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Hello Dear Readers,

Things have been really upside down this year with my stepfather’s illness. He has been in and out of the hospital with heart related issues and we don’t know how much longer he will be with us. That took a lot of getting used to.

When there is something going on like that life gets put on hold. Right now he is stable and we have, pretty much, adjusted to our new life.

In the meantime the bus sits. I’ve been home only for an hour or so, not counting sleep. Winter is coming and I had to make a choice … either take the time and do something, have another winter that is pretty rough, or move into mom’s house.

I can’t do the latter. I try and try to wrap my head around it and I can’t. i try to wrap my heart around it and there is just no going there. I love living in Lindornea too much. I also love having my own space and not having to worry about me and my dog disturbing a household of people who are ill.

So, the rest of August I will be getting ready to spend September on the bus. I only hope that life lets me. If it doesn’t then that will just have to be dealt with.

I’m excited about having what I want done accomplished. My brother has said he will help me get started. His time is really precious with job, family and all the time and money he is putting into mom’s house. He did buy some laminate flooring for the bus :O) and that was super nice of him. He got a good deal on it at the Rebuilding Center … he said it was 91 cents a square foot.

No matter what store i am in, if they have a camping section I always visit. Yesterday I was at Bi-Mart and I found a set of levels for RV. You put one at the front of the RV (or in my case bus) and one at the end and then with some quick, first grade math, you can figure out what tires need to be risen how much. I’m thinking about setting concrete under some of the tires to help give it stability. The front has settled, which is to be expected since the engine is so heavy.

Now I don’t have to do a lot of guess work (I do not do “level” well, I just do not have the experience) and this takes all the guesswork out of it.

So, I am happy.

I know I’ve said these things a hundred times but it is time for me to put my foot down, not only with my family but with myself and make sure that I take care of myself.

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