Well, I'm really really glad I started the bus project when I did. The wife has decided to move on and I have found myself single again ready to start a new life just as the thing has come together and become livable. I found a park that's clean and cheap and took a slot across from an old timer in a mid 60's GMC coach conversion. He watched me park the MCP II on the slot, get plugged in, then came over to thank me for "classing up the neighborhood with my sweet conversion." Apparently, they don't get many buses and I'm the only schoolie in the park.
The management was cool. She was slightly hesitant when she read '82 as the year of the bus, but when she looked out and saw the fresh white paint job, RV style door, and the blanked out windows with blinds in them, she had no problems with it and said it looked much newer. Thanks, Rustoleum! The park is Citrus Hill RV park, just east of Tampa on Hwy 60 (on the web at http://www.floridaparks.com/floridacamp ... rvpark.htm
Anyway, it's there. It's plugged in, and it's getting cool. Sometime around dusk, I'll hook up the toilet and christen the thing while I reflect on a question the ex's mother asked a week or so back, "Aren't you ashamed to live like that?"
In a word? Hell no! For the first time in my life, I'm actually not ashamed. I'm not taking more than I need, pissing money away to keep up with the neighbors, or worrying about keeping someone else happy. I am who I am and I'm living in something that *I* made with the help of honest folk here on this board and elsewhere in my life. I'm quite proud in fact
Thanks guys for helping me get here.