I hope everybody is well.
Yesterday, I climbed up on the roof of the Old Bird & spent 3.5-4 hours, non-stop, scrubbing the mold & grime off it. But I haven't been able to rinse it off yet & there's a pretty thick chalky looking coating on it in the photos I added, that were taken a few mintes ago.
I had to push down on the RV brush as hard as I could, making twenty passes if not more, on it everywhere.
This is at 45° & a constant 5-10+ mile an hour wind.
I've been off the grid for going on 9 years & have to get my water in jugs, which is a 12 mile roundtrip.
*That may give you all an idea of how much I love buses.
(I Once Spent 6 Weeks Hand Sanding/Polishing The Stainless On My '64 MC-5 Challenger)...
I'm not trying to get any sympathy here but, I had open heart surgery in 2012 & it totally wiped me out & I basically lost everything.
I've been staying on a friends property, in a 10x20 timber frame style cabin I built a few years ago, from the proceeds of Having to sell my first Silver Eagle, an early 70's model, that took me 35 years to be able to get. I had to sell it within 6 months, to be able to survive.
I have no utilities, at all, except a generator to make coffee & heat up/cook with when I can keep gas in it.
I have no electricity, water, heat, a/c, plumbing, tv, land line etc.
My only source of income all this time has been $2.6K Per Year of food stamps & recycling things & selling what I can on Craigslist, which has all but now became a joke.
I have been able to get online with my Safe Link phone.
>But, I Am More Fortunate Than Some People.<
It was 27° inside when I woke of this morning but the sun is shining now & it's 34° now as I write this. (A veritable heat wave, lol.)
My love for animals has caused me to adpot/rescue several K-9's & I have a kennel full, I mean, it's a full time job keeping them fed. But, they eat before I do & I've spent my EBT on them several times.
I was able to acquire several acres in Hohenwald, from some of the money my mother left me when she died in 2015. (Thanks Mom!)
I need to sell this Wonderful Bird to be able to improve the 1.5K+ Yards of right of way going to my property, put in a driveway, build the new kennel, etc.
Like I said, I'm not trying to get sympathy, I just wanted you to know what's up.
I have acquired, restored & re-homed at least a half dozen vehicles to get the bus.
What I traded for the bus was worth more than $7.5K, but I had that price on it, which couldn't even begin to cover my labor on it, or the other vehicles.
I'd Like To Get $8.5K For This Wonderful Bird But At This Juncture I'll Consider Reasonable Offers.
All I'm Trying To Do Is To Do Right By My Dingos, Make Them A Better Place & Get Moved To My Place, Before My Heart Punes Out For The Last Time.
I Haven't Been Able To Register The Bird In My Name Yet, Due To Lack Of Funds, But Will Do So Immediately Upon It's Sale.
I Have References, Lol & Will Post A Link To My YouTube Channel Below.
This Will Give You A Pretty Good Idea Of What I Love To Do.
I Sincerely Apologize For The eBook & It Being Somewhat Negative, But It Is The Truth.
I Hope Everybody Has A Happy New Year.
(It Is Thru Tear Stained Eyes That I Write This As I Hate Not Being Able To Keep It. But It Deserves Better Than I Can Provide For It Now.)