It is no fun dealing with rain when you have a leaky bus!
We have had a LOT of rain in SE Queensland over the last couple of weeks. And I mean a LOT! At one stage, we had over 100mm in just three days!
Thankfully, I haven’t had to deal with flooding, or the bus sinking into the ground and getting bogged like some folks have, but what I have had to deal with is LEAKS. Because I haven’t been able to properly finish sealing the gaps between the wall panels, there was water pouring into the bus.
After frantically running around with towels and buckets and mops in a futile attempt to minimise the damage, I finally, in desperation one evening, raced into town in the pouring rain and purchased a couple of huge tarps. I then proceeded, in the pouring rain, to get them up and over the bus roof. Not an easy task on my own I can tell you!
I tied the tarps down to the verandah posts of my nearby shed, and to the chassis rails of the bus itself. Crawling under the bus in the mud to tie the ropes down added to the adventure.
It was a mammoth task but I am so glad I did it because once the tarps were in place, the leaks stopped. Not a single drop of water comes into the bus now!
It was such a wonderful feeling to be able to lay in bed listening to the rain pelting down and NOT have to worry about my bus turning into a swimming pool.
I am very much looking forward to the day when I can get this same feeling without needing to have tarps on the roof!