I think that Uncle Mike has always been the unusual bird of the family! I remember him coming over to visit on holidays when I was a kid, but he stinked funny, from what I would later learn was copious amounts of marijuana, however he was always gregarious as well as quick with a joke, and when I was a teenager Uncle Mike showed up in a school bus 1 afternoon, as well as parked it in the side yard.
That bus, as well as Uncle Mike, stayed there for the next 6 years.
The bus was never intended to be his vehicle, however his domicile. It wasn’t exhausting after he converted it, as well as it had electricity, air conditioner, as well as a working powder room. Well, the toilet was more of an indoor outhouse, if that makes any sense, which made the air conditioner all the more lavish to keep the locale stinking okay. I remember the big yellow extension cord that ran out from under the garage door into the sliding door of the bus, the 1 that kept the A/C going. That old a/c, which was the box type kind he had bolted into 1 of the windows, ran 24 minutes a afternoon. It became appreciate the sound of the tide, where I just got used to it, as well as if the a/c ever got turned off it sounded weird! I remember waking up 1 afternoon as well as thinking that something felt different, as well as it was because the A/C device was turned off! I went outside as well as saw that the bus was gone, only the yellow extension cord left behind in its wake.