Quick update! Our Big yellow 🚌
It has served us so well, even though she leaks and has had her fair share of “ahh” moments when we wanted to shut the door and not return for a while.
We turned our eldest sons mattress in his over the cab bed ( which is like a shelf ) bless him, he is 20 and has tolerated the shelf bed for a long 6 months. It was so lovingly built by Bill our wonderful friend.
The mattress was covered in mold and had gone through to the foam and, well we soon realised that and a neck injury for him meant the end of the shelf bed !
Which means … Chaos ! As we try and remodel the 9m/3m space with 6 and two dogs and rain coming through the ceiling hatches and work and home ed… does this sound like a overload ! Yes ! It is …..
Until …. Mr Flynn decided to knock over a whole 5 litre of paint
This is post clean up ! Wonderful
Daughter did so well, to clean it up this well.
Moving a bed in the bus, is not like changing a room around in a house… oh no… the heating has to move, the electrics, the earth, under the bus, in the mud… the toilet has to move the kitchen … the bus whole remodel and a whole lot of praying for provision to get the bits we need !
Three days in and we are still climbing over all kinds of things to rebuild the bus.
Did I also say we moved the bus today to make a little garden space at the back in the little cleft of a rock we live in… it’s a LONG way from being a garden at the moment it houses a caravan and car that the owner here is looking after … it’s a mix of stone, mud, twigs and a little bit of grass, lots of clearing to do … and what to put on the ground ? But for the first time in 6 months I could put a chair … hidden by BYELLOW that was “my chair” with my little bit of air and sky where I could feel alone and have some solitude … and for that I am grateful !
I am sitting 5m from my husband and son still sawing and screwing and trying to fix things, it’s been a very very long day – few days and we are not carpenters … but I now have a door !
To my 1m square of bedroom floor and I LOVE it ! God is good.
All this, you would think would drive you nuts as a family … but although I can’t deny it’s hard and in many ways like plush camping … I have NEVER seen my family so close, so happy, so loving each other and the fruit of the spirit is being given major opportunities to grow and that in abundance…
So, do I pray for a little bigger home, one with things that work better, yes… but if I had to chose I would lay that down in a heartbeat for what we do have … bigger hearts and fruit that works better than it ever did when we “had a normal life” in a house.