So this wont be a long post, but it is something that has been on my mind for several months. Memorial Day Weekend we were home in Iowa to visit family. And as usual we were putting flowers on graves. Well it was pointed out to me that next year, I will be the same age my dad was when he passed. I had never really though about it and it hit me kind of hard. I guess the biggest take away is that tomorrow is never promised. So two simple questions comes to mind when you realize this. If you were on your death bed to today, what do you wish you would have done more of? And second, what is stopping you?
So I made it to the DMV late night, but came up short on getting Prudence register as an RV. I went with all my paperwork and pictures of all the work done. I met all the state requirements to register her. But, apparently you need a state inspection. No were is this listed as a requirement, so I will be going back on Friday. Part of me thinks, they just did not know what do do with this kind of title change and part thinks they just want to see it out of curiosity.
We were getting her road ready last night and discovered one turning signal is out. So part ordered and will be done Thursday night. Just in time for the DMV. We do have a backup plan just incase we run into more issues with the DMV. I will share those next week if we have to go that route. Simple Life equals Happy Life!
To register the bus as an Rv check list:
1. Fixed permeant bed – Done
2. Kitchen installed – Done
3. Not Yellow – Should be done tonight
4. Toilet installed – planned for this weekend
In order to travel:
1. Seating for Paula with seatbelts – In the planning stage
Last week if you saw my post you could see I was feeling a bit over whelmed by the conversion process. I’m doing much better this week. I am try to remember at this point I need to be focused on just those things that need to happen to make Prudence registrable. And on that front, I’m feeling pretty good. One of the big hurdles we have is getting her painted, but that could not happen until the sheet metal went up over some of the windows. I am happy to say that got completed this last weekend and painting will start tonight. Tonight and tomorrow night we will be putting Henry Tropicool paint on the roof to reflect heat. Friday and Saturday we will be painting the rest of the bus. Anyone interest in helping, let me know.
The more I get done on the skoolie build the more I realize I have to do. The list never seams to end. I know this is issue is a product of my own making, it is still stressful. I gave myself a deadline when I got the bus to get her ready to be titled as an RV and travel able by Labor Day Weekend. That deadline is creeping closer and closer and although I think I will make the deadline for titling. The reality is much more needs to be done before she is travel ready, including the solar system up and running. Clearly, more days off are in my future. I hope the weather cooperates, I really hate losing days to the heat and rain.
With the current heatwave, work on Prudence has slowed. The next couple of days will not see a lot of changes. Last weekend was a killer heat wise, I just could not drink enough water. So I am learning from the experience and will limit my work during the heat of the day. Stay cool and safe out there, dink lots of water.
If you haven’t seen this weeks video at Temple Farms check it out here. Paula took me for Father’s day, it was really cool. As an update, deconstruction is done and that video will be coming next week. We are in the middle of prepping the floor so we can start building. We did take advantage of an 11% rebate sale at Menards and stocked up on most of the building materials we will be needing soon. Paula’s garage is full of stuff, that hopefully will be in the bus soon. I also picked up a sound dampening materail I plan to put under the floor, hoping that will help with noise as we’re driving. More on that later.
I want to start out with an apology for not posting in a while. but I’m back. So big things happening in ThePrudentTraveler’s world. Videos will be rolling out on Tuesdays every week and you can find new Instagram posts on Sunday night and Thursday morning. I think Wednesday will be blog post day. I still have to figure out my twitter posts, I have really neglected it. This last weekend we went to the Ray Bradbury Art and Music festival, you can find that in the next YouTube video along with a couple big announcements. Take care and talk to you next week. Remember, travel, explore and live life to it’s fullest.
This is video 2 of 3 from my trip to Witchita to see family. We spend sometime at the Botanica Garden in Witchita, they had a really cool butterfly exhibit and then we went to the Sedgwick zoo. We had a lot of fun and I want to thank my cameraman assistant Bently. He did a really good job. You can check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Pe5fM5k_sZE
This weeks video was the beginning of Labor day weekend. Paula and I went to Wichita KS to see my family. In this video we get a chance to catch a game at Busch stadium and explore Jefferson city, MO a little bit on our way. I hope you enjoy the video, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/X7OxcdeYn_U