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Old 06-17-2008, 10:07 AM   #91
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Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

I have to agree with everyone else that your bus is truly a work of art.

I wish I could afford to pay you guys to come here and help me convert my bus. Perhaps you could finance your cross country explorations with bus conversion work!

Good luck with everything! You've set another standard for the rest of us to strive for.

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Old 06-17-2008, 07:44 PM   #92
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Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

What do you 'spose that rig might bring on ebay? I've almost got the wife believing that a skoolie would be a good idea after seeing that thing.

Ofcourse she then reminded me that if I did one, it would remain half finished forever, kinda like our house!!!!

She's right, the bitch.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:08 PM   #93
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Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

Thanks everyone for the really nice comments. Good news is....we got job offers yesterday. So it's back to hopefully 80+ hrs a week.

As for a value on ebay...I've wondered....No matter what, I think a lot of people still wouldn't be able to get past the fact that she was a school bus. So even though you would pay REAL money for the equivalent in a motor home, I don't know if "Lurlene" would bring real money. We've kept all the receipts but haven't totaled them up yet. IF I were thinking of selling I would total up the receipts and multiply times 3 or 4 to set my value. That basis was what I used a lot bidding jobs. Even then I know the total wouldn't come near the cost of a comparable motorhome but I still doubt anyone would pay what I considered my value. Especially with the economy the way it is now. Unfortunately the days of disposable income are over for a while for most of us.

Thanks again to everyone for the nice things said, and MOST importantly, thanks to EVERYONE for all the help and encouragement. What a wonderful site "Skoolie.net" is!
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #94
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Good news on the job offers!
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:22 AM   #95
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80 hours a week eh rep? no wonder you built that monster in 6 months im hoping you find the time to enjoy lurlene for some time to come i dream of the day i pull the pin but illl have to work to put gas in the bus! maybe ill get a job at the gas station..... timbuk
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:06 PM   #96
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You and Julie have done yourselves proud, that is one FINE Skoolie! Very tasty!
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:31 PM   #97
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I've been on the road....

About the name Lurlene.... I owe you an explanation for my rude comments. You see, I grew up in Norway, and in the Norwegian language there is this word "lurve-leven". "Lurvete" means messy, mussed up, disorganized and so forth. "Leven" means noise, ruckus. So "lurve-leven" describes a birthday party of 25 sugar'd-up eight-year-olds -- or equivalent. Which might be very appropriate?
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:53 PM   #98
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Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

No worries, Elliot. No offense taken. I think if it weren't for the aforementioned movie I also wouldn't be enamored of the name "Lurlene". But I enjoyed the movie so much and "Lurlene" is such an old Texas name, I thought it appropriate. Anyway we are waiting on word about our prospective jobs and hoping to close on the house on or about July 1, then we're off! I figure we'll be able to drive a good 12 miles before we'll have to stop and get jobs to be able to afford to drive any further. And then another 12 miles... and then...Oh ****, I done pee'd in my chili now...

BTW the movie is...Daddy's Dying, Who's Got The Will?....Judge Reinhold, Beverly D'Angelo, Beau Bridges and a great cast. Worth a watch if you can find it.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:24 AM   #99
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From the title of that movie, I would say that a LURVELEVEN is about to break out!
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