Don’t Get Angry At Little Stuff

Laugh It Off Instead

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends πŸ’–πŸŒ»πŸ’–

So yeah… I picked this picture for the background for my poem cause it’s exactly what happened to me this morning πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Living in a bus definitely has its perks and yet there are a couple downsides too…

Like when you’re in a regular kitchen and your blender lid pops off in mid blend, it usually just makes a mess right where you are…

Butttttttt.. in a tiny space like my bus it goes everywhere cause everywhere is right there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ bedroom, living room etc πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

This morning I was craving a green smoothie which i don’t usually make for breakfast cause I’m addicted to overnight oats yet I haven’t prepped any overnight oats in a while so I decided to make a smoothie and just as I hit blend my dog barked and scared the crap outta me and yep green smoothie everywhere!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

It was on the ceiling, the counter, my face and all over the window panels but luckily about 2 weeks ago I changed the coverings on the refletix window panels I made to a wipeable contact paper cause the white material I had originally convered the refletix with got yucky and i wanted them to be easily cleanable but still green smoothie was everywhere..

All I could do was laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

My point in all this is…

I could have gotten all pissed off at my furbaby for barking yet that’s her job and that wouldn’t have stopped the blender from exploding all over the place…

Shit happens and we do have a choice on how we handle it and we definitely have the choice on how we react to any situation!

So instead of getting angry when things don’t go your way… Laugh at the situation, fix it and go about your day.. Cause getting angry doesn’t help, it makes it worse for you…

Just handle the situation and laugh while you’re doing it too πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰..

Have a beautiful day world 🌻

Ricci πŸ’•

Bus Update & Upgrade

Dinner Ever Give Up On Your Dreams

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends πŸ’–πŸŒ»πŸ’–

Today I woke up filled with energy and decided to do some upgrades to the inside of the bus. 😁

I removed the wheelchair ramp from the back which gave me two more feet of space, so I unscrewed my bed, pushed it back against the back wall, which allows me to sit on it when the back door is open and look outside 😁 secured it and with the extra 2 feet I decided to build another bench that goes along the whole length of my bed. I put hinges on the tops so I could store stuff inside, covered it with foam and material and woo hoo I’m loving it. πŸ’–.. see pics ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

The bench that my furbaby is on slides out to be a twin bed for guests which I love too. Tomorrow my oldest is going to install the second solar panel and my mechanic is going to fix my exhaust leak Sunday or Monday… So very excited and the inside is done 😁 that is until I decide to change something else hahahaha but basically it is done. Once it’s mechanically sound I’ll be on my way… πŸ’–

Just wanted to give everyone an update on my progress since my upsetting setback a couple weeks ago… Shit happens yet there is nothing that’s going to stop me from living my dream… Perseverance, faith and belief is what makes dreams come true!!

Don’t ever quit my friends πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Mistakes Are Just Lessons

To Slow Down And Take Your Time

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜

We always tend to be so hard on ourselves whenever we make a mistake, yet since I started converting the bus 10 months ago, I’ve definitely learned that mistakes are truly lessons!!! They tell us to slow down, step back and take our time…

Yet rarely do we listen! πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Before I was supposed to hit the road last week, I had decided I wanted to take the wheelchair ramp out of the bus! For a couple reasons…

1. it’s was in my way to sit on my bed with the back door open and look out

2. It was really really heavy and taking it out (according to my mechanic) would give me better gas mileage cause it was a 1000 pounds in steel that I didn’t want anyway 😁

SO we took it out…

Which also gave me 2 feet more room inside 😁😁😁😁….

After I took it out of course my designing brain went into effect and I decided to push my bed all the way back against the back wall and extend the bench and make it an L shape 😁 (pics to follow after it’s done) πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

Needless to say I took measurements, headed to Lowe’s, got the wood I needed, had them do the long cuts so they were straight lol

Of course I measured a tad off so I had to recut the pieces myself and yep messed up lol

So back to Lowe’s I went (laughing the whole time) to get the piece I messed up (this time I made them cut it lol).πŸ˜‚

My point in all this is:

Making mistakes are a part of life and we all make them…

We can either let it get us all worked up, pissed off and let it ruin our day

Or

We can look at it as a lesson to slow down, take our time and get back on track!

I personally laugh them off cause it’s my own fault for rushing in the first place lol..

So my friends don’t let a mistake ruin your whole day.. it’s just a mistake not the end of the world!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Have a beYOUtiful day world 🌻

Ricci πŸ’•

Life Is All About Timing

What’s Meant To Be Will Be

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—

The last two days have been a tad crazy… Filled with emotions and feelings about hitting the road.

Most I could pin point and totally understood and yet one I just couldn’t figure out. Mainly because it was a feeling I never had before or should I say never really acknowledged πŸ€”..

Thursday I stayed busy, packing the bus up, making sure I had everything I needed for my new journey and saying “see you later” to friends..

I was doing everything I thought I needed to do so I could leave first thing Friday morning πŸ˜‰

Fast forward to Friday lol

Friday morning.. when I woke up I of course was very emotional and as I was talking to my son, I kept getting this strange feeling I just could not pin point.. πŸ€”

I got in the bus, said my see you laters, cried and left…😫

I got about 3 miles away and I noticed that my speedometer and dash lights weren’t working πŸ€” so I pulled over, checked all my lights and nope..

No headlights, No speedometer, No dash lights, No running lights or brake lights πŸ€”

Soooo I turned around, went back to my son’s to check the fuses and all the fuses were fine… πŸ€”…

Got to be the alternator again!!!

So without getting all bent out of shape about something totally out of my control, I decided to stay at my son’s for another week so I could get this figured out..

I called my mechanic but because he’s getting married today I told him not to worry about it, to enjoy his wedding and that we will fix it after the weekendπŸ˜‰

Timing is everything lol…⏰⏰⏰

My point in all this is:

Shit happens and I truly believe that everything happens for a reason..

I obviously wasn’t meant to leave just yet and just because things don’t happen in YOUR time.. Doesn’t mean that it’s not meant to be.

Keep believing and keep doing what you need to do and when the time is right everything will fall into place cause that’s just how life is πŸ˜‰πŸ™πŸ˜‰

Happy Day My friends πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Ever Doubt Your Abilities

There’s So Much You Can Do

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸŒ»πŸ’–πŸŒ»..

There’s only 3 major things left to do in the bus..

1.Get it tuned up..

2. Finish installing the solar

&

3. Get the tires installed…

My mechanic who comes to me to do the work on the bus has been crazy busy and because he knew I wasn’t leaving till June 10th his coming to finish the tune up wasn’t really on my mind and then BAM πŸ’₯ 😯😯😯…

I was in the midst of organizing the bus (a never ending task lol) putting things where I wanted them so I remember where they are lol, packing away winter clothes etc when my phone rang and it was my mechanic 😯 he was on his way to finish tuning up the bus 😯…

At first I was excited and then I got highly emotional and started crying… It hit me…😯

My new life is truly about to begin…😯

The biggest part of my leaving was getting a tune-up and OMG it’s done…😯

So many emotions went though my mind and still are yet it made me think about the day I brought the bus home, what it looked like inside and out and what it looks like today and there’s so much for me to be proud of 😁.

My point in all this is:

Don’t ever downsize your abilities, don’t doubt what you can do.. all your dreams can happen, when you believe in YOU!!!πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

OMG IT’S HAPPENING!

35 days and counting!!!

AHHHHHHH 😯😯😯😯

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Let Frustration Get To You

Don’t Ever Give Up

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸŒ»πŸ’–πŸŒ»

A couple days ago I be posted about following your gut and about my getting new batteries for the bus and it not starting after I installed them 🀬

I talked about my thinking it was the starter and not the batteries and so yesterday I took out the starter and took it to the parts store to get a new one πŸ€”
The guy at the store was really nice and wanted to test the starter before I had to put out $180 for a new one and AHHHHHHH it tested perfectly fine 4 TIMES 🀬🀯🀬🀯🀬

SOOOOOOOOO he tried to troubleshoot the issue with me and as we were brainstorming a light bulb went off in my head and I remembered that the original owner told me I may have to get a new starter solenoid… πŸ€”

So I decided to buy one instead of the starter which was only $22 πŸ˜‰πŸ˜.. But by the time I got home it was dark and to late to do anything 😫

Sooooooooo first thing this morning I reinstalled the starter and started following all the wires to the solenoidπŸ€” my neighbor came over and he helped me test the solenoid and yep yep there was no juice going to it at all…

I replaced the solenoid and BAM πŸ”₯πŸ’₯ IT STARTED RIGHT UP πŸ˜πŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ˜

Yes I did a happy dance πŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒ…

My point in all this is:

Your dreams don’t happen easily, you have to work for it… Just keep going no matter what & DON’T YOU EVER QUIT!!! πŸ’ƒπŸ˜πŸ’ƒπŸ˜πŸ’ƒ

Now onto the solar 😁😁

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Listen To Your Gut

It Won’t Ever Lie To You

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—..
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For a while before I bought the new batteries for the bus, every time I tried to start the bus I had to jump it to get it started and I kept getting a feeling that it wasn’t just my batteries, that I probably needed to get a new starter too…

But of course I didn’t listen to my gut, I kept listening to everyone else that said that I just needed two new batteries πŸ€”

So this past Saturday I bought two new batteries, a starting battery and an auxillary battery and at first after I installed them it started right up, then after a few minutes when I went to start it…

Nothing…..It wouldn’t turn over at all 🀬

So I decided to test the starter and go figure…

I need a new starter 🀬🀬🀬

It’s an easy fix that I can do myself yet instead of going with my gut and getting one when I bought the batteries, I went against my gut and didn’t get it…

Go figure huh lol lol 😯😫

So tomorrow I’ll be going to the parts store AGAIN to get a new starter so I can install it tomorrow 😫🀬😫

My point in all this is that…

We tend to go against our gut when it tells us what to do… So listen to what your gut says cause it won’t ever lie to you!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Have a beYOUtiful day world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•