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Old 06-27-2011, 02:26 PM   #11
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

I've even got back steps!

They went on the day Pit Stop came home and I'm growing chard in a big tote suspended across the front bit of frame that is left.

No edible flowers to pretty the old girl up, so I'm using colored chard. If the fall I'll put in some winter kale-the pretty stuff and some Sorrento Raab-which is like miniature broccoli and very tasty.

We've gradually been clearing the house and getting things stored in Pit Stop, but it will be at least a year yet before I can get the electric upgraded and put the house back together, all new wiring going in-tearing house down to frame inside--allows for some renovating at the same time--and the fixtures we don't re-use get re-fitted for Pit Stop!

Multi-tasking and recycling!

Hope everyone is well and enjoying there projects
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:26 PM   #12
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

First Class all the way!!!!!
Congrats on your bus, it's a beau!!!
Good luck on your concersion........
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:32 AM   #13
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

Pit Stop is now a full shed. The plastic got put in the windows so she's nice and dry.

My #2 project, a 1965 Mercedes Transporter van got a roof prop this week and a new floor a few weeks ago.

The winter is going to be spent working in the house, getting it ready for wiring and then my "girls" will get their permanent fixtures.

Pit Stop will become my private space outdoors and "Mercy" is going to be my garden shed, just have to replace a skylight and put in a window on the south side.

This is Marcel's Mercy, named for my dear departed friend Marcel who gave her to me. She doesn't run, but she's a great shed and tomato trellis. The white paint reflects heat back and ripens tomatoes wonderfully. She's a 1965 Mercedes Transporter, built in Stuttgart and traveled all over before arriving in Canada about 25 years ago.

I love her to bits, same with Pit Stop, next project---a very small camper to clean out and paint for a friend facing DIVORCE to live in. I also have a 22 ft travel trailer to be repaired and a 14 ft travel trailer frame to turn into my work trailer, so that when I get another personal sized van, I have something to haul my tools around in.

Very Busy and happy around here these days

Take Care All, sorry I haven't stopped in lately, just too darn busy + I had pneumonia for a week!

Cheers
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #14
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

Hi Gang,

Hope all is going well with all of your projects.

My camper project is going pretty well and our house renovation is going slowly.

Poor Pit Stop lost her temporary plastic windshield when we had a windstorm, luckily it didn't blow far away and Rick put it back in yesterday.

Next move for Pit Stop is to have her doors removed and a lengthened house door put in their place.

Next move for Mercy is a freestanding tomato trellis that doesn't lean on her roof.

I've signed up again with Help Exchange and hope to get some helpers for the garden and house so things will go faster this coming Spring. (I HOPE!)

I wish you all well with your projects and if you're in my area and break down, don't hesitate to call me for help, I'm known at our village garage and by the local towing company.

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Old 12-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #15
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

Happy Holidays to all.

We got the doors off Pit Stop and got Mercy all cleaned out and got her roof propped up. Now I have to get my everyday driver (Dodge Caravan) fixed, needs brakes & ball joints.

Smoked Ducked For Christmas dinner and MAYBE smoked turkey for New Years

Had fish last year.

Cold here at night and looking like snow, but I'm not worried, most of my winter projects are indoors. I've got to get more cleaning done before my help exchange helpers arrive in February or March.

Take Care Everyone

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Old 01-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #16
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Re: More Pics!

Soon, I'm up to my ears in knitting projects and don't have much time for my bus these days.

I'm also planning on building a Bowtop Gypsy Vardo on my small travel trailer frame so I'm busier than a whole hive of bees.

Then there's my aggravating house renovation going on and my Mercedes van to work on too!

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Old 01-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #17
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

hi Lois from the PQ area you sound like an islander for sure got so much to do! Plan is to move my bus to lake cowichan this year for permanent recreacional use! You will get great gas milage with the old ford!
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:23 AM   #18
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Hi Timbuk

I'm southeast of Lake Cowichan, 26 miles North of Victoria, drop me an email when you get there and we can compare projects. Sorry to be so vague with directions, but a bunch of my public domain accounts have been hacked recently.

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Old 01-24-2012, 03:56 AM   #19
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ain't you rained out up there?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:03 AM   #20
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

No we haven't washed away yet, there have been breaks between rainstorms.

Good thing too as we have to dig a rather large grave my horse has a heart murmur and has to be put down before the hot weather comes, horses with bad hearts do not do well in the heat, I speak from prior experience.

We have been busy cleaning house, then we both got severe allergy attacks when Rick brought some hay in the house to cut up so horse could chew it easier (he's missing 1/2 his teeth)

Rick's right eye blew up like George Forman had given him a punch and I've been waking up with a scratchy throat every day.

Pit Stop got the full treatment for plastic windows, pictures soon. I just have to find time to go outside.

I have to do a major housecleaning as I'm expecting company in 2 weeks. So please be patient and there will be more pictures.

I also have to get the travel trailer frame welded before I can build my Gypsy wagon and my "daily driver" still needs to go to the shop for ball joints, my pal Rob is going to do the brakes.

Timbuk--hope to hear from you When you get to Lake Cowichan and I have a piece of advice for you--boycott Cowichan Motors out there, the owner is a lying piece of manure. Get your gas at the little gas bar on the hill above the Cow Cafe`

I'll give you more advice on that town when you get here--but the best piece of advice I can give you for now is watch your back and lock down anything you don't want to walk away.

One family pretty well owns and runs that town and they are all related to the piece of manure at Cowichan Motors

Be Careful out there
Lois
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