Where have the past two months gone?

We have not publish any new posts for about two months! We were so busy traveling in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada and traversing Great Planes of our very diverse country. We really loved dramatic sceneries of Nova Scotia with mountains growing from the cold severe northern Atlantic. We were so lucky to see moos in the forest, watched bold eagles family in the sky and saw great performance of the second large whale in the world – fin whale! After returning back to US we decided to drive west and south. The nights became cold and we have not install the salon heater yet… Coming from Florida we really did not think how cold could be in the skoolie at night! So, we traversed Great Plains in couple weeks – we drove through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas (the best BBQ in the world!!!) and Lincoln, Nebraska. Unfortunately, we did not explore enough all those places we passed by, but we noticed that people are very friendly and happy.

And, finally mountainous terrain of Colorado

“Bunny suit” and foamy disaster

Dressed up in the “bunny suits” we created foamy disaster in our bus. We decided to apply foam insulation by our own, and save about $700. Yes, we saved those money. But, first 100 sq. feet were spent on figuring out “how to” apply this crazy foam. It definitely was not the best application of the expensive insulating chemical. Big amount of this insulation got stick to the floor, water heater, wires and such. The walls and ceiling got a good portion of insulation, but it definitely could be improved. Oh, well. We tried…

Dirty oil vs clean oil, oh yes, you can tell difference.

Since we don’t know the history of the maintenance of our skoolie, we decided just to change the oil. We were very happy that we did. Because the drained old oil was dark blackish brown color. It’s definitely was not good for the engine. The new oil is nice pinkish color.

Happy First month anniversary working on Lucky 8!

The first month of converting our shorty school bus past by very fast. Every day around 8 am, including weekends, we diligently driving to work on our project. On the way to work we stop either at the Home Depot, or Loves, or our local neighboring construction store. We missed only two days of work on the bus! What did we accomplish in the first month? We gutted it, installed trucks for solar panels, fixed the subfloor, skinned the windows, rubber seal painted, electrical – removed excess wires, rerouted exhaust, found the air tank problem, made under carriage mounts for tanks and propane, fixed the engine squeak, patched holes in the ceiling, framed ceiling and walls, and put floor insulation.

A bit tired, but happy to work on our bus!

Lucky8 is getting ceiling framing, finally…

It’s almost a month we are working on our new home. Finally, we are getting to the fun work – framing inside of the bus.  It’s much cleaner and fun working with the plywood and 2×2. Drills, chop saw, hand saw, and wonderful smell of the freshly cut wood.