Getting Into the Groove
Bus life has commenced. We made it back to B&G Hay Lot where our bus is late Saturday night. The traveling went well and nothing to exciting went on. The plane we were on was crammed to say the least. My short legs where touching the seat ahead of me, poor Chad and Ben. Makes me appreciate traveling in comfort via the bus.
The Bus is The Bus. I hadn't realized how much I missed it till I saw it for the first time, again. Sometimes you don't realize what you have till it's gone; other times you are stubborn like me and don't finally realize it till you re-discover it. This bus, my home, is an adventure in the simple essence of just existing on it. I was able to rediscover this many times already. Water is not always a guarantee; warm water is never a guarantee. Last night, after getting home, I had to skate to the store and get water to brush our teeth. Today, after a full day of activities, warm water was not available. So me, living on this crazy bus, stood in a parking lot on a busy street and propped a hose sprayer up to shoot freezing cold water 20 feet across the parking lot to take a shower. There is no "easing in" to life on the bus; submergence is the only option.
Holland, MI was great. I fully enjoyed seeing friends and family again. Going from traveling to stationary was a bit difficult to grasp right away but found the joy and benefits of life in a house with no wheels. Constant electricity was nice. Having a smaller more economical vehicle was great for running around town. Last but not least, a consistent bathroom with no chance of unwanted/ unseen visitors is amazing. I was glad to see I didn’t take these things for granted and enjoyed every thing about it.
I did a wide array of things well home this past month. Stocking ice cream, snowboarding, horse back riding, sledding, public speaking, fort building, line dancing, weight lifting, gutter installation, biking, coffee, fishing, ect. I have reassured my realization of not being able to have downtime. Some people can take naps, others can simply relax, I can do none of the above. I need to being doing something at all times, and preferably something with other people. I’m contemplating if this is a problem or not but it showed it’s self this past month at home.
Leaving Holland was tough. Reconnecting with friends and family felt good but I always could foresee the inevitable parting date. Relationships were started, strengthened, and appreciated. My time spent in Michigan was utilized fully and I wouldn’t change any of it.
Now it’s back to the unknown. We will be staying here in the Ontario area for a while, working with Cross Point Church. We haven’t set much in stone yet but we hope to figure more out in the next few days! Hope everyone had a great finish for 2011 and an even better start to 2012.