Welcome to our blog for A Bus Named Sandy. As we type this, it is January of 2021, and we are seven months away from full time life in Sandy. Joe is winding down 20 years of teaching middle school language arts – a task that will echo for years to come, and Holly is reimagining how her artistic life will look living in 100 square feet.
Our heads are swimming with the minutiae of such a radical life change, but our primary vibe is gratitude. We are in the wonderful position of being able to retire as we approach 60, with a modest pension and visions of new adventures.
In our past travels – family camping with our two daughters and dear friends, or extended motorcycle trips – what captures our hearts are the out of the way places and the out of the way people we have encountered. We hope to capture some of those moments to share with you using poems, pics, general musings, tales of our fellow Americans, critters we meet – whatever grabs us.
As we finalize the build on Sandy, we couldn’t be more proud of our accomplishment. We have both extended ourselves and tackled bold, bloody projects to get her ready. We’ll document details of the build here. We can’t say what it will feel like to do this – what it means to arrive, to stay, to leave – but whatever it may be, we’ll share it here.