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Old 05-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #81
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Wifey says I'm over-thinking this project. She was watching "Swamp People" and one of the guys was living in a school bus with a sofa and a card table for creature comforts.

What was I thinking??
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #82
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I took Roachie to work today and installed my linoleum floor. My job is basicly to keep an empty building from walking away so I have a BIT of free time during the day. Most of my bus work is done at home 'cause that's where all my tools are, but this job didn't need many tools.

I had laid down tongue and groove flake board over the insulation thinking that the T&G would line up the panels but after I got it laid down there were high spots at the joints that the floor leveler stuff would have a hard time leveling out. I had to get out the belt sander and level out the edges before laying the lino. The linoleum was a freebie from the building where I work. Nice, heavy stuff. Two extra rolls were squirreled away from a previous remodeling and there was enough to do the floor with some left over for the stairwell. The insulation is done except for the wheelchair door which I'll seal up once the cabinets are in. From the outside the painted-out windows look identical to the others.



Of course I ran out of glue but Home Depot is a just short walk away. When coming back I saw a pickup parked right by the sidewalk at an Arby's and in it was this guy with his eyes closed and his head resting on the headrest and what looked like a blonde head bobbing up and down in his lap. I thought to myself "Man, these guys are really bold" but kept on walking past them. When I got even with the truck I saw that the guy was actually asleep and the blonde head was a golden retriever scarfing up his french fries while he slept.
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Of course I ran out of glue but Home Depot is a just short walk away. When coming back I saw a pickup parked right by the sidewalk at an Arby's and in it was this guy with his eyes closed and his head resting on the headrest and what looked like a blonde head bobbing up and down in his lap. I thought to myself "Man, these guys are really bold" but kept on walking past them. When I got even with the truck I saw that the guy was actually asleep and the blonde head was a golden retriever scarfing up his french fries while he slept.
I laughed so hard at that...then I realized that you had to take a closer look to see the "rest of the story"...perv
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(I would of done the same thing )
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:04 PM   #84
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LOL hillarious story!!

I wish i had that kinda free time to do work on mine while at work.. sure i have lots of free time but its only in 1-2 minutes intervals... unless its a rainy day.. but then i wouldnt take my bus down the road to work if it was raining!
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Having that much free time is only occasionally a good thing. I like being busy and having nothing to do makes for a loooooong day. I do have internet access, though, and that's how I got sucked into this schoolie maddness.

As for the "couple" in the truck, if they're willing to put it out there, I'm willing to watch. Besides, I *had* to walk past them to get back to work.
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bus madness is probably more expensive than internet madness... well, except for my wife with all her credit cards...
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bus madness is probably more expensive than internet madness... well, except for my wife with all her credit cards...
The internet is dangerous for me because when I have time on my hands I start looking around for a new project, and that always gets expensive. Before getting the bus bug I was building up period accurate WWII rifles from parts and before THAT I built some very light and very expensive bicycles. Retirement may be a pricy proposition for me.
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Ditto to that! I'm only glad that I'm so deep into my bus project that I don't have time to play on the internet!!!
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I finally got the new side door installed. Truth told, I kept putting it off because I was going to have to wreck the old bi-fold doors to get them out. Sort of a "crossing the rubicon" deal where once the old doors are out I'm comitted and there's no going back. If the new door didn't fit I'd be screwed. Fortunately, the new one fit with exactly zero room to spare.

It's an Anderson 4000 series security storm door with laminated glass, a 3 point latch with deadbolt and an exterior key lock. About $310 at Home Depot. I really like the 3-point latch for security while crusing down the road. The new door is about three inches shorter than the old bi-folds so I'll have to build up the steps a bit so the bottom sweep will seal. Originally I planned to use PVC boards to build up the space but the new door sits farther outboard so I'll have to extend the lower step 1 1/2" and the PVC boards don't have the stiffness that plywood does. The plywood will get a generous slathering of fiberglass resin before going in to prevent rot.

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wow thats a big window!! must be stable! mine seems to pull out if the wind is from the drivers side going down the road..
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