Monday, September 22, 2014

Living in a School Bus with a Baby: Month One

I'll be honesP1140447t. When we got back to the bus with our new baby we were overwhelmed. We had spent 6 days in town for the birth and postpartum recovery at my parent's house. The bus was covered in unorganized shower gifts and a weeks worth of clothes and other traveDSCF9806l necessities. Each day we struggled to do the dishes. Both of us put all of our time into baby care. That first week, it was hard to imagine that we would ever be able to do anything except change diapers and organize baby gear.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Preparing for Bus Dweller #3: Part 2, Built in Table and Bench

Our round drop leaf table had served us well for many years, but we wanted to open up floor space for a crawling baby. Steve built this lovely table and bench out of the same live-edged blued pine that he used for our trim and shelving.  The bench doubles as a storage chest for baby gear.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Preparing for Bus-dweller #3: Part 1, A Hanging Cradle

Yes, this is an announcement! Our baby is due August 7. Between pregnancy, a month long respiratory illness, getting ready for our new family member,  and the rest of life, I have been exhausted. Now, with less than two months left to go, I am finally feeling somewhat prepared. 

The hanging cradle makes use of vertical space in the bus and hangs right across from our futon. Since we can't attach a co-sleeper to the futon, I feel this is a good alternative. Steve and I worked on the cradle together. I did the sewing, he took care of the hardware. We based the design on a hanging cradle by Kindekekelin

We are excited to welcome our new baby into the bus. I am counting on a new set of adventures!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Plans

The weather, and my attitude, have improved since my last post. I  planted some spring veggies and we have begun spring cleaning. Steve is planning some exciting projects for the interior of the bus. I will have more remodeling pictures to post in the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Worst Time of the Year

I thought about taking pictures for this post, but I couldn't bear to. This is the drab, wet, muddy, messy, discombobulating season. All I want to do is start spring cleanup and plant the garden, but the snow is only half melted and the rain/snow mix makes everything sloppy.

Scrap wood and other junk has accumulated around the bus over the winter and it's time for a dump run. We need to reorganize our storage spaces to make room for, well, let's say some very special supplies. I don't want to do the jobs, but I do want to see them done. If only the weather would allow me to, I would get this place in shape.

However, I am so thankful for the extra storage space that we have: our trailer (and a place to park it) and shelving in the Oberg's house. When your husband owns his own contracting business and you live in a bus, extra storage is a necessity.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Restoring the Role of Reading the Adventurous Life

I believe in adventuring close to home. But what about expanding our minds? And gaining a wider perspective on global events? Don’t we need to engage in extensive international travel in order to understand the world?

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