This is probably a realm not frequently discussed in this forum but I was wondering if I am alone or are there others out there who struggle like I do: I am finding myself constantly having nightmares about what if we were to have massive leak come through somewhere in the bus in the middle of the night and I didn’t wake up to go check on it so I could put a tarp on or something before more damage ensued. This ultimately has led to me waking up in the middle of the nights (2:30 am-5:30am) if it is raining outside from one of these dreams. I then have a micro panic attack until I actually get up and go check in every former “problem” spot of the bus.
We all know the dread that comes with finding the leaks in a newly purchased and fully gutted bus. However, we are fairly far along in our build (walls up, plumbing almost done, Electrical fully wired, etc.) so all the leaks have been addressed and sealed up (at least we pray). We have checked these trouble spots multiple times with both water hoses and torrential Florida Downpours.
Our bus is sealed up. We had one small drip coming through a skylight that was easily fixed by making the clamps tighter. We saw water at the bottom of one of our walls and were able to find the spot in the window that was compromised so that is fixed now. We have used seam sealer and painted the roof with elastomeric as well as Closed Cell Spray Foam on the entire interior (under windows to the floor, on ceiling, in front and rear cubbies).
I read this article (below)concerning people having more vivid/unusual dreams due to this Coronavirus pandemic taking people out of their normal social interactions. Seems interesting.
So, when did you release the worry/anxiety of leaks getting in your bus?
How many times did you have to see no leaks after a hard rain before you were able to relax?
Maybe it never goes away? This is our first shot at being “homeowners” so maybe this is something every young adult goes through concerning their first home, I don’t know.