Things are going slowly, yet coming along nicely. It's nice to pace myself for the time being to get everything planned out well before I go to town with making this a home for the three of us. To add... the smoke is still lingering pretty bad here in the valley. I haven't seen the mountains for days, let alone anywhere further than a half mile away. It wrecks havoc on my eyes and breathing. So, I try to stay inside more than I really care to, which also keeps me away from working on the bus.
I've been able to some small things when I find time, usually while my son naps away during the early the afternoon. I picked up a small painted, cast-iron bathroom sink (I may or may not use it). I spent some time grinding down the little bit of floor rust to get that ready to be treated with Ospho at a later date. I don't want to grind the entire floor, but there is quite a bit of adhesive remaining that held the plywood down, as well as some paint, too. I assume that if I want to Ospho my entire floor that it needs to be removed as so it can treat all the steel. Bleh! I also cleaned up the rusty driver's seat and some other small spots here and there that I want to use the Ospho on.
Today I managed to clean the ceiling of glue and stains from children playing in the bus, and then primed most of the inside walls and ceiling for painting. I will give it a second coat tomorrow. That will leave me ready for painting come Monday or so. I am still debating on a color. I am thinking of going with a semi-gloss black, although I still have time to sleep on that. I just desire to get rid of the ugly dingy yellow that plagues me every time I enter the bus, and I have access to some cheap (but definitely good) paint. It's a good time to get it done before I build the interior.
Right now we also deciding how soon we want to leave before the snow hits. The wife and I are not at all interested in building the bus at the same time as dealing with winter, so we are looking at heading to southern Arizona for a few months. We also have six weeks left where we are staying... so moving is a necessity. At the moment we are living in a "transition home", as things fell through when we originally moved up here a few months ago. It was one reason for purchasing the bus to begin with. We have family all over Arizona and it seems a better place to work on this project of ours. Montana was a bit of a bust.
Anyhoo.... good day to all. See ya laters with some more of our Skoolie building experience.