The Bus Conversion Continues!

John, Joseph, and Jesse have been spending a fair amount of time working on the bus conversion. As it stands now, it’ll be semi-converted by our September trip and fully converted, Lord willing, by the January/February trip. We’re excited! Here are some pictures of the recent work.

A dad had written us and said that the only way they stopped their RV windows from leaking was to take them out and use butyl tape. As the boys were doing it, it became obvious that was indeed the correct solution to our leaky window problems.

John has not complained working even on the hot days...
John has not complained working even on the hot days...
Jesse has been a great help as well.
Jesse has been a great help as well.
Jesse painted the new flooring for the bus bays.
Jesse painted the new flooring for the bus bays.
If you remember the leaky windy saga
If you remember the leaky window saga from last fall's trip, something had to be done about those windows. So, the boys have been taking the windows out and doing (according to Dad) an INCREDIBLE sealing job! There will be no more leaks.
Each window took quite awhile to do.
Each window took quite awhile to do.
Joseph and John have been grinding out some of the sprayed-in foam insulation to make room for what we need to b
Joseph and John have been grinding out some of the sprayed-in foam insulation to make room for what we need in the ceiling. The bad part? Once ground out, the little yellow bits cling to EVERYTHING! I didn't stay long in the bus with my camera.
No
No, it's no snowing "snow" inside the bus but rather insulation. I overheard John say that Joseph does the best at grinding--he can last a long time John declared.

Dad has spent many hours as well working on the design, layout, and details for the bus. The water tanks will soon be on order, which is another big step in the process. Little by little, it’s coming along! We will be excited to have a “home away from home” where we can all be together. 🙂

Sarah

“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field. . .” (Proverbs 24:27).

You Do What You Got to Do

Sometimes, getting a Moody book picture ready for the artist takes a little more time and effort than one might think. Ever since the first Moody book, part of the “sketching” process for each book involves us taking a picture of what we want sketched. This one was a little unusual!

It took three photographers... (Joseph, Anna, and I)
It took three photographers... (Joseph, Anna, and I)
Mom, comfortably watching the process.
Mom, comfortably watching the process.
Preparing for the smoke effect.
Preparing for the smoke effect.
It involved smoke balls...
It involved smoke balls...(only available near the 4th of July)
Joseph
Joseph
John and Dad
John and Dad

We won’t give away anything more 🙂 .

Sarah

“O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory” (Psalms 108:1).