This week I have been tested for sure! But its be in a good way. At first we lost New Life on the Road for two whole days. Everyone was amazing with how much support that they were giving us, and offering heaps of hints n tips on what to do to get if fixed!
Yes. David Moloney. Was. Right! It was a Plug-in Issue.
So hubby Dave took every Plug-in away and one by one added them back in. As soon as we added the sharing plug-in “Digg Digg” it cause havoc once again with our blog. So for now we have no sharing buttons – no twitter buttons, no digg buttons, no Stumble Upon buttons, no Facebook like buttons.
Normally I blog about our family, or products that we use, or services that we recommend, or places that we visit. But I am starting to wonder…what do you want to read about? What do you want our family to write about? Do you want to hear from our kids, or more posts from David, or more blog posts about our family?
In this post I will be using the term RV seals to cover both caravans and motorhomes. I mentioned briefly about Seals in Tales From The Workshop, here is what I was talking about!
They all have them in one form or another and if they are not in good condition your motorhome/caravan can be destroyed in no time. What seals am I talking about? They are not the ones on your fridge. they are the ones on the outside of your RV that are supposed to keep the water from getting in. As well as the seals around your wet areas inside that are supposed to keep the water from getting to other areas.
Moving into our Motorhome has meant that we have had to learn to let go of Stuff that we have all had with us and also within our house(s)! Things that we have collected over the last 17 years of our marriage life.
Plus Stuff that David had before we got married! Gosh does he like to collect odds n ends (stuff) because one day he might find use for it! He is in for a shock because we will be Living With Less Stuff once we get on the road.
Say No To Clutter
I on the other hand don’t like clutter. When I was younger I lived in a household that was full of clutter, odd bits n pieces that made no sense of why were keeping it, but was needed to help keep my Mum happy.
The clutter took up space in our already small house, and collected so much dust. Maybe that is why dusting is not my strong point in my house cleaning! I don’t dust, well I guess I do when it gets really bad. Maybe that is also why I don’t like little statues/figurines/Nick-nacks because they would need cleaning.
We are so close to getting on the road! I am too scared to say the actually date because every time I do say out loud the date/time/day of when we are heading off….that date comes and goes! So instead of revealing the date (YET) I am asking for your help with a Motorhome Packing List!
Since we brought our Motorhome last year from a eBay seller, David has been doing online searches to find any history about our Bus – from where it was located, how long it was a school bus, to when was it converted to a Motorhome!
He has even found a Bedford company online to see if they had any more information to share, or any records of the Bus. We have a black folder that has details of receipts and owners information but there are only a few details in there – not everyone that owned it has kept detailed records!
I am so amazed when I look at Rose and see how much David has managed to change, build, fix or even add. I actually came across a vlog today that I did not even know that existed. David made this vlog Before he started the renovations – actually it was just after we brought Rose that he decided to make a “Before and After Renovations” vlog 🙂
For the last six months David has been working on our Motorhome full time. Before that he worked on the bus while also looking after the boys, cleaning the house and cooking our meals while I worked night shift as a Nurse. In February we moved from Glasshouse Mountains to the Bundaberg area to work on the bus full time, if you were in the area you could pop in and See My House.
See My House
Since we got here David has been working on the Bus nearly 12-14 hours every day. He has had a few days off where he has taken the boys fishing, or has had to go to town for supplies or even had the odd day off to visit great facebook friends! There is a lot to work on – and the bus looks nothing like when we first brought her. I will have to try and do a “Before” and “After” pictures so that you can see how different the bus does look. If you were living close by you could pop in to See My House, so instead of taking you on a live tour I thought I would do a vlog instead.
See My House from the way I can see it!
Our Home On Wheels
I am very excited about the work that David has done on Rose. He has worked super hard to turn our Motorhome into a bus that is a home on wheels. Our son Zachery said last night “Mum, the bus is looking good. It now looks like a home” and he is right! This is our new house, and I am very proud of the work David has done.
Here is a short list of the work David has completed so that you can see my house through my eyes
new front door (gosh it was sad saying goodbye to the old door)
new lounge chairs
new lounge cushion covers
new overhead cupboard doors
new cupboards where the oven used to be
new kitchen benches
new stove top installed
new sink installed
new queens size bed base – David raised it so that the washing machine will fit in the boot
new wardrobe next to the queen size bed
new overhead cupboards above the main bed
New window seals for the back window
more cupboards added to the front of the bus
“sign” at the front of the bus discovered – he discovered that we could add a sticker to the front of the bus where the bus used to display where it was going!
Also discovered that it was an old school bus because we found a sign that said “Jo’s – Don’t Eat In Bus”
The best discovery that we have come across as yet is the “Saint Christopher” – Catholic Patron Saint of Travel Safety
See My House
If we are ever your way, on our travels, we will be sure to let you know so that you can See My House – I sure am super proud of how she is looking. We still have a list just as long of what needs to be finished in the bus (from the outside, to even under neath) but it sure does feel good to be sleeping in the bus! I think that this is the best home we have owned since we started our life together. We have moved a lot of times, into a lot of different homes but now we have our house on wheels so that when ever we feel like moving house we can!
The most famous Lounges in Australia are about to be ready for Rose! The Lounges that took three weeks to build and that is just the frame work! The Lounges and their cushions have to meet the safety requirements of Queensland Transport to pass inspection. So David has been hard at them to make sure they do pass!
There was a big debate between David and I – do we re-build the lounges so that they are the same shape but with seat belts so that we can drive around Australia with five boys wearing seat belts? Or do we take them out and put in seats that face forward and have no storage space and no dinning area? There were many positives and many negatives to each one…and after asking a few families who are in Motorhomes travelling with their families, we soon decided to re-build what was already there. Just more detailed so that we could add seat belts and travel with the bus registered to carry seven!