11.23.15 - Christmas trees and countertops.

We've been adapting easily to living in the bus for a few weeks now. It's pretty awesome, given that for most, moving into a short bus would be downsizing. For us, it's a major upgrade from the Campbulance! We absolutely love it and Loulou seems to really enjoy the extra space to run and play as well.

 Loulou loves sniffing the air while soaking up the afternoon sun.

Loulou loves sniffing the air while soaking up the afternoon sun.

When we arrived in San Antonio, we thought we would hit the ground running, but due to a delay in shipment, we waited three days for our first truck full of trees to pull into the lot. Following closely behind (literally…30 minutes later) was our second shipment. So, just like that, we had 170 trees to unload, untie, set up, inventory, price and organize.

Prior to that insanity, Christian worked on getting the tent and decorations all set up, including repainting some of the signs that had fire damage. 

Christian cutting a space for the oven to be installed. The perfect-fit kitchen counter that we got at the Little Rock Restore is slowly, but surely, being edited to fit all our small appliances.

I spent a fair amount of time staining, poly-ing and prepping our kitchen counter to be installed. After my last coat of poly was applied one morning, Christian and I carried it to the edge of the tent to lay on some cardboard to allow it to dry in the sun.

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I headed to the gym for a shower and came back to the bad news of a fire inspector having run over the counter. It was an odd moment of defeat and anger mixed with total confusion about how anyone could be dumb enough to find the one thing laying in a giant parking lot and decide to run over it. (And then apparently try to innocently claim that they thought it was trash…[why would you choose to run over a pile of trash in an entirely empty lot??])  Anyway…it happened, and there's nothing to be done (I might still be a little sore about it though).

 It's really hard to see in the photo the cracks, but the whole thing was cracked and ruined. You can see a faint tire mark.

It's really hard to see in the photo the cracks, but the whole thing was cracked and ruined. You can see a faint tire mark.

Our lot mate, Chris (also our friend that got us this job) was kind enough to let us borrow his truck to run out to the closest Home Depot to get a new piece of wood so I could begin the countertop process again.

They didn't have the same type of wood that I'd previously used, so I had to settle for a nice ply. Due to my disheartened state, I didn't document the process of re-staining and cutting the counter to fit the oven. It's now installed and it looks great, so I'll take some photos of that later for you and post them.

And here's a few photos of the trees arriving to the lot!