Stage 9: Rust Prevention
After the slaying of the Rust, we have to do our best to prevent it from happening again. The last step in the floor prep is painting the floor with Rustoleum. We figured the color did not really matter since it will be covered with frame work, insulation, and then flooring, so Crab grabbed Hunter Green. Cool.
Our plan was to include the kids as much as possible, and what fun could painting a whole bus floor be?! The previous day Crab and I spent bent over filling holes, so it was time for a Crab Team Effort. The girls were excited, of course, and did an excellent job!
The girls started with the prep work of filling the cracks and lower walls with paint brushes. They got pretty bored with this by the time they reached the front, but a little under 300 square feet, really doesn’t take too long to paint 🙂
What I have loved most about this Tiny House experience is that this is a project we can all pitch in and create. The dream for our family is not everyone’s dream. It is not for everyone either. Through our experiences of Army life, deployments, the effects of war, and just plain crazy things that happen in life, we made the decision together as a family to get out and travel, to live in a tiny space together, and eventually find a place where we all want to set up our Crab Homestead. We want to create a lifetime of memories and adventures, and it took a long time of trial, error, admitting being wrong, learning, appreciative and humbled at being right at times, researching, sacrifices, and hardships. It is just so exciting that this is only the beginning (or really another chapter) of our Tiny House experience. And I appreciate all of the days we are out working on the bus together, *ahem* even the really really dirty ones 😀
Now, while the girls were painting the floor, Crab and I were scraping letters and reflective tape off of the bus. Which leads me to
Stage 10: Heat It, Scrape It, Sand It, Seal It……could be a new song…:)