Well... TODAY, I left early to get to the RV storage place when they opened the gates. Leaving my car in my parking space, I took the bus up to Home Depot and bought some paint, a stiff-bristle scrub brush (with long handle), and some heavy-duty detergent. Yep, today is the day to paint the floor! Woo Hoo!
All along the drive home I was a little apprehensive because the street leading to my house is narrow, curved in an awkward way, and usually has folks parked along it inconveniently. Luckily, no one was coming to visit that early in the morning and I made it to the house without wiping out anyone's vehicle. I DID, however, take off a couple branches of my tree out front. Oh well. Needed to trim it back anyway.
First thing I did was pull all the leftover trash out and throw it in my little trailer. That poor 4' x 7' thing is packed now! If the batteries hadn't died on my camera, I might have taken a picture to post. Anyway... the inside was swept, then I pulled a garden hose inside and power sprayed the dust out. But the bus wasn't tilted right, so I had to repark it.
Momma would have been proud! I was able to reverse a couple dozen feet, pull halfway into my yard across the street, then back the bus into the driveway... INCHES from the house!
Mom said it was easy. She used to drive a fire truck, and could swing that sucker into the smallest places! Scared quite a few of the fellas in the department, let me tell ya! But she never wrecked once, and could back that thing into the fire house without slowing one bit. But it's one thing for someone to SAY it's easy. It's another thing entirely to do a thing on your own without help. Amazing sense of accomplishment
I'm obviously feeling a little full of myself today.
I'm sure BOB will straighten me out shortly.
So... the bus is parked next to my house for the weekend. It needed to be driven anyway since it's been sitting since June 23rd. I've started it periodically, but that's not the same as driving it.
Back on the subject
I was able to figure out how to wrangle those car chairs to the rear of the bus, pull them out, and drop them into a wheel barrel. From there I took them to the garage for storage. One more thing out of the way, Yay! I wet down the interior again, doused it with the industrial cleanser, scrubbed the hell out of it with the bristle brush, and hosed it all down again. Now I'm just waiting for it to dry before painting with the "rusty metal" primer.
All that before noon. Man... I need a nap!