I haven’t posted to the blog in a long time. I still don’t sleep very much or very well. Sometimes I don’t sleep at all. My brain has apparently decided sleep is highly over rated. I stay tired but not sleepy. I generally sleep for 3 to 4 hours. Occasionally 5 hours. I skip sleeping entirely, at least once or twice a week, more than I get 5 hours of sleep. I broke down at the first of the year and, since I had two days off in a row, bought a bottle of whisky, made me a rather stiff drink for the two nights and slept for 8 hours each night. It was wonderful sleeping but I didn’t like the way I felt after I had the drink. I get my longer night’s sleep with a cup of Sleepytime tea and a dose of Unisom. I am getting better. I tear up at the oddest times. I only am crying about once a day. Sometimes twice.
I’m slowly working on the bus. Everything seems to take so long to do. I keep losing my tools, the one’s I just put down. I replaced the two captains chairs with a mini daybed and extended the deck over the wheel well to the wall between the salon and the galley. Gave me space to put a 30″ wide drawer under the deck. I keep the bedding and extra quilts in that drawer. I cut a king sized quilt I had down into mini quilts for the day bed. I kept looking over at David’s chair expecting to see him there. Which of course made me start back crying. So the chairs got replaced. I also got a bit more of the floor tiled and grouted. I got the clothes/linen closet built. The linen closet is ending up being filled with the club packs of toilet paper and paper towels. I also have a BucketHead vacuum (wet/dry vacuum head unit that goes on a 5 gallon bucket) in the narrow space (13″ wide). The old shop vac was too wide to fit in the space. I just keep puttering away. I know it’s not much. But the little things add up and eventually the bus will be finished. Or almost finished. Hopefully before it’s time to leave New Mexico.