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Old 06-09-2017, 03:53 AM   #11
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And... both my upcoming bus and website now have a name! (Consider this a teaser... I'll post the site as soon as I get a basic framework up)
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:12 AM   #12
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welcome to the community!

I'm pretty close to Nebraska, but i am still a Coloradoan. Sidney, NE is a few miles north of me and one of the bigger towns in the area.

i hope you find a bus and start your conversion. this forum is chocked full of people that have been there and done that.you come to the right place to ask questions.

good luck
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:31 AM   #13
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Well, I don't have a bus yet, but I've got all the local help I could want lined up! Been talking to friends in the area and I've got a diesel mechanic, certified (and certifiable...) electrician, and metal worker all chomping at the bit to get started helping with the conversion!

Say what you want about the conversion process itself... I can't imagine it's more difficult than choosing the right bus in the first place! Every time I think I know just what I'm looking for, I come up with a really good reason to look for something different.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:42 PM   #14
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I'm still here!

I thought it was worthwhile to drop in and post an update, despite not having posting anything in ages. I know I haven't exactly posted enough to have anyone really following me, but I also know that when someone disappears I always wonder why, so though I'd post an update just in case.

I haven't managed to get my bus yet, but I haven't given up either. I lost my job last December, and have been sorta in transition ever since. Turns out I'm almost unemployable, so it's been a rough year. But, I'm still here! I have faith that I'll figure it all out eventually, and get back on track for building my bus.

If nothing else, that goal has helped me keep going!
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:36 PM   #15
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Well, dang! Get thee to a major metro area of some sort. "Unemployable web designer" should be a contradiction in terms in Da Big City.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:53 PM   #16
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Well, dang! Get thee to a major metro area of some sort. "Unemployable web designer" should be a contradiction in terms in Da Big City.
That's what I thought. 10 years later, I still don't have a web software-engineer development job....

I was told as a kid in the 1980s that someday I could sit in a big open field of grass on a mountain top writing computer software on a laptop, connected to my office wirelessly. In 2006 I was thrilled surf the web using my Nokia cell-phone as a modem to begin to write websites while in living in a tent in the sand 20 feet from the ocean in Hawai'i, 30 minutes drive down a gnarly 4×4 road, 20 minutes from there to town.

I know JavaScript like the back of my hand. HTML and CSS are like kindergarden stuff to me. I knew PHP pretty good, but it's been a few years, since I found JavaScript can do much more now-a-days.

But find someone who BELIEVES me and is willing to hire me for the foot-in-the-door.....

(sorry to jack your thread)
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:56 AM   #17
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That's what I thought. 10 years later, I still don't have a web software-engineer development job....

I was told as a kid in the 1980s that someday I could sit in a big open field of grass on a mountain top writing computer software on a laptop, connected to my office wirelessly. In 2006 I was thrilled surf the web using my Nokia cell-phone as a modem to begin to write websites while in living in a tent in the sand 20 feet from the ocean in Hawai'i, 30 minutes drive down a gnarly 4×4 road, 20 minutes from there to town.

I know JavaScript like the back of my hand. HTML and CSS are like kindergarden stuff to me. I knew PHP pretty good, but it's been a few years, since I found JavaScript can do much more now-a-days.

But find someone who BELIEVES me and is willing to hire me for the foot-in-the-door.....

(sorry to jack your thread)
All good! That's been my experience too. Up until recently, I actually lived in a big city... didn't help. Now I live in the country (couldn't afford rent in the city anymore, and had friends out here), it's just as bad. Bad part is I can't even get a job outside of my field! I've tried pretty much everything, even down to fast food... everyone either says I'm too overqualified or too underqualified. It kinda sucks!
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:58 AM   #18
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As of now, my goal has gone from "build a bus" to "buy a bus"... in other words, if I can get a bus, at least I can start the build. Given my current situation, I'd rather live in a work in progress, than not even have a work in progress!
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Following up on my previous post, I've been couch surfing for the last few months, but I'm running out of time to do that. While I hate to ask, does anyone here know anyone looking for work? I'm ok with it being outside my normal wheelhouse. My normal work is in web and software development, but my background includes a number of years in the Marine Corps, so I'm not afraid of hard work.
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