It took us about three sessions and a lot of talking to each other through bolt holes in the floor to get all 10 seats (120 bolts) out. For the most part, it was nothing a few wrenches and some elbow grease couldn't handle... except that last bolt. Lucky for us, there's a little thing called an angle grinder. If I could do it all over again, I would probably take the seat cushions off all the benches first to allow for easier access to the bolts. These are held on with little U-shaped clips and can be removed by pushing the seat cushion towards the back cushion, then pulling upward.
We got her home!
Meet Eva --->
It is hard to believe it's been a little over two months since we picked Eva up from the Head Start program in Salem, OR. I'll never forget pulling into the parking lot that day in February and seeing her sitting there in all her boxy glory. I couldn't help but let out a squeal of excitement as we parked... this was the day I had been waiting for for the past eight years. Needless to say, I skipped from the car to the bus.