Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 🌻💖🌻
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 🤔
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… 🤔
So I decided to buy one instead of the starter which was only $22 😉😁.. 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 solenoid🤔 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 🔥💥 IT STARTED RIGHT UP 😁🤸💃😁
Yes I did a happy dance 💃🤸💃🤸💃…
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!!! 💃😁💃😁💃
Now onto the solar 😁😁
Have a beautiful day world 💖
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 🤗.
We are so programmed to go go go all week long that once the weekend is here we either keep go go going or we are too pooped to do anything 🤔…
So I want you all to do me a favor…😁
Take one day this weekend to unplug, take a walk, go for a hike, read a book or do absolutely nothing…
Promise yourself that you will take time out for yourself to just breathe and simply be…
We all need it, yet we rarely do it…
So do yourself a favor and…….
Take time to refresh this weekend….
Take time to hug a tree…….
Take time to hear the birds sing…….
Take time to simply BE!!! 🤗😊
Have a beautiful weekend my friends 💗😊🤗…
Isn’t Hard As It May Seem
Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 💗🤗
This morning when I woke up I couldn’t get the thought of moving past my comfort zone out of my head 🤔 and it made me wonder if there’s anything that is really holding me back from embarking on my bus living journey?🤔
Other then a few little things I need to do to the bus.. There really isn’t anything other than myself from stopping me. 🤔🙄
I’m fully aware that this is a big life change as well as it being something I’ve never done, especially alone, yet it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.. and that’s when I really realized that the only thing that can stop us from living our goals and dreams is truly how we think about them 🤔🙄🤔
Doing all the footwork to make our dreams happen is the easy part…
Yet once you’re only a few steps away from achieving them is when the fear and doubt really surfaces..
You have to totally change your mindset and not only believe that you can do it… You have to be totally willing to step past that comfort zone and take that leap of faith. 🙄🙄🙄.
Don’t allow the little voice in your head to stop you from living your dreams… Cause changing what the little voice says isn’t as hard as it seems…
So go ahead release those fears it’s time for you to try… Move away from your comfort zone… Spread your wings and fly 🤗💗
Moments Turn Into Memories
Today a friend brought a few campers over too see the bus and he himself hasn’t seen it in a while either.. I showed them the before pictures and they were amazed at what I’ve done and said it’s inspiring them to do it too…. Now Not that I’m tooting my own horn (even though it did feel incredible coming from strangers) the feeling I had made me think about everything that has happened during this project… 🤔😱🙄😡😢😨❤
The good, the AHHHH’s, the hell yes times and the oh shit times too… And yet each and every moment, good, bad and indifferent are moments that got me to where I am today and the feeling is amazing 😁🤗😁🤗😁…
I have been absolutely loving working on the bus and to see it coming all together is a feeling I really can’t explain 🤔 🙄. Although there have been quite a few wtf’s and doing things over cause of my picky butt lol when I look back at when I started till now I can actually say wow Ricci.. you’ve done good 🤗😁🤗😁🤗 and that is an amazing feeling ❤🙏❤
Don’t ever forget to pat yourself on the back for a job well done or any accomplishment. Embrace every moment in your life, cause no matter if they are good, bad or indifferent…. It’s every one of those moments that make for memories that last a lifetime and those moments and memories make up your life…
Goodnight Universe ❤🌻❤
Today after I learned that I am 400 miles away from the predicted path of hurricane Irma and won’t be affected by it I spent the whole day making window curtain insulation panels and getting shelves put up cause I decided that if Southern Florida needs help I want to be able to go there in the bus and help being that I’m in Florida too!!! So I’m totally on a mission get this done 🙏❤🙏❤🙏
Luckily the bus is really really insulated well yet I wanted to make something that covered the windows for privacy, that I could put up and take down easily and that helped insulated the windows themselves cause they are big and there’s 10 of them… So I came up with the idea to use a thin insulation (reflectix) that prevents condensation and cover it with a Navy blue material so the inside at night matched the theme of my blog Hello World Goodnight Universe and it turned out perfectly… 🤗❤🤗.
I still need to add the Velcro and finish decorating them yet here’s what it looks like so far (excuse the tape I used to hold them in place lol) it’s all coming together and I’m so so excited and so grateful 🙏.
The total I need to get everything in order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while I’m stopped at night without using the engine battery is down to $554 and I am so grateful to ask that have helped me get this far😀❤🤗.
I am still needing to purchase a 2000 watt inverter and two 12volt marine batteries as well as a 200 watt solar panel kit which would keep the inverter batteries charged at all times 🤗 My gofundme link is still active and is below for anyone that can help or if anyone knows where I can get those things cheaper please let me know.
Goodnight Universe ❤🌻❤
To All You Do and Do Not Know
What a beautiful act of kindness I got to witness today…. 😍😘😍😘😍😘😍😘😍
As I was checking out of my least favorite store ever (the one that begins with WAL lol lol) There were 2 people in front of me and the one checking out was I would say in her late 70’s to mid 80’s…
Now I’ve read about these things happening yet never saw until the other day and I LOST IT…. She had the basic staples like bread, milk, eggs etc and when she saw the total she was over by about $15 and as she was trying to decide what to put back I stepped up and asked how much she needed and before the cashier could answer the woman in front of me said… How much is her total amount.. the cashier told her and not only did the lady pay for it.. she immediately bought her a $100 Walmart gift card and gave that to her too….
Yep she lost it, I lost it, the cashier lost it and all the nice lady said was “kindness isn’t something we should TRY to do its something we should all do every single day…” She said “it’s not about money, it’s not about things, it’s just about caring for others and that’s what makes us human beings….”
I told her I was going to use that in my post and I would have taken a picture yet the elderly lady said she didn’t want one taken cause she wasn’t up to par… We all laughed, smiled and hugged and that was then end of that.🤗😀
Moral of this story… “It’s not about money, it’s not about things… Being kind to everyone is about being a “real” human being!!!”
Have a beautiful day world 🌻🤗🌻
There are a few items I still need to get so I can complete the bus and make it livable.. If anyone knows where I can get a 2000 watt or higher inverter, a 200 watt solar panel kit, an electric cooler or mini fridge to help me complete the bus, It will be greatly appreciated. 🙏
My gofundme link is still active for anyone that would like to help… Or if anyone has one of those items they would be willing to donate please email me, send me a direct message or comment below. The active link is below. Please click “Read More” below the picture of me and my son to read the fully story… Please help if you are able or share the link so WE can continue converting the bus and move forward with my journey to heal and honor my son.. much love my friends🙏❤🙏