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Old 03-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #301
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... In bus tonight it's 10:00 and it is supposed to get down to 33 tonight. Better than 25. Have the big buddy on medium because when I turn it down to low it's still cold...
COVER ALL YOUR WINDOWS!!! If you can't afford the rigid foam, you can use bubble wrap (either packing material clear which will let light in or the heat barrier Reflectix which will seem like living in a cave) or stop by the local thrift store and load up on quilts and heavy blankets to hang on the walls over the windows. Also if you have no additional insulation on your lower walls, that will suck a lot of hour heat out. Either rigid foam sheathing or let the blankets hang from the top of the windows all the way to the floor. If you can, hang the blankets well above the windows. I don't know about your bus, but we have screws in the cove above the windows that is right where the ceiling and the wall cove meet. You can use the pull tabs from soda cans as hanger clips that you screw to he wall. Use a clothes pin or safety pin to hang the blankets in the soda can tabs. We actually use binder clips that I buy in rather large packs from Sam's Club. I do have to use a washer to keep the screw head from slipping thru the binder wire. Of course a soda can pull tab (the kind that stays on the can until you snatch the things off) will make a cheapie "washer" for that use.

We use binder clips for lots of things. They are very handy.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #302
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You can also hang a couple of quilts or loading blankets to close off your sleeping area so you don't have to heat the whole bus at night. In the daytime you only have to heat the living area.

Spring is coming!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #303
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One day at a time.
One day you'll look back on this as the best time of your life. When wifey and I first started out we were living in one room of a tiny house while we slowly scrounged the stuff we needed to make the rest of it livable. Money was tight but we looked at it as an adventure. Now we're established fat cats but a part of me would like to go back and do it all over again.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #304
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One day at a time.
One day you'll look back on this as the best time of your life. When wifey and I first started out we were living in one room of a tiny house while we slowly scrounged the stuff we needed to make the rest of it livable. Money was tight but we looked at it as an adventure. Now we're established fat cats but a part of me would like to go back and do it all over again.
I am finding I'm still looking at it as an adventure. Hope I can keep that attitude a while longer.

And I too use binder clips for things as well.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:01 PM   #305
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COVER ALL YOUR WINDOWS!!!

We use binder clips for lots of things. They are very handy.
I will get there...
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #306
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You will get there!

Believe it or not, I'm envious that you have a bus and already living in it. When I get mine, I will have a hard time keeping myself from moving in with just an air mattress and cooler.
Can already see the advantages to having some things done before you move in. I just have to realize that 'anything' takes jut a little more time and effort. You can't just turn on the water and wash a dish, or turn on the heater or put your coffee in the microwave. I am already re-packing a few things to take out of here. I don't need 8 of two sizes of plates or glasses... it's just me .. and maybe 'a' guest. Or towels or.. Next order of business is getting the front door remade so I dont' have to keep going in and out the back. Today though my glu-lams (sp?) make shift sawhorses are turning into steps.

Cat is still mad at me.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #307
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Cat is still mad at me.
They do tend to hold a grudge. You could try bribery.... a can of greasy REAL tuna fish. Just remember that often, once becomes a habit.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #308
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Sat on my new porch and had coffee and chocolate chocolate chip cake for brunch this morning, listening to the birds and the dogs bark.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #309
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It was a good thing really that I took up the first floor... I might have missed these someday. Pick looks reversed, strange, it really was an inney.


This morning....

I left the heater off last night because it's doing something I need to have checked out. I can live with this....

Had a couple of 'look see' visitors this weekend. Friends from work wanted to check it out. One had to duck. Fits me perfect but landlady says she feels uncomfortable with her head so close to the ceiling.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:19 PM   #310
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One week in the bus. Heater is inconsistent and either humidity, air flow, gas flow, outside temperature is affecting it, haven't figured it out yet. Last night it remained at 61 all night and I actually had to kick covers off and outside temp was raining hard and 36 degrees. Still on low. Go figure.

Can feel 'cold' emanating off metal walls, so they will be nice to get rid of. Bubble wrap is slowly being 'correctly' put on windows. I duct taped it up the first night I moved in at a hurried rate.

I feel like I have a lot of work to do but it will have to wait until I recoup some. So the bus won't be 'mobile' for a time yet. Already planning steps for built ins. Visitors are surprised the amount of room I actually have. (Course I haven't moved my 'sewing' things in yet.) Just doing little futzing around stuff for the moment. Organizing.

Routine of showering at the gym has been working well, actually get to work earlier on most days than before. Get up, make coffee, feed the cat, turn the heater off, grab my bag I packed from the night before... smooth. Except for the one day that the gym wasn't open, no sign. Plan C (go to friend's house).

Cat met landlady's lab face to face without the glass. Dog got whapped in the nose and cried. Cat rules.
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