Picking berries for the winter
Considering it’s autumn and we’re still not on the road, the kids are helping in picking berries for the winter. Leaves, berries, forest paths, turtles (?), bliss.
Not that this has ANYTHING to do with the bus WHATSOEVER, so here we go with Part II of the recent month update package:
Shower and loo
Jonathan put in the shower, made up out of an old shower lining – brilliant! We also bought a Bugatti ball valve to regulate water flow after the mixer. Dealing with restrictions in all areas, such as space, water and electricity and heating, is a recurring and welcome challenge in this build.
The loo has received a new shelf with heaps of storage and doubles as the central place for electrical stuff: fuse bars with 24v circuits, solar regulator and DC-DC converter to run 12v appliances. Ooops, technical. I’m just happy to finally have that electrical mess I’ve made hidden away.
That door is giving the bus such a cottagy feel that it’s sometimes hard to remember we’ll actually travel around the country with it.
Now, that door I’m sure will feature strongly in future photos, but for now I just have these three to offer:
We were kindly given old kitchen cupboard doors by Hannah’s sister, Rebekah, from the farm. Jonathan grew up with them being used in the kitchen, but then they kind of lead a life outside of the lime light for years until now.
It was fun to discover a history of paint while cleaning and sanding them to smoothen out kinks and buckles. The colours fit the buses tones as if their only reason for having being concealed in this layered state for eons was to get revealed now, in this new context.
Righteo, I think I need to have a lie down, and read “Theatre of the Gods“, choice!