Well it's been slow going, but the seats are removed from the bus (they were unbolted, but still sitting in the bus). I got the front left tire repaired as it had developed a slow leak - $66 at a local shop which included removing the tire off the bus, new tube, and remounting the tire on the bus. It only took about 2 hours of work for them - I think I got my money's worth!
Turns out it was a tear in the tube, so they simply replaced the tube.
I also weighed the bus today to get an empty weight before I load it for moving. I had it down to 1/8 tank of fuel and all but 4 seats removed from it. It came in at a whopping 16,300 lbs.
The DMV registration says it only weighs 8,300 lbs. Makes me wonder if the DMV has just the chassis weight before the Thomas body was put on.
Anyway it's gross is 26,500 lbs, so I have plenty of leeway to load stuff!