So much has happened since my last update!! We have been so busy and taking advantage of every friend we have (not actually, they volunteered after they saw how much stuff we had left to accomplish)! Thanks to some AMAZING friends I was actually able to accomplish some packing and organizing because, as I realized today, my brain is on information overload! I found myself staring at everything left that I need to get done, and all I saw was a huge mountain with no way up. So, with the advice and wonderful, kind assistance I was provided, I once again was able to sort, throw away, organize, and pack for an adventure I have never been on, nor plan on repeating EVER AGAIN 😄 (Yeah right, everyone who knows me, even just a little, knows I'm always up for an adventure. It just may take a while to want to do something like this again. Well... For At LEAST 6 months or so😄) So now I'm rambling! And back to what I really intended this blog to be about, The Bus! We really are still in awe of all the blessings that we have received. There are too many to count, so I guess you'll just have to trust me on that one😊 But here are some things we couldn't have gotten done without the help. We now have all the electrical DONE! I can't believe there are regular switches in the bus! The bathroom is framed in because one friend painstakingly spent several days cutting each stud to the propper angle and length! He spent even more time customizing the supports for our kitchen cabinets! We even had parts donated to our project! A family member hand scribed the walls of our bathroom to fit every nook and crany of the bus. While another friend helped problem solve how to frame up every support needed for under the bus, showing up early and working late despite working full time and having a family of his own. We met new friends, from out of state, and a different continent 🌎 who designed our complete electrical system and have kept in close contract ever since, making sure our project stayed on track. Even more new friends helped get doors from the scrapyard and also begin the painting project, despite the DMV's misinterpretation of their own regulations! That one still makes me laugh 😂. Also, I now have a new, close friend, who made the most beautiful custom cushions and curtains I have ever seen! My mama who is wonderful, and ever so beautiful, drove all the way from her home just to donate things to our garage sale! We had people, including my mom, help clean, run the garage sale, and keep me organized! Our neighbor, who has fed us dinner and begged us not to leave, mowed our lawn because they know how busy we are! I have a wonderful, hard working friend who helped finish our fence and rounded up a team of people to help lighten our load, and brought food for everyone for 3 days straight! My very good, and long time friend, and closest way I'll ever get to having a sister (FFF ❤), comes over every chance she gets while working full time and tending to all her visitors and family, giving the encouragement and support I need at all the right moments. We have had friends pop by, just to see if there is anything they can help with, and come at a moment's notice if we're really in a bind. We have also had friends offer meals and snacks. My mom even sent homemade granola bars in the mail! We have indeed been so richly blessed, it's hard to know where to start. We want everyone to know how much we truly appreciate all their help, and only by divine power, is it all made possible.
We hope you enjoy the pictures!!