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Old 05-23-2016, 11:35 PM   #141
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I'm a kitchen countertop fabricator apprentice and loving every minute of it. I work with marble, granite, quartz and natural stone all day. I wouldn't have it any other way. The happiest profession I've had is leading towards a happy skoolie life!
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:38 PM   #142
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I'm a kitchen countertop fabricator apprentice and loving every minute of it. I work with marble, granite, quartz and natural stone all day. I wouldn't have it any other way. The happiest profession I've had is leading towards a happy skoolie life😏
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:54 PM   #143
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Fun topic;


I am a engineer, dumpster diver, inventor, business man. Buying and selling on Craigslist is one of my favorite things to do. I literally lived off dumpster diving for 3 years after being laid off from my engineering job. Now i am a full time Skookie information absorber lol While i plan my build.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:14 AM   #144
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As for me, I ride around the countryside and get paid for it.



Some folks might call us "truck drivers".
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:05 AM   #145
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As interesting and diverse as our buses.

I retired from 30 years as a pole climber for a major Telco in '94.

Since then I've:

Driven cabs.
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Work as a contract trainer for ATT, pole climbing, def driv, CDL prep, general safety and on and on..Still do that once in a while.

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Old 05-25-2016, 08:24 AM   #146
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I work in quality control at a forge. Been a carpenter, dog groomer, bike messenger, custom rug maker, machinist, food truck builder.........
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:43 AM   #147
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I work in quality control at a forge. Been a carpenter, dog groomer, bike messenger, custom rug maker, machinist, food truck builder.........
how cool!.. my bus storage facility is also a company that builds food trucks.. lots more work goes into those than i ever thought!.

-Christopher
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:36 AM   #148
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how cool!.. my bus storage facility is also a company that builds food trucks.. lots more work goes into those than i ever thought!.

-Christopher
Cadillac, how did you find the place you store your bus? Do they charge you a monthly storage fee? I would like to find a secure warehouse/garage to store/work on the bus when I buy but need something that is affordable. Renting a typical industrial space will be like paying rent for a house.
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:08 AM   #149
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I pay $100 / mointh for the spot that includes a single 20 AMP electrical plug designed for battery upkeep.. they allow mild work in their shop but nothing like engine rebuilds or such where you would make a mess of the floor or create massive amounts of dust as there are other people's Boats, Busses, classic cars, etc stored there..

in my case i simply see the building along the freeway and they had a big sign up that said ' Boat /RV / Toy storage'.. so i called the number..

Now is a great time to be lookign for storage in your city.. as many people dont pay for their storage while they have their boat or RV out for the summer..

the lady at the place im going said only a few pay year round.. and the spaces are first come first-serve so if I rent a space and pay for it year round im guaranteed in.. but if I dont want the sopace in say summer then someone else could come and rent it.. since its a bus and even though im going through looking to seal up the bus, the more I can keep it out of the rain the longer it will last.. so i'll rent the indoor spot..

you can also google for Boat / RV storage.. see if there are any warehouses in the area that might let you keep a corner..

being able to work is a different story.. like i say people are very sensitive to their toys being subjected to lots of dirt and dust.. esp since they are paying for indoor storage.

some cities do have shop space rentals that you can rent for temporary basis where you have acess to lights ,power, air compressor etc for working on a project.. I know there is a shop here in town that does it for cars and short RV's..

coastal areas and areas near huge metro-plex style cities are tougher becausde real estate is a premium so itsnot cheap for someone to have a metal building full of stored vehicles.. they have to charge a premium..

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Want to travel NM for art festivals. Camping of course. Great inspiration when camping. Close to home in the mountains.
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