Out of the gate

This is the post excerpt.

Good lord I now have to write the dam thing! I guess I should start with a little background, when I first came to the States almost 30 years ago, Yikes! I had planned to drive across America, somehow life got in the way, but now my kids are grown and starting with their lives its time to get back to ‘the plan’. I started looking at RV’s and then the van idea came about, to change that into my own travel home on wheels, I have to admit this plan was a plan for the best part of 5 years, then I had the thought of using a bus as my canvas as it had windows and some width and height, also there would be more buses for sale than used vans. I planned my layouts without having the right bus in hand, but I wanted a small bus as its only going to be me and my dog Lucy. Now Lucy is a big part of this bus fantasy as my co-pilot. Lucy is my 10 year old Jack Russell and my buddy. So I found a great bus, a little larger than I had planned as I had thought of the smallest bus they make so I could park in a normal spot, but this bus is in great shape and with very low mileage. Its a 2000 Chevy with a Midbus body, yep they have lots of different body types! who knew.. this baby has only 42,000 miles on her and her body is in good shape. I have managed to get the seats out which has proved to be the pain in the butt job I thought it would be, but with a grinder and some socket wrenches I got all 10 plus the crash pad walls that where in front of all the seats. I need to get it painted as my neighbors are great people but who wants to look at a faded old yellow bus. I hope to be able to paint it this coming weekend, had planned on a two tone VW van like paint job, with a nice blue or green but Rustoleum at the stores I’ve been too have limited colors and the auto stores I’ve called don’t carry paint. I’m going to post a couple of photos of the bus when I bought it and will update as I go. Lucy was a little wet from the heavy rain today but let me photograph her for this first post.

 

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