, that was truly the saddest part of leaving our old home. Anyhow, when our house sold sooner than we anticipated, our neighbors agreed to let us park the bus in their back yard and have full access to their shop and tools to finish the conversion. I know, right?! This was around early October at this time and we made a written agreement (they’re wise, too!) to be out of the yard by January 10th. It seemed like we wouldn’t take nearly that long, but of course, money runs out and time is short, and before we knew it January 10th was sneaking up on us. Thankfully, our neighbor was more than willing to extend our stay as long as we needed it really, but we did not want to outstay our welcome and decided we needed to work double time to get out of there asap. Every free second was spent working on the bus from that time on, and it’s amazing how much we accomplished in a short amount of time.
My last post was on January 4th and we only had in a kitchen (no plumbing), closets, kids’ bedrooms, and our bed. By February 2nd, when we began moving in, everything was (mostly) complete including plumbing, bathroom, shower, couches, and a bunch of little things.
Finally, we are ready to move in. First things are that we need to get curtains up, move in the furniture and start figuring out where to put everything!
We did not end up at the church property like we thought because permits are still not coming through, so for now we are on Ant’s mom’s extra property with the gardens. It’s actually going to be a blessing. Now we will have fresh eggs and a small piece of land to garden this summer, plus family to enjoy!