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Old 11-08-2013, 12:18 AM   #441
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At this point my bus has become a sort of mobile outbuilding on my property. I'm gratified to know that I am getting my "money's worth" out of this project even when I'm not out on the road.

The bus also makes a great man-cave!
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:29 AM   #442
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Sounds like a good plan to park the bus on level ground, and being closer to utilities. I am happy for you.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:59 PM   #443
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New front curtains

I picked up some insulated curtains on sale recently and used magnets to temporarily hang them behind the cockpit:



The problem is the magnets are not really strong enough, and if someone pulls on them they come down. I have a plan for how I will permanently mount the curtains, hopefully with pivot arms, so that I will not always have to duck under a rod of some sort. The curtains match the grey bus seats, and I will eventually re-cover the couch in a grey material as well. One nice thing about these curtains is they have little magnets in the outer edge so they click together and stay closed. Nice. I've also noticed an improvement in the efficiency of my climate control since I've had the curtains up.

Here is a typical scene on a Wednesday evening in the bus with my daughter. She ended up winning that game, and didn't let me forget it for some time either, the little imp.

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Old 03-21-2014, 06:50 PM   #444
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Just be glad you have a place to escape to!
But then at least you know its coming.
One night as a teen I was up late and turning the dial (yes it had 2 knobs on it) on the tv in my room and I suddenly stopped with the thought "Hey, that's a..." Which was rapidly followed by "Oh my God, there's a head coming out of it!!"
I have NEVER been so grateful for black & white tv in my life.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:13 AM   #445
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The more I reflect on it, the more I feel that bus life is good life indeed my friends.

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Old 03-22-2014, 12:24 AM   #446
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Just be glad you have a place to escape to!
But then at least you know its coming.
One night as a teen I was up late and earning the dial (yes it had 2 knobs on it) on the tv in my room and I suddenly stopped with the thought "Hey, that's a..." Which was rapidly followed by "Oh my God, there's a head coming out of it!!"
I have NEVER been so grateful for black & white tv in my life.
Dude, I personally delivered two of my children, one of which is in the picture above. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything!
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:05 PM   #447
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The more I reflect on it, the more I feel that bus life is good life indeed my friends.

Amen.
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So have you tried Knob Creek or Buffalo Trace and if so should I add them to my liquor cabinet
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:44 AM   #449
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So have you tried Knob Creek or Buffalo Trace and if so should I add them to my liquor cabinet
John, see my complete response here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=467082&start=15

But in a nutshell, IMHO:
Knob Creek = awesome!
Buffalo Trace = meh.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:06 AM   #450
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Dude, I personally delivered two of my children, one of which is in the picture above. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything! [/quote]

Yes but you knew your wife was pregnant. It wasn't exactly a big surprise when she went into labor.
Now picture yourself at around 14. No cable, no remote control and the internet was still experimental between a handful of colleges. Since you're 14 and an only child you have no access to porn.
Now imagine your flipping channels one night and realize that you are looking right at what you spend most of your life (at 14) thinking about. Then with no warning at all the baby is crowning and the birth has begun.

that's a heck of a surprise when you didn't know what show was on.
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