The royal throne aka our @naturesheadtoilet
This crapper cost us a pretty penny but after 8 months of putting it to the test, we are really glad we made the investment.
Highly recommend it, also highly recommend very closely monitoring the pee bucket. 🤪 side note: Potty training should be pretty interesting.
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a few days before filming with @tinyhometours, it suddenly hit me that tens if not hundreds of thousands of people’s eyes were going to see the inside of our house on wheels.
in most home tours you find on line, everything is spotless. there is nothing out of place, everything is stored out of sight.
I looked around our little home..
now, I am not really a *clean* person, I never have been. I am a sentimental messy human. I hold on to things that are important to me, I hoard memories. I do things messy. and while this lifestyle has helped me appreciate a clean home more than I ever have before, my friends still would definitely NOT describe me as “organized”.
the initial excitement of the opportunity wore off.
panic set in.
the need to appear perfect to others flared.
“ok, how am I going to make this entire place look like the perfectly staged homes I see online?”
“how do I make it look like we don’t actually live here?”
I frantically dashed around the house, inefficiently cleaning and trying to organize whatever stood out most as messy, purely motivated by an long standing fear of not seeming to have it all together.
after about an hour, i collapsed on the couch and, while it was cleaner, it still wasn’t very organized.
I grabbed my phone started googling things like
“how to organize your house for dummies”
and “Marie Kondo RV?!?!?!?!?”
I finally put my phone down, closed my eyes, gingerly massaged my temples and took several long deep breaths.
I asked myself “what if we just decided to clean as if our families were coming over, finish a couple projects, and then show up for this video.. just as we are... not trying to make everything look perfect. what if we were to just be real. and authentic. and honest.”
I want us to be seen for who we really are, not some fake, manicured, tidier version of us.
and this is who we are. and this is our home. colorful, beautiful and a little cluttered, with dirt and love in every corner.
besides, pretending to be someone I’m not, has never gotten me very far.
Second row of tongue and groove is up. Not as easy as I thought. We tried getting it up there in one piece but struggled. Ended up cutting it into 3 pieces and that made it a lot easier to get in the groove. But yes, like everyone said, it’s pretty tricky!
So much foam, lots of glue, and a little bit of fumes. We realized shortly after we started glueing insulation in that this is no kids safe glue. Good thing our bodies give us warning signs like headaches to tell us to protect ourselves. #protectionmatters#ppe
Also, this mr. buddy heater has been a life saver while building a bus in the winter! It’s only in use a third of the time since we have windows open letting any heat out while gluing anything, but when it’s on it’s awesome!
Also, if you saw the tums in the third photo it’s because I have a weird stomach issue that started up again that doctors couldn’t figure out before so every time I eat I get insane stomach and back pain so the runs make it a bit more bearable... not looking forward to all of the upcoming doctor visits...
So this happened today! Original plan was to wait things out, but our 17 month old became ill amd we needed to try to make it to the nearest grocer.
After 2 failed attempts, I (jeremy) made one more...and as I stood outside looking at our situation. I realize, God is speaking to me. 2 small sparrow's show up and land near one of the rear tires...this is spirit answer my prayers.
I wait a while longer to let it dry a bite more after digging out what I can. Putting a few pieces of left over construction wood we had laying around...we got him in stuck in the knick of time before expected rain arrived again.
Lesson learned. Don't try to cross a dried up lake bed in the desert after it rains.
Since we are in between snow storms, we spent the day sealing up as much as we could!
We used the rustoleum brand leak seal spray paint to cover up the backs of screws in the walls, caulk for any holes, and a rust reformer spray paint on any of rust on the walls and ceilings from old leaks.
State of the bus report: plumbing is complete, washer/dryer are hooked up, and electrical work is 95% done. Ongoing projects: finishing shower stall and building back wall. Big to dos: remove and skin over a few of the back windows w 18 ga steel, install interior roof, hook up propane water heater, and install moar cabinetry.
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We’re back! After 3 days of travelling it’s so good to be back in our home away from home. Since arriving we have been welcomed by our amazing friend @pully_verdugo and her family, and have even managed some kitesurfing. The best part of having the bus as our home, is that the majority of your day is outside....Whether that’s on the beach, or making our home even more comfy.