The Bus

Crap...We made it.

Crap...We made it.

Alright, guys.  It was time. Time to call the father-in-law to be on break-down stand by. Time to check to make sure the AAA card was safe in my wallet.  Time to take Penny out beyond Cheyenne city limits.   We had been puttering around town incident-free for about a week to stretch her little engine legs.  Incident-free, save for a few unexpected billowing clouds of smoke.  (A big sorry to the Cheyenne folks in our wake).  She was needing to burn off some old oily junk, so what seemed like a big spectacle was really...not so much.  Easter Sunday seemed...

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Mom, can we draw on the bus?

Mom, can we draw on the bus?

Yes, the enthusiastic answer is yes. Our temporary solution to not beautifully restoring Penny's cabinets for the sake of small kid messes...is chalk.  Over the last few weekends I diligently attacked each cabinet with many, many coats of chalkboard paint.  Today was the maiden voyage.  I took care to *condition* the surface as all the blogs yell adamantly that you must, before any bit of chalk touches the paint.  This has hints of complication and maybe shampoo{?}... but really only entails rubbing chalk all over the surface and then wiping it off with a damp cloth.  Something about allowing better...

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That rug really tied the room together.

That rug really tied the room together.

No, that rug really didn't.  Nor did the fitted sheet that had been Penny's rear seat cover for the better part of the past four years.  Gone — both are gone and it feels amazing.  We visited the floor store {hey there, poet} a few evenings ago and picked a grey wood grain vinyl {read: we have messy kiddos} with big aspirations for a real hard wood floor for Penny resto 2.0 a handful of years down the road. Today was a rip out the gross, moist {yes, damp}, dirty brown carpet kind of day.  Also on the docket was...

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Pancakes and pictures.

Pancakes and pictures.

We spent a little time away from our bus resto this weekend in the name of Go Slo. Most times we use the excuse get outside and take brand pictures as a mini family road trip {because why not}.  Most times these days begin with something scrumptious in the breakfast food department.  This weekend could definitely be described as most times.   My daily driver is a tan '68 VW Bug, who I have aptly named Peanut.  I didn't think I was a bug kind of girl {I really want a VW Thing at some juncture of my life. Think...

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The curtains do match the drapes. {part two}

The curtains do match the drapes. {part two}

For those of you that have been following the Penny saga for a while now, you may remember that we already had this perversely named blog post...hence the part two.  I had crafted curtains for her a few years ago that I never really settled on loving, so this weekend was a start from scratch kind of weekend.  We've finally decided that this year Penny will go back to her original color, Pastel White, as a nice nod to her backstory.  That made curtain picking a bit easier as, believe you me, deciding on curtains for a yellow bus is...

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