Last January when we moved out of our 2000+ sq. ft. house into our 35′ MCI bus, most of our friends, maybe even all of them, thought we had lost our everlovin’ minds. And maybe, temporarily, we had. We moved out of the house in shirt sleeves on the 28th and on the 29th the high temperatures were in the 20s. Due to plumbing problems that showed up the night before the move, we didn’t have water hooked up and so we stayed in a motel for a few days. There was, however, still a little water remaining in a line in the vanity and it froze and broke. We were hooked up to electricity but the breaker blew that first night while we were away. Did you know that pop cans can explode with enough force to blow a refrigerator door open?
In the spring, our friends Bob and Karen Ward took us to see Debbie Bell’s bus, the Liberty Bell, and it was love (or lust) at first sight for me. Beautiful cabinets, a big pantry and real wood floors won my heart. Liberty, as we now call her, became our new home on Mother’s Day. The old MCI was relegated to a storage lot and has been there ever since although we’ve had numerous people look to buy it.
Yesterday was a red letter day. Earlier in the week LeRoy had a contact from a man in Indianapolis, IN wanting to know about the bus and how much we wanted for it. Many calls and e-mails later, a price was agreed upon. We overnighted the title and he flew a driver in to Wichita to drive it home. Our GOOD friend Bob took care of all the little details, like charging batteries, making sure a tire was replaced and collecting money for us.
This morning LeRoy got an e-mail from the new owner saying that the driver drove straight through and had made it to Indy. Another e-mail followed immediately saying “How do you shut this thing off?” He and LeRoy talked on the phone and got that situation rectified and I think this morning the MCI has made its first trip to a Purdue football game!
Did I tell you we have no idea how the man knew about the bus?Did I mention that the rent would have been due at the storage unit on the 15th? And the tag will expire on the 30th? God’s timing is always right!